Period
to 23 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,679 2,951 2,908
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.43% 29.88% 27.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.42% 30.90% 28.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,452 2,647 2,749
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% +1.30%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £56,250
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 7,489 9,551 10,106
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.58% 96.70% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5,689 7,606 8,037
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £25,475 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £69,055 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 -1 670 £42,500 +5.59% 209
Staffordshire 0 274 £40,000 +11.11% 73
Coventry -5 144 £45,000 +7.78% 40
Warwickshire -2 135 £40,000 +14.29% 38
Worcestershire -2 132 £37,500 +7.14% 79
Solihull -3 81 £50,000 +23.46% 29
Sutton Coldfield +3 67 £37,500 +7.14% 10
Shropshire -3 62 £32,500 -7.14% 32
Walsall -1 22 £32,500 -35.00% 5
Herefordshire -19 19 £42,500 +14.86% 9
Dudley -5 13 £33,000 +32.00% 1
Wolverhampton -10 9 £35,000 +1.45% 9
Stourbridge 0 6 £29,000 +13.73% 4
Halesowen +20 4 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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.

1 854 (50.86%) JavaScript
2 742 (44.19%) C#
3 718 (42.76%) HTML
4 663 (39.49%) .NET
5 655 (39.01%) CSS
6 651 (38.77%) SQL
7 640 (38.12%) Agile Software Development
8 519 (30.91%) SQL Server
9 459 (27.34%) MVC
10 382 (22.75%) AngularJS
11 370 (22.04%) ASP.NET
12 359 (21.38%) Java
13 355 (21.14%) Microsoft
14 310 (18.46%) Web Development
15 265 (15.78%) TDD
16 251 (14.95%) Microsoft Azure
17 249 (14.83%) HTML5
18 241 (14.35%) PHP
19 234 (13.94%) Scrum
20 225 (13.40%) Spring
21 215 (12.81%) jQuery
22 200 (11.91%) Web Services
23 198 (11.79%) Problem-Solving
24 194 (11.55%) React
25 191 (11.38%) Git (software)
26 178 (10.60%) MySQL
27 172 (10.24%) Finance
28 169 (10.07%) Visual Studio
29 168 (10.01%) ASP.NET MVC
29 168 (10.01%) Front End Development

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 97 (5.78%) CMS
2 48 (2.86%) WordPress
3 45 (2.68%) Umbraco
4 42 (2.50%) Confluence
4 42 (2.50%) SharePoint
5 29 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
6 27 (1.61%) JBoss
7 26 (1.55%) Drupal
8 18 (1.07%) Anypoint
8 18 (1.07%) Tomcat
9 16 (0.95%) Joomla!
10 15 (0.89%) Mule
11 14 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 13 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 10 (0.60%) Apache
14 9 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
15 8 (0.48%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
17 5 (0.30%) Moodle
Applications
1 27 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.42%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.24%) Maya
5 1 (0.060%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.060%) ArchiCAD
5 1 (0.060%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.060%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.060%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.060%) Revit
5 1 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 38 (2.26%) Magento
2 21 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.66%) NetSuite
4 9 (0.54%) FastStats
5 7 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.42%) PRMS
6 6 (0.36%) Raiser's Edge
7 5 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.18%) Carpe Diem
8 3 (0.18%) Elite 3E
8 3 (0.18%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.18%) Shopify
9 2 (0.12%) JDE OneWorld
9 2 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.12%) SAP Business One
10 1 (0.060%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.060%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.060%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 251 (14.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 110 (6.55%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (2.62%) GitHub
4 34 (2.03%) SaaS
5 33 (1.97%) npm
6 25 (1.49%) Serverless
7 21 (1.25%) NuGet
8 18 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
9 17 (1.01%) Office 365
10 13 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.36%) PaaS
14 5 (0.30%) Force.com
14 5 (0.30%) Google App Engine
14 5 (0.30%) IaaS
14 5 (0.30%) Slack
15 3 (0.18%) Google Play
15 3 (0.18%) Silverpop
16 2 (0.12%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.44%) Internet
2 8 (0.48%) HTTP
2 8 (0.48%) Intranet
3 6 (0.36%) SSL
4 5 (0.30%) RTP
5 4 (0.24%) Broadband
5 4 (0.24%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.12%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.12%) FTP
6 2 (0.12%) Skype
6 2 (0.12%) SSH
6 2 (0.12%) VoIP
6 2 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.060%) ATM
7 1 (0.060%) Extranet
7 1 (0.060%) SMS
7 1 (0.060%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 519 (30.91%) SQL Server
2 178 (10.60%) MySQL
3 126 (7.50%) Relational Database
4 116 (6.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 116 (6.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 108 (6.43%) NoSQL
6 55 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 51 (3.04%) MongoDB
8 47 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
9 45 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
10 40 (2.38%) Power BI
11 37 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
12 31 (1.85%) Big Data
13 28 (1.67%) Redis
14 26 (1.55%) SQL Server 2014
15 23 (1.37%) SQLite
16 22 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
