Period
to 26 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £38,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 79 95
Rank change year-on-year -24 +16 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 264 330 321
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.74% 3.42% 2.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.84% 3.51% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 237 325 291
West Midlands median annual salary £38,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,750 £24,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £57,500 £49,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +2.50%

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 9,301 9,393 11,221
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.55% 97.31% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 7,257 7,718 9,121
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £24,250 £24,500 £24,175
90th Percentile £66,250 £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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -23 77 £40,250 -5.29% 28
Coventry -17 44 £44,500 +1.71% 13
Warwickshire +14 37 £35,000 +16.67% 9
Worcestershire +22 27 £38,094 +7.31% 12
Solihull +3 25 £30,000 -16.67% 3
Staffordshire -30 22 £37,500 - 21
Wolverhampton -16 10 £45,000 +63.64%
Herefordshire +20 8 £40,000 -5.88%
Shropshire +3 4 £35,000 -2.15% 1
Walsall -1 3 £45,000 +15.38%
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £39,000 - 1
Dudley -4 1 £23,000 -44.58% 1
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 214 (81.06%) C#
2 176 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 163 (61.74%) .NET
4 152 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
5 118 (44.70%) AngularJS
6 115 (43.56%) SQL
7 112 (42.42%) HTML
8 107 (40.53%) CSS
9 95 (35.98%) ASP.NET
10 91 (34.47%) SQL Server
11 89 (33.71%) MVC
12 74 (28.03%) Degree
13 65 (24.62%) ASP.NET Web API
14 60 (22.73%) .NET Framework
15 59 (22.35%) TDD
15 59 (22.35%) OO
16 58 (21.97%) Entity Framework
17 55 (20.83%) jQuery
18 53 (20.08%) Microsoft
19 51 (19.32%) Java
20 49 (18.56%) SDLC
21 47 (17.80%) ASP.NET MVC
21 47 (17.80%) Web Development
21 47 (17.80%) Software Engineering
22 46 (17.42%) Computer Science
23 43 (16.29%) Node.js
24 41 (15.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 39 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
26 37 (14.02%) OOP
27 36 (13.64%) Mobile App

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 19 (7.20%) SharePoint
2 14 (5.30%) CMS
3 10 (3.79%) Confluence
3 10 (3.79%) Umbraco
4 5 (1.89%) IIS
4 5 (1.89%) NServiceBus
5 3 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.76%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.38%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.38%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.76%) Simulink
2 2 (0.76%) Stateflow
2 2 (0.76%) TargetLink
3 1 (0.38%) Blender
Business Applications
1 3 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Magento
2 1 (0.38%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 33 (12.50%) SaaS
2 25 (9.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.41%) Office 365
4 6 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.89%) IaaS
5 5 (1.89%) PaaS
6 4 (1.52%) Google Analytics
6 4 (1.52%) Serverless
7 3 (1.14%) Bluemix
7 3 (1.14%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.14%) Intranet
1 3 (1.14%) SSL
2 2 (0.76%) AMQP
2 2 (0.76%) Internet
2 2 (0.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.38%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.38%) Extranet
3 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (34.47%) SQL Server
2 24 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 19 (7.20%) MySQL
4 18 (6.82%) NoSQL
5 16 (6.06%) MongoDB
6 12 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (2.27%) Big Data
9 6 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.89%) Event Store
10 5 (1.89%) Power BI
10 5 (1.89%) RavenDB
11 3 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.76%) CouchDB
12 2 (0.76%) GIS
12 2 (0.76%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.38%) Redis
13 1 (0.38%) Riak
Development Applications
1 35 (13.26%) Git (software)
2 32 (12.12%) Visual Studio
3 27 (10.23%) JIRA
4 21 (7.95%) Jenkins
5 20 (7.58%) Subversion
