Period
to 22 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 70 94
Rank change year-on-year -4 +24 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 319 399 352
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.69% 4.03% 3.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.82% 4.18% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 299 412 337
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £24,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,250 £53,750 £48,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 8,343 9,541 11,253
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.48% 96.41% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 6,492 7,920 8,904
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -7 111 £40,000 +1.91% 27
Staffordshire +19 66 £42,500 +6.25% 21
Warwickshire +11 49 £41,000 +5.13% 10
Coventry -31 31 £45,000 +15.38% 7
Shropshire +24 18 £29,500 -34.44% 6
Worcestershire -6 17 £34,000 -2.86% 7
Sutton Coldfield -16 13 £40,000 +77.78% 1
Walsall +1 8 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Herefordshire +3 1 £35,000 -6.67% 1
Stourbridge - 1 £32,500 -
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 223 (69.91%) C#
2 199 (62.38%) .NET
3 191 (59.87%) Agile Software Development
4 164 (51.41%) JavaScript
5 109 (34.17%) MVC
6 104 (32.60%) HTML
7 97 (30.41%) SQL
7 97 (30.41%) ASP.NET
8 96 (30.09%) SQL Server
9 95 (29.78%) CSS
10 75 (23.51%) AngularJS
11 62 (19.44%) Microsoft
11 62 (19.44%) Visual Studio
12 59 (18.50%) TDD
13 58 (18.18%) Entity Framework
14 54 (16.93%) Degree
14 54 (16.93%) Windows
15 53 (16.61%) Java
15 53 (16.61%) Git (software)
16 52 (16.30%) .NET Framework
17 49 (15.36%) Software Engineering
18 47 (14.73%) LINQ
18 47 (14.73%) Microsoft Azure
19 43 (13.48%) Web Development
19 43 (13.48%) OO
20 42 (13.17%) ASP.NET Web API
20 42 (13.17%) HTML5
21 41 (12.85%) PHP
22 40 (12.54%) Scrum
22 40 (12.54%) WinForms

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 (6.58%) Confluence
2 18 (5.64%) CMS
3 8 (2.51%) Drupal
3 8 (2.51%) IIS
4 6 (1.88%) eZ Publish
4 6 (1.88%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.57%) Apache
6 3 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.94%) WordPress
7 2 (0.63%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.31%) JBoss
8 1 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.31%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.57%) Simulink
2 5 (1.57%) Stateflow
3 4 (1.25%) Maya
3 4 (1.25%) TargetLink
4 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.31%) Blender
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Magento
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.31%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 47 (14.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (7.52%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (7.52%) SaaS
3 12 (3.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (2.51%) npm
4 8 (2.51%) NuGet
4 8 (2.51%) PaaS
5 2 (0.63%) Azure Functions
5 2 (0.63%) IaaS
5 2 (0.63%) Serverless
6 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.19%) Internet
2 6 (1.88%) SSL
3 2 (0.63%) Broadband
4 1 (0.31%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.31%) FlexRay
4 1 (0.31%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.31%) Modbus
4 1 (0.31%) Profibus
4 1 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (30.09%) SQL Server
2 27 (8.46%) MySQL
3 15 (4.70%) Relational Database
4 13 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (3.76%) NoSQL
5 12 (3.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (2.82%) MongoDB
7 8 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (2.51%) Spatial Data
7 8 (2.51%) SQLite
8 6 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.57%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (1.25%) Cosmos DB
11 3 (0.94%) RavenDB
11 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.63%) Event Store
12 2 (0.63%) Redis
Development Applications
1 62 (19.44%) Visual Studio
2 53 (16.61%) Git (software)
3 30 (9.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (5.02%) Jenkins
5 15 (4.70%) JIRA
6 13 (4.08%) Subversion
7 12 (3.76%) Maven
8 11 (3.45%) Android Studio
9 8 (2.51%) Bitbucket
9 8 (2.51%) Visual Studio Code
10 7 (2.19%) NUnit
11 6 (1.88%) Selenium
12 5 (1.57%) TeamCity
12 5 (1.57%) Visual Studio Team System
