Period
to 20 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £41,250 in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 69 75
Rank change year-on-year +19 +6 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 46 34 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 4.18% 3.04% 2.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.27% 3.10% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 44 34 26
Staffordshire median annual salary £41,250 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +28.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £24,750 £32,500 £19,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £43,125
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +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 1,077 1,096 1,152
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.91% 97.94% 99.31%
Number of salaries quoted 871 935 1,019
Staffordshire median annual salary £35,571 £39,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.95% +12.86% -4.11%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,100 £22,400
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +31 30 £40,625 -9.72% 3
Stafford +4 11 £52,500 +23.53%
Software Engineer
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 42 (91.30%) Software Engineering
2 32 (69.57%) C#
3 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (50.00%) SQL
5 22 (47.83%) C++
6 19 (41.30%) .NET
7 18 (39.13%) SQL Server
7 18 (39.13%) Degree
8 16 (34.78%) QA
8 16 (34.78%) Test Automation
9 12 (26.09%) Windows
10 11 (23.91%) TDD
10 11 (23.91%) SDLC
11 9 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (19.57%) Mathematics
11 9 (19.57%) Physics
11 9 (19.57%) Scrum
11 9 (19.57%) Regression Testing
11 9 (19.57%) MATLAB
11 9 (19.57%) Simulink
12 8 (17.39%) Firmware
12 8 (17.39%) UML
12 8 (17.39%) ASP.NET
12 8 (17.39%) Electronics
12 8 (17.39%) Middleware
12 8 (17.39%) Computer Science
12 8 (17.39%) Software Testing
12 8 (17.39%) SysML
12 8 (17.39%) Algorithms
12 8 (17.39%) IEC 62304

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 9 (19.57%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) SaaS
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (39.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) MySQL
3 2 (4.35%) Riak
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.17%) JIRA
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 19 (41.30%) .NET
2 8 (17.39%) ASP.NET
2 8 (17.39%) Middleware
3 7 (15.22%) WPF
4 4 (8.70%) HTML
5 3 (6.52%) AngularJS
5 3 (6.52%) HTML5
6 2 (4.35%) Angular 2
7 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.17%) CSS
7 1 (2.17%) jQuery
7 1 (2.17%) OpenGL
7 1 (2.17%) React
7 1 (2.17%) RESTful
7 1 (2.17%) Spring
7 1 (2.17%) WinForms
7 1 (2.17%) XML
7 1 (2.17%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (17.39%) Algorithms
2 8 (17.39%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.35%) Fintech
4 1 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.09%) Windows
2 2 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (91.30%) Software Engineering
2 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (34.78%) Test Automation
4 11 (23.91%) SDLC
4 11 (23.91%) TDD
5 9 (19.57%) Mathematics
5 9 (19.57%) Physics
5 9 (19.57%) Regression Testing
5 9 (19.57%) Scrum
6 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (17.39%) Software Architecture
6 8 (17.39%) Software Testing
6 8 (17.39%) SysML
6 8 (17.39%) UML
6 8 (17.39%) Unit Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (8.70%) OO
9 3 (6.52%) Microservices
9 3 (6.52%) OOP
9 3 (6.52%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 32 (69.57%) C#
2 23 (50.00%) SQL
3 22 (47.83%) C++
4 9 (19.57%) MATLAB
5 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.52%) Java
7 2 (4.35%) C
7 2 (4.35%) PHP
7 2 (4.35%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.17%) Elixir
8 1 (2.17%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.17%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.17%) Erlang
8 1 (2.17%) Go
8 1 (2.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (39.13%) Degree
2 8 (17.39%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (34.78%) 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 2 (4.35%) Microsoft