Period
to 19 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 97 78
Rank change year-on-year -6 -19 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 276 293 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.81% 2.79% 3.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.90% 2.88% 3.26%
Number of salaries quoted 266 283 296
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £51,000 £49,000
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 9,511 10,172 10,156
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.71% 96.89% 97.06%
Number of salaries quoted 7,583 8,076 8,519
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +19 75 £37,500 +4.90% 17
Coventry +17 48 £39,000 -2.50% 6
Warwickshire +19 39 £39,500 +21.54% 9
Worcestershire +4 35 £30,000 -16.67% 9
Staffordshire -35 34 £40,000 +6.67% 8
Solihull +2 21 £30,000 -23.08% 5
Herefordshire +12 8 £40,000 -8.57% 1
Shropshire -16 5 £37,500 +10.29% 3
Walsall +3 3 £45,000 +15.38%
Halesowen -37 3 £45,000 +73.08% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £32,500 -
Wolverhampton -11 2 £45,000 +80.00% 2
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 220 (79.71%) C#
2 191 (69.20%) .NET
3 175 (63.41%) JavaScript
4 157 (56.88%) Agile Software Development
5 136 (49.28%) AngularJS
6 122 (44.20%) ASP.NET
7 106 (38.41%) SQL Server
7 106 (38.41%) HTML
7 106 (38.41%) MVC
8 99 (35.87%) CSS
9 84 (30.43%) SQL
10 63 (22.83%) ASP.NET Web API
11 62 (22.46%) Java
11 62 (22.46%) jQuery
12 60 (21.74%) Degree
12 60 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC
13 58 (21.01%) Microsoft
14 50 (18.12%) Node.js
15 49 (17.75%) .NET Framework
15 49 (17.75%) Software Engineering
16 48 (17.39%) OO
17 44 (15.94%) KnockoutJS
18 39 (14.13%) Continuous Integration
19 38 (13.77%) C++
19 38 (13.77%) SDLC
20 37 (13.41%) Entity Framework
21 36 (13.04%) HTML5
22 35 (12.68%) Git (software)
23 34 (12.32%) Visual Studio
24 33 (11.96%) Scrum

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 14 (5.07%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.17%) Umbraco
3 5 (1.81%) Confluence
4 2 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.72%) CMS
4 2 (0.72%) Drupal
4 2 (0.72%) IIS
4 2 (0.72%) JBoss
5 1 (0.36%) Apache
5 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.36%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.81%) Magento
2 3 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.36%) iTrent
3 1 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.25%) SaaS
2 16 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (5.07%) GitHub
4 8 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.81%) Office 365
5 5 (1.81%) PaaS
6 4 (1.45%) Google Analytics
6 4 (1.45%) IaaS
7 2 (0.72%) Bluemix
7 2 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.72%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.72%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.72%) Intranet
1 2 (0.72%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.36%) AMQP
2 1 (0.36%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (38.41%) SQL Server
2 29 (10.51%) MySQL
2 29 (10.51%) NoSQL
3 24 (8.70%) MongoDB
4 19 (6.88%) Relational Database
5 15 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (3.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (3.26%) Big Data
8 7 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (2.17%) QlikView
10 5 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.81%) Power BI
10 5 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (1.81%) SSDT
11 3 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.72%) CouchDB
12 2 (0.72%) MariaDB
12 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 35 (12.68%) Git (software)
2 34 (12.32%) Visual Studio
3 25 (9.06%) JIRA
4 22 (7.97%) Jenkins
5 21 (7.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (4.35%) Subversion
7 11 (3.99%) Maven
8 9 (3.26%) Bitbucket
9 8 (2.90%) SpecFlow
