Period
to 18 July 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

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

Developer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,878 2,520 3,307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.87% 26.85% 32.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.80% 27.88% 34.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,668 2,235 3,192
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 7,572 9,040 9,718
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 96.33% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 5,931 7,058 8,197
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in the West Midlands

Developer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Developer in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Developer in the West Midlands

Developer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

Salary histogram for Developer in the West Midlands

Developer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 July 2019. 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
Birmingham -2 592 £42,500 - 206
Staffordshire 0 297 £40,000 - 77
Warwickshire -1 235 £42,500 +13.33% 47
Coventry -2 170 £45,000 +2.27% 38
Worcestershire -2 163 £37,500 - 54
Solihull -2 114 £50,000 +25.00% 37
Shropshire -1 80 £37,500 +7.14% 18
Herefordshire +8 75 £50,000 +42.86% 10
Sutton Coldfield +2 42 £37,500 -6.25% 13
Walsall +1 20 £42,500 +17.24% 4
Wolverhampton +1 19 £45,000 +19.21% 13
Halesowen +4 5 £35,250 +6.82% 7
Wednesbury - 3 £57,500 - 1
Smethwick +1 2 £22,500 -33.82% 1
Kingswinford +1 1 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Stourbridge -3 1 £25,500 -43.33%
West Bromwich - 1 £57,500 -
Developer
England

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, Developer 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 West Midlands region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 876 (46.65%) C#
2 817 (43.50%) JavaScript
3 808 (43.02%) .NET
4 714 (38.02%) SQL
5 702 (37.38%) Agile Software Development
6 655 (34.88%) HTML
7 612 (32.59%) CSS
8 506 (26.94%) SQL Server
9 450 (23.96%) ASP.NET
10 434 (23.11%) MVC
11 359 (19.12%) Microsoft
12 353 (18.80%) Web Development
13 351 (18.69%) AngularJS
14 307 (16.35%) Microsoft Azure
15 289 (15.39%) PHP
16 288 (15.34%) Java
17 287 (15.28%) jQuery
18 274 (14.59%) Scrum
19 263 (14.00%) HTML5
20 261 (13.90%) Web Services
21 260 (13.84%) Git (software)
22 233 (12.41%) TDD
23 228 (12.14%) MySQL
24 225 (11.98%) Problem-Solving
25 206 (10.97%) OO
26 203 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
27 196 (10.44%) SDLC
28 192 (10.22%) T-SQL
29 179 (9.53%) DevOps
30 175 (9.32%) Business Intelligence

