The median annual salary for a Software Development Engineer was £45,000 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 Development Engineer
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 210 244 -
Rank change year-on-year +34 -  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 5 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.11% 0.032% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.034% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 0
Median salary £45,000 £32,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.46% -  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £39,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.97% -22.00%  

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 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 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
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 Development Engineer 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 - -
Software Development Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 7 (87.50%) Open Source
2 5 (62.50%) Unit Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 4 (50.00%) API Testing
3 4 (50.00%) SDET
3 4 (50.00%) BDD
3 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (50.00%) QA
3 4 (50.00%) Selenium
3 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) TDD
3 4 (50.00%) Retail
3 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (50.00%) Cognizant
3 4 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) Web Services
3 4 (50.00%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) PhD
4 3 (37.50%) C++
4 3 (37.50%) Electronics
4 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 3 (37.50%) Degree
4 3 (37.50%) Refactoring
4 3 (37.50%) Mathematics

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) Clang
3 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (50.00%) Retail
2 3 (37.50%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Algorithms
1 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
1 3 (37.50%) SystemC
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Open Source
2 5 (62.50%) Unit Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) API Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 4 (50.00%) BDD
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
3 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (50.00%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) Mathematics
4 3 (37.50%) Performance Optimisation
4 3 (37.50%) Physics
4 3 (37.50%) Refactoring
4 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
1 3 (37.50%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
1 4 (50.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cognizant
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle