Period
to 25 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 2,549 3,051 3,224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 26.93% 31.70% 26.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.92% 32.60% 27.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2,220 2,954 2,976
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% - +2.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 9,131 9,358 11,601
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.48% 97.22% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 7,068 7,759 9,367
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,070 £61,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -1 879 £42,500 +6.25% 166
Coventry -1 337 £43,929 +9.82% 45
Warwickshire 0 335 £37,500 +10.29% 45
Staffordshire 0 321 £37,500 -3.85% 94
Solihull 0 185 £40,000 +6.67% 26
Worcestershire 0 149 £37,000 -1.33% 48
Shropshire -1 76 £33,000 -5.71% 25
Wolverhampton -3 69 £34,000 +8.80% 9
Walsall 0 30 £50,000 +28.21% 4
Herefordshire -11 19 £37,000 -1.33% 3
Sutton Coldfield +4 18 £39,750 -11.67% 7
Dudley +1 12 £34,500 +15.00% 5
Stourbridge +3 7 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Halesowen -15 7 £24,500 - 3
Smethwick +1 3 £50,000 +47.06%
Kingswinford - 1 £37,500 -
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 1,389 (54.49%) JavaScript
2 1,169 (45.86%) C#
3 1,081 (42.41%) HTML
4 1,039 (40.76%) .NET
5 1,007 (39.51%) CSS
6 948 (37.19%) SQL
7 904 (35.46%) Agile Software Development
8 831 (32.60%) SQL Server
9 683 (26.79%) MVC
10 611 (23.97%) AngularJS
11 599 (23.50%) ASP.NET
12 541 (21.22%) Java
13 538 (21.11%) Web Development
14 489 (19.18%) Microsoft
15 464 (18.20%) PHP
16 375 (14.71%) jQuery
17 350 (13.73%) Git (software)
18 338 (13.26%) TDD
19 337 (13.22%) ASP.NET MVC
20 326 (12.79%) HTML5
21 302 (11.85%) MySQL
22 299 (11.73%) ASP.NET Web API
23 275 (10.79%) Degree
24 261 (10.24%) T-SQL
25 249 (9.77%) Scrum
26 248 (9.73%) Front End Development
27 243 (9.53%) Finance
28 240 (9.42%) .NET Framework
29 233 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
30 226 (8.87%) Linux

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 96 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 86 (3.37%) CMS
3 83 (3.26%) Apache
4 78 (3.06%) WordPress
5 67 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
6 44 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
7 42 (1.65%) Confluence
8 39 (1.53%) JBoss
9 29 (1.14%) Umbraco
10 24 (0.94%) IIS
11 19 (0.75%) Tomcat
12 15 (0.59%) Apache Spark
13 13 (0.51%) nginx
14 12 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 9 (0.35%) Drupal
16 8 (0.31%) Moodle
16 8 (0.31%) NServiceBus
16 8 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
17 6 (0.24%) WebSphere
17 6 (0.24%) WildFly
Applications
1 66 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (1.73%) Photoshop
3 26 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
5 13 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (0.24%) Simulink
6 6 (0.24%) Stateflow
6 6 (0.24%) TargetLink
7 5 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
8 4 (0.16%) InDesign
9 3 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.12%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.12%) Moqups
10 2 (0.078%) Blender
10 2 (0.078%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.039%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.039%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 102 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (1.77%) Dynamics NAV
3 41 (1.61%) Magento
4 34 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (0.43%) NetSuite
6 7 (0.27%) Shopify
7 5 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.16%) SAP Business One
9 3 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.12%) Sage 1000
9 3 (0.12%) Sage 500
9 3 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
10 2 (0.078%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.078%) WebTrends
11 1 (0.039%) OpenText MBPM
11 1 (0.039%) Sage X3
11 1 (0.039%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 214 (8.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 90 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
3 86 (3.37%) SaaS
4 66 (2.59%) Dynamics 365
5 63 (2.47%) PaaS
6 52 (2.04%) IaaS
7 41 (1.61%) Office 365
8 36 (1.41%) GitHub
9 33 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
10 31 (1.22%) Serverless
11 21 (0.82%) Force.com
12 14 (0.55%) npm
13 12 (0.47%) Bluemix
13 12 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
14 8 (0.31%) Google Analytics
15 6 (0.24%) Zapier
16 5 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 5 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
16 5 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
17 4 (0.16%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 42 (1.65%) Internet
2 28 (1.10%) HTTP
3 21 (0.82%) TCP/IP
4 16 (0.63%) SSL
5 13 (0.51%) Intranet
6 12 (0.47%) DNS
7 11 (0.43%) Broadband
7 11 (0.43%) Hyperconnected
7 11 (0.43%) SMS
8 9 (0.35%) SSH
9 8 (0.31%) Extranet
9 8 (0.31%) Firewall
10 5 (0.20%) Bluetooth
11 4 (0.16%) DHCP
11 4 (0.16%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.078%) AMQP
12 2 (0.078%) FTP
13 1 (0.039%) DAB
13 1 (0.039%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 831 (32.60%) SQL Server
2 302 (11.85%) MySQL
3 220 (8.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 188 (7.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 158 (6.20%) NoSQL
6 142 (5.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 115 (4.51%) MongoDB
8 112 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
9 107 (4.20%) Relational Database
10 103 (4.04%) SQL Server 2016
11 66 (2.59%) Big Data
12 59 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
13 57 (2.24%) Power BI
14 51 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
15 43 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
15 43 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
16 29 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
17 20 (0.78%) Cosmos DB
17 20 (0.78%) Redis
18 17 (0.67%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 350 (13.73%) Git (software)
2 191 (7.49%) Visual Studio
3 113 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 109 (4.28%) Subversion
5 85 (3.33%) JIRA
6 67 (2.63%) Jenkins
7 61 (2.39%) Maven
8 36 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
9 29 (1.14%) Jasmine
10 28 (1.10%) JUnit
10 28 (1.10%) TeamCity
10 28 (1.10%) webpack
11 26 (1.02%) Karma Test Runner
12 23 (0.90%) PhantomJS
13 22 (0.86%) Bitbucket
13 22 (0.86%) NUnit
14 21 (0.82%) Vagrant
15 19 (0.75%) Eclipse
15 19 (0.75%) Grunt
16 18 (0.71%) Android Studio
General
1 243 (9.53%) Finance
2 139 (5.45%) Retail
3 131 (5.14%) Advertising
4 109 (4.28%) Marketing
5 72 (2.82%) Games
6 61 (2.39%) Automotive
7 43 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 37 (1.45%) Legal
9 25 (0.98%) Banking
10 19 (0.75%) Electronics
11 15 (0.59%) Law
12 13 (0.51%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.31%) Telecoms
14 7 (0.27%) German Language
15 6 (0.24%) Front Office
15 6 (0.24%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.12%) Billing
16 3 (0.12%) Local Government
17 2 (0.078%) Aerospace
18 1 (0.039%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,081 (42.41%) HTML
2 1,039 (40.76%) .NET
3 1,007 (39.51%) CSS
4 611 (23.97%) AngularJS
5 599 (23.50%) ASP.NET
6 375 (14.71%) jQuery
7 337 (13.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 326 (12.79%) HTML5
9 299 (11.73%) ASP.NET Web API
10 240 (9.42%) .NET Framework
11 224 (8.79%) Web Services
12 222 (8.71%) RESTful
13 220 (8.63%) React
14 219 (8.59%) CSS3
15 208 (8.16%) Entity Framework
15 208 (8.16%) KnockoutJS
16 206 (8.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 202 (7.92%) Node.js
18 189 (7.41%) Spring
19 171 (6.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 181 (7.10%) Computer Science
2 157 (6.16%) User Experience
3 149 (5.85%) Greenfield Project
4 104 (4.08%) Mobile App
5 102 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
6 65 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
7 36 (1.41%) Fintech
8 35 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
9 31 (1.22%) Graphic Design
10 29 (1.14%) Social Media
11 27 (1.06%) Digital TV
11 27 (1.06%) Music Streaming
12 22 (0.86%) Management Information System
13 18 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
14 15 (0.59%) Driving Licence
15 14 (0.55%) Data Structures
15 14 (0.55%) Video\Live Streaming
15 14 (0.55%) VLE
16 11 (0.43%) Algorithms
16 11 (0.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 226 (8.87%) Linux
2 118 (4.63%) Windows
3 87 (3.41%) Android
4 54 (2.12%) Apple iOS
5 48 (1.88%) Unix
6 17 (0.67%) Mac OS
6 17 (0.67%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.24%) CentOS
7 6 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.12%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.078%) VMS
9 2 (0.078%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 2 (0.078%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.078%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 904 (35.46%) Agile Software Development
2 683 (26.79%) MVC
3 538 (21.11%) Web Development
4 338 (13.26%) TDD
5 249 (9.77%) Scrum
6 248 (9.73%) Front End Development
7 233 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
8 222 (8.71%) Business Intelligence
9 215 (8.43%) OO
10 179 (7.02%) BDD
10 179 (7.02%) Software Engineering
11 178 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
12 172 (6.75%) OOP
13 162 (6.36%) CRM
14 147 (5.77%) SDLC
15 136 (5.34%) Mentoring
16 134 (5.26%) Analytics
17 131 (5.14%) E-Commerce
18 128 (5.02%) Unit Testing
19 121 (4.75%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 1,389 (54.49%) JavaScript
2 1,169 (45.86%) C#
3 948 (37.19%) SQL
4 541 (21.22%) Java
5 464 (18.20%) PHP
6 261 (10.24%) T-SQL
7 134 (5.26%) C++
8 100 (3.92%) Python
9 96 (3.77%) VB.NET
10 80 (3.14%) TypeScript
11 71 (2.79%) C
12 65 (2.55%) Ruby
13 61 (2.39%) Java 8
14 54 (2.12%) VB
15 45 (1.77%) PowerShell
16 37 (1.45%) Go
17 33 (1.29%) Apex Code
18 21 (0.82%) ES6
18 21 (0.82%) Perl
19 20 (0.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 275 (10.79%) Degree
2 109 (4.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 50 (1.96%) Security Cleared
4 24 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (0.75%) PhD
6 18 (0.71%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.27%) Sun Certification
8 6 (0.24%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.16%) MCSD
9 4 (0.16%) MCTS
10 2 (0.078%) CIPD
10 2 (0.078%) GNVQ
10 2 (0.078%) HND
10 2 (0.078%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.039%) ACCA
11 1 (0.039%) CIMA
11 1 (0.039%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (1.41%) QA
2 14 (0.55%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.27%) SLA
5 6 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (0.24%) HAZOP
6 4 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.078%) GCP
8 1 (0.039%) GDPR
8 1 (0.039%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.039%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.039%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.039%) TickIT
8 1 (0.039%) WCAG
System Software
1 96 (3.77%) Docker
2 39 (1.53%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.51%) Hyper-V
3 13 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.16%) Samba
5 4 (0.16%) Squid
6 2 (0.078%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 30 (1.18%) Puppet
2 21 (0.82%) Kubernetes
2 21 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (0.55%) Ansible
4 13 (0.51%) SCCM
4 13 (0.51%) vCenter Server
5 9 (0.35%) Marathon
5 9 (0.35%) Terraform
6 7 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.16%) Plesk
8 3 (0.12%) Ambari
8 3 (0.12%) Galera Cluster
8 3 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.12%) logstash
9 2 (0.078%) cPanel
10 1 (0.039%) Packer
10 1 (0.039%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 489 (19.18%) Microsoft
2 101 (3.96%) Oracle
3 87 (3.41%) Google
4 61 (2.39%) Xamarin
5 40 (1.57%) Adobe
6 39 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
7 38 (1.49%) Zend
8 32 (1.26%) Apple
9 27 (1.06%) Tableau
9 27 (1.06%) Twitter
10 26 (1.02%) SAP
11 16 (0.63%) IBM
12 15 (0.59%) Capita
13 13 (0.51%) VMware
14 10 (0.39%) Sage
14 10 (0.39%) Sitecore
15 9 (0.35%) JD Edwards
16 8 (0.31%) Netezza
16 8 (0.31%) Vertica
17 7 (0.27%) Facebook