Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 81 82
Rank change year-on-year +30 +1 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 46 30 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.86% 2.39% 2.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.95% 2.45% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 43 30 25
Staffordshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +16.88% +7.32%
10th Percentile £24,750 £29,325 £21,100
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £90,000
West Midlands median annual salary £41,250 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +14.58% -10.00% +9.97%

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 1164 1225 1190
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.65% 97.61% 98.27%
Number of salaries quoted 935 1083 1028
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,550 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 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 +27 23 £41,250 -8.33% 5
Stafford +8 16 £50,000 +25.00%
Software Engineer
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 44 (95.65%) Software Engineering
2 31 (67.39%) C#
3 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (45.65%) C++
5 19 (41.30%) Degree
6 18 (39.13%) SQL
7 17 (36.96%) .NET
8 14 (30.43%) QA
9 13 (28.26%) Test Automation
9 13 (28.26%) Scrum
10 12 (26.09%) SQL Server
11 11 (23.91%) TDD
12 10 (21.74%) MATLAB
12 10 (21.74%) Simulink
13 9 (19.57%) Regression Testing
13 9 (19.57%) JavaScript
13 9 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (17.39%) IEC 61508
14 8 (17.39%) SDLC
14 8 (17.39%) Algorithms
14 8 (17.39%) Software Architecture
14 8 (17.39%) Mathematics
14 8 (17.39%) Physics
14 8 (17.39%) SysML
14 8 (17.39%) Unit Testing
14 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (17.39%) Windows
14 8 (17.39%) UML
14 8 (17.39%) Firmware
14 8 (17.39%) Middleware

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 (2.17%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 10 (21.74%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) SaaS
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) MySQL
2 3 (6.52%) Riak
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.17%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (17.39%) Electronics
2 4 (8.70%) Retail
3 2 (4.35%) Automotive
3 2 (4.35%) Finance
4 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (36.96%) .NET
2 8 (17.39%) Middleware
3 7 (15.22%) ASP.NET
4 6 (13.04%) WPF
5 5 (10.87%) HTML
6 4 (8.70%) HTML5
7 3 (6.52%) AngularJS
8 2 (4.35%) Angular 2
8 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (4.35%) CSS
8 2 (4.35%) jQuery
8 2 (4.35%) WinForms
9 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
9 1 (2.17%) OpenGL
9 1 (2.17%) React
9 1 (2.17%) RESTful
9 1 (2.17%) Spring
9 1 (2.17%) XML
9 1 (2.17%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (17.39%) Algorithms
3 6 (13.04%) Computer Science
4 4 (8.70%) Device Driver
5 2 (4.35%) Fintech
6 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.39%) Windows
2 4 (8.70%) VxWorks
3 3 (6.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (95.65%) Software Engineering
2 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (28.26%) Scrum
3 13 (28.26%) Test Automation
4 11 (23.91%) TDD
5 9 (19.57%) Regression Testing
6 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (17.39%) Mathematics
6 8 (17.39%) Physics
6 8 (17.39%) SDLC
6 8 (17.39%) Software Architecture
6 8 (17.39%) SysML
6 8 (17.39%) UML
6 8 (17.39%) Unit Testing
7 7 (15.22%) OO
8 5 (10.87%) OOP
8 5 (10.87%) Performance Analysis
8 5 (10.87%) Software Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Device Driver Development
9 4 (8.70%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (67.39%) C#
2 21 (45.65%) C++
3 18 (39.13%) SQL
4 10 (21.74%) MATLAB
5 9 (19.57%) JavaScript
6 7 (15.22%) C
7 5 (10.87%) Python
8 4 (8.70%) Java
8 4 (8.70%) Pascal
9 2 (4.35%) PHP
9 2 (4.35%) VB.NET
10 1 (2.17%) Elixir
10 1 (2.17%) Embedded C
10 1 (2.17%) Embedded C++
10 1 (2.17%) Erlang
10 1 (2.17%) Go
10 1 (2.17%) Perl
10 1 (2.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (41.30%) Degree
2 6 (13.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (30.43%) QA
2 8 (17.39%) IEC 61508
2 8 (17.39%) IEC 62304
3 2 (4.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.17%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 8 (17.39%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft