Period
to 14 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 14 April 2021.

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
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 3 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,144 1,327 1,763
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.49% 22.47% 22.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.38% 23.43% 23.07%
Number of salaries quoted 980 1,199 1,494
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
Median % change year-on-year - +9.76% +2.50%
75th Percentile £56,250 £53,750 £51,250
90th Percentile £68,875 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 4,507 5,664 7,642
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.53% 95.90% 95.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3,572 4,808 5,848
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.22% +3.45% +4.82%
75th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Developer in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Developer in the West Midlands

Developer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Developer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 14 April 2021.

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 14 April 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
Birmingham -1 485 £50,000 +11.11% 196
Worcestershire 0 121 £40,000 +3.90% 25
Warwickshire +4 120 £45,500 +1.11% 28
Staffordshire 0 89 £40,000 - 57
Coventry -2 80 £42,500 -5.56% 23
Solihull +18 64 £43,500 -14.71% 13
Shropshire 0 33 £42,500 +13.33% 18
Wednesbury +3 30 £62,500 +56.25%
Wolverhampton -6 23 £46,250 +2.78% 8
Dudley +8 17 £42,500 +30.77% 4
Herefordshire -1 14 £35,000 -17.65% 7
Walsall +13 10 £41,000 +5.13% 4
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 April 2021, 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.

1 600 (52.45%) JavaScript
2 443 (38.72%) CSS
3 433 (37.85%) HTML
4 432 (37.76%) Agile Software Development
5 420 (36.71%) C#
6 418 (36.54%) SQL
7 404 (35.31%) .NET
8 284 (24.83%) AngularJS
9 261 (22.81%) Azure
10 235 (20.54%) PHP
11 224 (19.58%) Microsoft
12 222 (19.41%) React
13 190 (16.61%) MVC
14 183 (16.00%) SQL Server
15 181 (15.82%) DevOps
16 167 (14.60%) ASP.NET
17 166 (14.51%) REST
18 161 (14.07%) Python
19 157 (13.72%) jQuery
20 156 (13.64%) Git (software)
21 155 (13.55%) Web Development
22 154 (13.46%) Java
22 154 (13.46%) Front End Development
23 141 (12.33%) Greenfield Project
24 140 (12.24%) HTML5
25 138 (12.06%) Microservices
26 136 (11.89%) SDLC
27 129 (11.28%) .NET Framework
28 125 (10.93%) TDD
29 122 (10.66%) MySQL

