Period
to 21 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 2,376 3,271 3,249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 26.29% 32.81% 27.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.32% 33.98% 28.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2,117 3,133 3,018
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £52,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £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 8,696 9,626 11,490
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 96.54% 96.13%
Number of salaries quoted 6,771 8,068 9,095
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £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 August 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 August 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 0 927 £42,500 +6.25% 152
Staffordshire 0 320 £40,000 +6.67% 90
Coventry -1 273 £45,000 +12.50% 30
Warwickshire 0 266 £37,500 +10.29% 47
Solihull 0 134 £41,450 +10.53% 25
Worcestershire 0 133 £38,094 +4.37% 63
Shropshire -2 73 £32,500 -18.75% 18
Sutton Coldfield 0 52 £40,000 -11.11% 12
Wolverhampton -3 41 £37,500 +8.70% 9
Walsall -1 27 £37,500 -9.64% 7
Dudley -7 21 £34,000 +13.33% 2
Herefordshire -9 10 £55,000 +46.67% 7
Stourbridge - 5 £45,000 - 2
Brierley Hill 0 3 £35,000 -12.50%
Tipton - 2 £35,500 -
Halesowen +8 1 £45,000 +38.46% 4
Kingswinford - 1 £37,500 -
Smethwick - 1 £34,000 -
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 1,312 (55.22%) JavaScript
2 1,109 (46.68%) C#
3 975 (41.04%) HTML
4 954 (40.15%) .NET
5 907 (38.17%) CSS
6 897 (37.75%) Agile Software Development
7 890 (37.46%) SQL
8 692 (29.12%) SQL Server
9 623 (26.22%) MVC
10 575 (24.20%) AngularJS
11 526 (22.14%) ASP.NET
12 514 (21.63%) Java
13 428 (18.01%) Microsoft
14 418 (17.59%) Web Development
15 362 (15.24%) PHP
16 358 (15.07%) TDD
17 337 (14.18%) jQuery
18 321 (13.51%) HTML5
19 311 (13.09%) Git (software)
20 295 (12.42%) ASP.NET MVC
21 272 (11.45%) Degree
22 271 (11.41%) Finance
23 267 (11.24%) Scrum
24 258 (10.86%) Front End Development
25 250 (10.52%) MySQL
26 249 (10.48%) React
27 246 (10.35%) ASP.NET Web API
28 242 (10.19%) T-SQL
29 225 (9.47%) Microsoft Azure
30 220 (9.26%) Spring

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 95 (4.00%) CMS
2 72 (3.03%) Apache
3 71 (2.99%) WordPress
4 59 (2.48%) SharePoint
5 44 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
6 33 (1.39%) Umbraco
7 30 (1.26%) JBoss
8 26 (1.09%) Confluence
9 23 (0.97%) IIS
10 21 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
11 20 (0.84%) Tomcat
12 15 (0.63%) Drupal
13 12 (0.51%) Apache Spark
14 9 (0.38%) Joomla!
14 9 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 8 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 8 (0.34%) Apache Solr
15 8 (0.34%) Moodle
15 8 (0.34%) NServiceBus
16 7 (0.29%) WildFly
Applications
1 53 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (1.60%) Photoshop
3 20 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
4 19 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.25%) Simulink
6 6 (0.25%) Stateflow
7 5 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.21%) TargetLink
8 4 (0.17%) Maya
9 3 (0.13%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.13%) Moqups
10 2 (0.084%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.084%) Blender
10 2 (0.084%) InDesign
10 2 (0.084%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.042%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.042%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 60 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (1.60%) Dynamics NAV
3 28 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
4 20 (0.84%) Magento
5 17 (0.72%) NetSuite
6 12 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
7 10 (0.42%) FastStats
8 8 (0.34%) SAP Business One
9 4 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (0.17%) Shopify
10 2 (0.084%) Unit4 Business World
11 1 (0.042%) OpenText MBPM
11 1 (0.042%) Oracle BPM
11 1 (0.042%) Sage 200
11 1 (0.042%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 225 (9.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 91 (3.83%) Amazon AWS
3 85 (3.58%) SaaS
4 47 (1.98%) Dynamics 365
5 43 (1.81%) PaaS
6 39 (1.64%) GitHub
7 32 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
8 30 (1.26%) Office 365
9 28 (1.18%) IaaS
10 22 (0.93%) Serverless
11 14 (0.59%) Google Analytics
12 12 (0.51%) npm
13 8 (0.34%) Force.com
14 7 (0.29%) Azure Functions
14 7 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
15 6 (0.25%) DigitalOcean
15 6 (0.25%) Fastly
15 6 (0.25%) Stackdriver
15 6 (0.25%) Zapier
16 5 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.26%) Internet
2 21 (0.88%) SSL
3 20 (0.84%) HTTP
4 15 (0.63%) TCP/IP
5 12 (0.51%) DNS
5 12 (0.51%) Skype
6 11 (0.46%) SMS
7 7 (0.29%) Bluetooth
8 6 (0.25%) Intranet
8 6 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.17%) Broadband
10 3 (0.13%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.084%) DHCP
11 2 (0.084%) Extranet
12 1 (0.042%) DAB
12 1 (0.042%) FlexRay
12 1 (0.042%) Modbus
12 1 (0.042%) Profibus
12 1 (0.042%) SSH
12 1 (0.042%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 692 (29.12%) SQL Server
2 250 (10.52%) MySQL
3 195 (8.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 150 (6.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 148 (6.23%) NoSQL
6 140 (5.89%) Relational Database
7 134 (5.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 99 (4.17%) MongoDB
9 83 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
10 68 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
11 61 (2.57%) Big Data
12 57 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
13 53 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
14 46 (1.94%) Power BI
15 42 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
16 35 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
17 29 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
18 25 (1.05%) Redis
19 24 (1.01%) Hazelcast
20 19 (0.80%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 311 (13.09%) Git (software)
2 174 (7.32%) Visual Studio
3 126 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 77 (3.24%) Jenkins
4 77 (3.24%) Subversion
5 67 (2.82%) JIRA
6 60 (2.53%) Maven
7 40 (1.68%) webpack
8 39 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
9 37 (1.56%) JUnit
10 35 (1.47%) Jasmine
11 31 (1.30%) Karma Test Runner
12 25 (1.05%) NUnit
12 25 (1.05%) PhantomJS
13 23 (0.97%) Grunt
14 22 (0.93%) Bitbucket
15 20 (0.84%) Cucumber
15 20 (0.84%) Eclipse
16 19 (0.80%) JBehave
17 18 (0.76%) SpecFlow
General
1 271 (11.41%) Finance
2 134 (5.64%) Retail
3 106 (4.46%) Advertising
4 105 (4.42%) Marketing
5 77 (3.24%) Automotive
6 55 (2.31%) Games
7 51 (2.15%) Manufacturing
8 41 (1.73%) Legal
9 23 (0.97%) Law
10 17 (0.72%) Banking
11 11 (0.46%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.46%) Multimedia
12 10 (0.42%) Electronics
13 8 (0.34%) German Language
14 6 (0.25%) Publishing
15 5 (0.21%) Telecoms
16 4 (0.17%) Front Office
17 3 (0.13%) Aerospace
17 3 (0.13%) Back Office
18 2 (0.084%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 975 (41.04%) HTML
2 954 (40.15%) .NET
3 907 (38.17%) CSS
4 575 (24.20%) AngularJS
5 526 (22.14%) ASP.NET
6 337 (14.18%) jQuery
7 321 (13.51%) HTML5
8 295 (12.42%) ASP.NET MVC
9 249 (10.48%) React
10 246 (10.35%) ASP.NET Web API
11 220 (9.26%) Spring
12 214 (9.01%) Web Services
13 210 (8.84%) CSS3
14 193 (8.12%) .NET Framework
15 192 (8.08%) JSON
15 192 (8.08%) KnockoutJS
15 192 (8.08%) Node.js
15 192 (8.08%) RESTful
16 173 (7.28%) Entity Framework
17 168 (7.07%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 158 (6.65%) Computer Science
2 148 (6.23%) Greenfield Project
3 112 (4.71%) User Experience
4 100 (4.21%) Mobile App
5 95 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
6 56 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
7 44 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
8 33 (1.39%) Management Information System
9 31 (1.30%) Social Media
10 26 (1.09%) Fintech
11 19 (0.80%) Algorithms
11 19 (0.80%) Replication
12 18 (0.76%) Driving Licence
12 18 (0.76%) Graphic Design
13 17 (0.72%) Music Streaming
14 14 (0.59%) Smart Meter
14 14 (0.59%) Video\Live Streaming
14 14 (0.59%) VLE
15 13 (0.55%) Client/Server
15 13 (0.55%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 178 (7.49%) Linux
2 128 (5.39%) Windows
3 62 (2.61%) Android
4 48 (2.02%) Apple iOS
5 40 (1.68%) Unix
6 5 (0.21%) CentOS
6 5 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (0.21%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.17%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.084%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.084%) VMS
9 2 (0.084%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 897 (37.75%) Agile Software Development
2 623 (26.22%) MVC
3 418 (17.59%) Web Development
4 358 (15.07%) TDD
5 267 (11.24%) Scrum
6 258 (10.86%) Front End Development
7 205 (8.63%) OO
8 184 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
9 183 (7.70%) Problem-Solving
10 180 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
11 174 (7.32%) BDD
12 167 (7.03%) Software Engineering
13 143 (6.02%) Mentoring
14 139 (5.85%) OOP
15 133 (5.60%) CRM
16 131 (5.51%) Microservices
17 124 (5.22%) Analytics
18 120 (5.05%) Unit Testing
19 115 (4.84%) SDLC
20 110 (4.63%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1,312 (55.22%) JavaScript
2 1,109 (46.68%) C#
3 890 (37.46%) SQL
4 514 (21.63%) Java
5 362 (15.24%) PHP
6 242 (10.19%) T-SQL
7 127 (5.35%) VB.NET
8 122 (5.13%) C++
9 93 (3.91%) Java 8
10 90 (3.79%) Python
11 82 (3.45%) TypeScript
12 54 (2.27%) C
13 51 (2.15%) Ruby
14 45 (1.89%) VB
15 37 (1.56%) PowerShell
16 28 (1.18%) Scala
17 24 (1.01%) Perl
18 23 (0.97%) ES6
18 23 (0.97%) Shell Script
19 21 (0.88%) Go
Qualifications
1 272 (11.45%) Degree
2 111 (4.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 38 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (1.43%) Security Cleared
5 22 (0.93%) PhD
6 19 (0.80%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.29%) MCPD
7 7 (0.29%) Sun Certification
8 5 (0.21%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.13%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.084%) CIPD
10 2 (0.084%) HND
10 2 (0.084%) MCSD
10 2 (0.084%) MCSE
11 1 (0.042%) ACCA
11 1 (0.042%) CIMA
11 1 (0.042%) ISEB
11 1 (0.042%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.042%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (1.77%) QA
2 13 (0.55%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.29%) SLA
5 6 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.21%) GCP
6 5 (0.21%) HAZOP
7 3 (0.13%) GDPR
8 2 (0.084%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.042%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.042%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.042%) WCAG
System Software
1 83 (3.49%) Docker
2 20 (0.84%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.29%) Hyper-V
3 7 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (0.21%) Varnish
5 3 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.084%) Samba
6 2 (0.084%) Squid
7 1 (0.042%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 25 (1.05%) Kubernetes
2 20 (0.84%) Puppet
3 17 (0.72%) Marathon
4 15 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (0.59%) Terraform
6 11 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (0.34%) Ansible
7 8 (0.34%) cPanel
7 8 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (0.29%) SCCM
8 7 (0.29%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.17%) Galera Cluster
9 4 (0.17%) Plesk
10 2 (0.084%) Ambari
10 2 (0.084%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.084%) logstash
11 1 (0.042%) Mesos
11 1 (0.042%) Packer
11 1 (0.042%) rkt
Vendors
1 428 (18.01%) Microsoft
2 86 (3.62%) Oracle
3 85 (3.58%) Google
4 76 (3.20%) Xamarin
5 34 (1.43%) Adobe
6 32 (1.35%) SAP
7 31 (1.30%) Zend
8 26 (1.09%) Tableau
9 24 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
10 23 (0.97%) Apple
11 21 (0.88%) Twitter
12 15 (0.63%) Capita
13 13 (0.55%) Cognos
14 12 (0.51%) BMC
14 12 (0.51%) Remedy
15 11 (0.46%) DevExpress
15 11 (0.46%) Facebook
16 10 (0.42%) Sage
17 9 (0.38%) Atlassian
17 9 (0.38%) Infor