Period
to 20 March 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £38,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 March 2019.

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
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 78 116 87
Rank change year-on-year +38 -29 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 275 243 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.47% 2.47% 2.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.63% 2.55% 3.07%
Number of salaries quoted 222 221 287
West Midlands median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,525 £23,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.22% +12.50% -

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 7,579 9,516 9,668
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.57% 96.55% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 5,759 7,440 7,841
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.32% +0.63% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 2019. 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
Warwickshire +41 64 £40,000 +20.30% 10
Staffordshire +50 60 £40,000 - 9
Birmingham -3 47 £39,500 -1.86% 20
Coventry +19 40 £44,500 +20.95% 8
Worcestershire -10 31 £26,250 -12.50% 18
Shropshire -5 10 £30,000 -20.00% 3
Herefordshire -7 10 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Solihull -20 4 £55,000 +83.33% 7
Walsall +2 2 £27,500 -38.89% 2
Sutton Coldfield -3 2 £36,250 +30.63% 2
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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.

1 223 (81.09%) C#
2 211 (76.73%) .NET
3 157 (57.09%) SQL
4 149 (54.18%) Agile Software Development
5 145 (52.73%) JavaScript
6 133 (48.36%) MVC
7 131 (47.64%) ASP.NET
8 129 (46.91%) HTML
9 127 (46.18%) CSS
9 127 (46.18%) SQL Server
10 122 (44.36%) Microsoft
11 84 (30.55%) Visual Studio
12 79 (28.73%) AngularJS
13 78 (28.36%) Web Services
14 75 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
15 74 (26.91%) Microsoft Azure
16 72 (26.18%) HTML5
17 71 (25.82%) OOP
18 64 (23.27%) TDD
19 61 (22.18%) ASP.NET MVC
20 57 (20.73%) Software Engineering
21 55 (20.00%) OO
22 54 (19.64%) T-SQL
23 47 (17.09%) Amazon AWS
23 47 (17.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
24 46 (16.73%) Relational Database
24 46 (16.73%) Windows
25 45 (16.36%) .NET Framework
26 44 (16.00%) SOA
27 42 (15.27%) 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 18 (6.55%) Confluence
2 13 (4.73%) CMS
3 11 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 10 (3.64%) IIS
5 7 (2.55%) Drupal
6 6 (2.18%) JBoss
7 5 (1.82%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.45%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.45%) Umbraco
9 3 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.73%) eZ Publish
11 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.36%) ArchiCAD
2 1 (0.36%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.36%) MicroStation
2 1 (0.36%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 74 (26.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (17.09%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (7.64%) SaaS
4 9 (3.27%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (2.91%) npm
5 8 (2.91%) NuGet
5 8 (2.91%) Serverless
6 5 (1.82%) Google App Engine
6 5 (1.82%) Office 365
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.18%) Internet
2 3 (1.09%) Intranet
3 2 (0.73%) Broadband
4 1 (0.36%) LAN
4 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (46.18%) SQL Server
2 46 (16.73%) Relational Database
3 23 (8.36%) MySQL
4 21 (7.64%) SQL Server 2014
5 19 (6.91%) SQLite
6 16 (5.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (4.36%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.55%) NoSQL
8 7 (2.55%) OLAP
9 6 (2.18%) MongoDB
9 6 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.82%) Big Data
10 5 (1.82%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.73%) Cosmos DB
11 2 (0.73%) DB2
11 2 (0.73%) FileMaker
11 2 (0.73%) Redis
11 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 84 (30.55%) Visual Studio
