The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 84 61
Rank change year-on-year +30 -23  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 227 177 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.39% 2.84% 4.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.53% 2.95% 4.40%
Number of salaries quoted 217 159 226
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,550 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,250 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,250
% change year-on-year - +1.91%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5013 5995 5541
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.91% 96.34% 96.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4244 4715 4618
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% -3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +41 72 £45,000 +28.57% 6
Coventry +12 49 £40,000 +37.93% 3
Warwickshire +31 46 £35,000 -6.66% 6
Staffordshire -3 27 £36,250 -3.33% 3
Worcestershire 0 9 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Solihull -12 8 £36,000 +2.85% 1
Shropshire -5 6 £45,000 +28.57%
Walsall - 2 £46,250 - 1
Wolverhampton - 2 £35,000 -
Sutton Coldfield -4 1 £22,500 -16.66%
Willenhall - 1 £45,000 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £37,500 - 2
Dudley - 1 £26,000 - 1
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 299 (74.94%) C#
2 281 (70.43%) .NET
3 244 (61.15%) JavaScript
4 200 (50.13%) HTML
5 192 (48.12%) CSS
6 171 (42.86%) SQL Server
7 170 (42.61%) Agile Software Development
8 168 (42.11%) MVC
9 154 (38.60%) AngularJS
10 145 (36.34%) ASP.NET
11 129 (32.33%) jQuery
12 126 (31.58%) SQL
13 77 (19.30%) ASP.NET MVC
14 74 (18.55%) Scrum
15 72 (18.05%) TDD
16 71 (17.79%) Microsoft
16 71 (17.79%) Java
16 71 (17.79%) HTML5
16 71 (17.79%) Team Foundation Server
17 67 (16.79%) MySQL
17 67 (16.79%) Degree
18 63 (15.79%) .NET Framework
19 60 (15.04%) PHP
20 58 (14.54%) Software Engineering
20 58 (14.54%) ASP.NET Web API
21 57 (14.29%) Git (software)
22 50 (12.53%) Web Development
22 50 (12.53%) OO
22 50 (12.53%) Jenkins
23 49 (12.28%) Entity Framework

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 21 (5.26%) IIS
2 18 (4.51%) Apache
3 16 (4.01%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (3.51%) nginx
5 10 (2.51%) JBoss
6 9 (2.26%) CMS
7 7 (1.75%) WordPress
8 5 (1.25%) Umbraco
9 4 (1.00%) Drupal
9 4 (1.00%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.75%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.75%) GlassFish
10 3 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.75%) Orchard CMS
10 3 (0.75%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.75%) WildFly
11 2 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.25%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.25%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.25%) Magento
2 2 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (4.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 16 (4.01%) GitHub
5 15 (3.76%) SaaS
6 14 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (3.51%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.75%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.75%) Google Compute Engine
8 3 (0.75%) Heroku
9 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.50%) Internet
2 5 (1.25%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.75%) HTTP
4 2 (0.50%) Skype
5 1 (0.25%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.25%) Intranet
5 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 67 (16.79%) MySQL
3 33 (8.27%) MongoDB
4 31 (7.77%) NoSQL
5 16 (4.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (3.51%) Amazon RDS
7 11 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.50%) Data Mining
9 6 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.50%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.00%) Big Data
12 3 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.75%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.75%) Redis
13 2 (0.50%) Neo4j
13 2 (0.50%) RavenDB
13 2 (0.50%) SQL CLR
Development Applications
1 71 (17.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 57 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 50 (12.53%) Jenkins
4 31 (7.77%) Visual Studio
5 28 (7.02%) Subversion
6 19 (4.76%) SpecFlow
7 14 (3.51%) gulp
7 14 (3.51%) webpack
8 13 (3.26%) GitLab
8 13 (3.26%) PhantomJS
9 11 (2.76%) NUnit
10 9 (2.26%) Maven
11 8 (2.01%) Hudson
11 8 (2.01%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (2.01%) TeamCity
12 7 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (1.75%) JUnit
13 5 (1.25%) GoCD
13 5 (1.25%) MSBuild
14 4 (1.00%) Ant
General
1 45 (11.28%) Finance
2 19 (4.76%) Marketing
3 13 (3.26%) Automotive
4 12 (3.01%) Retail
5 8 (2.01%) Games
6 5 (1.25%) Electronics
6 5 (1.25%) Legal
7 4 (1.00%) Law
7 4 (1.00%) Publishing
8 3 (0.75%) Banking
8 3 (0.75%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.50%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (70.43%) .NET
