Period
to 15 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 15 July 2018.

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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 63 94
Rank change year-on-year -13 +31 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 346 431 359
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.65% 4.26% 2.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.79% 4.41% 3.01%
Number of salaries quoted 327 441 339
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £21,900 £24,000 £23,450
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £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 9,139 9,776 11,937
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.30% 96.68% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 7,103 8,238 9,470
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,250 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 15 July 2018.

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 15 July 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 -17 117 £40,000 -5.88% 19
Warwickshire +5 61 £35,000 -6.67% 17
Coventry -22 48 £44,000 +10.00% 8
Staffordshire +4 44 £40,000 +6.67% 13
Worcestershire +17 22 £38,094 +8.84% 9
Solihull -1 14 £27,500 -23.61%
Sutton Coldfield +5 11 £40,000 +77.78%
Shropshire +18 9 £29,500 -1.67% 2
Wolverhampton -13 8 £31,500 -16.00% 1
Walsall +1 5 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Herefordshire +19 1 £35,000 -6.67%
Dudley -12 1 £23,000 -44.58%
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, 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.

1 257 (74.28%) C#
2 205 (59.25%) JavaScript
3 199 (57.51%) .NET
4 195 (56.36%) Agile Software Development
5 124 (35.84%) SQL
6 117 (33.82%) HTML
7 115 (33.24%) AngularJS
8 114 (32.95%) CSS
9 109 (31.50%) MVC
10 106 (30.64%) SQL Server
11 100 (28.90%) ASP.NET
12 83 (23.99%) Degree
13 79 (22.83%) Entity Framework
14 77 (22.25%) Java
15 73 (21.10%) OO
16 68 (19.65%) .NET Framework
17 66 (19.08%) Git (software)
18 65 (18.79%) TDD
19 63 (18.21%) Microsoft
20 62 (17.92%) Computer Science
21 58 (16.76%) Web Development
21 58 (16.76%) ASP.NET Web API
22 57 (16.47%) Finance
23 56 (16.18%) Software Engineering
23 56 (16.18%) jQuery
24 52 (15.03%) Visual Studio
25 47 (13.58%) React
25 47 (13.58%) Windows
26 44 (12.72%) SaaS
27 42 (12.14%) SDLC

