Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Developer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 3194 3195 3067
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.41% 27.82% 28.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.57% 28.92% 29.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2960 3008 2978
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £23,750 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £52,725
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 9808 11047 10409
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.45% 96.19% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 8054 8754 8660
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 1079 £40,000 - 58
Warwickshire 0 506 £35,000 -6.67% 22
Coventry 0 420 £40,000 +6.67% 21
Staffordshire 0 410 £37,500 - 35
Worcestershire 0 205 £35,000 - 16
Shropshire -1 127 £35,000 +7.69% 15
Solihull +6 125 £41,000 +2.50% 10
Wolverhampton 0 60 £37,000 +20.33% 3
Herefordshire -1 51 £37,500 +25.00% 3
Halesowen -9 35 £32,500 +30.00% 4
Walsall +4 27 £42,500 +23.19% 2
West Bromwich +3 27 £50,000 +25.00%
Sutton Coldfield +3 13 £34,000 +13.33% 3
Dudley +17 11 £29,750 +19.00%
Brierley Hill +3 5 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Willenhall - 3 £45,000 - 1
Stourbridge 0 2 £25,500 -36.25%
Wednesbury - 2 £37,500 - 1
Smethwick +2 1 - -
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 1728 (54.10%) JavaScript
2 1461 (45.74%) HTML
3 1367 (42.80%) CSS
4 1362 (42.64%) C#
5 1287 (40.29%) .NET
6 1157 (36.22%) SQL
7 1037 (32.47%) Agile Software Development
8 996 (31.18%) MVC
9 942 (29.49%) SQL Server
10 939 (29.40%) AngularJS
11 843 (26.39%) ASP.NET
12 735 (23.01%) jQuery
13 722 (22.60%) PHP
14 646 (20.23%) Java
15 619 (19.38%) MySQL
16 607 (19.00%) Web Development
17 570 (17.85%) Microsoft
18 530 (16.59%) HTML5
19 457 (14.31%) Git (software)
20 441 (13.81%) ASP.NET MVC
21 381 (11.93%) TDD
22 351 (10.99%) Business Intelligence
23 350 (10.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
24 333 (10.43%) ASP.NET Web API
25 329 (10.30%) OO
26 320 (10.02%) Scrum
26 320 (10.02%) Front End Development
27 316 (9.89%) Node.js
28 304 (9.52%) Finance
29 286 (8.95%) CSS3

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
1 157 (4.92%) CMS
2 125 (3.91%) WordPress
3 86 (2.69%) SharePoint
4 83 (2.60%) Apache
5 57 (1.78%) JBoss
6 41 (1.28%) Drupal
7 32 (1.00%) Confluence
8 31 (0.97%) Umbraco
9 29 (0.91%) nginx
10 27 (0.85%) SAS
10 27 (0.85%) Tomcat
10 27 (0.85%) WebSphere
11 26 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
12 25 (0.78%) IIS
13 19 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
14 16 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
14 16 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
15 14 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 12 (0.38%) Joomla!
17 11 (0.34%) OpenStack
Applications
1 78 (2.44%) Photoshop
2 56 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
3 54 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
4 42 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
5 31 (0.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 18 (0.56%) MS Visio
7 16 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 5 (0.16%) InDesign
9 4 (0.13%) SPSS
10 2 (0.063%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.063%) Microsoft Project
11 1 (0.031%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.031%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 85 (2.66%) Magento
2 50 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 29 (0.91%) Dynamics NAV
4 12 (0.38%) Shopify
5 11 (0.34%) OpenCart
6 9 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 9 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.22%) SAP CRM
7 7 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
8 6 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 6 (0.19%) WebTrends
9 5 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
10 4 (0.13%) Misys Equation
10 4 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
11 3 (0.094%) Oracle EBS
11 3 (0.094%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (0.094%) SAP BPC
12 2 (0.063%) iTrent
12 2 (0.063%) Oracle Applications
13 1 (0.031%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 262 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 152 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 83 (2.60%) SaaS
4 76 (2.38%) GitHub
5 55 (1.72%) npm
6 29 (0.91%) Bluemix
6 29 (0.91%) IBM Cloud
7 26 (0.81%) PaaS
8 25 (0.78%) Google Play
9 20 (0.63%) Google Analytics
9 20 (0.63%) Office 365
10 18 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
10 18 (0.56%) IaaS
11 17 (0.53%) Force.com
12 12 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
13 10 (0.31%) Amazon S3
13 10 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 10 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
14 8 (0.25%) AdWords
14 8 (0.25%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 81 (2.54%) Internet
2 39 (1.22%) HTTP
3 27 (0.85%) Hyperconnected
4 21 (0.66%) ATM
5 19 (0.59%) DNS
6 15 (0.47%) Skype
7 14 (0.44%) TCP/IP
8 13 (0.41%) Intranet
9 12 (0.38%) SSH
10 11 (0.34%) SMS
11 8 (0.25%) DHCP
12 7 (0.22%) AMQP
12 7 (0.22%) FTP
12 7 (0.22%) LDAP
13 6 (0.19%) CTI
14 5 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (0.13%) Bluetooth
15 4 (0.13%) Broadband
16 2 (0.063%) SMTP
16 2 (0.063%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 942 (29.49%) SQL Server
2 619 (19.38%) MySQL
3 241 (7.55%) NoSQL
4 220 (6.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 213 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 137 (4.29%) MongoDB
7 129 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
8 117 (3.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 101 (3.16%) Relational Database
9 101 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
10 97 (3.04%) SQL Server 2016
11 76 (2.38%) Big Data
12 69 (2.16%) Power BI
13 66 (2.07%) SQL Server 2014
14 61 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
15 58 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
16 50 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
17 41 (1.28%) QlikView
18 31 (0.97%) Data Mart
19 28 (0.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 457 (14.31%) Git (software)
2 206 (6.45%) Visual Studio
3 125 (3.91%) Jenkins
4 101 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 94 (2.94%) JIRA
6 93 (2.91%) JUnit
7 88 (2.76%) Subversion
8 87 (2.72%) gulp
9 73 (2.29%) Xcode
10 64 (2.00%) Maven
11 56 (1.75%) Android Studio
12 49 (1.53%) webpack
13 41 (1.28%) Selenium
14 40 (1.25%) TeamCity
15 39 (1.22%) Grunt
16 38 (1.19%) Eclipse
17 31 (0.97%) Bitbucket
17 31 (0.97%) GitLab
18 26 (0.81%) PHPUnit
19 24 (0.75%) Mocha
General
1 304 (9.52%) Finance
2 267 (8.36%) Retail
3 234 (7.33%) Marketing
4 129 (4.04%) Advertising
5 115 (3.60%) Electronics
6 110 (3.44%) Games
7 100 (3.13%) Automotive
8 67 (2.10%) Telecoms
9 57 (1.78%) Manufacturing
10 52 (1.63%) Banking
11 31 (0.97%) Legal
12 24 (0.75%) Music Industry
13 20 (0.63%) Back Office
14 15 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (0.34%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.19%) Law
16 6 (0.19%) Local Government
17 5 (0.16%) Publishing
18 4 (0.13%) Dutch Language
18 4 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1461 (45.74%) HTML
2 1367 (42.80%) CSS
3 1287 (40.29%) .NET
4 939 (29.40%) AngularJS
5 843 (26.39%) ASP.NET
6 735 (23.01%) jQuery
7 530 (16.59%) HTML5
8 441 (13.81%) ASP.NET MVC
9 350 (10.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 333 (10.43%) ASP.NET Web API
11 316 (9.89%) Node.js
12 286 (8.95%) CSS3
13 283 (8.86%) Web Services
14 270 (8.45%) XML
15 265 (8.30%) RESTful
16 261 (8.17%) REST
17 235 (7.36%) .NET Framework
18 222 (6.95%) Spring
19 208 (6.51%) Sass
20 196 (6.14%) React
Miscellaneous
1 225 (7.04%) Mobile App
2 181 (5.67%) User Experience
3 167 (5.23%) Greenfield Project
4 166 (5.20%) Computer Science
5 123 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
6 79 (2.47%) Social Media
7 61 (1.91%) Data Structures
8 39 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
9 36 (1.13%) Graphic Design
10 35 (1.10%) Fintech
11 34 (1.06%) NHS
12 30 (0.94%) iPad
13 29 (0.91%) Algorithms
14 27 (0.85%) Digital TV
15 24 (0.75%) BBC
16 21 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
17 18 (0.56%) Management Information System
18 16 (0.50%) Client/Server
18 16 (0.50%) Online Games
18 16 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 278 (8.70%) Linux
2 220 (6.89%) Android
3 177 (5.54%) Apple iOS
4 112 (3.51%) Windows
5 32 (1.00%) Unix
6 12 (0.38%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.28%) Windows Phone
8 7 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
10 3 (0.094%) Debian
10 3 (0.094%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.094%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.063%) CentOS
12 1 (0.031%) AIX
12 1 (0.031%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.031%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.031%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1037 (32.47%) Agile Software Development
2 996 (31.18%) MVC
3 607 (19.00%) Web Development
4 381 (11.93%) TDD
5 351 (10.99%) Business Intelligence
6 329 (10.30%) OO
7 320 (10.02%) Front End Development
7 320 (10.02%) Scrum
8 245 (7.67%) E-Commerce
9 231 (7.23%) BDD
10 230 (7.20%) SDLC
11 202 (6.32%) Software Engineering
12 201 (6.29%) Mentoring
13 198 (6.20%) Continuous Integration
14 184 (5.76%) Unit Testing
15 158 (4.95%) Test Automation
16 156 (4.88%) Web Application Development
17 153 (4.79%) OOP
18 134 (4.20%) Android Development
19 133 (4.16%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 1728 (54.10%) JavaScript
2 1362 (42.64%) C#
3 1157 (36.22%) SQL
4 722 (22.60%) PHP
5 646 (20.23%) Java
6 242 (7.58%) T-SQL
7 197 (6.17%) VB.NET
8 175 (5.48%) C
9 166 (5.20%) C++
10 144 (4.51%) Python
11 120 (3.76%) Ruby
12 75 (2.35%) Objective-C
13 74 (2.32%) PL/SQL
14 66 (2.07%) TypeScript
15 54 (1.69%) XPath
16 52 (1.63%) VB
17 48 (1.50%) Apple Swift
18 29 (0.91%) Apex Code
18 29 (0.91%) R
18 29 (0.91%) Scala
Qualifications
1 266 (8.33%) Degree
2 84 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 56 (1.75%) Security Cleared
4 47 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (0.59%) SC Cleared
6 16 (0.50%) SAS Certification
7 13 (0.41%) MCSD
8 11 (0.34%) HND
9 8 (0.25%) GNVQ
10 6 (0.19%) OCP
10 6 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.094%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.094%) MCPD
12 3 (0.094%) MCSA
12 3 (0.094%) PhD
13 2 (0.063%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.063%) MCTS
13 2 (0.063%) Numerate Degree
14 1 (0.031%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (2.66%) QA
2 46 (1.44%) Data Quality
3 18 (0.56%) SLA
4 6 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.13%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.031%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 102 (3.19%) Docker
2 8 (0.25%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.25%) Samba
2 8 (0.25%) Squid
3 4 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.063%) HDFS
4 2 (0.063%) vSphere
5 1 (0.031%) Firmware
5 1 (0.031%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 53 (1.66%) Puppet
2 47 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (1.13%) Ansible
4 9 (0.28%) Terraform
5 8 (0.25%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.16%) Marathon
6 5 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.13%) Kibana
8 3 (0.094%) Grafana
9 2 (0.063%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.031%) logstash
10 1 (0.031%) Nagios
10 1 (0.031%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 570 (17.85%) Microsoft
2 216 (6.76%) Oracle
3 134 (4.20%) Google
4 76 (2.38%) IBM
5 54 (1.69%) Adobe
5 54 (1.69%) SAP
5 54 (1.69%) Xamarin
6 46 (1.44%) Zend
7 44 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
8 43 (1.35%) Cognos
9 41 (1.28%) Apple
10 29 (0.91%) Twitter
11 28 (0.88%) Tableau
12 25 (0.78%) ServiceNow
13 23 (0.72%) Telerik
14 19 (0.59%) Sitecore
15 18 (0.56%) Progress
16 10 (0.31%) Talend
17 9 (0.28%) Informatica
18 8 (0.25%) iManage