Period
to 2 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 2 July 2020.

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
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 2 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 888 1,887 2,579
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.10% 23.91% 26.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.29% 24.87% 27.88%
Number of salaries quoted 899 1,803 2,473
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,561 £58,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +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 3,812 7,587 9,252
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 96.14% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3,186 5,936 7,196
Median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £69,125 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

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 2 July 2020.

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 2 July 2020. 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 +1 343 £47,500 +11.76% 75
Staffordshire -2 123 £45,000 +12.50% 25
Coventry +2 93 £45,000 - 25
Warwickshire -2 91 £47,000 +10.59% 33
Worcestershire +2 65 £38,500 +2.67% 8
Solihull -15 41 £51,000 +2.00% 4
Herefordshire -4 22 £40,000 -20.00% 5
Shropshire -8 19 £38,750 +3.33% 10
Wednesbury +3 8 £40,000 -33.33% 3
Sutton Coldfield -2 8 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Walsall -11 7 £50,000 +17.65% 5
Wolverhampton -4 4 £45,000 - 7
West Bromwich 0 3 £40,000 -30.43% 2
Dudley - 1 £32,500 -
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 2020, 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.

1 414 (46.62%) JavaScript
2 376 (42.34%) C#
3 326 (36.71%) .NET
4 317 (35.70%) Agile Software Development
5 268 (30.18%) HTML
6 259 (29.17%) CSS
7 252 (28.38%) SQL
8 202 (22.75%) SQL Server
9 171 (19.26%) Microsoft
10 164 (18.47%) MVC
11 159 (17.91%) AngularJS
12 158 (17.79%) ASP.NET
13 153 (17.23%) Azure
14 149 (16.78%) Git (software)
14 149 (16.78%) Web Development
15 142 (15.99%) Java
16 126 (14.19%) DevOps
17 122 (13.74%) Python
18 105 (11.82%) Linux
18 105 (11.82%) PHP
19 104 (11.71%) Node.js
20 103 (11.60%) React
20 103 (11.60%) .NET Framework
21 101 (11.37%) Front End Development
22 100 (11.26%) AWS
23 97 (10.92%) TDD
24 96 (10.81%) jQuery
25 95 (10.70%) Microservices
26 94 (10.59%) REST
27 93 (10.47%) Scrum

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 (3.72%) CMS
2 26 (2.93%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.69%) Umbraco
4 14 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (1.46%) Tomcat
5 13 (1.46%) WordPress
6 10 (1.13%) IIS
7 9 (1.01%) Apache
8 5 (0.56%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.56%) Red Hat Fuse
9 4 (0.45%) JBoss
10 3 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.34%) Drupal
10 3 (0.34%) SAS
11 2 (0.23%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.23%) Appian
11 2 (0.23%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.23%) Moodle
11 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.68%) Chatbot
3 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.34%) 3ds Max
4 3 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.34%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.11%) Sketch
5 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (2.36%) Magento
3 6 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.56%) Cognos TM1
4 5 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.45%) SAP SD
5 4 (0.45%) Shopify
6 3 (0.34%) OpenCart
7 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.23%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.11%) Aareon QL
8 1 (0.11%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 153 (17.23%) Azure
2 100 (11.26%) AWS
3 56 (6.31%) Power Platform
4 39 (4.39%) SaaS
5 28 (3.15%) Dynamics 365
5 28 (3.15%) npm
5 28 (3.15%) Serverless
6 17 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (1.58%) PowerApps
8 13 (1.46%) GCP
9 12 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
10 11 (1.24%) Office 365
11 9 (1.01%) GitHub
11 9 (1.01%) PaaS
12 8 (0.90%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 8 (0.90%) IBM Cloud
13 7 (0.79%) Amazon S3
13 7 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (0.68%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.25%) Internet
2 9 (1.01%) HTTP
3 5 (0.56%) Broadband
3 5 (0.56%) FTP
3 5 (0.56%) Intranet
4 4 (0.45%) Skype
5 2 (0.23%) SMS
6 1 (0.11%) MQTT
6 1 (0.11%) Network Security
6 1 (0.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (22.75%) SQL Server
2 78 (8.78%) MySQL
3 68 (7.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 68 (7.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 55 (6.19%) MongoDB
5 46 (5.18%) Power BI
6 35 (3.94%) Relational Database
7 34 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
8 31 (3.49%) NoSQL
9 29 (3.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 24 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
11 15 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
12 14 (1.58%) Redis
13 12 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
13 12 (1.35%) OLTP
14 9 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (1.01%) Data Mining
15 8 (0.90%) Big Data
15 8 (0.90%) Cosmos DB
15 8 (0.90%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 149 (16.78%) Git (software)
2 41 (4.62%) Jenkins
3 35 (3.94%) Visual Studio
4 29 (3.27%) Maven
5 24 (2.70%) JIRA
6 19 (2.14%) JUnit
7 17 (1.91%) Subversion
7 17 (1.91%) webpack
8 15 (1.69%) NUnit
9 14 (1.58%) SonarQube
9 14 (1.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 13 (1.46%) Mocha
11 12 (1.35%) GitLab
12 11 (1.24%) Mockito
13 10 (1.13%) Selenium
14 9 (1.01%) DbUnit
14 9 (1.01%) Jasmine
14 9 (1.01%) jMock
14 9 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (0.90%) Moq
General
1 76 (8.56%) Finance
2 26 (2.93%) Retail
3 22 (2.48%) Games
4 21 (2.36%) Automotive
5 17 (1.91%) Public Sector
6 14 (1.58%) Law
7 13 (1.46%) Marketing
8 9 (1.01%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.79%) Digital Economy
10 6 (0.68%) Back Office
10 6 (0.68%) Legal
11 4 (0.45%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.34%) Advertising
12 3 (0.34%) Banking
13 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.11%) Electronics
14 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 326 (36.71%) .NET
2 268 (30.18%) HTML
3 259 (29.17%) CSS
4 159 (17.91%) AngularJS
5 158 (17.79%) ASP.NET
6 104 (11.71%) Node.js
7 103 (11.60%) .NET Framework
7 103 (11.60%) React
8 96 (10.81%) jQuery
9 94 (10.59%) REST
10 85 (9.57%) .NET Core
11 71 (8.00%) Web Services
12 64 (7.21%) HTML5
13 60 (6.76%) ASP.NET MVC
14 58 (6.53%) Vue.js
15 57 (6.42%) ASP.NET Web API
16 56 (6.31%) Spring
17 50 (5.63%) RESTful
18 47 (5.29%) CSS3
19 42 (4.73%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 67 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (5.29%) User Experience
3 36 (4.05%) Mobile App
3 36 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
4 34 (3.83%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (1.01%) Data Centre
6 7 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (0.68%) Augmented Reality
7 6 (0.68%) Internet of Things
7 6 (0.68%) iPad
8 5 (0.56%) Data Structures
8 5 (0.56%) Life Science
8 5 (0.56%) Robotics
9 4 (0.45%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.45%) Animation
9 4 (0.45%) Public Cloud
9 4 (0.45%) TRADACOMS
10 3 (0.34%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.34%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.34%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 105 (11.82%) Linux
2 83 (9.35%) Windows
3 26 (2.93%) Unix
4 20 (2.25%) Android
5 17 (1.91%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.45%) CentOS
7 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.23%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.11%) MVS
8 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (35.70%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (18.47%) MVC
3 149 (16.78%) Web Development
4 126 (14.19%) DevOps
5 101 (11.37%) Front End Development
6 97 (10.92%) TDD
7 95 (10.70%) Microservices
8 93 (10.47%) Scrum
9 89 (10.02%) Problem-Solving
10 86 (9.68%) OO
11 77 (8.67%) Unit Testing
12 74 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
13 72 (8.11%) Fintech
14 63 (7.09%) Mentoring
15 59 (6.64%) Software Engineering
16 55 (6.19%) SDLC
17 54 (6.08%) E-Commerce
18 52 (5.86%) OOP
19 51 (5.74%) Kanban
20 50 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 414 (46.62%) JavaScript
2 376 (42.34%) C#
3 252 (28.38%) SQL
4 142 (15.99%) Java
5 122 (13.74%) Python
6 105 (11.82%) PHP
7 80 (9.01%) T-SQL
8 63 (7.09%) C++
9 56 (6.31%) TypeScript
10 37 (4.17%) VB.NET
11 36 (4.05%) C
12 35 (3.94%) ES6
13 14 (1.58%) Embedded C
14 12 (1.35%) ABAP
14 12 (1.35%) PowerShell
15 11 (1.24%) Java 8
16 10 (1.13%) Objective-C
17 8 (0.90%) Go
18 7 (0.79%) Perl
18 7 (0.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 53 (5.97%) Degree
2 19 (2.14%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.03%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.34%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.11%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.49%) QA
2 15 (1.69%) GDPR
3 7 (0.79%) WCAG
4 2 (0.23%) IFRS
4 2 (0.23%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.11%) GxP
System Software
1 48 (5.41%) Docker
2 8 (0.90%) Squid
3 5 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.56%) vSphere
4 4 (0.45%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 18 (2.03%) Kubernetes
2 6 (0.68%) Kibana
3 5 (0.56%) logstash
4 4 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.45%) Puppet
5 1 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.11%) MIIS
5 1 (0.11%) Oozie
5 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 171 (19.26%) Microsoft
2 24 (2.70%) SAP
3 20 (2.25%) Oracle
4 19 (2.14%) Tableau
5 14 (1.58%) Google
6 13 (1.46%) IBM
7 9 (1.01%) Cognos
8 7 (0.79%) Blue Prism
8 7 (0.79%) UiPath
8 7 (0.79%) Xamarin
9 6 (0.68%) Adobe
9 6 (0.68%) DevExpress
10 5 (0.56%) Automation Anywhere
10 5 (0.56%) VMware
11 4 (0.45%) SEEBURGER
12 3 (0.34%) Apple
12 3 (0.34%) Infor
12 3 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.34%) Telerik
12 3 (0.34%) TIBCO