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 57 (3.04%) CMS
2 53 (2.82%) SharePoint
3 48 (2.56%) WordPress
4 42 (2.24%) Umbraco
5 25 (1.33%) IIS
6 23 (1.22%) Drupal
7 19 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (0.80%) Apache
9 13 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
11 9 (0.48%) Joomla!
12 8 (0.43%) Confluence
12 8 (0.43%) JBoss
13 7 (0.37%) ColdFusion
13 7 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (0.32%) ArcGIS
15 5 (0.27%) Apache Solr
15 5 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
16 4 (0.21%) Tomcat
17 3 (0.16%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 17 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.64%) S-PLUS
3 8 (0.43%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.21%) Fireworks
4 4 (0.21%) Moqups
5 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.11%) ArchiCAD
5 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.11%) MicroStation
5 2 (0.11%) Revit
6 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.053%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.053%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 41 (2.18%) Magento
2 32 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 13 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
5 11 (0.59%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 8 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
6 8 (0.43%) Sage CRM
7 7 (0.37%) Shopify
8 6 (0.32%) Exstream
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.16%) SAP MII
9 3 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
10 2 (0.11%) Infor CRM
10 2 (0.11%) OpenCart
11 1 (0.053%) Dynamics GP
11 1 (0.053%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.053%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 307 (16.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 203 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
3 65 (3.46%) Power Platform
4 62 (3.30%) Dynamics 365
5 61 (3.25%) Serverless
6 57 (3.04%) SaaS
7 32 (1.70%) Google Cloud Platform
8 27 (1.44%) Office 365
9 23 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
10 21 (1.12%) GitHub
11 15 (0.80%) PaaS
12 14 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
12 14 (0.75%) npm
13 13 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
13 13 (0.69%) PowerApps
14 11 (0.59%) AWS IoT
14 11 (0.59%) Heroku
15 9 (0.48%) Azure Functions
16 8 (0.43%) Amazon S3
17 7 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 50 (2.66%) Internet
2 31 (1.65%) HTTP
3 21 (1.12%) SMTP
4 17 (0.91%) FTP
5 12 (0.64%) SSH
6 11 (0.59%) MQTT
7 9 (0.48%) Broadband
8 7 (0.37%) Intranet
8 7 (0.37%) TCP/IP
9 6 (0.32%) Skype
10 5 (0.27%) SNMP
10 5 (0.27%) xDSL
11 3 (0.16%) RS-232
11 3 (0.16%) SSL
12 2 (0.11%) Bluetooth
12 2 (0.11%) Extranet
12 2 (0.11%) RTP
12 2 (0.11%) Wireless
13 1 (0.053%) AMQP
13 1 (0.053%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 506 (26.94%) SQL Server
2 228 (12.14%) MySQL
3 139 (7.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 127 (6.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 97 (5.17%) Relational Database
6 91 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
7 65 (3.46%) MongoDB
8 62 (3.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 58 (3.09%) NoSQL
10 53 (2.82%) Power BI
11 52 (2.77%) PostgreSQL
12 45 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
13 38 (2.02%) Oracle Database
14 31 (1.65%) OLAP
15 26 (1.38%) QlikView
15 26 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
16 25 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
17 23 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
17 23 (1.22%) Redis
18 22 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 260 (13.84%) Git (software)
2 145 (7.72%) Visual Studio
3 81 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 48 (2.56%) Jenkins
4 48 (2.56%) JIRA
5 41 (2.18%) Subversion
6 31 (1.65%) JUnit
7 26 (1.38%) Oracle Forms
8 25 (1.33%) Selenium
8 25 (1.33%) Visual Studio Team System
9 22 (1.17%) gulp
10 21 (1.12%) Eclipse
10 21 (1.12%) Maven
11 18 (0.96%) TeamCity
12 17 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 17 (0.91%) Vagrant
13 12 (0.64%) NUnit
13 12 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
14 11 (0.59%) Jasmine
15 10 (0.53%) Gradle
General
1 135 (7.19%) Marketing
2 107 (5.70%) Finance
3 82 (4.37%) Retail
4 45 (2.40%) Games
5 42 (2.24%) Manufacturing
6 27 (1.44%) Telecoms
7 12 (0.64%) Advertising
8 10 (0.53%) Back Office
9 8 (0.43%) Banking
9 8 (0.43%) Legal
10 7 (0.37%) Automotive
11 6 (0.32%) Billing
11 6 (0.32%) Online Betting
12 3 (0.16%) Electronics
12 3 (0.16%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.11%) Law
13 2 (0.11%) Local Government
14 1 (0.053%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 808 (43.02%) .NET
2 655 (34.88%) HTML
3 612 (32.59%) CSS
4 450 (23.96%) ASP.NET