2 24 (8.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (6.91%) Git (software)
4 11 (4.00%) JIRA
5 10 (3.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 8 (2.91%) Visual Studio Code
7 7 (2.55%) Selenium
8 6 (2.18%) NSubstitute
8 6 (2.18%) NUnit
8 6 (2.18%) ReSharper
8 6 (2.18%) Subversion
9 4 (1.45%) Jasmine
9 4 (1.45%) Mocha
10 3 (1.09%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.73%) Concordion
11 2 (0.73%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.73%) FitNesse
11 2 (0.73%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (5.09%) Marketing
2 13 (4.73%) Finance
3 11 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.27%) Games
5 7 (2.55%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.82%) Automotive
7 3 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.09%) Retail
8 1 (0.36%) Advertising
8 1 (0.36%) Back Office
8 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (76.73%) .NET
2 131 (47.64%) ASP.NET
3 129 (46.91%) HTML
4 127 (46.18%) CSS
5 79 (28.73%) AngularJS
6 78 (28.36%) Web Services
7 75 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
8 72 (26.18%) HTML5
9 61 (22.18%) ASP.NET MVC
10 47 (17.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 45 (16.36%) .NET Framework
12 38 (13.82%) Spring
13 37 (13.45%) Ajax
14 35 (12.73%) jQuery
15 33 (12.00%) .NET Core
15 33 (12.00%) Entity Framework
16 32 (11.64%) LINQ
17 31 (11.27%) WinForms
18 30 (10.91%) XML
19 29 (10.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.91%) Greenfield Project
2 17 (6.18%) CCTV
3 12 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.64%) Driving Licence
5 7 (2.55%) Algorithms
6 6 (2.18%) Fintech
7 5 (1.82%) Internet of Things
8 3 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.09%) User Experience
9 2 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.73%) Grid Computing
9 2 (0.73%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.73%) SCADA
10 1 (0.36%) HoloLens
10 1 (0.36%) Robotics
10 1 (0.36%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 46 (16.73%) Windows
2 11 (4.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (2.91%) Windows 10
4 6 (2.18%) Android
4 6 (2.18%) Linux
5 2 (0.73%) Windows 2000
5 2 (0.73%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (0.73%) Windows NT
5 2 (0.73%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (54.18%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (48.36%) MVC
3 71 (25.82%) OOP
4 64 (23.27%) TDD
5 57 (20.73%) Software Engineering
6 55 (20.00%) OO
7 44 (16.00%) SOA
8 38 (13.82%) Scrum
9 37 (13.45%) SDLC
10 36 (13.09%) Problem-Solving
10 36 (13.09%) Web Development
11 34 (12.36%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (9.82%) Unit Testing
13 24 (8.73%) MVVM
14 23 (8.36%) Computer Science
15 20 (7.27%) Mathematics
15 20 (7.27%) OOD
16 19 (6.91%) Business Intelligence
16 19 (6.91%) Sprint Planning
17 17 (6.18%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 223 (81.09%) C#
2 157 (57.09%) SQL
3 145 (52.73%) JavaScript
4 54 (19.64%) T-SQL
5 36 (13.09%) VB.NET
6 32 (11.64%) Java
7 31 (11.27%) C
8 21 (7.64%) Python
9 18 (6.55%) PHP
9 18 (6.55%) R
10 15 (5.45%) TypeScript
11 10 (3.64%) C++
12 7 (2.55%) MATLAB
12 7 (2.55%) Scala
13 6 (2.18%) VB
14 5 (1.82%) Ruby
14 5 (1.82%) VB6
15 4 (1.45%) Go
16 3 (1.09%) VBScript
17 2 (0.73%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 42 (15.27%) Degree
2 17 (6.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (2.55%) PhD
5 6 (2.18%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.27%) QA
2 4 (1.45%) GDPR
3 1 (0.36%) WAI
System Software
1 11 (4.00%) Docker
2 2 (0.73%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.73%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 122 (44.36%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.00%) Sitecore
2 11 (4.00%) Xamarin
3 8 (2.91%) Atlassian
4 5 (1.82%) BT
4 5 (1.82%) Google
4 5 (1.82%) Oracle
5 3 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.73%) IBM
7 1 (0.36%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.36%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.36%) UiPath
7 1 (0.36%) Zend