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 42 (3.67%) CMS
2 39 (3.41%) Umbraco
3 23 (2.01%) SharePoint
4 21 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
5 17 (1.49%) WordPress
6 14 (1.22%) Confluence
7 9 (0.79%) Apache Spark
7 9 (0.79%) IIS
8 4 (0.35%) Apache
8 4 (0.35%) nginx
8 4 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (0.35%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.26%) Drupal
9 3 (0.26%) Sitefinity
10 2 (0.17%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.087%) JBoss
11 1 (0.087%) Mule
11 1 (0.087%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.087%) SAS
11 1 (0.087%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.96%) Photoshop
3 10 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.70%) Sketch
5 6 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.35%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.26%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 34 (2.97%) Magento
2 16 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.40%) Payment Gateway
3 11 (0.96%) Shopify
4 7 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.087%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.087%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.087%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 261 (22.81%) Azure
2 90 (7.87%) AWS
3 81 (7.08%) Power Platform
4 68 (5.94%) SaaS
5 33 (2.88%) Dynamics 365
6 32 (2.80%) GCP
7 31 (2.71%) npm
8 30 (2.62%) Serverless
9 27 (2.36%) GitHub
10 24 (2.10%) AWS Lambda
11 20 (1.75%) Power Automate
12 19 (1.66%) PowerApps
13 17 (1.49%) Microsoft 365
14 9 (0.79%) Force.com
14 9 (0.79%) Logic Apps
15 8 (0.70%) Yarn
16 6 (0.52%) Azure Functions
16 6 (0.52%) NuGet
17 5 (0.44%) Amazon Cognito
18 4 (0.35%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.32%) HTTP
2 9 (0.79%) DNS
3 8 (0.70%) Internet
3 8 (0.70%) SSH
4 7 (0.61%) Broadband
4 7 (0.61%) FTP
4 7 (0.61%) SMTP
5 6 (0.52%) Skype
6 4 (0.35%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.26%) Network Security
8 2 (0.17%) SMS
8 2 (0.17%) SSL
9 1 (0.087%) DHCP
9 1 (0.087%) Firewall
9 1 (0.087%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.087%) Intranet
9 1 (0.087%) VPN
9 1 (0.087%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 122 (10.66%) MySQL
3 67 (5.86%) Power BI
4 49 (4.28%) MongoDB
5 45 (3.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 41 (3.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 39 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
8 36 (3.15%) NoSQL
9 22 (1.92%) Relational Database
10 20 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 17 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (1.14%) Redis
14 11 (0.96%) Tableau
15 10 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
16 9 (0.79%) Apache Hive
16 9 (0.79%) QlikView
17 7 (0.61%) Hadoop
17 7 (0.61%) MS Access
18 6 (0.52%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 156 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 41 (3.58%) Visual Studio
3 32 (2.80%) Visual Studio Team System
4 29 (2.53%) JIRA
5 24 (2.10%) Jenkins
6 20 (1.75%) gulp
7 17 (1.49%) Bitbucket
8 16 (1.40%) Gradle
9 15 (1.31%) Maven
9 15 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (1.31%) webpack
10 14 (1.22%) GitLab
11 12 (1.05%) NUnit
12 8 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 7 (0.61%) Selenium
13 7 (0.61%) SpecFlow
14 6 (0.52%) Grunt
14 6 (0.52%) MSTest
15 5 (0.44%) jspm
15 5 (0.44%) Storybook
General
1 79 (6.91%) Finance
2 46 (4.02%) Games
3 40 (3.50%) Retail
4 32 (2.80%) Marketing
5 23 (2.01%) Manufacturing
6 22 (1.92%) Multimedia
6 22 (1.92%) Public Sector
7 16 (1.40%) Telecoms
8 15 (1.31%) Automotive
9 12 (1.05%) Back Office
9 12 (1.05%) Digital Economy
9 12 (1.05%) Law
10 8 (0.70%) Advertising
11 6 (0.52%) Electronics
12 5 (0.44%) Banking
12 5 (0.44%) Legal
13 4 (0.35%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.35%) Local Government
14 3 (0.26%) Police
14 3 (0.26%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 443 (38.72%) CSS
2 433 (37.85%) HTML
3 404 (35.31%) .NET
4 284 (24.83%) AngularJS
5 222 (19.41%) React
6 167 (14.60%) ASP.NET
7 166 (14.51%) REST
8 157 (13.72%) jQuery
9 140 (12.24%) HTML5
10 129 (11.28%) .NET Framework
11 122 (10.66%) .NET Core
12 96 (8.39%) CSS3
13 91 (7.95%) Vue.js
14 90 (7.87%) Laravel
15 76 (6.64%) Node.js
15 76 (6.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 76 (6.64%) Web Services
