Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 84 90
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 266 340 329
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.26% 3.38% 2.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.40% 3.50% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 236 336 313
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £38,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £23,375 £25,250 £23,350
90th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £50,000
England median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +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 7,822 9,712 10,780
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.60% 96.29%
Number of salaries quoted 6,044 7,924 8,550
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +12 90 £40,000 +6.67% 26
Staffordshire +27 56 £40,000 - 17
Warwickshire +17 38 £45,000 +13.92% 8
Coventry -16 30 £45,000 +15.38% 3
Shropshire +19 18 £29,500 -21.33% 2
Worcestershire -22 13 £32,750 +9.17% 18
Sutton Coldfield -18 8 £40,000 +23.08% 4
Walsall 0 6 £35,000 -22.22%
Herefordshire -13 2 £40,000 +6.67% 2
Solihull -7 1 - - 4
Stourbridge - 1 £32,500 - 2
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 193 (72.56%) C#
2 185 (69.55%) .NET
3 148 (55.64%) Agile Software Development
4 133 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 113 (42.48%) MVC
6 111 (41.73%) HTML
7 108 (40.60%) SQL
8 102 (38.35%) ASP.NET
9 101 (37.97%) CSS
10 91 (34.21%) SQL Server
11 75 (28.20%) Microsoft
12 63 (23.68%) Visual Studio
13 62 (23.31%) AngularJS
14 59 (22.18%) ASP.NET Web API
15 52 (19.55%) TDD
16 51 (19.17%) Microsoft Azure
17 48 (18.05%) ASP.NET MVC
17 48 (18.05%) Web Services
18 45 (16.92%) HTML5
18 45 (16.92%) Entity Framework
19 44 (16.54%) .NET Framework
20 42 (15.79%) Windows
21 40 (15.04%) LINQ
21 40 (15.04%) Greenfield Project
22 39 (14.66%) Web Development
23 37 (13.91%) T-SQL
23 37 (13.91%) WinForms
24 36 (13.53%) Problem-Solving
25 34 (12.78%) Git (software)
26 33 (12.41%) Software Engineering

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 (6.77%) Confluence
2 10 (3.76%) CMS
3 8 (3.01%) Drupal
4 6 (2.26%) eZ Publish
5 5 (1.88%) Apache
6 3 (1.13%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.13%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (1.13%) WordPress
7 2 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.38%) IIS
8 1 (0.38%) JBoss
8 1 (0.38%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (1.50%) Maya
2 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.75%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 51 (19.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (7.52%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.38%) npm
3 9 (3.38%) NuGet
4 8 (3.01%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.88%) SaaS
6 3 (1.13%) Office 365
7 2 (0.75%) IaaS
7 2 (0.75%) PaaS
8 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.01%) Internet
2 3 (1.13%) Broadband
2 3 (1.13%) Intranet
3 1 (0.38%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.38%) FlexRay
3 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (34.21%) SQL Server
2 25 (9.40%) MySQL
3 16 (6.02%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.76%) SQLite
5 9 (3.38%) MongoDB
6 8 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (2.26%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.88%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (1.50%) Spatial Data
10 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.75%) Cosmos DB
12 1 (0.38%) Big Data
12 1 (0.38%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.38%) QlikView
12 1 (0.38%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 63 (23.68%) Visual Studio
2 34 (12.78%) Git (software)
3 21 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (3.38%) JIRA
4 9 (3.38%) Visual Studio Code
5 8 (3.01%) NUnit
6 7 (2.63%) Android Studio
7 6 (2.26%) Bitbucket
7 6 (2.26%) Jenkins
7 6 (2.26%) Selenium
7 6 (2.26%) Subversion
8 5 (1.88%) Maven
8 5 (1.88%) NSubstitute
8 5 (1.88%) ReSharper
9 4 (1.50%) Jasmine
9 4 (1.50%) Mocha
9 4 (1.50%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.13%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.75%) Log4Net
12 1 (0.38%) CruiseControl
General
1 12 (4.51%) Finance
1 12 (4.51%) Telecoms
2 7 (2.63%) Law
3 5 (1.88%) Marketing
4 4 (1.50%) Automotive
5 3 (1.13%) Games
5 3 (1.13%) Retail
6 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.38%) Legal
7 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (69.55%) .NET
2 111 (41.73%) HTML
3 102 (38.35%) ASP.NET
4 101 (37.97%) CSS
5 62 (23.31%) AngularJS
6 59 (22.18%) ASP.NET Web API
7 48 (18.05%) ASP.NET MVC
7 48 (18.05%) Web Services
8 45 (16.92%) Entity Framework
8 45 (16.92%) HTML5
9 44 (16.54%) .NET Framework
10 40 (15.04%) LINQ
11 37 (13.91%) WinForms
12 27 (10.15%) Spring
13 26 (9.77%) RESTful
13 26 (9.77%) XML
14 25 (9.40%) WPF
15 24 (9.02%) Node.js
16 22 (8.27%) .NET Core
17 21 (7.89%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 40 (15.04%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.51%) CCTV
4 5 (1.88%) Internet of Things
4 5 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.50%) 3D Graphics
5 4 (1.50%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.50%) SCADA
6 3 (1.13%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.75%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.75%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.38%) Infotainment
8 1 (0.38%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.38%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 42 (15.79%) Windows
2 9 (3.38%) Android
2 9 (3.38%) Linux
2 9 (3.38%) Windows 10
3 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.38%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (55.64%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (42.48%) MVC
3 52 (19.55%) TDD
4 39 (14.66%) Web Development
5 36 (13.53%) Problem-Solving
6 33 (12.41%) Software Engineering
7 32 (12.03%) Scrum
8 23 (8.65%) SDLC
8 23 (8.65%) SOA
9 22 (8.27%) Computer Science
9 22 (8.27%) OOP
10 20 (7.52%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (7.52%) OO
11 17 (6.39%) Front End Development
12 15 (5.64%) Microservices
13 14 (5.26%) OOD
13 14 (5.26%) SOLID
13 14 (5.26%) Unit Testing
14 13 (4.89%) CRM
15 11 (4.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 193 (72.56%) C#
2 133 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 108 (40.60%) SQL
4 37 (13.91%) T-SQL
5 33 (12.41%) PHP
6 21 (7.89%) VB.NET
7 20 (7.52%) Java
8 9 (3.38%) Python
9 8 (3.01%) C++
9 8 (3.01%) PowerShell
9 8 (3.01%) TypeScript
10 7 (2.63%) C
11 5 (1.88%) Go
12 4 (1.50%) VB
12 4 (1.50%) VBScript
13 3 (1.13%) ES6
13 3 (1.13%) XAML
14 2 (0.75%) Java 8
14 2 (0.75%) Ruby
14 2 (0.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 31 (11.65%) Degree
2 9 (3.38%) Computer Science Degree
2 9 (3.38%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.75%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.75%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.38%) ISEB
5 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.50%) GDPR
1 4 (1.50%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.50%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.26%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.38%) Marathon
2 1 (0.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 75 (28.20%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.38%) Atlassian
3 6 (2.26%) Sencha
4 5 (1.88%) BT
4 5 (1.88%) Xamarin
5 4 (1.50%) DevExpress
5 4 (1.50%) Google
5 4 (1.50%) UiPath
6 3 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.13%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle
8 1 (0.38%) Apple
8 1 (0.38%) Zend