6 19 (7.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (3.79%) Maven
7 10 (3.79%) SpecFlow
8 7 (2.65%) Jasmine
8 7 (2.65%) Karma Test Runner
8 7 (2.65%) PhantomJS
8 7 (2.65%) webpack
9 5 (1.89%) Mercurial
9 5 (1.89%) PROIV
10 4 (1.52%) JIRA Agile
11 3 (1.14%) JSUnit
11 3 (1.14%) NUnit
11 3 (1.14%) ReSharper
11 3 (1.14%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 35 (13.26%) Finance
2 12 (4.55%) Legal
3 10 (3.79%) Retail
4 9 (3.41%) Banking
5 5 (1.89%) Automotive
6 4 (1.52%) Electronics
7 3 (1.14%) Law
7 3 (1.14%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.14%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.76%) Back Office
8 2 (0.76%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.76%) Games
8 2 (0.76%) German Language
8 2 (0.76%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (61.74%) .NET
2 118 (44.70%) AngularJS
3 112 (42.42%) HTML
4 107 (40.53%) CSS
5 95 (35.98%) ASP.NET
6 65 (24.62%) ASP.NET Web API
7 60 (22.73%) .NET Framework
8 58 (21.97%) Entity Framework
9 55 (20.83%) jQuery
10 47 (17.80%) ASP.NET MVC
11 43 (16.29%) Node.js
12 41 (15.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 34 (12.88%) HTML5
13 34 (12.88%) React
14 29 (10.98%) JSON
15 28 (10.61%) Web Services
16 24 (9.09%) RESTful
17 20 (7.58%) CSS3
18 19 (7.20%) KnockoutJS
19 18 (6.82%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 46 (17.42%) Computer Science
2 36 (13.64%) Mobile App
3 10 (3.79%) Driving Licence
3 10 (3.79%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.65%) Fintech
4 7 (2.65%) User Experience
5 6 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.89%) 3D Graphics
6 5 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.52%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.76%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.76%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.76%) iPad
8 2 (0.76%) iPhone
8 2 (0.76%) Smart Home
9 1 (0.38%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.38%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.38%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.06%) Windows
2 10 (3.79%) Android
2 10 (3.79%) Linux
3 6 (2.27%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.76%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (0.76%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (33.71%) MVC
3 59 (22.35%) OO
3 59 (22.35%) TDD
4 49 (18.56%) SDLC
5 47 (17.80%) Software Engineering
5 47 (17.80%) Web Development
6 39 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
7 37 (14.02%) OOP
8 29 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (10.98%) OOD
9 25 (9.47%) Unit Testing
10 24 (9.09%) BDD
10 24 (9.09%) Scrum
11 21 (7.95%) Test Automation
12 15 (5.68%) High Availability
13 13 (4.92%) Front End Development
13 13 (4.92%) SOLID
14 12 (4.55%) Artificial Intelligence
14 12 (4.55%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 214 (81.06%) C#
2 176 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 115 (43.56%) SQL
4 51 (19.32%) Java
5 29 (10.98%) C++
6 27 (10.23%) TypeScript
7 22 (8.33%) T-SQL
8 20 (7.58%) VB.NET
9 12 (4.55%) PHP
10 11 (4.17%) VB
11 8 (3.03%) Python
12 6 (2.27%) Go
12 6 (2.27%) Ruby
13 5 (1.89%) COBOL
13 5 (1.89%) Delphi
13 5 (1.89%) Fortran
13 5 (1.89%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.89%) Progress 4GL
14 3 (1.14%) Perl
14 3 (1.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 74 (28.03%) Degree
2 28 (10.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.65%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.65%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.89%) HND
5 2 (0.76%) GNVQ
6 1 (0.38%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.89%) QA
2 3 (1.14%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.76%) HAZOP
4 1 (0.38%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (2.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.38%) Ansible
1 1 (0.38%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 53 (20.08%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.44%) Xamarin
3 11 (4.17%) Google
4 7 (2.65%) Sitecore
5 5 (1.89%) Oracle
6 4 (1.52%) IBM
7 3 (1.14%) LexisNexis
7 3 (1.14%) Twitter
8 2 (0.76%) MathWorks
8 2 (0.76%) MKS
9 1 (0.38%) Apple
9 1 (0.38%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.38%) Lotus