Period
to 17 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,714 2,126 3,256
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.50% 24.71% 32.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.31% 25.62% 34.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,591 1,921 3,068
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £55,000
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 7,052 8,297 9,566
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.67% 96.42% 96.53%
Number of salaries quoted 5,726 6,453 7,962
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,826 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.00% - +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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -1 563 £42,500 - 183
Staffordshire 0 257 £40,000 - 71
Worcestershire +1 171 £40,000 +6.67% 84
Coventry 0 167 £47,500 - 31
Warwickshire -1 167 £45,000 +12.50% 49
Herefordshire +15 94 £45,000 -5.26% 13
Solihull -2 85 £45,000 +3.45% 15
Shropshire 0 65 £35,000 +12.00% 10
Sutton Coldfield +1 38 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Walsall -4 12 £40,750 +16.43% 2
Halesowen - 12 £40,000 - 6
Wolverhampton -1 10 £37,500 +10.29% 8
Smethwick - 5 £22,500 -
Wednesbury - 4 £58,750 -
Kingswinford - 1 £45,000 -
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 774 (45.16%) C#
2 763 (44.52%) .NET
3 751 (43.82%) JavaScript
4 682 (39.79%) Agile Software Development
5 618 (36.06%) SQL
6 559 (32.61%) CSS
7 557 (32.50%) HTML
8 440 (25.67%) ASP.NET
9 437 (25.50%) SQL Server
10 390 (22.75%) MVC
11 329 (19.19%) Web Development
12 326 (19.02%) AngularJS
13 315 (18.38%) Microsoft
14 294 (17.15%) PHP
15 284 (16.57%) Scrum
16 283 (16.51%) Azure
17 259 (15.11%) Git (software)
18 234 (13.65%) jQuery
19 224 (13.07%) MySQL
20 217 (12.66%) Java
21 215 (12.54%) OO
22 207 (12.08%) React
23 204 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
24 184 (10.74%) DevOps
24 184 (10.74%) AWS
25 181 (10.56%) Web Services
26 179 (10.44%) .NET Framework
26 179 (10.44%) HTML5
27 175 (10.21%) TDD
28 173 (10.09%) T-SQL

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 54 (3.15%) CMS
2 50 (2.92%) WordPress
3 41 (2.39%) SharePoint
4 26 (1.52%) Umbraco
5 23 (1.34%) IIS
6 22 (1.28%) Apache
6 22 (1.28%) Drupal
7 19 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
8 18 (1.05%) Confluence
9 13 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (0.47%) JBoss
10 8 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.29%) Anypoint
11 5 (0.29%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.23%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.23%) ArcGIS
12 4 (0.23%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.23%) Sitefinity
13 3 (0.18%) FileNet
Applications
1 16 (0.93%) S-PLUS
2 13 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.70%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.23%) Adobe XD
4 4 (0.23%) Fireworks
4 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.23%) Moqups
5 3 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.12%) Sketch
7 1 (0.058%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.058%) Figma
7 1 (0.058%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.28%) Magento
3 18 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.23%) OpenCart
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.18%) OPENHousing
7 3 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.18%) Sage CRM
7 3 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.18%) Shopify
8 2 (0.12%) Infor CRM
8 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.12%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.058%) FastStats
9 1 (0.058%) FastStats PeopleStage
9 1 (0.058%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 283 (16.51%) Azure
2 184 (10.74%) AWS
3 63 (3.68%) Power Platform
4 49 (2.86%) Dynamics 365
5 46 (2.68%) SaaS
5 46 (2.68%) Serverless
6 35 (2.04%) GCP
7 29 (1.69%) Office 365
8 27 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
9 22 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
10 16 (0.93%) PaaS
11 14 (0.82%) npm
12 13 (0.76%) GitHub
13 12 (0.70%) Heroku
14 11 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 11 (0.64%) Amazon EKS
14 11 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
14 11 (0.64%) Amazon S3
15 10 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
16 8 (0.47%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.87%) Internet
2 16 (0.93%) HTTP
3 13 (0.76%) FTP
3 13 (0.76%) SMTP
4 10 (0.58%) SSL
5 9 (0.53%) SSH
6 8 (0.47%) HTTPS
6 8 (0.47%) MQTT
7 6 (0.35%) Broadband
7 6 (0.35%) xDSL
8 5 (0.29%) Intranet
8 5 (0.29%) Skype
9 4 (0.23%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.18%) RS-232
11 2 (0.12%) Bluetooth
11 2 (0.12%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.12%) RTP
11 2 (0.12%) Wireless
12 1 (0.058%) SNMP
12 1 (0.058%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 437 (25.50%) SQL Server
2 224 (13.07%) MySQL
3 160 (9.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 113 (6.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 83 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
6 81 (4.73%) Relational Database
7 75 (4.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 69 (4.03%) MongoDB
9 57 (3.33%) Power BI
10 56 (3.27%) NoSQL
11 43 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
12 25 (1.46%) Amazon RDS
12 25 (1.46%) Oracle Database
12 25 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
13 21 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
14 19 (1.11%) QlikView
15 17 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
15 17 (0.99%) Cognos Framework Manager
15 17 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
16 15 (0.88%) Redis
Development Applications
1 259 (15.11%) Git (software)
2 105 (6.13%) Visual Studio
3 70 (4.08%) Jenkins
4 53 (3.09%) JIRA
5 46 (2.68%) Maven
6 39 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 36 (2.10%) Subversion
