Period
to 17 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

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

Software Engineer
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 53 79
Rank change year-on-year -5 +26 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 19 47 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.57% 3.90% 2.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.62% 4.01% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 15 44 30
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £41,875 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.45% -6.94% +16.88%
10th Percentile £29,850 £24,750 £29,325
90th Percentile £51,250 £56,250 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £41,250 £36,000
% change year-on-year +5.45% +14.58% -10.00%

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 725 1,172 1,233
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.24% 97.34% 97.62%
Number of salaries quoted 616 944 1,090
Staffordshire median annual salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,250 £21,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £57,500 £56,250
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Staffordshire

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Staffordshire

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Staffordshire

Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 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
Lichfield - 7 £32,500 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent -15 5 £43,750 +6.06% 3
Stafford +7 3 £33,900 -32.20% 2
Tamworth - 1 £45,000 - 2
Software Engineer
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (84.21%) C#
3 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 7 (36.84%) .NET
3 7 (36.84%) Visual Studio
3 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET
4 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
4 6 (31.58%) C
4 6 (31.58%) Embedded C
4 6 (31.58%) MVC
5 5 (26.32%) Automotive
5 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (26.32%) NoSQL
6 4 (21.05%) DO-178B
6 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
6 4 (21.05%) Electronics
6 4 (21.05%) Bluetooth
6 4 (21.05%) Linux
6 4 (21.05%) Embedded Software Development
6 4 (21.05%) MISRA C
6 4 (21.05%) MISRA
7 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (15.79%) SOLID
7 3 (15.79%) Mob Programming
7 3 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (15.79%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (15.79%) Java
7 3 (15.79%) SOA
7 3 (15.79%) Finance

Software Engineer 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 1 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) NoSQL
3 3 (15.79%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.26%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Visual Studio
2 3 (15.79%) CruiseControl
2 3 (15.79%) Moq
2 3 (15.79%) NUnit
2 3 (15.79%) ReSharper
2 3 (15.79%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 5 (26.32%) Automotive
2 4 (21.05%) Electronics
3 3 (15.79%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) .NET
2 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET
3 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (15.79%) REST
4 3 (15.79%) WCF
4 3 (15.79%) WPF
5 2 (10.53%) HTML
5 2 (10.53%) HTML5
5 2 (10.53%) Node.js
5 2 (10.53%) WinForms
6 1 (5.26%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (31.58%) MVC
4 4 (21.05%) Embedded Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
5 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.79%) Mob Programming
5 3 (15.79%) Open Source
5 3 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (15.79%) Refactoring
5 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
5 3 (15.79%) SOA
5 3 (15.79%) SOLID
5 3 (15.79%) TDD
5 3 (15.79%) Web Development
6 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (10.53%) Functional Programming
6 2 (10.53%) Load Testing
6 2 (10.53%) OO
6 2 (10.53%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) C#
2 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) C
3 6 (31.58%) Embedded C
4 3 (15.79%) Java
5 2 (10.53%) C++
5 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.26%) Go
6 1 (5.26%) Java 8
6 1 (5.26%) PHP
6 1 (5.26%) PHP 5
6 1 (5.26%) PHP 7
6 1 (5.26%) Python
6 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.26%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) DO-178B
1 4 (21.05%) MISRA
1 4 (21.05%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Google
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft