Period
to 19 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 19 November 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Developer
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 22 54
Rank change year-on-year -4 +32 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 48 62 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 7.86% 8.47% 3.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.04% 8.61% 3.96%
Number of salaries quoted 42 61 47
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £48,750 £50,000 £49,750
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies in Staffordshire with a recognized job title 597 720 1,162
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.71% 98.36% 97.48%
Number of salaries quoted 527 618 933
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.06% +5.33% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,350 £21,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Staffordshire

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer in Staffordshire.

Salary trend for Software Developer in Staffordshire

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Staffordshire

Software Developer
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +8 25 £44,000 +3.53% 7
Cannock -4 7 £37,500 -16.67% 1
Tamworth -13 7 £37,500 - 4
Lichfield +1 5 £45,000 +95.65%
Software Developer
West Midlands

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Staffordshire region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 42 (87.50%) C#
2 40 (83.33%) .NET
3 38 (79.17%) SQL
4 30 (62.50%) ASP.NET
5 26 (54.17%) MVC
6 24 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (50.00%) SQL Server
7 23 (47.92%) JavaScript
8 22 (45.83%) Microsoft
9 20 (41.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 19 (39.58%) VB.NET
11 18 (37.50%) T-SQL
12 17 (35.42%) Relational Database
13 12 (25.00%) WinForms
14 11 (22.92%) Web Services
15 10 (20.83%) Windows
16 9 (18.75%) SOLID
16 9 (18.75%) TypeScript
17 8 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
17 8 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
17 8 (16.67%) Mentoring
17 8 (16.67%) HTML
17 8 (16.67%) .NET Framework
18 7 (14.58%) Degree
18 7 (14.58%) Spring
18 7 (14.58%) Computer Science
18 7 (14.58%) Retail
18 7 (14.58%) Scrum
18 7 (14.58%) OO
18 7 (14.58%) jQuery

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.58%) Azure
2 5 (10.42%) AWS
3 3 (6.25%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) Internet
2 2 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (35.42%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.25%) Power BI
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.08%) Riak
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Git (software)
2 5 (10.42%) Jenkins
2 5 (10.42%) JIRA
2 5 (10.42%) ReSharper
3 1 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 7 (14.58%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (83.33%) .NET
2 30 (62.50%) ASP.NET
3 20 (41.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (25.00%) WinForms
5 11 (22.92%) Web Services
6 8 (16.67%) .NET Framework
6 8 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (16.67%) HTML
7 7 (14.58%) jQuery
7 7 (14.58%) Spring
8 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 5 (10.42%) AngularJS
9 5 (10.42%) REST
9 5 (10.42%) SOAP
10 4 (8.33%) .NET Core
10 4 (8.33%) LINQ
10 4 (8.33%) Node.js
10 4 (8.33%) XML
11 3 (6.25%) Ajax
11 3 (6.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 6 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.17%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.83%) Windows
2 5 (10.42%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.33%) Android
3 4 (8.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (54.17%) MVC
2 24 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (18.75%) SOLID
4 8 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 8 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (14.58%) Computer Science
5 7 (14.58%) OO
5 7 (14.58%) Scrum
6 6 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (10.42%) SDLC
8 4 (8.33%) Demand Forecasting
8 4 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (8.33%) Supply Chain Planning
9 3 (6.25%) Android Development
9 3 (6.25%) Data Visualisation
9 3 (6.25%) DevOps
9 3 (6.25%) iOS Development
9 3 (6.25%) Time Management
9 3 (6.25%) Unit Testing
9 3 (6.25%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 42 (87.50%) C#
2 38 (79.17%) SQL
3 23 (47.92%) JavaScript
4 19 (39.58%) VB.NET
5 18 (37.50%) T-SQL
6 9 (18.75%) TypeScript
7 4 (8.33%) Python
8 3 (6.25%) C++
8 3 (6.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 3 (6.25%) Go
8 3 (6.25%) Java
8 3 (6.25%) R
9 2 (4.17%) VB
10 1 (2.08%) ActionScript
10 1 (2.08%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) Degree
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) XenApp
2 2 (4.17%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 22 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) Citrix