2 200 (50.13%) HTML
3 192 (48.12%) CSS
4 154 (38.60%) AngularJS
5 145 (36.34%) ASP.NET
6 129 (32.33%) jQuery
7 77 (19.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 71 (17.79%) HTML5
9 63 (15.79%) .NET Framework
10 58 (14.54%) ASP.NET Web API
11 49 (12.28%) Entity Framework
12 47 (11.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 42 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
13 42 (10.53%) Node.js
14 36 (9.02%) Ajax
15 35 (8.77%) CSS3
16 33 (8.27%) REST
17 30 (7.52%) Angular 2
17 30 (7.52%) Web Services
18 29 (7.27%) React
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.28%) Computer Science
2 28 (7.02%) Greenfield Project
3 25 (6.27%) Mobile App
4 23 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.26%) Linux Command Line
6 12 (3.01%) Mainframe
7 8 (2.01%) User Experience
8 5 (1.25%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.00%) iPad
10 3 (0.75%) Fintech
10 3 (0.75%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.50%) Online Gambling
12 1 (0.25%) Blog
12 1 (0.25%) EMV
12 1 (0.25%) Equities
12 1 (0.25%) Fixed Income
12 1 (0.25%) HoloLens
12 1 (0.25%) Smart Home
12 1 (0.25%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 32 (8.02%) Linux
2 16 (4.01%) Android
2 16 (4.01%) Windows
3 6 (1.50%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.00%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (0.75%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.25%) Unix
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (42.61%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (42.11%) MVC
3 74 (18.55%) Scrum
4 72 (18.05%) TDD
5 58 (14.54%) Software Engineering
6 50 (12.53%) OO
6 50 (12.53%) Web Development
7 34 (8.52%) OOP
8 31 (7.77%) Kanban
9 30 (7.52%) Unit Testing
10 29 (7.27%) SDLC
11 28 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (6.77%) BDD
13 26 (6.52%) Responsive Web Design
14 25 (6.27%) OOD
15 23 (5.76%) DevOps
15 23 (5.76%) SOLID
16 20 (5.01%) Mentoring
17 18 (4.51%) Mathematics
17 18 (4.51%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 299 (74.94%) C#
2 244 (61.15%) JavaScript
3 126 (31.58%) SQL
4 71 (17.79%) Java
5 60 (15.04%) PHP
6 48 (12.03%) VB.NET
7 33 (8.27%) T-SQL
8 28 (7.02%) Python
9 27 (6.77%) C++
10 21 (5.26%) TypeScript
11 14 (3.51%) Scala
12 13 (3.26%) PHP 7
12 13 (3.26%) XPath
13 12 (3.01%) C
13 12 (3.01%) F#
14 7 (1.75%) Ruby
14 7 (1.75%) VB
15 6 (1.50%) Go
16 5 (1.25%) Embedded C
16 5 (1.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 67 (16.79%) Degree
2 27 (6.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.50%) GNVQ
4 6 (1.50%) HND
5 5 (1.25%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (1.00%) PhD
7 2 (0.50%) MCSD
8 1 (0.25%) MCPD
8 1 (0.25%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.75%) QA
2 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (6.02%) Docker
2 9 (2.26%) Firmware
3 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.25%) Ansible
2 5 (1.25%) Puppet
2 5 (1.25%) Terraform
3 1 (0.25%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 71 (17.79%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.76%) Oracle
3 16 (4.01%) Google
4 14 (3.51%) Xamarin
5 7 (1.75%) Telerik
6 3 (0.75%) Apple
6 3 (0.75%) Zend
7 2 (0.50%) IBM
7 2 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
Staffordshire
Modis International
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ESA Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Warwick
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
SSP
Posted: 15 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £36000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent bens incl good pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Herefordshire
Rullion
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 - £33000 per annum + pension etc
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Brierley Hill, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Rullion
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Herefordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nortech Management Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Axica Recruitment
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension, h/c etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £48,000 per annum Salary DOE, Pension, Health, Life In
Posted: 4 days ago
Willenhall, West Midlands (County)
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum basic + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Jewellery Quarter Bullion
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus (up to 30%)
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Act Talent
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 10 days ago
Evesham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Warwick
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Warwick
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago