Period
to 31 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 31 October 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
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 678 1,714 2,117
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.19% 23.59% 24.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.86% 24.42% 25.43%
Number of salaries quoted 684 1,774 2,105
Median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +6.10% +6.49%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 2,524 7,018 8,326
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.76% 96.59% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2,007 5,726 6,436
Median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,650 £26,250 £24,125
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 -2 254 £50,000 +13.64% 112
Warwickshire 0 96 £45,000 - 27
Coventry +3 79 £42,500 -8.83% 21
Staffordshire -2 79 £45,000 +12.50% 38
Worcestershire 0 52 £47,250 +18.13% 20
Wednesbury +4 25 £47,500 -19.15% 7
Solihull -9 23 £45,000 - 8
Shropshire -13 16 £35,000 - 16
Walsall +13 7 £35,500 -22.83% 1
Herefordshire -7 5 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Wolverhampton -6 3 - - 3
West Bromwich - 3 £31,250 -
Dudley - 2 £40,000 - 6
Halesowen 0 1 £43,500 +7.41% 1
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 401 (59.14%) JavaScript
2 248 (36.58%) HTML
2 248 (36.58%) .NET
3 236 (34.81%) CSS
4 231 (34.07%) C#
5 227 (33.48%) Agile Software Development
6 220 (32.45%) SQL
7 200 (29.50%) AngularJS
8 181 (26.70%) SQL Server
9 151 (22.27%) MVC
10 145 (21.39%) Git (software)
11 142 (20.94%) Microsoft
12 137 (20.21%) Azure
13 135 (19.91%) React
14 125 (18.44%) DevOps
15 113 (16.67%) jQuery
16 110 (16.22%) PHP
17 107 (15.78%) ASP.NET
18 101 (14.90%) AWS
19 99 (14.60%) TDD
20 98 (14.45%) .NET Framework
21 97 (14.31%) REST
22 96 (14.16%) Web Development
23 95 (14.01%) Node.js
24 92 (13.57%) Python
25 90 (13.27%) Microservices
26 89 (13.13%) Front End Development
27 75 (11.06%) .NET Core
28 71 (10.47%) HTML5
29 70 (10.32%) Vue.js

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 20 (2.95%) CMS
1 20 (2.95%) IIS
2 16 (2.36%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.06%) Confluence
3 14 (2.06%) WordPress
4 13 (1.92%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (1.18%) Umbraco
7 7 (1.03%) GlassFish
7 7 (1.03%) JBoss
8 5 (0.74%) SAS
8 5 (0.74%) Sitefinity
9 4 (0.59%) Drupal
9 4 (0.59%) Kentico
9 4 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.44%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.44%) nginx
11 2 (0.29%) Apache
11 2 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (1.62%) Photoshop
2 9 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.44%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.44%) Sketch
7 1 (0.15%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 32 (4.72%) Magento
2 16 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (1.77%) Shopify
4 9 (1.33%) Odoo
5 7 (1.03%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 6 (0.88%) SAP SD
7 5 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.74%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.59%) OpenCart
8 4 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.15%) Aareon QL
9 1 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.15%) Misys Equation
9 1 (0.15%) SAP MII
9 1 (0.15%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 137 (20.21%) Azure
2 101 (14.90%) AWS
3 42 (6.19%) Power Platform
3 42 (6.19%) SaaS
4 30 (4.42%) GitHub
5 26 (3.83%) Serverless
6 25 (3.69%) npm
7 22 (3.24%) Dynamics 365
8 21 (3.10%) GCP
9 20 (2.95%) AWS Lambda
10 11 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (1.62%) IBM Cloud
10 11 (1.62%) PowerApps
11 9 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (1.03%) Force.com
13 6 (0.88%) Office 365
14 4 (0.59%) Azure Data Factory
15 3 (0.44%) AWS CodeBuild
15 3 (0.44%) Power Automate
15 3 (0.44%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.13%) HTTP
2 14 (2.06%) Internet
3 7 (1.03%) FTP
4 5 (0.74%) Broadband
4 5 (0.74%) SMTP
5 4 (0.59%) SNMP
6 3 (0.44%) Intranet
7 2 (0.29%) DNS
8 1 (0.15%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (26.70%) SQL Server
2 58 (8.55%) MySQL
3 46 (6.78%) MongoDB
4 43 (6.34%) NoSQL
5 38 (5.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 37 (5.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 30 (4.42%) Power BI
8 26 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
11 12 (1.77%) Redis
11 12 (1.77%) Relational Database
12 11 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (1.18%) Cosmos DB
14 8 (1.18%) OLTP
15 7 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
15 7 (1.03%) Big Data
16 6 (0.88%) JasperReports
16 6 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 145 (21.39%) Git (software)
2 38 (5.60%) JIRA
3 31 (4.57%) Visual Studio
4 24 (3.54%) Jenkins
5 20 (2.95%) gulp
6 18 (2.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 16 (2.36%) Bitbucket
8 14 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (1.92%) JUnit
10 12 (1.77%) Mockito
10 12 (1.77%) NUnit
10 12 (1.77%) TeamCity
11 11 (1.62%) Subversion
11 11 (1.62%) webpack
12 9 (1.33%) Grunt
13 8 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (1.18%) Selenium
14 7 (1.03%) Artifactory
14 7 (1.03%) GitLab
14 7 (1.03%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 44 (6.49%) Finance
2 29 (4.28%) Marketing
3 23 (3.39%) Retail
4 17 (2.51%) Law
5 13 (1.92%) Digital Economy
5 13 (1.92%) Public Sector
6 10 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.47%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.18%) Games
8 6 (0.88%) Aerospace
8 6 (0.88%) Back Office
9 4 (0.59%) Electronics
10 3 (0.44%) Advertising
10 3 (0.44%) Automotive
10 3 (0.44%) Banking
11 2 (0.29%) French Language
11 2 (0.29%) German Language
11 2 (0.29%) Legal
11 2 (0.29%) Publishing
11 2 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (36.58%) .NET
1 248 (36.58%) HTML
2 236 (34.81%) CSS
3 200 (29.50%) AngularJS
4 135 (19.91%) React
5 113 (16.67%) jQuery
6 107 (15.78%) ASP.NET
7 98 (14.45%) .NET Framework
8 97 (14.31%) REST
9 95 (14.01%) Node.js
10 75 (11.06%) .NET Core
11 71 (10.47%) HTML5
12 70 (10.32%) Vue.js
13 66 (9.73%) ASP.NET MVC
14 62 (9.14%) RESTful
15 61 (9.00%) ASP.NET Web API
16 59 (8.70%) Sass
17 58 (8.55%) Web Services
18 57 (8.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 48 (7.08%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 69 (10.18%) User Experience
2 36 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (5.16%) Mobile App
4 25 (3.69%) Greenfield Project
5 15 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (1.77%) Virtual Team
7 7 (1.03%) Cybercrime
7 7 (1.03%) Life Science
8 6 (0.88%) Data Structures
8 6 (0.88%) DataPower
8 6 (0.88%) TRADACOMS
8 6 (0.88%) W3C
9 5 (0.74%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.74%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.59%) Blog
10 4 (0.59%) Cloud Native
10 4 (0.59%) CMDB
10 4 (0.59%) Social Media
11 3 (0.44%) AS400
11 3 (0.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 39 (5.75%) Linux
2 27 (3.98%) Windows
3 22 (3.24%) Android
4 11 (1.62%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.47%) Unix
6 4 (0.59%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.29%) CentOS
7 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (33.48%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (22.27%) MVC
3 125 (18.44%) DevOps
4 99 (14.60%) TDD
5 96 (14.16%) Web Development
6 90 (13.27%) Microservices
7 89 (13.13%) Front End Development
8 49 (7.23%) OO
8 49 (7.23%) Scrum
9 48 (7.08%) SDLC
9 48 (7.08%) Software Engineering
10 46 (6.78%) Collaborative Working
10 46 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
11 45 (6.64%) Business Intelligence
11 45 (6.64%) Unit Testing
12 41 (6.05%) Continuous Integration
13 40 (5.90%) Fintech
14 38 (5.60%) E-Commerce
15 37 (5.46%) Mentoring
15 37 (5.46%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 401 (59.14%) JavaScript
2 231 (34.07%) C#
3 220 (32.45%) SQL
4 110 (16.22%) PHP
5 92 (13.57%) Python
6 66 (9.73%) T-SQL
7 62 (9.14%) Java
8 59 (8.70%) TypeScript
9 25 (3.69%) PowerShell
10 23 (3.39%) ES6
10 23 (3.39%) VB.NET
11 22 (3.24%) C++
12 21 (3.10%) Java 8
13 16 (2.36%) Kotlin
13 16 (2.36%) PL/SQL
14 14 (2.06%) PHP 7
15 8 (1.18%) Perl
16 7 (1.03%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.74%) ActionScript
17 5 (0.74%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 28 (4.13%) Degree
1 28 (4.13%) Security Cleared
2 26 (3.83%) SC Cleared
3 13 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (0.59%) ISTQB
4 4 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (0.44%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.29%) SAS Certification
7 1 (0.15%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.92%) QA
2 9 (1.33%) GDPR
3 5 (0.74%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.15%) IFRS
4 1 (0.15%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (10.32%) Docker
2 4 (0.59%) Squid
2 4 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 43 (6.34%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.33%) MIIS
2 9 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
3 8 (1.18%) Terraform
4 7 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.29%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.15%) Ansible
6 1 (0.15%) Kibana
6 1 (0.15%) logstash
Vendors
1 142 (20.94%) Microsoft
2 26 (3.83%) IBM
3 18 (2.65%) SAP
4 15 (2.21%) Oracle
5 13 (1.92%) Adobe
5 13 (1.92%) Google
5 13 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (1.33%) Xamarin
7 7 (1.03%) ServiceNow
8 6 (0.88%) HubSpot
8 6 (0.88%) JDA
8 6 (0.88%) SEEBURGER
8 6 (0.88%) Sitecore
8 6 (0.88%) VMware
9 5 (0.74%) BMC
9 5 (0.74%) MuleSoft
9 5 (0.74%) Remedy
10 4 (0.59%) Telerik
11 3 (0.44%) DevExpress
11 3 (0.44%) UiPath