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 28 (8.09%) CMS
2 15 (4.34%) Confluence
2 15 (4.34%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.18%) IIS
4 7 (2.02%) NServiceBus
5 4 (1.16%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.87%) Apache
6 3 (0.87%) Drupal
7 2 (0.58%) WordPress
8 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.29%) eZ Publish
8 1 (0.29%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.29%) JBoss
8 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.29%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.02%) Simulink
2 7 (2.02%) Stateflow
3 6 (1.73%) TargetLink
4 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.29%) Blender
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.29%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 44 (12.72%) SaaS
2 37 (10.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.60%) PaaS
5 7 (2.02%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.16%) Office 365
8 3 (0.87%) IaaS
8 3 (0.87%) Serverless
9 1 (0.29%) GitHub
9 1 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.29%) npm
9 1 (0.29%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.60%) SSL
2 2 (0.58%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.58%) Internet
3 1 (0.29%) AMQP
3 1 (0.29%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.29%) Extranet
3 1 (0.29%) Intranet
3 1 (0.29%) Modbus
3 1 (0.29%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (30.64%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.07%) Relational Database
3 19 (5.49%) MySQL
4 17 (4.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (3.18%) NoSQL
6 10 (2.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (2.02%) Event Store
7 7 (2.02%) RavenDB
7 7 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.73%) Spatial Data
9 4 (1.16%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.87%) Big Data
10 3 (0.87%) GIS
10 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.58%) Redis
11 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 66 (19.08%) Git (software)
2 52 (15.03%) Visual Studio
3 35 (10.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 33 (9.54%) Jenkins
5 28 (8.09%) JIRA
6 25 (7.23%) Subversion
7 21 (6.07%) Maven
8 9 (2.60%) Android Studio
8 9 (2.60%) SpecFlow
9 8 (2.31%) Mercurial
10 7 (2.02%) Bitbucket
10 7 (2.02%) Jasmine
10 7 (2.02%) Karma Test Runner
10 7 (2.02%) PhantomJS
10 7 (2.02%) webpack
11 6 (1.73%) Eclipse
11 6 (1.73%) NUnit
11 6 (1.73%) Rational DOORS
12 5 (1.45%) PROIV
12 5 (1.45%) TeamCity
General
1 57 (16.47%) Finance
2 20 (5.78%) Legal
3 14 (4.05%) Automotive
3 14 (4.05%) Banking
3 14 (4.05%) Law
4 11 (3.18%) Retail
5 9 (2.60%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.60%) Marketing
6 6 (1.73%) Electronics
7 5 (1.45%) German Language
8 2 (0.58%) Advertising
9 1 (0.29%) Back Office
9 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.29%) Games
9 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (57.51%) .NET
2 117 (33.82%) HTML
3 115 (33.24%) AngularJS
4 114 (32.95%) CSS
5 100 (28.90%) ASP.NET
6 79 (22.83%) Entity Framework
7 68 (19.65%) .NET Framework
8 58 (16.76%) ASP.NET Web API
9 56 (16.18%) jQuery
10 47 (13.58%) React
11 41 (11.85%) RESTful
12 38 (10.98%) ASP.NET MVC
12 38 (10.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 37 (10.69%) Web Services
14 35 (10.12%) JSON
15 34 (9.83%) LINQ
16 32 (9.25%) Node.js
17 28 (8.09%) WinForms
18 27 (7.80%) Spring
19 25 (7.23%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 62 (17.92%) Computer Science
2 25 (7.23%) Mobile App
3 24 (6.94%) Greenfield Project
4 17 (4.91%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (3.47%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.89%) 3D Graphics
6 10 (2.89%) Driving Licence
7 8 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (2.02%) User Experience
9 6 (1.73%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.73%) Fintech
9 6 (1.73%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.45%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.45%) Augmented Reality
11 4 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.16%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.58%) iPad
12 2 (0.58%) iPhone
12 2 (0.58%) NHS
12 2 (0.58%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 47 (13.58%) Windows
2 20 (5.78%) Linux
3 16 (4.62%) Android
4 6 (1.73%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (0.87%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.29%) CentOS
6 1 (0.29%) Unix
6 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (56.36%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (31.50%) MVC
3 73 (21.10%) OO
4 65 (18.79%) TDD
5 58 (16.76%) Web Development
6 56 (16.18%) Software Engineering
7 42 (12.14%) SDLC
8 41 (11.85%) Problem-Solving
9 35 (10.12%) OOP
10 34 (9.83%) Scrum
11 31 (8.96%) OOD
12 30 (8.67%) BDD
13 29 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
14 28 (8.09%) Unit Testing
15 23 (6.65%) Front End Development
16 20 (5.78%) Integration Testing
16 20 (5.78%) Test Automation
17 19 (5.49%) Responsive Web Design
18 16 (4.62%) SOLID
19 15 (4.34%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 257 (74.28%) C#
2 205 (59.25%) JavaScript
3 124 (35.84%) SQL
4 77 (22.25%) Java
5 39 (11.27%) T-SQL
6 38 (10.98%) VB.NET
7 31 (8.96%) C++
8 25 (7.23%) PHP
9 23 (6.65%) TypeScript
10 19 (5.49%) VB
11 12 (3.47%) Scala
12 9 (2.60%) Ruby
13 8 (2.31%) C
13 8 (2.31%) Python
14 6 (1.73%) Groovy
14 6 (1.73%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.45%) Delphi
15 5 (1.45%) Fortran
15 5 (1.45%) Perl
15 5 (1.45%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 83 (23.99%) Degree
2 38 (10.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (3.76%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.31%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.58%) GNVQ
6 2 (0.58%) HND
7 1 (0.29%) ISEB
7 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.29%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.60%) ISO 9001
1 9 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.73%) HAZOP
3 4 (1.16%) SLA
4 3 (0.87%) QA
5 1 (0.29%) GCP
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (2.31%) Docker
2 5 (1.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.45%) Puppet
2 4 (1.16%) Marathon
3 3 (0.87%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 63 (18.21%) Microsoft
2 20 (5.78%) Xamarin
3 10 (2.89%) Google
4 9 (2.60%) LexisNexis
5 6 (1.73%) MathWorks
5 6 (1.73%) MKS
5 6 (1.73%) Oracle
6 4 (1.16%) Sencha
6 4 (1.16%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.87%) Twitter
8 2 (0.58%) Capita
8 2 (0.58%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.58%) IBM
8 2 (0.58%) UiPath
9 1 (0.29%) Apple
9 1 (0.29%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.29%) Lotus
9 1 (0.29%) Zend