Period
to 21 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 915 1,510 1,654
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.95% 22.22% 21.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.12% 23.13% 22.39%
Number of salaries quoted 951 1,569 1,591
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +7.19%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £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 3,374 6,529 7,388
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.69% 96.06% 95.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2,613 5,505 5,681
Median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,850 £71,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,644
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.66% +3.29%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -1 377 £50,000 +11.11% 163
Warwickshire +1 99 £45,000 - 32
Worcestershire -1 98 £45,000 +18.42% 34
Coventry +4 91 £42,500 -6.59% 23
Staffordshire 0 68 £40,000 +6.67% 54
Solihull +2 40 £44,500 +11.25% 14
Wednesbury +6 38 £60,000 - 2
Shropshire -1 26 £42,500 +26.87% 12
Wolverhampton -9 10 £47,500 +5.56% 11
Herefordshire -2 7 £35,000 -17.65% 4
Walsall +12 6 £26,000 -33.33% 2
Dudley - 5 £35,000 - 4
Halesowen 0 1 £43,500 -3.33% 3
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 512 (55.96%) JavaScript
2 357 (39.02%) HTML
3 344 (37.60%) CSS
4 323 (35.30%) .NET
5 322 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
6 315 (34.43%) C#
7 300 (32.79%) SQL
8 281 (30.71%) AngularJS
9 204 (22.30%) React
10 198 (21.64%) Azure
11 181 (19.78%) MVC
12 179 (19.56%) Microsoft
12 179 (19.56%) Git (software)
13 173 (18.91%) PHP
13 173 (18.91%) SQL Server
14 159 (17.38%) DevOps
15 154 (16.83%) jQuery
16 146 (15.96%) REST
17 139 (15.19%) Microservices
18 136 (14.86%) TDD
19 128 (13.99%) .NET Framework
20 127 (13.88%) Python
21 123 (13.44%) Java
21 123 (13.44%) HTML5
22 122 (13.33%) Front End Development
23 118 (12.90%) Web Development
23 118 (12.90%) ASP.NET
24 108 (11.80%) AWS
25 104 (11.37%) .NET Core
26 103 (11.26%) User Experience

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 33 (3.61%) CMS
2 26 (2.84%) Umbraco
3 24 (2.62%) Confluence
4 22 (2.40%) IIS
5 21 (2.30%) SharePoint
6 13 (1.42%) WebSphere
6 13 (1.42%) WordPress
7 11 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (0.87%) JBoss
9 7 (0.77%) GlassFish
10 6 (0.66%) Sitefinity
11 4 (0.44%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.44%) Drupal
11 4 (0.44%) Kentico
11 4 (0.44%) nginx
11 4 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.22%) Apache
12 2 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.22%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.11%) Mule
Applications
1 16 (1.75%) Photoshop
2 11 (1.20%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (0.87%) Sketch
4 7 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.55%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 40 (4.37%) Magento
2 15 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (1.09%) Payment Gateway
4 9 (0.98%) Odoo
4 9 (0.98%) Shopify
5 8 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.77%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 5 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.33%) OpenCart
9 1 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.11%) Misys Equation
9 1 (0.11%) SAP MII
9 1 (0.11%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 198 (21.64%) Azure
2 108 (11.80%) AWS
3 52 (5.68%) SaaS
4 42 (4.59%) Power Platform
5 35 (3.83%) GitHub
6 34 (3.72%) GCP
7 33 (3.61%) npm
8 23 (2.51%) Dynamics 365
9 22 (2.40%) Serverless
10 21 (2.30%) AWS Lambda
11 11 (1.20%) Force.com
12 8 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (0.87%) Yarn
13 7 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.77%) Power Automate
14 6 (0.66%) IBM Cloud
14 6 (0.66%) Office 365
15 5 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (0.55%) AWS CodeBuild
15 5 (0.55%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 37 (4.04%) HTTP
2 11 (1.20%) Internet
3 5 (0.55%) SMTP
4 4 (0.44%) Broadband
4 4 (0.44%) DNS
4 4 (0.44%) SNMP
5 2 (0.22%) FTP
6 1 (0.11%) DHCP
6 1 (0.11%) Firewall
6 1 (0.11%) Intranet
6 1 (0.11%) SSH
6 1 (0.11%) SSL
6 1 (0.11%) VPN
6 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (18.91%) SQL Server
2 93 (10.16%) MySQL
3 37 (4.04%) MongoDB
4 36 (3.93%) NoSQL
4 36 (3.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (3.72%) Power BI
6 31 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 27 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (1.97%) Relational Database
10 17 (1.86%) Redis
11 15 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
14 8 (0.87%) Cosmos DB
14 8 (0.87%) QlikView
15 6 (0.66%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 6 (0.66%) JasperReports
15 6 (0.66%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.66%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 179 (19.56%) Git (software)
2 46 (5.03%) JIRA
3 33 (3.61%) Visual Studio
4 32 (3.50%) gulp
5 27 (2.95%) Bitbucket
6 20 (2.19%) Jenkins
7 19 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 19 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
8 17 (1.86%) webpack
9 16 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (1.64%) NUnit
11 14 (1.53%) JUnit
12 12 (1.31%) Gradle
12 12 (1.31%) Mockito
13 11 (1.20%) jspm
14 10 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (1.09%) Moq
14 10 (1.09%) MSTest
14 10 (1.09%) TeamCity
15 9 (0.98%) Maven
General
1 62 (6.78%) Finance
2 40 (4.37%) Retail
3 37 (4.04%) Games
4 25 (2.73%) Marketing
5 24 (2.62%) Public Sector
6 16 (1.75%) Digital Economy
7 15 (1.64%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.98%) Automotive
10 8 (0.87%) Multimedia
11 7 (0.77%) Aerospace
11 7 (0.77%) Back Office
11 7 (0.77%) Law
12 6 (0.66%) Advertising
12 6 (0.66%) Electronics
13 3 (0.33%) Publishing
14 2 (0.22%) Banking
14 2 (0.22%) French Language
14 2 (0.22%) German Language
14 2 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 357 (39.02%) HTML
2 344 (37.60%) CSS
3 323 (35.30%) .NET
4 281 (30.71%) AngularJS
5 204 (22.30%) React
6 154 (16.83%) jQuery
7 146 (15.96%) REST
8 128 (13.99%) .NET Framework
9 123 (13.44%) HTML5
10 118 (12.90%) ASP.NET
11 104 (11.37%) .NET Core
12 93 (10.16%) Node.js
13 88 (9.62%) Vue.js
14 83 (9.07%) Sass
15 72 (7.87%) CSS3
16 69 (7.54%) Laravel
17 68 (7.43%) RESTful
18 67 (7.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 65 (7.10%) ASP.NET Web API
20 62 (6.78%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 103 (11.26%) User Experience
2 85 (9.29%) Greenfield Project
3 38 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (3.93%) Mobile App
5 19 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (1.53%) Virtual Team
7 9 (0.98%) W3C
8 7 (0.77%) Cybercrime
8 7 (0.77%) Management Information System
8 7 (0.77%) Mobile Games
9 6 (0.66%) DataPower
10 5 (0.55%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.55%) Cloud Native
10 5 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.55%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.44%) Blog
11 4 (0.44%) CMDB
11 4 (0.44%) Graphic Design
11 4 (0.44%) Social Media
12 3 (0.33%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 53 (5.79%) Linux
2 33 (3.61%) Windows
3 26 (2.84%) Android
4 18 (1.97%) Apple iOS
5 13 (1.42%) Unix
6 4 (0.44%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.33%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (19.78%) MVC
3 159 (17.38%) DevOps
4 139 (15.19%) Microservices
5 136 (14.86%) TDD
6 122 (13.33%) Front End Development
7 118 (12.90%) Web Development
8 88 (9.62%) SDLC
9 80 (8.74%) E-Commerce
10 65 (7.10%) Collaborative Working
11 62 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
12 59 (6.45%) Software Engineering
13 57 (6.23%) OO
14 55 (6.01%) Business Intelligence
15 54 (5.90%) Unit Testing
16 53 (5.79%) Scrum
17 45 (4.92%) Web Design
18 43 (4.70%) Test Automation
19 41 (4.48%) BDD
19 41 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 512 (55.96%) JavaScript
2 315 (34.43%) C#
3 300 (32.79%) SQL
4 173 (18.91%) PHP
5 127 (13.88%) Python
6 123 (13.44%) Java
7 75 (8.20%) TypeScript
8 65 (7.10%) T-SQL
9 38 (4.15%) PowerShell
10 28 (3.06%) ES6
11 25 (2.73%) C++
12 21 (2.30%) Java 8
12 21 (2.30%) PL/SQL
13 18 (1.97%) PHP 7
14 17 (1.86%) VB.NET
15 16 (1.75%) Perl
16 15 (1.64%) Kotlin
17 14 (1.53%) Apex Code
17 14 (1.53%) C
18 13 (1.42%) Go
Qualifications
1 43 (4.70%) Security Cleared
2 41 (4.48%) SC Cleared
3 40 (4.37%) Degree
4 10 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.55%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.33%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.22%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.22%) HNC
9 1 (0.11%) HND
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.40%) QA
2 9 (0.98%) GDPR
3 4 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.22%) BS25999
4 2 (0.22%) SLA
5 1 (0.11%) IFRS
5 1 (0.11%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 102 (11.15%) Docker
2 4 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.33%) Firmware
4 1 (0.11%) Samba
4 1 (0.11%) Squid
Systems Management
1 58 (6.34%) Kubernetes
2 15 (1.64%) Terraform
3 11 (1.20%) MIIS
3 11 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.44%) Ansible
6 2 (0.22%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.22%) Kibana
7 1 (0.11%) logstash
7 1 (0.11%) Packer
Vendors
1 179 (19.56%) Microsoft
2 33 (3.61%) Salesforce.com
3 31 (3.39%) Oracle
4 29 (3.17%) Adobe
5 26 (2.84%) Google
6 21 (2.30%) IBM
7 12 (1.31%) Atlassian
8 11 (1.20%) Zend
9 8 (0.87%) SAP
10 7 (0.77%) HubSpot
10 7 (0.77%) ServiceNow
10 7 (0.77%) Xamarin
11 6 (0.66%) JDA
11 6 (0.66%) Sitecore
11 6 (0.66%) VMware
12 5 (0.55%) BMC
12 5 (0.55%) MuleSoft
12 5 (0.55%) Remedy
13 4 (0.44%) Intel
13 4 (0.44%) TIBCO