The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 90 69
Rank change year-on-year +18 -21  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 175 183 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.71% 2.97% 3.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.83% 3.08% 3.99%
Number of salaries quoted 164 169 187
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

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 4575 5932 4964
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.89% 96.39% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3785 4827 4246
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +2 45 £40,000 +6.66% 8
Coventry +24 31 £55,000 +37.50% 3
Staffordshire -9 28 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Worcestershire +4 20 £31,250 -2.34% 2
Solihull +4 16 £36,000 +2.85% 2
Warwickshire +22 12 £26,500 -29.33% 7
Herefordshire -13 8 £41,250 +10.00%
Shropshire +1 7 £30,000 -14.28% 3
Wolverhampton - 5 £27,500 -
Halesowen - 3 £23,000 -
Walsall +14 1 £39,000 -8.23%
Dudley +7 1 £41,500 +22.96%
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 223 (74.58%) .NET
2 222 (74.25%) C#
3 178 (59.53%) JavaScript
4 157 (52.51%) HTML
5 149 (49.83%) CSS
6 147 (49.16%) MVC
7 130 (43.48%) SQL Server
7 130 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
8 125 (41.81%) ASP.NET
9 101 (33.78%) SQL
10 87 (29.10%) jQuery
11 80 (26.76%) AngularJS
12 63 (21.07%) .NET Framework
13 61 (20.40%) HTML5
14 60 (20.07%) ASP.NET MVC
14 60 (20.07%) Microsoft
15 56 (18.73%) VB.NET
15 56 (18.73%) Web Development
16 55 (18.39%) Team Foundation Server
17 51 (17.06%) Entity Framework
18 49 (16.39%) Scrum
19 48 (16.05%) Software Engineering
20 44 (14.72%) PHP
21 42 (14.05%) TDD
22 41 (13.71%) Java
23 39 (13.04%) Degree
24 38 (12.71%) MySQL
24 38 (12.71%) ASP.NET Web API
25 37 (12.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 37 (12.37%) Web Services

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 17 (5.69%) IIS
2 12 (4.01%) Apache
3 11 (3.68%) nginx
4 10 (3.34%) CMS
4 10 (3.34%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (2.34%) WordPress
6 4 (1.34%) Confluence
6 4 (1.34%) Documentum
7 3 (1.00%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.67%) Drupal
8 2 (0.67%) JBoss
8 2 (0.67%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.67%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.67%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 29 (9.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.33%) Blender
Business Applications
1 8 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.00%) Magento
3 2 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.36%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (5.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 13 (4.35%) GitHub
4 9 (3.01%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (3.01%) Amazon S3
5 6 (2.01%) Google Analytics
5 6 (2.01%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.34%) Google Compute Engine
6 4 (1.34%) Heroku
6 4 (1.34%) SaaS
7 1 (0.33%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.01%) Internet
2 6 (2.01%) HTTPS
3 5 (1.67%) Intranet
4 4 (1.34%) HTTP
5 3 (1.00%) DHCP
5 3 (1.00%) DNS
6 2 (0.67%) SSL
7 1 (0.33%) Skype
7 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (43.48%) SQL Server
2 38 (12.71%) MySQL
3 17 (5.69%) NoSQL
4 11 (3.68%) MongoDB
4 11 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (3.01%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (3.01%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.01%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (2.01%) Big Data
8 6 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.34%) InterSystems Cache
9 4 (1.34%) Redis
9 4 (1.34%) SQL CLR
10 2 (0.67%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.33%) QlikView
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 55 (18.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 33 (11.04%) Git (software)
2 33 (11.04%) Visual Studio
3 20 (6.69%) Subversion
4 12 (4.01%) Jenkins
5 9 (3.01%) gulp
5 9 (3.01%) webpack
6 8 (2.68%) GitLab
6 8 (2.68%) PhantomJS
7 6 (2.01%) Maven
