Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 91 80
Rank change year-on-year +17 -11 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 368 347 364
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.65% 3.01% 3.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.79% 3.13% 3.43%
Number of salaries quoted 369 332 330
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.41% +1.43%
10th Percentile £23,750 £25,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £50,000 £48,075
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 9716 11097 10597
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.18% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 7999 8802 8814
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +9 101 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Warwickshire +44 75 £39,000 +9.86% 4
Coventry +38 67 £39,000 +30.00% 4
Staffordshire -23 46 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Worcestershire +8 35 £30,000 -14.29% 5
Solihull -1 15 £34,000 +4.62% 1
Shropshire -33 8 £41,250 +24.06% 1
Herefordshire 0 5 £37,500 -11.76%
Walsall - 5 £45,000 -
Wolverhampton +4 4 £45,000 +80.00% 1
Sutton Coldfield +12 3 £32,500 +27.45%
Halesowen - 3 £45,000 -
Willenhall - 3 £45,000 -
Dudley +12 2 £34,250 +37.00%
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 288 (78.26%) C#
2 254 (69.02%) .NET
3 209 (56.79%) JavaScript
4 186 (50.54%) Agile Software Development
5 157 (42.66%) AngularJS
6 152 (41.30%) ASP.NET
7 149 (40.49%) SQL Server
8 139 (37.77%) MVC
9 137 (37.23%) HTML
10 126 (34.24%) CSS
11 115 (31.25%) SQL
12 90 (24.46%) jQuery
13 89 (24.18%) Java
14 75 (20.38%) ASP.NET MVC
15 69 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web API
15 69 (18.75%) Microsoft
16 64 (17.39%) Degree
17 63 (17.12%) OO
18 60 (16.30%) Software Engineering
19 53 (14.40%) KnockoutJS
20 51 (13.86%) MySQL
20 51 (13.86%) .NET Framework
21 50 (13.59%) Continuous Integration
22 49 (13.32%) Scrum
22 49 (13.32%) Node.js
23 45 (12.23%) C++
23 45 (12.23%) Visual Studio
24 44 (11.96%) TDD
25 43 (11.68%) SDLC
26 42 (11.41%) Git (software)

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 13 (3.53%) CMS
2 9 (2.45%) JBoss
3 5 (1.36%) Confluence
3 5 (1.36%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.09%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.82%) GlassFish
5 3 (0.82%) IIS
5 3 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (0.82%) Orchard CMS
5 3 (0.82%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.82%) WildFly
6 2 (0.54%) Drupal
6 2 (0.54%) WordPress
7 1 (0.27%) Apache
7 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.27%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.27%) EPiServer
Applications
1 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.90%) Magento
2 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.27%) iTrent
3 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 26 (7.07%) SaaS
2 25 (6.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (4.35%) GitHub
4 14 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.82%) HTTP
1 3 (0.82%) Internet
1 3 (0.82%) Skype
1 3 (0.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (40.49%) SQL Server
2 51 (13.86%) MySQL
3 31 (8.42%) NoSQL
4 28 (7.61%) MongoDB
5 14 (3.80%) Relational Database
5 14 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (3.26%) Big Data
7 11 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (2.45%) QlikView
10 8 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (1.36%) Neo4j
11 5 (1.36%) RavenDB
11 5 (1.36%) SSDT
12 4 (1.09%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
14 2 (0.54%) MariaDB
14 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 45 (12.23%) Visual Studio
2 42 (11.41%) Git (software)
3 39 (10.60%) Jenkins
3 39 (10.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 26 (7.07%) JIRA
5 18 (4.89%) Subversion
6 16 (4.35%) Maven
7 13 (3.53%) SpecFlow
7 13 (3.53%) TeamCity
8 10 (2.72%) Bitbucket
8 10 (2.72%) JUnit
9 9 (2.45%) Eclipse
10 8 (2.17%) JBehave
11 7 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (1.36%) Cucumber
14 4 (1.09%) NuGet
15 3 (0.82%) Hudson
15 3 (0.82%) MSI
16 2 (0.54%) TestNG
General
1 32 (8.70%) Finance
2 22 (5.98%) Retail
3 9 (2.45%) Games
3 9 (2.45%) Marketing
4 8 (2.17%) Automotive
5 6 (1.63%) Electronics
6 5 (1.36%) Banking
7 4 (1.09%) Advertising
8 3 (0.82%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.27%) Back Office
9 1 (0.27%) Legal
9 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (69.02%) .NET
2 157 (42.66%) AngularJS
3 152 (41.30%) ASP.NET
4 137 (37.23%) HTML
5 126 (34.24%) CSS
6 90 (24.46%) jQuery
7 75 (20.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 69 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web API
9 53 (14.40%) KnockoutJS
10 51 (13.86%) .NET Framework
11 49 (13.32%) Node.js
12 35 (9.51%) WPF
13 34 (9.24%) Entity Framework
13 34 (9.24%) Hibernate
14 31 (8.42%) HTML5
15 30 (8.15%) Angular 2
15 30 (8.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 30 (8.15%) XML
16 29 (7.88%) Spring
17 27 (7.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.33%) Computer Science
2 35 (9.51%) Mobile App
3 28 (7.61%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.99%) iPad
6 8 (2.17%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.90%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (1.63%) User Experience
9 5 (1.36%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.36%) Smart Meter
10 4 (1.09%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.09%) Smart Home
11 3 (0.82%) Internet of Things
11 3 (0.82%) Social Media
12 2 (0.54%) Fintech
12 2 (0.54%) HoloLens
13 1 (0.27%) Augmented Reality
13 1 (0.27%) e-Learning
13 1 (0.27%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.80%) Android
1 14 (3.80%) Linux
2 13 (3.53%) Apple iOS
2 13 (3.53%) Windows
3 4 (1.09%) Windows Phone
3 4 (1.09%) Windows Phone 8
4 2 (0.54%) Unix
5 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (50.54%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (37.77%) MVC
3 63 (17.12%) OO
4 60 (16.30%) Software Engineering
5 50 (13.59%) Continuous Integration
6 49 (13.32%) Scrum
7 44 (11.96%) TDD
8 43 (11.68%) SDLC
9 31 (8.42%) Test Automation
10 29 (7.88%) Mentoring
10 29 (7.88%) OOP
11 26 (7.07%) BDD
12 24 (6.52%) MVVM
12 24 (6.52%) Web Development
13 23 (6.25%) Mathematics
13 23 (6.25%) Unit Testing
14 21 (5.71%) Microservices
15 19 (5.16%) SOLID
16 18 (4.89%) OOD
17 13 (3.53%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 288 (78.26%) C#
2 209 (56.79%) JavaScript
3 115 (31.25%) SQL
4 89 (24.18%) Java
5 45 (12.23%) C++
6 36 (9.78%) VB.NET
7 34 (9.24%) PHP
8 32 (8.70%) Python
9 27 (7.34%) T-SQL
10 24 (6.52%) C
11 20 (5.43%) TypeScript
12 19 (5.16%) Scala
13 17 (4.62%) F#
14 13 (3.53%) Ruby
15 11 (2.99%) Perl
15 11 (2.99%) R
16 8 (2.17%) MATLAB
17 7 (1.90%) Go
18 6 (1.63%) XAML
19 5 (1.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 64 (17.39%) Degree
2 11 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (2.72%) HND
4 8 (2.17%) GNVQ
5 4 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.54%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.27%) MCPD
7 1 (0.27%) MCSD
7 1 (0.27%) PhD
7 1 (0.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.36%) QA
2 3 (0.82%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (3.26%) Docker
2 2 (0.54%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (1.63%) Puppet
2 5 (1.36%) Marathon
3 1 (0.27%) Ansible
3 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 69 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 33 (8.97%) Oracle
3 12 (3.26%) Google
4 10 (2.72%) Xamarin
5 5 (1.36%) Telerik
5 5 (1.36%) Zoomdata
6 2 (0.54%) Apple
6 2 (0.54%) Reuters
6 2 (0.54%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.27%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.27%) Plumtree
7 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com