Period
to 6 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 6 April 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 2 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,370 1,747 2,731
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.47% 21.93% 27.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.40% 22.97% 28.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1,383 1,598 2,570
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 5,854 7,607 9,514
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.00% 95.51% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4,901 5,757 7,408
Median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +6.02% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +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 6 April 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 6 April 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 +1 552 £45,000 +5.88% 114
Worcestershire +3 174 £38,500 +8.45% 29
Staffordshire -2 171 £40,000 - 72
Coventry +1 124 £45,000 - 15
Warwickshire -3 121 £45,000 +5.88% 26
Solihull -15 40 £50,000 +5.26% 14
Herefordshire +8 29 £43,750 -2.78% 3
Shropshire +2 28 £37,500 +4.17% 16
Walsall -16 21 £39,000 +0.65% 4
Wolverhampton -1 12 £45,000 - 15
Sutton Coldfield -3 9 £45,000 +23.29% 5
West Bromwich -5 3 £40,000 -30.43%
Wednesbury - 3 £40,000 -
Halesowen 0 1 £45,000 +28.57%
Stourbridge 0 1 £55,000 +115.69%
Dudley -5 1 £32,500 +13.04%
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 April 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.

1 645 (47.08%) JavaScript
2 619 (45.18%) C#
3 558 (40.73%) .NET
4 502 (36.64%) Agile Software Development
5 429 (31.31%) SQL
6 424 (30.95%) CSS
7 420 (30.66%) HTML
8 295 (21.53%) SQL Server
9 266 (19.42%) ASP.NET
10 264 (19.27%) MVC
11 251 (18.32%) Git (software)
12 241 (17.59%) Azure
13 236 (17.23%) Web Development
14 220 (16.06%) AngularJS
15 210 (15.33%) Microsoft
16 209 (15.26%) Java
17 198 (14.45%) AWS
18 176 (12.85%) React
19 175 (12.77%) PHP
20 168 (12.26%) DevOps
21 166 (12.12%) REST
22 164 (11.97%) Front End Development
23 161 (11.75%) OO
24 154 (11.24%) Scrum
25 152 (11.09%) TDD
26 147 (10.73%) Node.js
27 142 (10.36%) .NET Framework
28 140 (10.22%) MySQL
29 138 (10.07%) jQuery
30 137 (10.00%) Python

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 44 (3.21%) CMS
2 30 (2.19%) SharePoint
3 21 (1.53%) Umbraco
4 20 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (1.17%) Apache
5 16 (1.17%) Tomcat
6 15 (1.09%) WordPress
7 9 (0.66%) Apache Spark
7 9 (0.66%) Confluence
8 8 (0.58%) JBoss
9 7 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 7 (0.51%) IIS
10 6 (0.44%) Drupal
10 6 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (0.44%) TPMS
11 5 (0.36%) FileNet
11 5 (0.36%) Red Hat Fuse
11 5 (0.36%) SAS
12 4 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (0.44%) Chatbot
1 6 (0.44%) InVision
1 6 (0.44%) Marvel
1 6 (0.44%) Sketch
2 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (1.68%) Magento
2 21 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.66%) Cognos TM1
4 5 (0.36%) OpenCart
5 4 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.15%) Shopify
8 1 (0.073%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 241 (17.59%) Azure
2 198 (14.45%) AWS
3 56 (4.09%) Power Platform
4 44 (3.21%) npm
5 43 (3.14%) SaaS
6 33 (2.41%) Dynamics 365
7 30 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
8 27 (1.97%) Serverless
9 22 (1.61%) GCP
10 17 (1.24%) Azure Data Factory
10 17 (1.24%) Office 365
11 15 (1.09%) PaaS
12 13 (0.95%) GitHub
13 12 (0.88%) Heroku
14 10 (0.73%) PowerApps
15 9 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
15 9 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
16 8 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 7 (0.51%) Amazon S3
17 7 (0.51%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 49 (3.58%) Internet
2 6 (0.44%) HTTP
2 6 (0.44%) Intranet
3 4 (0.29%) Skype
4 3 (0.22%) Broadband
4 3 (0.22%) SMS
5 2 (0.15%) FTP
5 2 (0.15%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.15%) SSL
5 2 (0.15%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.073%) CTI
6 1 (0.073%) MQTT
6 1 (0.073%) Network Security
6 1 (0.073%) RTMP
6 1 (0.073%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.073%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (21.53%) SQL Server
2 140 (10.22%) MySQL
3 91 (6.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 87 (6.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 71 (5.18%) Relational Database
6 51 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
7 50 (3.65%) MongoDB
7 50 (3.65%) Power BI
8 33 (2.41%) NoSQL
9 32 (2.34%) Azure SQL Database
9 32 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
10 25 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
11 24 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 13 (0.95%) Redis
13 11 (0.80%) Hadoop
13 11 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
14 10 (0.73%) RDBMS
15 9 (0.66%) Snowflake Schema
15 9 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
15 9 (0.66%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 251 (18.32%) Git (software)
2 53 (3.87%) Jenkins
3 49 (3.58%) Visual Studio
4 44 (3.21%) Maven
5 39 (2.85%) JIRA
6 37 (2.70%) webpack
7 31 (2.26%) gulp
8 30 (2.19%) JUnit
9 23 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (1.61%) SonarQube
11 19 (1.39%) Grunt
12 18 (1.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 17 (1.24%) Mockito
14 16 (1.17%) Subversion
15 14 (1.02%) DbUnit
15 14 (1.02%) GitLab
15 14 (1.02%) jMock
15 14 (1.02%) Mocha
16 13 (0.95%) Jasmine
17 12 (0.88%) Moq
General
1 130 (9.49%) Finance
2 44 (3.21%) Games
2 44 (3.21%) Retail
3 39 (2.85%) Public Sector
4 28 (2.04%) Marketing
5 26 (1.90%) Automotive
6 19 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 9 (0.66%) Telecoms
8 7 (0.51%) Billing
9 6 (0.44%) Back Office
9 6 (0.44%) Legal
10 5 (0.36%) Advertising
10 5 (0.36%) Law
11 4 (0.29%) Electronics
12 3 (0.22%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.22%) Banking
13 2 (0.15%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.073%) German Language
14 1 (0.073%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 558 (40.73%) .NET
2 424 (30.95%) CSS
3 420 (30.66%) HTML
4 266 (19.42%) ASP.NET
5 220 (16.06%) AngularJS
6 176 (12.85%) React
7 166 (12.12%) REST
8 147 (10.73%) Node.js
9 142 (10.36%) .NET Framework
10 138 (10.07%) jQuery
11 117 (8.54%) Web Services
12 107 (7.81%) .NET Core
13 105 (7.66%) ASP.NET MVC
14 101 (7.37%) ASP.NET Web API
15 94 (6.86%) Spring
16 91 (6.64%) HTML5
17 81 (5.91%) Sass
18 79 (5.77%) RESTful
19 74 (5.40%) Vue.js
20 63 (4.60%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 96 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (6.93%) Greenfield Project
3 91 (6.64%) User Experience
4 66 (4.82%) Mobile App
5 53 (3.87%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (1.46%) Algorithms
6 20 (1.46%) Data Structures
7 15 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (1.09%) Public Cloud
8 12 (0.88%) Management Information System
8 12 (0.88%) SCADA
9 9 (0.66%) Virtual Team
10 8 (0.58%) Robotics
11 7 (0.51%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.44%) Augmented Reality
12 6 (0.44%) e-Learning
12 6 (0.44%) Internet of Things
12 6 (0.44%) iPad
13 5 (0.36%) Clustering
13 5 (0.36%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 123 (8.98%) Linux
2 122 (8.91%) Windows
3 36 (2.63%) Unix
4 28 (2.04%) Android
5 22 (1.61%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
7 5 (0.36%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.22%) CentOS
8 3 (0.22%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.073%) MVS
9 1 (0.073%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.073%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 502 (36.64%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (19.27%) MVC
3 236 (17.23%) Web Development
4 168 (12.26%) DevOps
5 164 (11.97%) Front End Development
6 161 (11.75%) OO
7 154 (11.24%) Scrum
8 152 (11.09%) TDD
9 136 (9.93%) Problem-Solving
10 124 (9.05%) Microservices
11 110 (8.03%) OOP
12 104 (7.59%) Software Engineering
13 103 (7.52%) SDLC
14 102 (7.45%) Business Intelligence
15 93 (6.79%) Continuous Integration
16 89 (6.50%) Computer Science
17 80 (5.84%) Unit Testing
18 78 (5.69%) Mentoring
19 77 (5.62%) E-Commerce
20 74 (5.40%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 645 (47.08%) JavaScript
2 619 (45.18%) C#
3 429 (31.31%) SQL
4 209 (15.26%) Java
5 175 (12.77%) PHP
6 137 (10.00%) Python
7 124 (9.05%) T-SQL
8 88 (6.42%) C++
9 69 (5.04%) VB.NET
10 56 (4.09%) C
10 56 (4.09%) TypeScript
11 42 (3.07%) ES6
12 24 (1.75%) PowerShell
13 19 (1.39%) Java 8
14 15 (1.09%) Embedded C
14 15 (1.09%) Ruby
15 14 (1.02%) ABAP
16 12 (0.88%) Scala
17 10 (0.73%) Objective-C
18 9 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 104 (7.59%) Degree
2 33 (2.41%) Security Cleared
3 31 (2.26%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (0.88%) HND
7 7 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.29%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.29%) MCP
9 3 (0.22%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.073%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.07%) QA
2 8 (0.58%) GDPR
3 7 (0.51%) WCAG
4 2 (0.15%) GxP
4 2 (0.15%) IFRS
4 2 (0.15%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.15%) PMO
4 2 (0.15%) SLA
5 1 (0.073%) Data Quality
System Software
1 71 (5.18%) Docker
2 9 (0.66%) Postfix
3 7 (0.51%) vCloud
4 5 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.36%) vSphere
5 4 (0.29%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.15%) Squid
Systems Management
1 19 (1.39%) Kubernetes
2 8 (0.58%) Kibana
3 7 (0.51%) logstash
3 7 (0.51%) vCenter Server
4 5 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.36%) Puppet
5 4 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.15%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.15%) Terraform
7 1 (0.073%) Ansible
7 1 (0.073%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.073%) MIIS
7 1 (0.073%) Oozie
Vendors
1 210 (15.33%) Microsoft
2 52 (3.80%) Oracle
3 37 (2.70%) Tableau
4 25 (1.82%) Cognos
5 23 (1.68%) Google
6 20 (1.46%) SAP
7 19 (1.39%) IBM
8 16 (1.17%) UiPath
9 14 (1.02%) MuleSoft
10 13 (0.95%) Adobe
10 13 (0.95%) Blue Prism
11 12 (0.88%) VMware
12 11 (0.80%) ServiceNow
13 9 (0.66%) DevExpress
13 9 (0.66%) Xamarin
14 8 (0.58%) Automation Anywhere
15 6 (0.44%) Sitecore
16 5 (0.36%) Netlify
16 5 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
17 4 (0.29%) Apple