The median annual salary for a Software Development Engineer was - in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Development Engineer
England / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 243 222
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 0 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.033% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.034% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 1
Median salary - £51,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +46.42%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -20.00%  

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 5022 5865 5572
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.88% 96.29% 96.85%
Number of salaries quoted 4254 4605 4626
Median salary £40,000 £38,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
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 Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Development Engineer in the West Midlands

Software Development Engineer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Software Development Engineer in the West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Software Development Engineer 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 Development Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Open Source
2 3 (60.00%) SystemC
2 3 (60.00%) Algorithms
2 3 (60.00%) Clang
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Optimisation
2 3 (60.00%) Electronics
2 3 (60.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) PhD
2 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) Refactoring
2 3 (60.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (60.00%) Physics
2 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (40.00%) Cognizant
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
3 2 (40.00%) Task Automation
3 2 (40.00%) API Testing
3 2 (40.00%) SDET

Software Development Engineer 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:

Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Clang
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (60.00%) Electronics
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Algorithms
1 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (60.00%) SystemC
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Open Source
2 3 (60.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Optimisation
2 3 (60.00%) Physics
2 3 (60.00%) Refactoring
2 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) API Testing
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) SDET
3 2 (40.00%) Task Automation
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
1 3 (60.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cognizant