Period
to 17 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 53 24
Rank change year-on-year +30 -29 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 56 43 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 8.78% 3.73% 8.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.89% 3.81% 8.39%
Number of salaries quoted 55 44 101
Staffordshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £28,100 £26,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,000 £50,500 £50,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% -6.67%

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 630 1,130 1,156
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.75% 98.01% 98.22%
Number of salaries quoted 569 914 1,008
Staffordshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% +11.43%
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £54,000 £57,500 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.38% - -

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +12 26 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Tamworth +14 9 £37,500 -16.67% 4
Cannock - 9 £45,000 -
Lichfield +9 3 £23,000 -29.23% 2
Burton-upon-Trent +1 1 £31,000 -34.74% 1
Software Developer
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 49 (87.50%) .NET
2 44 (78.57%) C#
3 40 (71.43%) ASP.NET
4 39 (69.64%) MVC
5 30 (53.57%) WinForms
5 30 (53.57%) SQL
6 27 (48.21%) JavaScript
7 26 (46.43%) T-SQL
8 25 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (39.29%) ASP.NET Web API
10 21 (37.50%) HTML
11 17 (30.36%) LINQ
12 16 (28.57%) SQL Server
12 16 (28.57%) Visual Studio
13 15 (26.79%) XML
13 15 (26.79%) OOP
13 15 (26.79%) Scrum
13 15 (26.79%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (26.79%) Unit Testing
13 15 (26.79%) Problem-Solving
14 14 (25.00%) HTML5
14 14 (25.00%) Windows
15 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
15 13 (23.21%) Relational Database
16 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
17 11 (19.64%) CSS
17 11 (19.64%) ADO.NET
17 11 (19.64%) Spring
17 11 (19.64%) .NET Framework
18 10 (17.86%) Entity Framework

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 3 (5.36%) CMS
2 1 (1.79%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 13 (23.21%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 8 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (10.71%) NUnit
4 5 (8.93%) NSubstitute
4 5 (8.93%) ReSharper
5 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.57%) Subversion
6 1 (1.79%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.79%) Moq
6 1 (1.79%) Selenium
General
1 3 (5.36%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Marketing
2 2 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (1.79%) Automotive
3 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (87.50%) .NET
2 40 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 30 (53.57%) WinForms
4 22 (39.29%) ASP.NET Web API
5 21 (37.50%) HTML
6 17 (30.36%) LINQ
7 15 (26.79%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (26.79%) XML
8 14 (25.00%) HTML5
9 11 (19.64%) .NET Framework
9 11 (19.64%) ADO.NET
9 11 (19.64%) CSS
9 11 (19.64%) Spring
10 10 (17.86%) Entity Framework
10 10 (17.86%) WPF
11 8 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 7 (12.50%) REST
12 7 (12.50%) WCF
13 6 (10.71%) XSD
14 5 (8.93%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.79%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (5.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (69.64%) MVC
2 25 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (26.79%) OOP
3 15 (26.79%) Problem-Solving
3 15 (26.79%) Scrum
3 15 (26.79%) Unit Testing
4 9 (16.07%) TDD
5 7 (12.50%) Web Development
6 6 (10.71%) OOD
6 6 (10.71%) SOA
7 5 (8.93%) Dependency Injection
7 5 (8.93%) E-Commerce
7 5 (8.93%) Inversion of Control
8 4 (7.14%) Computer Science
8 4 (7.14%) Migration
8 4 (7.14%) Performance Testing
8 4 (7.14%) Test Automation
9 3 (5.36%) CRM
9 3 (5.36%) Neural Network
9 3 (5.36%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (78.57%) C#
2 30 (53.57%) SQL
3 27 (48.21%) JavaScript
4 26 (46.43%) T-SQL
5 9 (16.07%) VB.NET
6 5 (8.93%) TypeScript
7 4 (7.14%) Java
8 3 (5.36%) Go
8 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.79%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
Vendors
1 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.79%) DevExpress