Period
to 21 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 2,880 2,925 3,024
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.21% 28.29% 27.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.20% 29.16% 28.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2,561 2,794 2,905
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,750 £25,850
90th Percentile £56,250 £56,250 £54,900
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 9,535 10,030 10,571
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.70% 96.99% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 7,533 8,026 8,833
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 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
Birmingham -1 892 £42,500 +6.25% 143
Warwickshire 0 411 £35,500 -5.33% 54
Coventry 0 390 £42,500 +6.25% 49
Staffordshire 0 361 £35,000 -10.26% 87
Solihull +2 191 £40,000 - 35
Worcestershire 0 189 £35,000 -2.78% 36
Shropshire 0 105 £35,000 - 21
Wolverhampton -1 77 £35,000 +19.66% 12
Herefordshire -4 35 £37,000 -1.33% 6
Halesowen -15 33 £32,500 +32.65% 4
Walsall +1 30 £50,000 +33.33% 4
West Bromwich +7 16 £50,000 +25.00%
Sutton Coldfield +3 16 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Stourbridge 0 4 £25,500 -36.25%
Dudley +7 3 £25,000 - 2
Smethwick 0 3 £50,000 +47.06%
Brierley Hill - 2 - - 1
Wednesbury - 2 £37,500 -
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 1,505 (52.26%) JavaScript
2 1,302 (45.21%) HTML
3 1,180 (40.97%) CSS
4 1,151 (39.97%) C#
5 1,074 (37.29%) .NET
6 1,032 (35.83%) SQL
7 945 (32.81%) Agile Software Development
8 862 (29.93%) SQL Server
9 825 (28.65%) MVC
10 723 (25.10%) AngularJS
11 677 (23.51%) ASP.NET
12 665 (23.09%) PHP
13 619 (21.49%) Web Development
14 591 (20.52%) Java
15 573 (19.90%) jQuery
16 516 (17.92%) MySQL
17 515 (17.88%) Microsoft
18 440 (15.28%) HTML5
19 394 (13.68%) Git (software)
20 348 (12.08%) ASP.NET MVC
21 323 (11.22%) Business Intelligence
22 310 (10.76%) Front End Development
23 309 (10.73%) TDD
24 293 (10.17%) ASP.NET Web API
25 291 (10.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
26 286 (9.93%) CSS3
27 276 (9.58%) Scrum
28 266 (9.24%) Linux
28 266 (9.24%) Node.js
29 262 (9.10%) Finance

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
1 116 (4.03%) CMS
2 108 (3.75%) SharePoint
3 107 (3.72%) WordPress
4 87 (3.02%) Apache
5 58 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
6 57 (1.98%) JBoss
7 51 (1.77%) Confluence
8 36 (1.25%) Umbraco
9 33 (1.15%) Drupal
10 30 (1.04%) nginx
11 23 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
11 23 (0.80%) WebSphere
12 20 (0.69%) IIS
13 16 (0.56%) Tomcat
14 15 (0.52%) SAS
15 14 (0.49%) Apache Solr
15 14 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
16 12 (0.42%) OpenStack
17 11 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 9 (0.31%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 65 (2.26%) Photoshop
2 55 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (1.42%) Adobe Illustrator
4 30 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
5 14 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.24%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.17%) InDesign
9 4 (0.14%) SPSS
10 2 (0.069%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.069%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.069%) Microsoft Project
11 1 (0.035%) GIMP
11 1 (0.035%) Simulink
11 1 (0.035%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.035%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 81 (2.81%) Magento
2 72 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 28 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
4 15 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.35%) Shopify
6 8 (0.28%) SAP CRM
6 8 (0.28%) SAP IS-U
7 7 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 7 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 6 (0.21%) WebTrends
9 5 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
10 4 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
10 4 (0.14%) OpenCart
10 4 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
11 3 (0.10%) Sage 1000
11 3 (0.10%) Sage 500
11 3 (0.10%) SAP BPC
12 2 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 219 (7.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 121 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
3 58 (2.01%) SaaS
4 50 (1.74%) GitHub
5 46 (1.60%) PaaS
6 40 (1.39%) IaaS
7 34 (1.18%) Office 365
8 33 (1.15%) npm
9 30 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
10 27 (0.94%) Force.com
11 20 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
12 19 (0.66%) Serverless
13 18 (0.63%) Bluemix
13 18 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
14 15 (0.52%) Google Analytics
15 14 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
16 10 (0.35%) Google Play
17 8 (0.28%) AdWords
18 7 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
19 6 (0.21%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 63 (2.19%) Internet
2 42 (1.46%) HTTP
3 25 (0.87%) Hyperconnected
4 23 (0.80%) TCP/IP
5 14 (0.49%) Intranet
6 13 (0.45%) DNS
6 13 (0.45%) SSH
7 11 (0.38%) SMS
8 10 (0.35%) AMQP
8 10 (0.35%) DHCP
9 9 (0.31%) Broadband
10 8 (0.28%) Firewall
10 8 (0.28%) FTP
11 7 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (0.21%) Bluetooth
12 6 (0.21%) Extranet
13 5 (0.17%) CTI
14 2 (0.069%) HTTPS
14 2 (0.069%) SMTP
14 2 (0.069%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 862 (29.93%) SQL Server
2 516 (17.92%) MySQL
3 227 (7.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 227 (7.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 189 (6.56%) NoSQL
5 138 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
6 126 (4.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 97 (3.37%) MongoDB
8 90 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
9 83 (2.88%) Relational Database
10 74 (2.57%) Big Data
11 71 (2.47%) Power BI
12 63 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
13 62 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
14 61 (2.12%) BusinessObjects
15 55 (1.91%) SQL Server 2014
16 42 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
17 26 (0.90%) OLAP
18 25 (0.87%) QlikView
19 19 (0.66%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 394 (13.68%) Git (software)
2 191 (6.63%) Visual Studio
3 116 (4.03%) Subversion
4 100 (3.47%) JIRA
5 92 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 87 (3.02%) Jenkins
7 65 (2.26%) Maven
8 56 (1.94%) JUnit
9 52 (1.81%) gulp
10 48 (1.67%) TeamCity
11 36 (1.25%) Android Studio
12 34 (1.18%) Vagrant
13 32 (1.11%) Bitbucket
14 31 (1.08%) Xcode
15 28 (0.97%) Grunt
16 27 (0.94%) webpack
17 24 (0.83%) Eclipse
18 23 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
19 22 (0.76%) PHPUnit
20 20 (0.69%) Selenium
General
1 262 (9.10%) Finance
2 197 (6.84%) Marketing
3 172 (5.97%) Retail
4 131 (4.55%) Advertising
5 111 (3.85%) Games
6 62 (2.15%) Automotive
7 53 (1.84%) Electronics
8 50 (1.74%) Banking
9 42 (1.46%) Manufacturing
10 41 (1.42%) Telecoms
11 13 (0.45%) Back Office
12 12 (0.42%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.42%) Legal
13 8 (0.28%) Local Government
13 8 (0.28%) Music Industry
14 4 (0.14%) Dutch Language
14 4 (0.14%) Finnish Language
14 4 (0.14%) German Language
15 3 (0.10%) Billing
15 3 (0.10%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,302 (45.21%) HTML
2 1,180 (40.97%) CSS
3 1,074 (37.29%) .NET
4 723 (25.10%) AngularJS
5 677 (23.51%) ASP.NET
6 573 (19.90%) jQuery
7 440 (15.28%) HTML5
8 348 (12.08%) ASP.NET MVC
9 293 (10.17%) ASP.NET Web API
10 291 (10.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 286 (9.93%) CSS3
12 266 (9.24%) Node.js
13 253 (8.78%) .NET Framework
14 237 (8.23%) RESTful
15 235 (8.16%) Web Services
16 217 (7.53%) XML
17 216 (7.50%) Spring
18 211 (7.33%) Entity Framework
19 200 (6.94%) Laravel
20 198 (6.88%) React
Miscellaneous
1 180 (6.25%) User Experience
2 167 (5.80%) Computer Science
3 151 (5.24%) Mobile App
4 143 (4.97%) Greenfield Project
5 122 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
6 53 (1.84%) Social Media
7 44 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
8 37 (1.28%) Fintech
8 37 (1.28%) Graphic Design
9 36 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
10 30 (1.04%) Data Structures
11 28 (0.97%) Digital TV
12 21 (0.73%) Management Information System
12 21 (0.73%) NHS
13 19 (0.66%) Algorithms
14 13 (0.45%) Client/Server
14 13 (0.45%) iPhone
15 12 (0.42%) BBC
15 12 (0.42%) Blog
15 12 (0.42%) Music Streaming
Operating Systems
1 266 (9.24%) Linux
2 156 (5.42%) Android
3 106 (3.68%) Windows
4 105 (3.65%) Apple iOS
5 44 (1.53%) Unix
6 20 (0.69%) Windows Server
7 13 (0.45%) Mac OS
8 9 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.17%) CentOS
11 4 (0.14%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.10%) Debian
13 2 (0.069%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 2 (0.069%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.035%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 945 (32.81%) Agile Software Development
2 825 (28.65%) MVC
3 619 (21.49%) Web Development
4 323 (11.22%) Business Intelligence
5 310 (10.76%) Front End Development
6 309 (10.73%) TDD
7 276 (9.58%) Scrum
8 231 (8.02%) OO
9 203 (7.05%) E-Commerce
10 195 (6.77%) SDLC
11 192 (6.67%) OOP
12 191 (6.63%) Software Engineering
13 172 (5.97%) Mentoring
14 165 (5.73%) BDD
15 157 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
16 150 (5.21%) Unit Testing
17 143 (4.97%) ETL
18 137 (4.76%) Test Automation
19 134 (4.65%) CRM
20 128 (4.44%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1,505 (52.26%) JavaScript
2 1,151 (39.97%) C#
3 1,032 (35.83%) SQL
4 665 (23.09%) PHP
5 591 (20.52%) Java
6 229 (7.95%) T-SQL
7 143 (4.97%) C++
8 135 (4.69%) C
9 128 (4.44%) VB.NET
10 121 (4.20%) Python
11 75 (2.60%) Ruby
12 70 (2.43%) TypeScript
13 68 (2.36%) PL/SQL
14 47 (1.63%) VB
15 44 (1.53%) Apex Code
16 41 (1.42%) Objective-C
17 38 (1.32%) Go
18 33 (1.15%) XPath
19 29 (1.01%) PowerShell
20 27 (0.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 238 (8.26%) Degree
2 81 (2.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 76 (2.64%) Security Cleared
4 28 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (0.69%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.21%) OCP
6 6 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (0.17%) HND
7 5 (0.17%) Master's Degree
7 5 (0.17%) MCSD
7 5 (0.17%) PhD
7 5 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.14%) MCSA
8 4 (0.14%) SAS Certification
9 3 (0.10%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.10%) MCTS
9 3 (0.10%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.069%) GNVQ
10 2 (0.069%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.035%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (2.50%) QA
2 28 (0.97%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.14%) SLA
6 3 (0.10%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.069%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.035%) GDPR
8 1 (0.035%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.035%) TickIT
System Software
1 128 (4.44%) Docker
2 26 (0.90%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.35%) Samba
3 10 (0.35%) Squid
4 6 (0.21%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.10%) HDFS
7 2 (0.069%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.069%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 68 (2.36%) Puppet
2 59 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (1.35%) Ansible
4 16 (0.56%) Kubernetes
5 6 (0.21%) SCCM
5 6 (0.21%) Terraform
5 6 (0.21%) vCenter Server
6 4 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.069%) logstash
7 2 (0.069%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.069%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.035%) Ambari
8 1 (0.035%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.035%) Kibana
8 1 (0.035%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 515 (17.88%) Microsoft
2 184 (6.39%) Oracle
3 131 (4.55%) Google
4 66 (2.29%) SAP
5 58 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
6 51 (1.77%) IBM
7 47 (1.63%) Twitter
8 44 (1.53%) Xamarin
8 44 (1.53%) Zend
9 40 (1.39%) Apple
10 37 (1.28%) Adobe
11 32 (1.11%) Cognos
12 23 (0.80%) Tableau
13 21 (0.73%) Telerik
14 20 (0.69%) Sitecore
15 19 (0.66%) Progress
16 16 (0.56%) ServiceNow
17 11 (0.38%) Capita
17 11 (0.38%) Informatica
18 10 (0.35%) VMware