7 6 (2.01%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (2.01%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (1.67%) GoCD
8 5 (1.67%) Hudson
8 5 (1.67%) JUnit
8 5 (1.67%) MSBuild
8 5 (1.67%) Selenium
9 4 (1.34%) JIRA
9 4 (1.34%) NUnit
General
1 19 (6.35%) Finance
2 11 (3.68%) Retail
3 10 (3.34%) Marketing
4 8 (2.68%) Automotive
5 6 (2.01%) Legal
6 5 (1.67%) Law
7 4 (1.34%) Publishing
8 3 (1.00%) Banking
9 2 (0.67%) Advertising
9 2 (0.67%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.33%) Electronics
10 1 (0.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (74.58%) .NET
2 157 (52.51%) HTML
3 149 (49.83%) CSS
4 125 (41.81%) ASP.NET
5 87 (29.10%) jQuery
6 80 (26.76%) AngularJS
7 63 (21.07%) .NET Framework
8 61 (20.40%) HTML5
9 60 (20.07%) ASP.NET MVC
10 51 (17.06%) Entity Framework
11 38 (12.71%) ASP.NET Web API
12 37 (12.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 37 (12.37%) Web Services
13 28 (9.36%) WCF
14 26 (8.70%) Node.js
15 24 (8.03%) WPF
16 22 (7.36%) CSS3
17 21 (7.02%) XML
18 19 (6.35%) React
19 18 (6.02%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.03%) Computer Science
2 15 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.68%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.68%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (2.68%) User Experience
5 7 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.01%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.34%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.34%) iPad
8 3 (1.00%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.00%) Online Gambling
9 2 (0.67%) Blog
9 2 (0.67%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.67%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.67%) Fintech
9 2 (0.67%) NHS
10 1 (0.33%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.33%) Equities
10 1 (0.33%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.33%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 24 (8.03%) Linux
2 12 (4.01%) Android
3 11 (3.68%) Windows
4 4 (1.34%) Ubuntu
4 4 (1.34%) Unix
5 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (49.16%) MVC
2 130 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (18.73%) Web Development
4 49 (16.39%) Scrum
5 48 (16.05%) Software Engineering
6 42 (14.05%) TDD
7 37 (12.37%) OOP
8 31 (10.37%) OO
9 25 (8.36%) Mentoring
10 24 (8.03%) Front End Development
11 22 (7.36%) Responsive Web Design
12 20 (6.69%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (5.69%) SOA
14 15 (5.02%) BDD
14 15 (5.02%) CRM
14 15 (5.02%) DevOps
14 15 (5.02%) Mathematics
15 14 (4.68%) E-Commerce
15 14 (4.68%) Kanban
15 14 (4.68%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 222 (74.25%) C#
2 178 (59.53%) JavaScript
3 101 (33.78%) SQL
4 56 (18.73%) VB.NET
5 44 (14.72%) PHP
6 41 (13.71%) Java
7 21 (7.02%) T-SQL
8 19 (6.35%) C++
9 14 (4.68%) Python
10 9 (3.01%) Ruby
11 8 (2.68%) PHP 7
11 8 (2.68%) VB
11 8 (2.68%) XPath
12 7 (2.34%) TypeScript
13 6 (2.01%) Go
13 6 (2.01%) R
13 6 (2.01%) VB6
14 5 (1.67%) C
14 5 (1.67%) F#
14 5 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (13.04%) Degree
2 17 (5.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.00%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.67%) HND
5 2 (0.67%) MCSD
6 1 (0.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.34%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (8.70%) Docker
2 2 (0.67%) Samba
2 2 (0.67%) Squid
3 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (4.68%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (3.01%) Puppet
3 5 (1.67%) Ansible
3 5 (1.67%) Terraform
4 1 (0.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 60 (20.07%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.03%) Google
3 8 (2.68%) Oracle
3 8 (2.68%) Telerik
4 7 (2.34%) Xamarin
5 4 (1.34%) Atlassian
5 4 (1.34%) EMC
5 4 (1.34%) OpenText
5 4 (1.34%) Pega
6 3 (1.00%) LexisNexis
7 2 (0.67%) IBM
7 2 (0.67%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.33%) Apple
8 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.33%) Twitter
8 1 (0.33%) Zend
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