8 33 (1.93%) JUnit
9 23 (1.34%) Oracle Forms
10 22 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
11 18 (1.05%) Selenium
12 17 (0.99%) SonarQube
13 15 (0.88%) webpack
14 14 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 14 (0.82%) Gradle
15 12 (0.70%) TeamCity
16 11 (0.64%) Eclipse
16 11 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 10 (0.58%) gulp
17 10 (0.58%) Vagrant
General
1 111 (6.48%) Finance
2 88 (5.13%) Retail
3 74 (4.32%) Marketing
4 68 (3.97%) Public Sector
5 41 (2.39%) Games
6 37 (2.16%) Manufacturing
7 30 (1.75%) Telecoms
8 16 (0.93%) Electronics
9 10 (0.58%) Automotive
10 8 (0.47%) Billing
11 7 (0.41%) Advertising
12 4 (0.23%) Online Betting
12 4 (0.23%) Social Housing
13 3 (0.18%) Back Office
13 3 (0.18%) Legal
13 3 (0.18%) Local Government
14 2 (0.12%) Banking
14 2 (0.12%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.12%) Law
14 2 (0.12%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 763 (44.52%) .NET
2 559 (32.61%) CSS
3 557 (32.50%) HTML
4 440 (25.67%) ASP.NET
5 326 (19.02%) AngularJS
6 234 (13.65%) jQuery
7 207 (12.08%) React
8 181 (10.56%) Web Services
9 179 (10.44%) .NET Framework
9 179 (10.44%) HTML5
10 151 (8.81%) Node.js
11 139 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
11 139 (8.11%) ASP.NET Web API
12 137 (7.99%) Laravel
13 135 (7.88%) Spring
14 123 (7.18%) CSS3
15 118 (6.88%) .NET Core
16 108 (6.30%) RESTful
17 102 (5.95%) REST
18 89 (5.19%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 114 (6.65%) Greenfield Project
2 104 (6.07%) User Experience
3 92 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
4 88 (5.13%) Mobile App
5 59 (3.44%) Self-Motivation
6 29 (1.69%) Management Information System
7 20 (1.17%) iPad
8 17 (0.99%) Algorithms
9 15 (0.88%) Graphic Design
10 14 (0.82%) Robotics
11 11 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (0.64%) Xbox
12 9 (0.53%) Data Structures
12 9 (0.53%) Smart Home
13 7 (0.41%) Device Driver
14 5 (0.29%) Clustering
14 5 (0.29%) SCADA
14 5 (0.29%) Virtual Team
15 4 (0.23%) Enterprise Cloud
15 4 (0.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 86 (5.02%) Linux
2 62 (3.62%) Windows
3 40 (2.33%) Android
4 34 (1.98%) Unix
5 33 (1.93%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.70%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.53%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.35%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.12%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.12%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.058%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 682 (39.79%) Agile Software Development
2 390 (22.75%) MVC
3 329 (19.19%) Web Development
4 284 (16.57%) Scrum
5 215 (12.54%) OO
6 204 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
7 184 (10.74%) DevOps
8 175 (10.21%) TDD
9 169 (9.86%) SDLC
10 151 (8.81%) Business Intelligence
10 151 (8.81%) Mentoring
11 147 (8.58%) Front End Development
12 122 (7.12%) Software Engineering
13 112 (6.53%) Computer Science
14 102 (5.95%) Test Automation
15 101 (5.89%) OOP
16 92 (5.37%) Microservices
17 91 (5.31%) E-Commerce
18 87 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
19 79 (4.61%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 774 (45.16%) C#
2 751 (43.82%) JavaScript
3 618 (36.06%) SQL
4 294 (17.15%) PHP
5 217 (12.66%) Java
6 173 (10.09%) T-SQL
7 95 (5.54%) VB.NET
8 77 (4.49%) TypeScript
9 72 (4.20%) Python
10 49 (2.86%) ES6
11 32 (1.87%) C++
11 32 (1.87%) PL/SQL
12 31 (1.81%) C
13 27 (1.58%) Kotlin
14 23 (1.34%) VB
15 21 (1.23%) Go
16 15 (0.88%) Objective-C
16 15 (0.88%) VB6
17 14 (0.82%) PowerShell
18 13 (0.76%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 148 (8.63%) Degree
2 28 (1.63%) HND
3 27 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (1.23%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.23%) Security Cleared
5 16 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (0.70%) MCP
7 8 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.35%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.18%) MCSD
10 2 (0.12%) MCPD
10 2 (0.12%) MCSA
10 2 (0.12%) SAP Certification
10 2 (0.12%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
11 1 (0.058%) GISP
11 1 (0.058%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.058%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (4.61%) QA
2 9 (0.53%) GDPR
3 5 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.23%) SLA
5 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.12%) PMO
6 1 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 97 (5.66%) Docker
2 16 (0.93%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.41%) Firmware
5 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.12%) XenApp
5 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.058%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.058%) Postfix
6 1 (0.058%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.058%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.058%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (1.75%) Kubernetes
2 16 (0.93%) Kibana
3 13 (0.76%) logstash
4 10 (0.58%) Terraform
5 8 (0.47%) AirWatch
5 8 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (0.35%) Ansible
7 4 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.18%) Puppet
8 3 (0.18%) SCCM
9 2 (0.12%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.12%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.058%) Grafana
10 1 (0.058%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 315 (18.38%) Microsoft
2 82 (4.78%) Oracle
3 44 (2.57%) Google
4 37 (2.16%) Cognos
5 31 (1.81%) SAP
6 29 (1.69%) Zend
7 27 (1.58%) IBM
8 25 (1.46%) Xamarin
9 23 (1.34%) Tableau
10 15 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (0.88%) UiPath
11 8 (0.47%) Apple
11 8 (0.47%) Sitecore
12 7 (0.41%) Adobe
13 6 (0.35%) Aderant
13 6 (0.35%) Intapp
14 5 (0.29%) Infor
14 5 (0.29%) MuleSoft
15 4 (0.23%) ESRI
15 4 (0.23%) WooCommerce