9 8 (2.90%) TeamCity
10 6 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (2.17%) JUnit
11 5 (1.81%) Cucumber
11 5 (1.81%) JBehave
12 4 (1.45%) Eclipse
12 4 (1.45%) JIRA Agile
12 4 (1.45%) NuGet
13 3 (1.09%) MSI
14 2 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
14 2 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (6.52%) Finance
2 16 (5.80%) Retail
3 11 (3.99%) Games
4 6 (2.17%) Banking
5 4 (1.45%) Electronics
6 3 (1.09%) Advertising
6 3 (1.09%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.72%) Automotive
8 1 (0.36%) Back Office
8 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (69.20%) .NET
2 136 (49.28%) AngularJS
3 122 (44.20%) ASP.NET
4 106 (38.41%) HTML
5 99 (35.87%) CSS
6 63 (22.83%) ASP.NET Web API
7 62 (22.46%) jQuery
8 60 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC
9 50 (18.12%) Node.js
10 49 (17.75%) .NET Framework
11 44 (15.94%) KnockoutJS
12 37 (13.41%) Entity Framework
13 36 (13.04%) HTML5
14 30 (10.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 27 (9.78%) CSS3
16 25 (9.06%) WPF
17 23 (8.33%) Angular 2
18 22 (7.97%) XML
19 20 (7.25%) Hibernate
19 20 (7.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.23%) Mobile App
2 25 (9.06%) Computer Science
3 18 (6.52%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (1.81%) Algorithms
5 5 (1.81%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.81%) Smart Meter
6 3 (1.09%) Fintech
6 3 (1.09%) iPad
7 2 (0.72%) Smart Home
7 2 (0.72%) Social Media
7 2 (0.72%) User Experience
8 1 (0.36%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (0.36%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.36%) Equities
8 1 (0.36%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.36%) HoloLens
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.26%) Linux
2 8 (2.90%) Android
2 8 (2.90%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.17%) Windows
4 1 (0.36%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (56.88%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (38.41%) MVC
3 49 (17.75%) Software Engineering
4 48 (17.39%) OO
5 39 (14.13%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (13.77%) SDLC
7 33 (11.96%) Scrum
8 32 (11.59%) OOP
9 31 (11.23%) TDD
9 31 (11.23%) Web Development
10 30 (10.87%) Mentoring
11 28 (10.14%) Test Automation
12 23 (8.33%) BDD
13 19 (6.88%) MVVM
13 19 (6.88%) Unit Testing
14 17 (6.16%) Microservices
15 16 (5.80%) Mathematics
16 13 (4.71%) Artificial Intelligence
16 13 (4.71%) SOLID
17 12 (4.35%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 220 (79.71%) C#
2 175 (63.41%) JavaScript
3 84 (30.43%) SQL
4 62 (22.46%) Java
5 38 (13.77%) C++
6 27 (9.78%) VB.NET
7 23 (8.33%) PHP
8 19 (6.88%) TypeScript
9 16 (5.80%) Python
10 15 (5.43%) C
11 12 (4.35%) Ruby
11 12 (4.35%) Scala
12 11 (3.99%) Perl
13 10 (3.62%) F#
13 10 (3.62%) T-SQL
14 8 (2.90%) Go
15 7 (2.54%) PL/SQL
15 7 (2.54%) R
16 5 (1.81%) Shell Script
16 5 (1.81%) XAML
Qualifications
1 60 (21.74%) Degree
2 5 (1.81%) HND
3 4 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.72%) GNVQ
4 2 (0.72%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.36%) MCSD
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.36%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.45%) QA
2 3 (1.09%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (3.26%) Docker
2 2 (0.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (2.17%) Puppet
2 5 (1.81%) Marathon
3 1 (0.36%) Ansible
3 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 58 (21.01%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.52%) Oracle
3 10 (3.62%) Google
3 10 (3.62%) Xamarin
4 5 (1.81%) Zoomdata
5 3 (1.09%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.72%) IBM
6 2 (0.72%) Reuters
6 2 (0.72%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.36%) Apple
7 1 (0.36%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.36%) Plumtree
7 1 (0.36%) Telerik