5 351 (18.69%) AngularJS
6 287 (15.28%) jQuery
7 263 (14.00%) HTML5
8 261 (13.90%) Web Services
9 171 (9.11%) React
10 166 (8.84%) Node.js
11 160 (8.52%) Spring
12 156 (8.31%) CSS3
13 155 (8.25%) Laravel
14 147 (7.83%) .NET Framework
15 146 (7.77%) ASP.NET MVC
16 130 (6.92%) XML
17 123 (6.55%) ASP.NET Web API
18 119 (6.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 109 (5.80%) .NET Core
20 103 (5.48%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 137 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (5.54%) User Experience
3 85 (4.53%) Greenfield Project
4 73 (3.89%) Mobile App
5 51 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
6 29 (1.54%) Driving Licence
7 23 (1.22%) Social Media
8 22 (1.17%) Algorithms
9 21 (1.12%) Cyberattack
9 21 (1.12%) Management Information System
10 18 (0.96%) iPad
11 14 (0.75%) Mobile Games
11 14 (0.75%) Robotics
12 12 (0.64%) Smart Home
13 10 (0.53%) CCTV
14 9 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.48%) Graphic Design
14 9 (0.48%) Xbox
15 8 (0.43%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.43%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 114 (6.07%) Linux
2 75 (3.99%) Windows
3 53 (2.82%) Android
4 43 (2.29%) Apple iOS
5 38 (2.02%) Unix
6 20 (1.06%) Windows Server
7 18 (0.96%) Mac OS
8 8 (0.43%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.32%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.32%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.21%) Solaris
11 3 (0.16%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.11%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.11%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.11%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.11%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.053%) CentOS
13 1 (0.053%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 702 (37.38%) Agile Software Development
2 434 (23.11%) MVC
3 353 (18.80%) Web Development
4 274 (14.59%) Scrum
5 233 (12.41%) TDD
6 225 (11.98%) Problem-Solving
7 206 (10.97%) OO
8 196 (10.44%) SDLC
9 179 (9.53%) DevOps
10 175 (9.32%) Business Intelligence
11 158 (8.41%) Mentoring
12 152 (8.09%) OOP
13 131 (6.98%) Front End Development
13 131 (6.98%) Software Engineering
13 131 (6.98%) Test Automation
14 105 (5.59%) Unit Testing
15 103 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
16 95 (5.06%) Computer Science
16 95 (5.06%) E-Commerce
17 84 (4.47%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 876 (46.65%) C#
2 817 (43.50%) JavaScript
3 714 (38.02%) SQL
4 289 (15.39%) PHP
5 288 (15.34%) Java
6 192 (10.22%) T-SQL
7 111 (5.91%) VB.NET
8 106 (5.64%) Python
9 85 (4.53%) TypeScript
10 61 (3.25%) C++
11 60 (3.19%) C
12 50 (2.66%) ES6
13 49 (2.61%) PL/SQL
14 48 (2.56%) VB
15 43 (2.29%) VB6
16 20 (1.06%) Go
16 20 (1.06%) Java 8
17 19 (1.01%) Ruby
18 18 (0.96%) Apple Swift
19 17 (0.91%) R
Qualifications
1 166 (8.84%) Degree
2 92 (4.90%) Security Cleared
3 86 (4.58%) SC Cleared
4 35 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (0.69%) HND
7 9 (0.48%) MCP
8 8 (0.43%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.16%) MCSD
10 3 (0.16%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
11 2 (0.11%) PhD
12 1 (0.053%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.053%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.053%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.053%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (3.94%) QA
2 12 (0.64%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.53%) GDPR
4 3 (0.16%) SLA
5 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.11%) PMO
6 1 (0.053%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.053%) WAI
System Software
1 132 (7.03%) Docker
2 12 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.32%) Varnish
5 5 (0.27%) Firmware
6 2 (0.11%) Postfix
6 2 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.053%) HDFS
7 1 (0.053%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.053%) vSphere
7 1 (0.053%) XenApp
7 1 (0.053%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (1.28%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.21%) Kibana
3 4 (0.21%) Puppet
4 3 (0.16%) Terraform
5 2 (0.11%) Ansible
5 2 (0.11%) logstash
5 2 (0.11%) SCCM
6 1 (0.053%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.053%) MIIS
6 1 (0.053%) Rancher
6 1 (0.053%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 359 (19.12%) Microsoft
2 95 (5.06%) Oracle
3 36 (1.92%) Cognos
4 35 (1.86%) Google
5 31 (1.65%) IBM
6 27 (1.44%) SAP
7 24 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
8 23 (1.22%) Zend
9 19 (1.01%) Tableau
9 19 (1.01%) Xamarin
10 13 (0.69%) UiPath
11 11 (0.59%) ServiceNow
12 9 (0.48%) DevExpress
13 8 (0.43%) Sage
14 7 (0.37%) HP
14 7 (0.37%) MuleSoft
14 7 (0.37%) Sitecore
15 6 (0.32%) Blue Prism
15 6 (0.32%) Infor
16 5 (0.27%) WooCommerce