Period
to 20 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 30 66
Rank change year-on-year -16 +36 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 55 98 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 5.23% 7.67% 3.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.37% 7.87% 3.48%
Number of salaries quoted 61 100 46
Staffordshire median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,500 £21,625
90th Percentile £51,250 £50,125 £45,000
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +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 1025 1245 1177
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.43% 97.49% 97.76%
Number of salaries quoted 842 1102 1018
Staffordshire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £56,250
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 October 2017.

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 October 2017. 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 -15 16 £38,250 +9.29% 6
Tamworth +8 12 £35,000 -12.50%
Lichfield +11 9 £32,500 -11.56% 1
Burton-upon-Trent +3 6 £47,500 -
Stafford -5 6 £45,000 +80.00%
Cannock -3 2 £47,500 +35.71%
Software Developer
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Staffordshire region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 41 (74.55%) C#
2 36 (65.45%) .NET
3 28 (50.91%) SQL Server
4 25 (45.45%) HTML
4 25 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (36.36%) SQL
6 16 (29.09%) ASP.NET
7 15 (27.27%) TDD
8 14 (25.45%) WPF
8 14 (25.45%) CSS
8 14 (25.45%) JavaScript
9 13 (23.64%) MVC
9 13 (23.64%) ASP.NET Web API
10 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
10 12 (21.82%) VB.NET
11 11 (20.00%) Unit Testing
11 11 (20.00%) Subversion
11 11 (20.00%) AngularJS
12 10 (18.18%) .NET Framework
12 10 (18.18%) XML
12 10 (18.18%) Java
12 10 (18.18%) MySQL
13 9 (16.36%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (16.36%) SOLID
14 8 (14.55%) SDLC
14 8 (14.55%) Entity Framework
14 8 (14.55%) SaaS
14 8 (14.55%) Android
14 8 (14.55%) Eclipse
15 7 (12.73%) Windows

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 6 (10.91%) JBoss
2 3 (5.45%) Confluence
2 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.64%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.82%) iTrent
2 1 (1.82%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.55%) SaaS
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (50.91%) SQL Server
2 10 (18.18%) MySQL
3 6 (10.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.45%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.82%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 11 (20.00%) Subversion
2 9 (16.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (14.55%) Eclipse
4 6 (10.91%) JIRA
4 6 (10.91%) Visual Studio
5 5 (9.09%) Git (software)
6 3 (5.45%) Bitbucket
6 3 (5.45%) Jenkins
6 3 (5.45%) MSI
7 1 (1.82%) MSTest
7 1 (1.82%) NUnit
7 1 (1.82%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.82%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.82%) StyleCop
General
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Retail
3 2 (3.64%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (65.45%) .NET
2 25 (45.45%) HTML
3 16 (29.09%) ASP.NET
4 14 (25.45%) CSS
4 14 (25.45%) WPF
5 13 (23.64%) ASP.NET Web API
6 11 (20.00%) AngularJS
7 10 (18.18%) .NET Framework
7 10 (18.18%) XML
8 8 (14.55%) Entity Framework
9 7 (12.73%) Hibernate
9 7 (12.73%) HTML5
9 7 (12.73%) WCF
9 7 (12.73%) WinForms
10 6 (10.91%) J2EE
10 6 (10.91%) jQuery
10 6 (10.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (7.27%) Angular 2
12 4 (7.27%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.82%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.55%) Android
2 7 (12.73%) Windows
3 6 (10.91%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (27.27%) TDD
3 13 (23.64%) MVC
4 11 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 9 (16.36%) SOLID
6 8 (14.55%) SDLC
7 7 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (12.73%) Mentoring
7 7 (12.73%) Scrum
7 7 (12.73%) Software Engineering
7 7 (12.73%) Test Automation
8 6 (10.91%) Microservices
8 6 (10.91%) Web Development
9 4 (7.27%) OO
10 3 (5.45%) Customer Requirements
10 3 (5.45%) Extreme Programming
10 3 (5.45%) MVVM
10 3 (5.45%) OOD
10 3 (5.45%) Responsive Web Design
10 3 (5.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 41 (74.55%) C#
2 20 (36.36%) SQL
3 14 (25.45%) JavaScript
4 12 (21.82%) VB.NET
5 10 (18.18%) Java
6 5 (9.09%) T-SQL
7 3 (5.45%) PHP
7 3 (5.45%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.64%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.82%) C++
9 1 (1.82%) Go
9 1 (1.82%) PHP 4
9 1 (1.82%) PHP 5
9 1 (1.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) Degree
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.82%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.27%) Oracle
3 2 (3.64%) Apple
3 2 (3.64%) Telerik
3 2 (3.64%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.82%) Google