Period
to 27 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £41,000 in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 27 July 2021.

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
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 52 47 61
Rank change year-on-year -5 +14 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 9 16 18
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.65% 3.52% 2.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% 3.62% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3 14 7
10th Percentile " £37,000 "
25th Percentile £40,500 £38,750 £38,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.53% +2.41% -5.14%
75th Percentile £44,500 £46,250 £44,750
90th Percentile £46,300 £52,563 £51,850
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £46,904
% change year-on-year +10.53% +1.27% +7.21%

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 479 442 732
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 87.57% 97.14% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 399 397 621
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,500 £22,250
25th Percentile £30,500 £30,331 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,500 £42,500 £38,057
Median % change year-on-year -4.71% +11.67% +0.15%
75th Percentile £50,000 £50,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.83% +1.67% +5.88%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Staffordshire

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineer in Staffordshire.

Salary trend 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 27 July 2021. 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
Stafford - 6 £45,000 -
Tamworth - 2 £41,000 -
Software Engineer
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 2021, 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 8 (88.89%) C#
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (66.67%) Mobile App
4 5 (55.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (55.56%) MSTest
4 5 (55.56%) BDD
4 5 (55.56%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (55.56%) SpecFlow
4 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
4 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
4 5 (55.56%) Marketing
4 5 (55.56%) QA
4 5 (55.56%) Load Testing
4 5 (55.56%) Selenium
4 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
4 5 (55.56%) TDD
4 5 (55.56%) NUnit
4 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
4 5 (55.56%) Management Information System
4 5 (55.56%) ISEB
4 5 (55.56%) EPoS
4 5 (55.56%) SDLC
4 5 (55.56%) SDET
4 5 (55.56%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (55.56%) Organisational Skills
4 5 (55.56%) Influencing Skills
5 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
6 3 (33.33%) MVC

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MSTest
1 5 (55.56%) NUnit
1 5 (55.56%) Selenium
1 5 (55.56%) SpecFlow
2 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 5 (55.56%) Influencing Skills
1 5 (55.56%) Marketing
1 5 (55.56%) Organisational Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) .NET Core
1 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
1 2 (22.22%) CSS
1 2 (22.22%) HTML
1 2 (22.22%) LINQ
1 2 (22.22%) REST
2 1 (11.11%) Apache Flex
2 1 (11.11%) Blazor
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 5 (55.56%) EPoS
2 5 (55.56%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) BDD
2 5 (55.56%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (55.56%) Load Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
2 5 (55.56%) SDET
2 5 (55.56%) SDLC
2 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
2 5 (55.56%) TDD
2 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 3 (33.33%) MVC
5 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (11.11%) DevOps
6 1 (11.11%) Project Management
6 1 (11.11%) QMS
6 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
6 1 (11.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) ES6
3 2 (22.22%) TypeScript
4 1 (11.11%) C
4 1 (11.11%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) Go
4 1 (11.11%) Haskell
4 1 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) Scala
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISEB
1 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
1 5 (55.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft