Period
to 19 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 2,014 3,165 3,197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.87% 31.56% 27.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.81% 32.73% 29.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,806 2,929 3,006
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 8,119 9,670 11,013
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 96.41% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 6,290 7,953 8,728
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,500 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 0 846 £42,500 +6.25% 231
Staffordshire 0 301 £40,000 +6.67% 129
Warwickshire 0 187 £40,000 +14.29% 65
Coventry -2 177 £47,500 +18.75% 36
Worcestershire -1 122 £37,500 +7.14% 56
Solihull -1 90 £47,500 +15.85% 21
Sutton Coldfield -1 87 £40,000 +21.21% 15
Shropshire -3 67 £31,000 -11.43% 42
Walsall 0 28 £33,750 -18.67% 8
Wolverhampton -6 23 £39,500 +8.22% 12
Dudley -14 17 £33,000 +10.92% 5
Herefordshire -22 13 £47,500 +26.67% 6
Brierley Hill -2 3 £35,000 -12.50%
Tipton - 2 £35,500 -
Halesowen +10 1 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Stourbridge -1 1 £32,500 +27.45% 1
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 1,060 (52.63%) JavaScript
2 903 (44.84%) C#
3 849 (42.15%) HTML
4 786 (39.03%) .NET
5 783 (38.88%) SQL
6 775 (38.48%) CSS
7 768 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
8 589 (29.25%) SQL Server
9 570 (28.30%) MVC
10 467 (23.19%) AngularJS
11 443 (22.00%) ASP.NET
12 432 (21.45%) Java
13 386 (19.17%) Microsoft
14 351 (17.43%) Web Development
15 311 (15.44%) TDD
16 308 (15.29%) HTML5
17 293 (14.55%) PHP
18 290 (14.40%) jQuery
19 268 (13.31%) Scrum
20 246 (12.21%) Finance
20 246 (12.21%) Spring
20 246 (12.21%) Microsoft Azure
21 244 (12.12%) React
22 233 (11.57%) ASP.NET MVC
23 229 (11.37%) Git (software)
24 206 (10.23%) Front End Development
25 204 (10.13%) MySQL
26 202 (10.03%) Web Services
27 199 (9.88%) T-SQL
28 188 (9.33%) Node.js

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
1 111 (5.51%) CMS
2 60 (2.98%) WordPress
3 54 (2.68%) Umbraco
4 52 (2.58%) SharePoint
5 37 (1.84%) Confluence
6 31 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
7 24 (1.19%) JBoss
8 21 (1.04%) Drupal
9 20 (0.99%) Apache
10 17 (0.84%) Anypoint
11 16 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 16 (0.79%) Mule
12 13 (0.65%) Joomla!
12 13 (0.65%) Tomcat
13 11 (0.55%) IIS
14 7 (0.35%) Apache Solr
15 6 (0.30%) eZ Publish
15 6 (0.30%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.30%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 35 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.04%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.20%) Maya
5 2 (0.099%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.099%) Simulink
5 2 (0.099%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.050%) GIMP
6 1 (0.050%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.050%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.050%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 32 (1.59%) Magento
2 24 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.74%) FastStats
4 13 (0.65%) NetSuite
5 11 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
7 9 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
8 7 (0.35%) PRMS
9 5 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
9 5 (0.25%) SAP Business One
10 3 (0.15%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 3 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.099%) Carpe Diem
11 2 (0.099%) Elite 3E
12 1 (0.050%) JDE OneWorld
12 1 (0.050%) Sage 200
12 1 (0.050%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 246 (12.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 103 (5.11%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (2.53%) SaaS
4 41 (2.04%) GitHub
5 29 (1.44%) Serverless
6 28 (1.39%) npm
7 27 (1.34%) Office 365
8 23 (1.14%) PaaS
9 19 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
10 16 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
11 14 (0.70%) NuGet
12 13 (0.65%) IaaS
13 11 (0.55%) Google Analytics
14 9 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.25%) Azure Functions
16 4 (0.20%) DigitalOcean
16 4 (0.20%) Fastly
16 4 (0.20%) Stackdriver
17 3 (0.15%) OneDrive
17 3 (0.15%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 37 (1.84%) Internet
2 13 (0.65%) Skype
3 12 (0.60%) HTTP
3 12 (0.60%) Intranet
4 11 (0.55%) SSL
5 9 (0.45%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.35%) Bluetooth
6 7 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.25%) Broadband
7 5 (0.25%) RTP
8 2 (0.099%) DNS
8 2 (0.099%) FTP
8 2 (0.099%) SMS
9 1 (0.050%) ATM
9 1 (0.050%) Extranet
9 1 (0.050%) FlexRay
9 1 (0.050%) Hyperconnected
9 1 (0.050%) Modbus
9 1 (0.050%) Profibus
9 1 (0.050%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 589 (29.25%) SQL Server
2 204 (10.13%) MySQL
3 156 (7.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 141 (7.00%) NoSQL
5 131 (6.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 126 (6.26%) Relational Database
7 94 (4.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 70 (3.48%) MongoDB
9 57 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
10 52 (2.58%) Power BI
11 47 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
12 45 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
13 41 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
14 36 (1.79%) Big Data
15 27 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
16 26 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
17 24 (1.19%) Redis
18 18 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
19 17 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
19 17 (0.84%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 229 (11.37%) Git (software)
2 173 (8.59%) Visual Studio
3 111 (5.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 83 (4.12%) Jenkins
5 63 (3.13%) Maven
6 49 (2.43%) JIRA
7 42 (2.09%) Subversion
8 41 (2.04%) JUnit
9 32 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
10 29 (1.44%) Jasmine
10 29 (1.44%) webpack
11 27 (1.34%) Cucumber
12 26 (1.29%) Selenium
13 23 (1.14%) Karma Test Runner
14 22 (1.09%) NUnit
15 17 (0.84%) Bitbucket
15 17 (0.84%) Grunt
15 17 (0.84%) PhantomJS
15 17 (0.84%) Visual Studio Code
16 16 (0.79%) gulp
General
1 246 (12.21%) Finance
2 105 (5.21%) Marketing
3 83 (4.12%) Retail
4 58 (2.88%) Advertising
5 56 (2.78%) Automotive
6 37 (1.84%) Manufacturing
7 30 (1.49%) Games
8 22 (1.09%) Telecoms
9 18 (0.89%) Financial Institution
10 14 (0.70%) Legal
11 11 (0.55%) Law
12 7 (0.35%) General Ledger
12 7 (0.35%) Multimedia
13 6 (0.30%) Publishing
14 4 (0.20%) Local Government
15 3 (0.15%) Back Office
15 3 (0.15%) Banking
16 2 (0.099%) Electronics
17 1 (0.050%) Aerospace
17 1 (0.050%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 849 (42.15%) HTML
2 786 (39.03%) .NET
3 775 (38.48%) CSS
4 467 (23.19%) AngularJS
5 443 (22.00%) ASP.NET
6 308 (15.29%) HTML5
7 290 (14.40%) jQuery
8 246 (12.21%) Spring
9 244 (12.12%) React
10 233 (11.57%) ASP.NET MVC
11 202 (10.03%) Web Services
12 188 (9.33%) CSS3
12 188 (9.33%) Node.js
13 186 (9.24%) ASP.NET Web API
14 169 (8.39%) .NET Framework
15 155 (7.70%) RESTful
16 150 (7.45%) Entity Framework
17 149 (7.40%) KnockoutJS
18 138 (6.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 138 (6.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 138 (6.85%) Greenfield Project
2 110 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
3 95 (4.72%) User Experience
4 90 (4.47%) Mobile App
5 76 (3.77%) Computer Science
6 58 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
7 39 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
7 39 (1.94%) Management Information System
8 26 (1.29%) Fintech
9 25 (1.24%) Algorithms
10 23 (1.14%) Social Media
11 18 (0.89%) AS400
12 16 (0.79%) CCTV
13 15 (0.74%) Data Structures
13 15 (0.74%) Replication
14 13 (0.65%) Virtual Team
15 12 (0.60%) Client/Server
15 12 (0.60%) Public Cloud
16 11 (0.55%) Internet of Things
16 11 (0.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 132 (6.55%) Linux
2 129 (6.41%) Windows
3 58 (2.88%) Android
4 54 (2.68%) Apple iOS
5 26 (1.29%) Unix
6 14 (0.70%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.20%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.20%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.15%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.099%) CentOS
9 2 (0.099%) watchOS
9 2 (0.099%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.099%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.050%) Debian
10 1 (0.050%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.050%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 768 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
2 570 (28.30%) MVC
3 351 (17.43%) Web Development
4 311 (15.44%) TDD
5 268 (13.31%) Scrum
6 206 (10.23%) Front End Development
7 173 (8.59%) Problem-Solving
8 168 (8.34%) OO
9 156 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
10 151 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
11 139 (6.90%) Software Engineering
12 125 (6.21%) SDLC
13 124 (6.16%) OOP
14 118 (5.86%) Mentoring
15 109 (5.41%) ETL
16 107 (5.31%) BDD
17 104 (5.16%) Analytics
18 97 (4.82%) Unit Testing
19 93 (4.62%) Microservices
19 93 (4.62%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,060 (52.63%) JavaScript
2 903 (44.84%) C#
3 783 (38.88%) SQL
4 432 (21.45%) Java
5 293 (14.55%) PHP
6 199 (9.88%) T-SQL
7 133 (6.60%) VB.NET
8 109 (5.41%) Python
9 75 (3.72%) Java 8
10 72 (3.57%) TypeScript
11 66 (3.28%) C++
12 42 (2.09%) VB
13 35 (1.74%) Perl
14 33 (1.64%) PowerShell
15 32 (1.59%) C
16 27 (1.34%) Ruby
17 22 (1.09%) Scala
18 21 (1.04%) ES6
18 21 (1.04%) PL/SQL
19 19 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 187 (9.29%) Degree
2 64 (3.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 38 (1.89%) Security Cleared
4 35 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (0.89%) SC Cleared
6 8 (0.40%) MCPD
6 8 (0.40%) PhD
7 7 (0.35%) HND
7 7 (0.35%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.15%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.15%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.099%) MCSE
11 1 (0.050%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.050%) ISEB
11 1 (0.050%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.050%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (2.93%) QA
2 9 (0.45%) GDPR
3 7 (0.35%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.15%) WAI
5 2 (0.099%) SLA
6 1 (0.050%) HAZOP
6 1 (0.050%) WCAG
System Software
1 73 (3.62%) Docker
2 13 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.25%) Varnish
4 2 (0.099%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 33 (1.64%) Kubernetes
1 33 (1.64%) Puppet
2 26 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (0.45%) Marathon
3 9 (0.45%) Terraform
4 7 (0.35%) Ansible
4 7 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (0.30%) cPanel
6 1 (0.050%) Galera Cluster
6 1 (0.050%) Mesos
6 1 (0.050%) rkt
Vendors
1 386 (19.17%) Microsoft
2 75 (3.72%) Oracle
3 57 (2.83%) Xamarin
4 49 (2.43%) Google
5 37 (1.84%) Tableau
6 31 (1.54%) Cognos
7 30 (1.49%) Atlassian
8 29 (1.44%) Zend
9 24 (1.19%) Adobe
9 24 (1.19%) SAP
10 20 (0.99%) Alteryx
10 20 (0.99%) Apple
11 13 (0.65%) JD Edwards
12 12 (0.60%) IBM
12 12 (0.60%) UiPath
13 11 (0.55%) DevExpress
13 11 (0.55%) MicroStrategy
13 11 (0.55%) Twitter
14 10 (0.50%) BMC
14 10 (0.50%) Remedy