Period
to 19 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Programmer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 252 275 198
Rank change year-on-year +23 -77 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 59 55 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.60% 0.52% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.54% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 53 51 117
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £46,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +9.76%

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 9,511 10,172 10,156
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.71% 96.89% 97.06%
Number of salaries quoted 7,583 8,076 8,519
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
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 January 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 January 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 +18 18 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Halesowen - 14 £35,000 - 1
Warwickshire +1 10 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Staffordshire +5 7 £35,000 +40.00% 12
Worcestershire +2 4 - -
Solihull -9 3 £52,500 +35.48% 1
West Bromwich +4 2 £41,250 -2.94%
Programmer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, Programmer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 32 (54.24%) .NET
2 28 (47.46%) C#
3 26 (44.07%) C++
4 25 (42.37%) XML
4 25 (42.37%) Git (software)
5 20 (33.90%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (30.51%) Microsoft
6 18 (30.51%) Linux
6 18 (30.51%) Games
7 17 (28.81%) MySQL
8 16 (27.12%) Redis
8 16 (27.12%) Billing
8 16 (27.12%) Subversion
8 16 (27.12%) Ubuntu
8 16 (27.12%) CentOS
8 16 (27.12%) MongoDB
8 16 (27.12%) NoSQL
8 16 (27.12%) Apache
8 16 (27.12%) Eclipse
8 16 (27.12%) SMS
8 16 (27.12%) Debian
8 16 (27.12%) Red Hat
9 15 (25.42%) SQL Server
10 14 (23.73%) BBC
10 14 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (20.34%) Computer Science
11 12 (20.34%) Mobile Payment
12 11 (18.64%) Computer Science Degree
12 11 (18.64%) Visual Studio
12 11 (18.64%) Degree

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 16 (27.12%) Apache
2 1 (1.69%) JBoss
2 1 (1.69%) SAS
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.25%) GitHub
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (27.12%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (28.81%) MySQL
2 16 (27.12%) MongoDB
2 16 (27.12%) NoSQL
2 16 (27.12%) Redis
3 15 (25.42%) SQL Server
4 4 (6.78%) Power BI
4 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (6.78%) SSDT
5 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.69%) Data Mart
7 1 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 25 (42.37%) Git (software)
2 16 (27.12%) Eclipse
2 16 (27.12%) Subversion
3 11 (18.64%) Visual Studio
4 9 (15.25%) JIRA
4 9 (15.25%) NuGet
4 9 (15.25%) TeamCity
5 4 (6.78%) MorphX
General
1 18 (30.51%) Games
2 16 (27.12%) Billing
3 6 (10.17%) Retail
4 3 (5.08%) Finance
5 1 (1.69%) Automotive
5 1 (1.69%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (54.24%) .NET
2 25 (42.37%) XML
3 10 (16.95%) AngularJS
4 9 (15.25%) CSS
5 8 (13.56%) ASP.NET
5 8 (13.56%) HTML
6 6 (10.17%) WPF
7 4 (6.78%) Akka
7 4 (6.78%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (6.78%) Reactive Extensions
7 4 (6.78%) ReactiveX
7 4 (6.78%) SignalR
7 4 (6.78%) Task Parallel Library
8 3 (5.08%) Mason
8 3 (5.08%) Visualforce
9 1 (1.69%) .NET Core
9 1 (1.69%) jQuery
9 1 (1.69%) MooTools
9 1 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.73%) BBC
2 12 (20.34%) Computer Science
2 12 (20.34%) Mobile Payment
3 4 (6.78%) Algorithms
3 4 (6.78%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.39%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (3.39%) Fintech
4 2 (3.39%) Xbox
5 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.69%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 18 (30.51%) Linux
2 16 (27.12%) CentOS
2 16 (27.12%) Debian
2 16 (27.12%) Ubuntu
3 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.90%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (18.64%) Software Engineering
4 10 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (16.95%) MVC
4 10 (16.95%) OO
5 9 (15.25%) Open Source
5 9 (15.25%) Scrum
6 5 (8.47%) Functional Programming
7 4 (6.78%) ERP
7 4 (6.78%) MVVM
7 4 (6.78%) SOLID
8 3 (5.08%) CRM
8 3 (5.08%) OOP
9 2 (3.39%) Communications Security
9 2 (3.39%) Dimensional Modelling
9 2 (3.39%) High Availability
9 2 (3.39%) Mathematics
9 2 (3.39%) OOD
10 1 (1.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 28 (47.46%) C#
2 26 (44.07%) C++
3 10 (16.95%) JavaScript
4 8 (13.56%) VB.NET
5 4 (6.78%) F#
5 4 (6.78%) X++
5 4 (6.78%) XAML
6 3 (5.08%) Apex Code
6 3 (5.08%) SQL
7 2 (3.39%) PHP
7 2 (3.39%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.69%) Clojure
8 1 (1.69%) Elixir
8 1 (1.69%) Erlang
8 1 (1.69%) ES6
8 1 (1.69%) Java
8 1 (1.69%) Lisp
8 1 (1.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (18.64%) Computer Science Degree
1 11 (18.64%) Degree
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 18 (30.51%) Microsoft
2 16 (27.12%) Red Hat
3 4 (6.78%) Xamarin
4 3 (5.08%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (3.39%) Oracle
6 1 (1.69%) Twitter