13 4 (1.25%) Eclipse
13 4 (1.25%) Jasmine
13 4 (1.25%) JBehave
13 4 (1.25%) JUnit
13 4 (1.25%) Mocha
13 4 (1.25%) Rational DOORS
General
1 31 (9.72%) Finance
2 13 (4.08%) Automotive
2 13 (4.08%) Law
3 11 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.82%) Legal
4 9 (2.82%) Marketing
4 9 (2.82%) Retail
5 8 (2.51%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.88%) Banking
7 4 (1.25%) Electronics
8 3 (0.94%) Games
8 3 (0.94%) German Language
9 2 (0.63%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (62.38%) .NET
2 104 (32.60%) HTML
3 97 (30.41%) ASP.NET
4 95 (29.78%) CSS
5 75 (23.51%) AngularJS
6 58 (18.18%) Entity Framework
7 52 (16.30%) .NET Framework
8 47 (14.73%) LINQ
9 42 (13.17%) ASP.NET Web API
9 42 (13.17%) HTML5
10 40 (12.54%) WinForms
11 35 (10.97%) ASP.NET MVC
12 33 (10.34%) React
13 32 (10.03%) Web Services
13 32 (10.03%) WPF
14 29 (9.09%) Node.js
15 27 (8.46%) jQuery
16 24 (7.52%) CSS3
17 23 (7.21%) RESTful
17 23 (7.21%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.54%) Computer Science
2 38 (11.91%) Greenfield Project
3 18 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.39%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.51%) 3D Graphics
5 8 (2.51%) CCTV
5 8 (2.51%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.19%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.88%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.57%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.25%) Internet of Things
9 4 (1.25%) SCADA
9 4 (1.25%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.94%) Augmented Reality
10 3 (0.94%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.63%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (0.63%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.63%) User Experience
11 2 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 54 (16.93%) Windows
2 19 (5.96%) Linux
3 15 (4.70%) Android
4 8 (2.51%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.25%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.31%) CentOS
6 1 (0.31%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (59.87%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (34.17%) MVC
3 59 (18.50%) TDD
4 49 (15.36%) Software Engineering
5 43 (13.48%) OO
5 43 (13.48%) Web Development
6 40 (12.54%) Scrum
7 37 (11.60%) Problem-Solving
8 29 (9.09%) SDLC
9 26 (8.15%) OOP
10 24 (7.52%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (6.58%) BDD
11 21 (6.58%) Microservices
12 20 (6.27%) Front End Development
13 18 (5.64%) Test Automation
14 17 (5.33%) Continuous Delivery
15 16 (5.02%) Mentoring
15 16 (5.02%) Unit Testing
16 15 (4.70%) Integration Testing
16 15 (4.70%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 223 (69.91%) C#
2 164 (51.41%) JavaScript
3 97 (30.41%) SQL
4 53 (16.61%) Java
5 41 (12.85%) PHP
6 36 (11.29%) T-SQL
7 28 (8.78%) VB.NET
8 20 (6.27%) C++
9 14 (4.39%) Python
10 12 (3.76%) Scala
11 11 (3.45%) C
11 11 (3.45%) VB
12 8 (2.51%) Ruby
12 8 (2.51%) TypeScript
13 6 (1.88%) Go
13 6 (1.88%) Groovy
13 6 (1.88%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.57%) Java 8
14 5 (1.57%) VBScript
15 4 (1.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 54 (16.93%) Degree
2 19 (5.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (2.82%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.63%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.63%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.31%) ISEB
6 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.88%) ISO 9001
1 6 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.25%) HAZOP
2 4 (1.25%) QA
2 4 (1.25%) SLA
3 3 (0.94%) GDPR
4 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (3.13%) Docker
2 4 (1.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (2.51%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.57%) Puppet
3 4 (1.25%) Marathon
4 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.31%) Terraform
Vendors
1 62 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.45%) Xamarin
3 9 (2.82%) Google
4 8 (2.51%) Atlassian
5 6 (1.88%) LexisNexis
5 6 (1.88%) Oracle
5 6 (1.88%) Sencha
6 5 (1.57%) DevExpress
7 4 (1.25%) BT
7 4 (1.25%) MathWorks
7 4 (1.25%) MKS
7 4 (1.25%) UiPath
8 3 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.31%) Apple
9 1 (0.31%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.31%) Zend