Period
to 22 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £41,875 in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 64 79
Rank change year-on-year +17 +15 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 40 29 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.92% 3.03% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.02% 3.10% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 38 37 22
Staffordshire median annual salary £41,875 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.47% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £25,800 £32,750 £19,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £47,500 £47,500
West Midlands median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.38% - -

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 996 934 1,212
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.55% 97.49% 98.78%
Number of salaries quoted 850 750 1,084
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -1.23% +1.25%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 +23 23 £41,250 +5.77% 4
Stafford +8 8 £39,000 -8.24% 1
Lichfield - 2 £50,000 - 2
Tamworth - 1 - - 2
Software Engineer
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 36 (90.00%) Software Engineering
2 30 (75.00%) C#
3 22 (55.00%) .NET
4 18 (45.00%) SQL
5 17 (42.50%) C++
6 15 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (32.50%) SQL Server
7 13 (32.50%) Test Automation
8 12 (30.00%) TDD
9 11 (27.50%) QA
9 11 (27.50%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (20.00%) Degree
10 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET
10 8 (20.00%) Linux
11 7 (17.50%) Windows
11 7 (17.50%) Unit Testing
11 7 (17.50%) Open Source
11 7 (17.50%) SDLC
12 6 (15.00%) Functional Programming
12 6 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (15.00%) Erlang
12 6 (15.00%) WPF
12 6 (15.00%) Software Testing
12 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
12 6 (15.00%) Regression Testing
13 5 (12.50%) Automotive
13 5 (12.50%) HTML
13 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
13 5 (12.50%) Mathematics
13 5 (12.50%) Physics

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 (2.50%) Confluence
1 1 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.50%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Simulink
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Bluetooth
1 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (32.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Redis
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.00%) JIRA
1 2 (5.00%) Moq
1 2 (5.00%) NUnit
1 2 (5.00%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (5.00%) Selenium
1 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.50%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (12.50%) Automotive
2 4 (10.00%) Electronics
3 1 (2.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (55.00%) .NET
2 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (15.00%) WPF
4 5 (12.50%) HTML
5 3 (7.50%) HTML5
5 3 (7.50%) Middleware
5 3 (7.50%) Node.js
5 3 (7.50%) REST
6 2 (5.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (5.00%) CSS
6 2 (5.00%) Entity Framework
6 2 (5.00%) WCF
6 2 (5.00%) Web Services
7 1 (2.50%) JSON
7 1 (2.50%) LINQ
7 1 (2.50%) OAuth
7 1 (2.50%) OpenGL
7 1 (2.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.50%) Algorithms
2 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.50%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Linux
2 7 (17.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (90.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (32.50%) Test Automation
4 12 (30.00%) TDD
5 11 (27.50%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (17.50%) Open Source
6 7 (17.50%) SDLC
6 7 (17.50%) Unit Testing
7 6 (15.00%) Functional Programming
7 6 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (15.00%) Regression Testing
7 6 (15.00%) Software Testing
8 5 (12.50%) High Availability
8 5 (12.50%) Mathematics
8 5 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
8 5 (12.50%) Physics
9 3 (7.50%) Low Latency
9 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
9 3 (7.50%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (7.50%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 30 (75.00%) C#
2 18 (45.00%) SQL
3 17 (42.50%) C++
4 6 (15.00%) Erlang
4 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.00%) C
5 4 (10.00%) Java
5 4 (10.00%) VB.NET
6 3 (7.50%) Embedded C
6 3 (7.50%) F#
6 3 (7.50%) Haskell
6 3 (7.50%) MATLAB
6 3 (7.50%) Scala
6 3 (7.50%) VB
7 1 (2.50%) Embedded C++
7 1 (2.50%) Go
7 1 (2.50%) PHP
7 1 (2.50%) PHP 5
7 1 (2.50%) PHP 7
7 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Degree
2 5 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.50%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (27.50%) QA
2 3 (7.50%) IEC 61508
2 3 (7.50%) IEC 62304
3 2 (5.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.50%) DO-178B
4 1 (2.50%) ISO 26262
4 1 (2.50%) ISO 8583
4 1 (2.50%) MISRA
4 1 (2.50%) MISRA C
4 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Firmware
2 1 (2.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) Google
3 1 (2.50%) MKS