Period
to 6 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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

Senior Software Developer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 186 238 262
Rank change year-on-year +52 +24 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 17 38 58
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.49% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.51% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 15 42 64
Median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £40,500 £35,000 £38,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £58,625 £80,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 4,180 7,424 9,125
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.39% 95.87% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3,491 5,759 7,055
Median annual salary £47,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.82% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,644 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.50% +3.29% +5.26%

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Senior Software Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Developer in the West Midlands

Senior Software Developer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Software Developer in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Senior Software Developer in the West Midlands

Senior Software Developer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Software Developer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Developer in the West Midlands

Senior Software 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 Senior Software Developer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 6 June 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 +60 7 £55,000 -
Herefordshire +4 3 £62,500 +47.06%
Warwickshire +21 2 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Solihull 0 2 £62,000 +18.10%
Coventry +18 1 - - 1
Walsall - 1 £45,000 -
Senior Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, Senior Software 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 Senior Software Developer in the job title.

1 10 (58.82%) AWS
2 9 (52.94%) C#
2 9 (52.94%) .NET
2 9 (52.94%) Git (software)
3 8 (47.06%) PHP
3 8 (47.06%) Linux
3 8 (47.06%) Docker
4 7 (41.18%) Python
4 7 (41.18%) C++
4 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
5 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (35.29%) .NET Framework
5 6 (35.29%) REST
6 5 (29.41%) Azure
6 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
6 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
6 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
6 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
6 5 (29.41%) MVC
6 5 (29.41%) MySQL
6 5 (29.41%) Unix
7 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
7 4 (23.53%) SQL
7 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
7 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
8 3 (17.65%) User Experience
8 3 (17.65%) Analytics
8 3 (17.65%) Data Structures
8 3 (17.65%) Secure Coding
8 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement

Senior Software 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 2 (11.76%) Apache Spark
1 2 (11.76%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 10 (58.82%) AWS
2 5 (29.41%) Azure
3 2 (11.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) MySQL
1 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
2 3 (17.65%) Big Data
3 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) git-flow
2 2 (11.76%) JIRA
2 2 (11.76%) Moq
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (17.65%) Advertising
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
1 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Games
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) .NET Framework
2 6 (35.29%) REST
3 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
4 3 (17.65%) .NET Core
4 3 (17.65%) Django
4 3 (17.65%) Entity Framework
4 3 (17.65%) LAMP
4 3 (17.65%) Web Services
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (11.76%) Kafka
5 2 (11.76%) Laravel
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (5.88%) jQuery
6 1 (5.88%) SOAP
6 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Data Structures
1 3 (17.65%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (17.65%) User Experience
2 2 (11.76%) Algorithms
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Public Cloud
3 1 (5.88%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Unix
3 3 (17.65%) CentOS
3 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
2 5 (29.41%) MVC
2 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
2 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
3 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
4 3 (17.65%) Analytics
4 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (17.65%) Fintech
4 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure as Code
4 3 (17.65%) Load Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Requirements Gathering
4 3 (17.65%) Secure Coding
4 3 (17.65%) Sprint Planning
4 3 (17.65%) Web Application Development
4 3 (17.65%) Web Development
5 2 (11.76%) Architectural Design
5 2 (11.76%) Data Validation
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) C#
2 8 (47.06%) PHP
3 7 (41.18%) C++
3 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 7 (41.18%) Python
4 4 (23.53%) SQL
5 3 (17.65%) C
6 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
6 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) GDPR
2 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle