Period
to 18 July 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £41,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 18 July 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 85 73 64
Rank change year-on-year -12 -9 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 258 347 423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.28% 3.70% 4.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.41% 3.84% 4.35%
Number of salaries quoted 231 328 434
West Midlands median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,500 £21,925 £24,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 7,572 9,040 9,718
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 96.33% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 5,931 7,058 8,197
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £61,250
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 18 July 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 18 July 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 -5 65 £40,000 +14.29% 5
Staffordshire +16 55 £38,000 -5.00% 17
Birmingham -31 38 £44,000 +10.00% 24
Worcestershire -7 26 £27,500 -27.81% 18
Solihull +2 22 £52,500 +90.91% 8
Coventry -8 21 £47,500 +6.74% 7
Herefordshire -10 16 £42,500 +21.43% 2
Walsall +5 5 £27,500 -21.43%
Sutton Coldfield -8 2 £38,750 -3.13% 2
Shropshire -17 1 £25,000 -15.25% 3
Wednesbury - 1 £60,000 - 1
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 228 (88.37%) C#
2 213 (82.56%) .NET
3 145 (56.20%) SQL
4 132 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
5 125 (48.45%) JavaScript
6 124 (48.06%) SQL Server
7 119 (46.12%) ASP.NET
8 108 (41.86%) MVC
9 105 (40.70%) HTML
10 98 (37.98%) CSS
11 88 (34.11%) Microsoft
12 74 (28.68%) OOP
13 72 (27.91%) OO
14 66 (25.58%) ASP.NET Web API
15 62 (24.03%) AngularJS
16 57 (22.09%) T-SQL
16 57 (22.09%) HTML5
17 56 (21.71%) Web Services
18 52 (20.16%) ASP.NET MVC
19 50 (19.38%) Microsoft Azure
20 46 (17.83%) Visual Studio
20 46 (17.83%) Scrum
20 46 (17.83%) Problem-Solving
21 44 (17.05%) TDD
21 44 (17.05%) VB.NET
21 44 (17.05%) jQuery
22 43 (16.67%) Relational Database
23 42 (16.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 42 (16.28%) Software Engineering
24 40 (15.50%) Mentoring

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 17 (6.59%) IIS
2 5 (1.94%) CMS
3 4 (1.55%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (1.55%) Umbraco
4 2 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.78%) JBoss
5 1 (0.39%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.39%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.39%) ArchiCAD
2 1 (0.39%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.39%) MicroStation
2 1 (0.39%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 50 (19.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (15.12%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (6.20%) SaaS
4 11 (4.26%) Serverless
5 7 (2.71%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (2.33%) Power Platform
7 5 (1.94%) Office 365
7 5 (1.94%) PowerApps
8 2 (0.78%) GitHub
9 1 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.98%) Internet
2 2 (0.78%) Wireless
3 1 (0.39%) Broadband
3 1 (0.39%) LAN
3 1 (0.39%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.39%) Skype
3 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (48.06%) SQL Server
2 43 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 18 (6.98%) MySQL
4 16 (6.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (5.81%) SQL Server 2014
6 14 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (5.43%) SQLite
7 10 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (3.88%) OLAP
8 7 (2.71%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.94%) FileMaker
10 2 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.78%) BigQuery
10 2 (0.78%) Bigtable
10 2 (0.78%) GIS
10 2 (0.78%) NewSQL
11 1 (0.39%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.39%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 46 (17.83%) Visual Studio
2 20 (7.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (6.20%) Git (software)
4 14 (5.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (2.33%) Subversion
6 3 (1.16%) Selenium
7 2 (0.78%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.78%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.78%) JIRA
7 2 (0.78%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.39%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.39%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.39%) NSubstitute
8 1 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.39%) PROIV
8 1 (0.39%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.39%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.39%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.39%) Trac
General
1 16 (6.20%) Marketing
2 12 (4.65%) Finance
3 8 (3.10%) Retail
4 2 (0.78%) Automotive
4 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.39%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (82.56%) .NET
2 119 (46.12%) ASP.NET
3 105 (40.70%) HTML
4 98 (37.98%) CSS
5 66 (25.58%) ASP.NET Web API
6 62 (24.03%) AngularJS
7 57 (22.09%) HTML5
8 56 (21.71%) Web Services
9 52 (20.16%) ASP.NET MVC
10 44 (17.05%) jQuery
11 42 (16.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 37 (14.34%) .NET Framework
13 33 (12.79%) .NET Core
14 30 (11.63%) Ajax
15 24 (9.30%) Spring
16 23 (8.91%) WinForms
17 22 (8.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 22 (8.53%) CSS3
17 22 (8.53%) Entity Framework
18 21 (8.14%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.75%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.43%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (4.26%) Driving Licence
5 8 (3.10%) CCTV
6 4 (1.55%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.55%) Grid Computing
7 3 (1.16%) Robotics
7 3 (1.16%) User Experience
8 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.78%) HoloLens
9 1 (0.39%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.39%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.39%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.39%) SCADA
9 1 (0.39%) Smart Home
9 1 (0.39%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.39%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 34 (13.18%) Windows
2 18 (6.98%) Windows Server
3 6 (2.33%) Linux
4 4 (1.55%) Android
5 2 (0.78%) Windows 2000
5 2 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (0.78%) Windows NT
5 2 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (41.86%) MVC
3 74 (28.68%) OOP
4 72 (27.91%) OO
5 46 (17.83%) Problem-Solving
5 46 (17.83%) Scrum
6 44 (17.05%) TDD
7 42 (16.28%) Software Engineering
8 40 (15.50%) Mentoring
9 39 (15.12%) Web Development
10 25 (9.69%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (9.30%) SDLC
12 23 (8.91%) SOLID
13 22 (8.53%) Computer Science
13 22 (8.53%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (8.14%) DevOps
15 19 (7.36%) MVVM
15 19 (7.36%) Unit Testing
16 17 (6.59%) Coaching
16 17 (6.59%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 228 (88.37%) C#
2 145 (56.20%) SQL
3 125 (48.45%) JavaScript
4 57 (22.09%) T-SQL
5 44 (17.05%) VB.NET
6 23 (8.91%) Java
7 21 (8.14%) C
8 17 (6.59%) R
9 12 (4.65%) Python
10 8 (3.10%) TypeScript
11 6 (2.33%) Go
11 6 (2.33%) Haskell
11 6 (2.33%) Scala
11 6 (2.33%) VB
12 5 (1.94%) C++
12 5 (1.94%) PHP
12 5 (1.94%) VB6
13 4 (1.55%) Erlang
13 4 (1.55%) F#
14 3 (1.16%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 37 (14.34%) Degree
2 13 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (2.33%) DBS Check
5 4 (1.55%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.55%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.78%) PhD
7 1 (0.39%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.59%) QA
2 3 (1.16%) GDPR
3 1 (0.39%) WAI
System Software
1 13 (5.04%) Docker
2 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.39%) XenApp
2 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.78%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 88 (34.11%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.10%) Google
3 5 (1.94%) Xamarin
4 4 (1.55%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.16%) UiPath
6 2 (0.78%) Oracle
6 2 (0.78%) Zend
7 1 (0.39%) Apple
7 1 (0.39%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.39%) Citrix
7 1 (0.39%) Facebook
7 1 (0.39%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.39%) TOWER Software