17 21 (1.25%) QlikView
18 12 (0.71%) RDBMS
19 11 (0.66%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 191 (11.38%) Git (software)
2 169 (10.07%) Visual Studio
3 89 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 73 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 54 (3.22%) JIRA
6 49 (2.92%) Maven
7 38 (2.26%) Subversion
8 34 (2.03%) JUnit
9 30 (1.79%) Selenium
10 26 (1.55%) Visual Studio Team System
11 22 (1.31%) Cucumber
12 21 (1.25%) Visual Studio Code
13 20 (1.19%) Mockito
14 18 (1.07%) Gradle
14 18 (1.07%) Jasmine
14 18 (1.07%) PHPUnit
15 17 (1.01%) NUnit
16 15 (0.89%) SonarQube
17 14 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
18 12 (0.71%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 172 (10.24%) Finance
2 73 (4.35%) Marketing
3 61 (3.63%) Retail
4 40 (2.38%) Automotive
5 30 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 23 (1.37%) Games
7 21 (1.25%) Advertising
7 21 (1.25%) Telecoms
8 16 (0.95%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.48%) Law
10 7 (0.42%) Back Office
10 7 (0.42%) General Ledger
10 7 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.36%) Legal
12 5 (0.30%) Local Government
12 5 (0.30%) Publishing
13 2 (0.12%) Electronics
13 2 (0.12%) Military
14 1 (0.060%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.060%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 718 (42.76%) HTML
2 663 (39.49%) .NET
3 655 (39.01%) CSS
4 382 (22.75%) AngularJS
5 370 (22.04%) ASP.NET
6 249 (14.83%) HTML5
7 225 (13.40%) Spring
8 215 (12.81%) jQuery
9 200 (11.91%) Web Services
10 194 (11.55%) React
11 168 (10.01%) ASP.NET MVC
12 151 (8.99%) CSS3
13 148 (8.81%) Node.js
14 141 (8.40%) ASP.NET Web API
15 132 (7.86%) .NET Framework
16 127 (7.56%) REST
17 118 (7.03%) Laravel
17 118 (7.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 117 (6.97%) KnockoutJS
19 115 (6.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 118 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (6.79%) Greenfield Project
3 91 (5.42%) User Experience
4 78 (4.65%) Mobile App
5 36 (2.14%) Management Information System
6 30 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
7 29 (1.73%) Algorithms
7 29 (1.73%) Fintech
8 24 (1.43%) CCTV
9 23 (1.37%) Internet of Things
10 22 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (1.07%) AS400
12 13 (0.77%) Data Structures
12 13 (0.77%) New Media
13 12 (0.71%) NHS
14 11 (0.66%) Virtual Team
15 10 (0.60%) Driving Licence
16 9 (0.54%) iSeries
16 9 (0.54%) Social Media
17 8 (0.48%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 104 (6.19%) Windows
2 98 (5.84%) Linux
3 45 (2.68%) Apple iOS
4 41 (2.44%) Android
5 21 (1.25%) Windows 10
6 10 (0.60%) Unix
7 8 (0.48%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.24%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.18%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.060%) Debian
11 1 (0.060%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 640 (38.12%) Agile Software Development
2 459 (27.34%) MVC
3 310 (18.46%) Web Development
4 265 (15.78%) TDD
5 234 (13.94%) Scrum
6 198 (11.79%) Problem-Solving
7 168 (10.01%) Front End Development
8 148 (8.81%) OO
9 138 (8.22%) SDLC
10 136 (8.10%) Continuous Integration
11 132 (7.86%) Software Engineering
12 118 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
12 118 (7.03%) OOP
13 107 (6.37%) SOA
14 94 (5.60%) Test Automation
15 90 (5.36%) ETL
15 90 (5.36%) Mentoring
16 89 (5.30%) Computer Science
17 87 (5.18%) Continuous Delivery
18 84 (5.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 854 (50.86%) JavaScript
2 742 (44.19%) C#
3 651 (38.77%) SQL
4 359 (21.38%) Java
5 241 (14.35%) PHP
6 167 (9.95%) T-SQL
7 125 (7.44%) VB.NET
8 103 (6.13%) Python
9 74 (4.41%) TypeScript
10 69 (4.11%) C++
11 42 (2.50%) VB
12 38 (2.26%) Perl
13 35 (2.08%) Java 8
14 33 (1.97%) C
15 28 (1.67%) Ruby
16 23 (1.37%) PowerShell
17 20 (1.19%) Scala
18 19 (1.13%) ES6
19 18 (1.07%) PL/SQL
19 18 (1.07%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 163 (9.71%) Degree
2 54 (3.22%) Computer Science Degree
2 54 (3.22%) Security Cleared
3 33 (1.97%) SC Cleared
4 29 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (0.83%) HND
6 8 (0.48%) DBS Check
6 8 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
7 7 (0.42%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.36%) PhD
9 5 (0.30%) MCPD
10 1 (0.060%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (4.11%) QA
2 16 (0.95%) GDPR
3 10 (0.60%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.18%) WAI
5 1 (0.060%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (3.28%) Docker
2 14 (0.83%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.18%) Varnish
4 2 (0.12%) HDFS
5 1 (0.060%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.060%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (1.73%) Kubernetes
2 25 (1.49%) Puppet
3 14 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.42%) cPanel
5 3 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.12%) Marathon
6 2 (0.12%) Terraform
7 1 (0.060%) Ansible
7 1 (0.060%) Packer
7 1 (0.060%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 355 (21.14%) Microsoft
2 60 (3.57%) Oracle
3 44 (2.62%) Xamarin
4 37 (2.20%) Tableau
5 34 (2.03%) Atlassian
6 28 (1.67%) Cognos
7 27 (1.61%) Zend
8 20 (1.19%) Adobe
9 19 (1.13%) Alteryx
9 19 (1.13%) Google
10 16 (0.95%) BT
11 15 (0.89%) IBM
12 14 (0.83%) JD Edwards
13 12 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (0.66%) UiPath
15 10 (0.60%) SAP
16 9 (0.54%) Apple
16 9 (0.54%) MicroStrategy
16 9 (0.54%) ServiceNow
17 8 (0.48%) DevExpress