Period
to 25 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

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

Software Developer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 97 89 113
Rank change year-on-year -8 +24 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 198 269 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.06% 3.41% 2.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.18% 3.56% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 171 216 232
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,792
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.92% -1.89%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 6,223 7,553 9,456
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.05% 95.79% 96.76%
Number of salaries quoted 5,179 5,740 7,466
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £71,807 £69,149 £65,241
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% +5.26%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in the West Midlands

Software Developer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in the West Midlands

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in the West Midlands

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 Software Developer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 February 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 +30 47 £38,750 -2.33% 21
Staffordshire -9 41 £37,500 -6.25% 17
Warwickshire -32 25 £46,250 +23.33% 6
Worcestershire +7 21 £41,000 +64.00% 13
Coventry -6 20 £44,000 +4.76% 6
Herefordshire +15 12 £42,500 - 4
Solihull +12 9 £51,000 - 3
Shropshire +11 6 £32,500 +8.33% 4
Sutton Coldfield +22 4 £38,750 -8.82% 2
Stourbridge +5 1 £55,000 +69.23%
West Bromwich - 1 £40,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £50,000 - 1
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 139 (70.20%) C#
2 132 (66.67%) .NET
3 96 (48.48%) JavaScript
4 85 (42.93%) SQL
5 70 (35.35%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 61 (30.81%) MVC
8 56 (28.28%) SQL Server
9 49 (24.75%) Microsoft
10 47 (23.74%) HTML
10 47 (23.74%) .NET Framework
11 45 (22.73%) Azure
11 45 (22.73%) CSS
12 39 (19.70%) AngularJS
13 37 (18.69%) Git (software)
13 37 (18.69%) OO
14 32 (16.16%) Java
15 30 (15.15%) Software Engineering
16 29 (14.65%) Web Services
17 28 (14.14%) OOP
18 27 (13.64%) C++
18 27 (13.64%) PHP
18 27 (13.64%) VB.NET
18 27 (13.64%) AWS
18 27 (13.64%) Computer Science
18 27 (13.64%) SDLC
18 27 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
19 26 (13.13%) Relational Database
19 26 (13.13%) ASP.NET Web API
19 26 (13.13%) Degree

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 6 (3.03%) TPMS
2 5 (2.53%) IIS
3 4 (2.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (2.02%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.02%) FileNet
3 4 (2.02%) Umbraco
4 3 (1.52%) GlassFish
4 3 (1.52%) JBoss
4 3 (1.52%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.01%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.01%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 45 (22.73%) Azure
2 27 (13.64%) AWS
3 5 (2.53%) SaaS
4 4 (2.02%) PaaS
5 2 (1.01%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.51%) GCP
6 1 (0.51%) GitHub
6 1 (0.51%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.58%) Internet
2 2 (1.01%) Intranet
2 2 (1.01%) SMS
3 1 (0.51%) Broadband
3 1 (0.51%) HTTP
3 1 (0.51%) RTMP
3 1 (0.51%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.51%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (28.28%) SQL Server
2 26 (13.13%) MySQL
2 26 (13.13%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.55%) SQLite
4 5 (2.53%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.02%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (2.02%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.52%) Big Data
6 3 (1.52%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.01%) Power BI
7 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 37 (18.69%) Git (software)
2 12 (6.06%) JIRA
3 7 (3.54%) Visual Studio
4 6 (3.03%) Subversion
5 4 (2.02%) git-flow
5 4 (2.02%) Moq
5 4 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.52%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.52%) Maven
6 3 (1.52%) Toad
7 2 (1.01%) GitLab
7 2 (1.01%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.01%) NUnit
7 2 (1.01%) PowerBuilder
7 2 (1.01%) ReSharper
7 2 (1.01%) Selenium
7 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (1.01%) VisualSVN
7 2 (1.01%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.51%) SpecFlow
General
1 9 (4.55%) Finance
2 8 (4.04%) Games
3 5 (2.53%) Retail
4 4 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.52%) Automotive
6 2 (1.01%) Advertising
6 2 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.51%) Back Office
7 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (66.67%) .NET
2 66 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 47 (23.74%) .NET Framework
3 47 (23.74%) HTML
4 45 (22.73%) CSS
5 39 (19.70%) AngularJS
6 29 (14.65%) Web Services
7 26 (13.13%) ASP.NET Web API
8 23 (11.62%) .NET Core
8 23 (11.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 22 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 22 (11.11%) REST
10 19 (9.60%) Entity Framework
11 14 (7.07%) KnockoutJS
11 14 (7.07%) Spring
11 14 (7.07%) Vue.js
11 14 (7.07%) WinForms
12 13 (6.57%) jQuery
12 13 (6.57%) React
12 13 (6.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.57%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (6.06%) SCADA
4 8 (4.04%) Data Structures
5 7 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.54%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.03%) User Experience
7 5 (2.53%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.02%) DataPower
8 4 (2.02%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.51%) Anti-Piracy
9 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.51%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.51%) Robotics
9 1 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.10%) Windows
2 19 (9.60%) Linux
3 15 (7.58%) Unix
4 5 (2.53%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.53%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.02%) Android
6 2 (1.01%) CentOS
6 2 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (35.35%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (30.81%) MVC
3 37 (18.69%) OO
4 30 (15.15%) Software Engineering
5 28 (14.14%) OOP
6 27 (13.64%) Computer Science
6 27 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
6 27 (13.64%) SDLC
7 25 (12.63%) Web Development
8 24 (12.12%) DevOps
9 23 (11.62%) Scrum
10 17 (8.59%) Mentoring
10 17 (8.59%) SOLID
11 14 (7.07%) Mathematics
12 13 (6.57%) Physics
12 13 (6.57%) Unit Testing
13 12 (6.06%) TDD
13 12 (6.06%) Time Management
14 11 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 139 (70.20%) C#
2 96 (48.48%) JavaScript
3 85 (42.93%) SQL
4 32 (16.16%) Java
5 27 (13.64%) C++
5 27 (13.64%) PHP
5 27 (13.64%) VB.NET
6 24 (12.12%) TypeScript
7 23 (11.62%) T-SQL
8 16 (8.08%) Python
9 11 (5.56%) C
10 6 (3.03%) Go
11 4 (2.02%) Groovy
11 4 (2.02%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.52%) VB
13 2 (1.01%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 2 (1.01%) R
14 1 (0.51%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (13.13%) Degree
2 8 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.03%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.03%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.52%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.07%) QA
2 4 (2.02%) GDPR
3 2 (1.01%) GxP
System Software
1 18 (9.09%) Docker
2 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.51%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 49 (24.75%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.58%) Oracle
3 6 (3.03%) Xamarin
4 4 (2.02%) Adobe
4 4 (2.02%) Cognos
4 4 (2.02%) IBM
4 4 (2.02%) Netezza
5 2 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.01%) Telerik
6 1 (0.51%) F5
6 1 (0.51%) Google
6 1 (0.51%) UiPath