Period
to 19 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Programmer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 280 278 224
Rank change year-on-year -2 -54 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 28 45 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.46% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.47% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 23 42 134
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,250 £25,375
90th Percentile £45,750 £44,750 £50,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

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 9,082 9,482 11,799
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.32% 96.96% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 7,053 7,908 9,451
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in the West Midlands

Programmer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Programmer in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Programmer in the West Midlands

Programmer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Programmer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Programmer in the West Midlands

Programmer
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 Programmer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 June 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 -15 14 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Coventry -4 4 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Staffordshire +6 3 £37,500 -42.31% 2
Halesowen - 3 £35,000 -
Warwickshire +20 2 - - 1
Solihull - 1 £36,500 -
Programmer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 11 (39.29%) MySQL
2 9 (32.14%) Python
3 8 (28.57%) Perl
3 8 (28.57%) PHP
3 8 (28.57%) Ruby
4 7 (25.00%) C#
4 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (17.86%) Games
6 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
6 5 (17.86%) .NET
6 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
6 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
7 4 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (14.29%) Visualforce
7 4 (14.29%) Apex Code
7 4 (14.29%) Mason
7 4 (14.29%) Degree
7 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 4 (14.29%) SQL
7 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (14.29%) CRM
7 4 (14.29%) OO
7 4 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (10.71%) BBC
8 3 (10.71%) Billing
8 3 (10.71%) Subversion
8 3 (10.71%) Linux
8 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
8 3 (10.71%) MVC

Programmer 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 3 (10.71%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) Confluence
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (3.57%) IaaS
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) SMS
2 1 (3.57%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) MySQL
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (10.71%) MongoDB
3 3 (10.71%) NoSQL
3 3 (10.71%) Redis
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.71%) Eclipse
2 3 (10.71%) Subversion
3 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.57%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.57%) JIRA
4 1 (3.57%) MorphX
4 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (17.86%) Games
2 3 (10.71%) Billing
3 1 (3.57%) Automotive
3 1 (3.57%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) .NET
2 4 (14.29%) Mason
2 4 (14.29%) Visualforce
3 3 (10.71%) SOAP
3 3 (10.71%) XML
4 2 (7.14%) CSS
4 2 (7.14%) HTML
4 2 (7.14%) Web Services
5 1 (3.57%) .NET Core
5 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (3.57%) Backbone.js
5 1 (3.57%) Entity Framework
5 1 (3.57%) JSON
5 1 (3.57%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (3.57%) OAuth
5 1 (3.57%) REST
5 1 (3.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.71%) BBC
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile Games
3 1 (3.57%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) CentOS
1 3 (10.71%) Debian
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
1 3 (10.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (14.29%) CRM
2 4 (14.29%) OO
3 3 (10.71%) ERP
3 3 (10.71%) MVC
4 2 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (3.57%) Biology
5 1 (3.57%) Chemistry
5 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Deployment Automation
5 1 (3.57%) Kanban
5 1 (3.57%) OWASP
5 1 (3.57%) Predictive Modelling
5 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.57%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.57%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) Python
2 8 (28.57%) Perl
2 8 (28.57%) PHP
2 8 (28.57%) Ruby
3 7 (25.00%) C#
4 4 (14.29%) Apex Code
4 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 4 (14.29%) SQL
5 3 (10.71%) C++
5 3 (10.71%) VB.NET
6 2 (7.14%) C
7 1 (3.57%) MATLAB
7 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.57%) R
7 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.57%) VBA
7 1 (3.57%) X++
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.57%) PhD
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) ISO 8583
1 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (10.71%) Red Hat