Period
to 20 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 40 30
Rank change year-on-year -10 -10 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 42 54 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 4.53% 5.71% 7.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.67% 5.93% 7.35%
Number of salaries quoted 37 64 89
Staffordshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% -14.12%
10th Percentile £27,500 £21,475 £22,000
90th Percentile £50,000 £51,250 £45,000
West Midlands median annual salary £38,094 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +1.58% +4.17% +2.86%

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 900 911 1,320
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.09% 96.40% 97.85%
Number of salaries quoted 741 742 1,180
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £56,000 £57,500 £53,750
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 20 June 2018.

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 20 June 2018. 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 +14 25 £40,000 +2.56% 4
Tamworth -2 5 £40,000 +14.29% 3
Stafford +8 4 £40,000 +2.56% 2
Lichfield -1 2 £46,250 +15.63% 3
Cannock -3 1 £45,000 +15.38% 1
Burton-upon-Trent -10 1 £55,000 - 1
Software Developer
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, 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 39 (92.86%) C#
2 38 (90.48%) .NET
3 28 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 24 (57.14%) JavaScript
5 23 (54.76%) HTML
5 23 (54.76%) ASP.NET
6 22 (52.38%) MVC
7 20 (47.62%) SQL
7 20 (47.62%) TDD
8 19 (45.24%) .NET Framework
8 19 (45.24%) CSS
9 18 (42.86%) Finance
9 18 (42.86%) LINQ
9 18 (42.86%) Entity Framework
10 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (35.71%) BDD
12 14 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
12 14 (33.33%) T-SQL
13 13 (30.95%) CRM
13 13 (30.95%) WinForms
13 13 (30.95%) CMS
13 13 (30.95%) Front End Development
14 12 (28.57%) VB.NET
15 11 (26.19%) Windows
15 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
16 10 (23.81%) Visual Studio
17 9 (21.43%) Git (software)
18 7 (16.67%) OOP
19 6 (14.29%) Web Services
19 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification

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 13 (30.95%) CMS
2 3 (7.14%) Confluence
3 2 (4.76%) IIS
4 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.38%) Blender
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.14%) Serverless
3 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) HTTPS
1 2 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.76%) Cosmos DB
3 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.76%) Redis
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.38%) MySQL
4 1 (2.38%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Visual Studio
2 9 (21.43%) Git (software)
3 6 (14.29%) JIRA
4 5 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (9.52%) NSubstitute
5 4 (9.52%) NUnit
5 4 (9.52%) ReSharper
6 3 (7.14%) Bitbucket
6 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
6 3 (7.14%) TeamCity
7 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (2.38%) Maven
8 1 (2.38%) SpecFlow
General
1 18 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Back Office
2 1 (2.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (90.48%) .NET
2 23 (54.76%) ASP.NET
2 23 (54.76%) HTML
3 19 (45.24%) .NET Framework
3 19 (45.24%) CSS
4 18 (42.86%) Entity Framework
4 18 (42.86%) LINQ
5 13 (30.95%) WinForms
6 6 (14.29%) WCF
6 6 (14.29%) Web Services
7 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (11.90%) HTML5
7 5 (11.90%) JSON
7 5 (11.90%) SOAP
7 5 (11.90%) XML
8 4 (9.52%) AngularJS
8 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (9.52%) REST
8 4 (9.52%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.38%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.38%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) Android
3 1 (2.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (52.38%) MVC
2 20 (47.62%) TDD
3 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (35.71%) BDD
5 13 (30.95%) CRM
5 13 (30.95%) Front End Development
6 7 (16.67%) OOP
7 6 (14.29%) Scrum
7 6 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 5 (11.90%) Test Automation
9 4 (9.52%) Dependency Injection
9 4 (9.52%) Kanban
9 4 (9.52%) OO
9 4 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (9.52%) SOA
9 4 (9.52%) Web Development
10 3 (7.14%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (7.14%) Microservices
10 3 (7.14%) OOD
10 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 39 (92.86%) C#
2 24 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 20 (47.62%) SQL
4 14 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 12 (28.57%) VB.NET
6 5 (11.90%) TypeScript
7 2 (4.76%) Go
7 2 (4.76%) Java
7 2 (4.76%) PHP
7 2 (4.76%) Python
8 1 (2.38%) C++
8 1 (2.38%) Perl
8 1 (2.38%) Ruby
8 1 (2.38%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO 8583
2 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.38%) Puppet
1 1 (2.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.38%) Apple
2 1 (2.38%) DevExpress
2 1 (2.38%) Google
2 1 (2.38%) Xamarin