16 71 (6.21%) Sass
17 66 (5.77%) Entity Framework
18 64 (5.59%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 141 (12.33%) Greenfield Project
2 102 (8.92%) User Experience
3 59 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (4.02%) Mobile App
5 14 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (1.05%) Mobile Games
7 10 (0.87%) N-Tier
8 9 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (0.79%) Management Information System
9 8 (0.70%) Data Structures
10 6 (0.52%) Analytical Mindset
10 6 (0.52%) Wiki
11 5 (0.44%) Cloud Native
11 5 (0.44%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.35%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.26%) AS400
13 3 (0.26%) Graphic Design
13 3 (0.26%) Social Media
13 3 (0.26%) W3C
14 2 (0.17%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 51 (4.46%) Linux
2 27 (2.36%) Android
3 26 (2.27%) Apple iOS
4 25 (2.19%) Windows
5 13 (1.14%) Unix
6 4 (0.35%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.087%) Alpine Linux
8 1 (0.087%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.087%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.087%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.087%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (37.76%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (16.61%) MVC
3 181 (15.82%) DevOps
4 155 (13.55%) Web Development
5 154 (13.46%) Front End Development
6 138 (12.06%) Microservices
7 136 (11.89%) SDLC
8 125 (10.93%) TDD
9 106 (9.27%) E-Commerce
10 91 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
11 86 (7.52%) Software Engineering
12 81 (7.08%) Problem-Solving
13 76 (6.64%) Unit Testing
14 66 (5.77%) Scrum
15 65 (5.68%) OO
16 60 (5.24%) Collaborative Working
17 57 (4.98%) Mentoring
18 48 (4.20%) Fintech
19 47 (4.11%) Computer Science
20 46 (4.02%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 600 (52.45%) JavaScript
2 420 (36.71%) C#
3 418 (36.54%) SQL
4 235 (20.54%) PHP
5 161 (14.07%) Python
6 154 (13.46%) Java
7 97 (8.48%) TypeScript
8 74 (6.47%) T-SQL
9 31 (2.71%) Apex Code
10 29 (2.53%) ES6
11 27 (2.36%) C++
12 25 (2.19%) Ruby
13 24 (2.10%) PowerShell
14 22 (1.92%) VB.NET
15 19 (1.66%) PHP 7
16 18 (1.57%) Go
17 16 (1.40%) C
18 14 (1.22%) Kotlin
19 11 (0.96%) Apple Swift
19 11 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 69 (6.03%) Degree
2 41 (3.58%) Security Cleared
3 33 (2.88%) SC Cleared
4 10 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.44%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.26%) HNC
8 2 (0.17%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.087%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.087%) CEH
9 1 (0.087%) CISM
9 1 (0.087%) CISSP
9 1 (0.087%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.087%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.087%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.087%) GSEC
9 1 (0.087%) HND
9 1 (0.087%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.19%) QA
2 13 (1.14%) GDPR
3 6 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.26%) SLA
5 2 (0.17%) BS25999
6 1 (0.087%) NIST
6 1 (0.087%) NIST 800
System Software
1 109 (9.53%) Docker
2 7 (0.61%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.44%) Firmware
4 3 (0.26%) Varnish
5 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.087%) Samba
6 1 (0.087%) Squid
Systems Management
1 51 (4.46%) Kubernetes
2 15 (1.31%) Terraform
3 8 (0.70%) MIIS
4 7 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (0.44%) Ansible
6 3 (0.26%) Packer
7 2 (0.17%) Consul
7 2 (0.17%) Grafana
7 2 (0.17%) Graphite
7 2 (0.17%) Kibana
7 2 (0.17%) Opsview
7 2 (0.17%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.17%) SCCM
8 1 (0.087%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.087%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.087%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.087%) QRadar
Vendors
1 224 (19.58%) Microsoft
2 52 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
3 29 (2.53%) Google
4 26 (2.27%) Oracle
5 24 (2.10%) Adobe
6 23 (2.01%) Zend
7 17 (1.49%) Xamarin
8 11 (0.96%) Atlassian
9 8 (0.70%) SAP
10 6 (0.52%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.35%) Apple
11 4 (0.35%) Blue Prism
11 4 (0.35%) Guidewire
11 4 (0.35%) IBM
12 3 (0.26%) Intel
12 3 (0.26%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.26%) WooCommerce
13 2 (0.17%) IFS
13 2 (0.17%) Sitecore
13 2 (0.17%) Splunk