The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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

Software Engineer
England / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 146 96
Rank change year-on-year +18 -50  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 102 101 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.98% 1.62% 2.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 1.68% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 99 84 144
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 £26,000 £25,000 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 4990 6014 5559
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.93% 96.35% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 4222 4731 4633
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 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in the West Midlands

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Software Engineer in the West Midlands

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in the West Midlands

Software 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 Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 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
Warwickshire +20 26 £26,000 -10.34% 3
Birmingham +17 22 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Coventry -16 17 £40,000 +10.34% 1
Staffordshire +19 9 £45,000 - 2
Wolverhampton +17 8 £35,000 +11.11%
Herefordshire -7 7 £37,500 -3.22% 2
Worcestershire -13 6 £40,000 +3.22% 2
Solihull - 2 £33,250 - 1
Walsall - 2 £45,000 -
Smethwick - 1 - -
Willenhall - 1 £45,000 - 1
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Software 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 202 (98.54%) Software Engineering
2 110 (53.66%) C#
3 79 (38.54%) .NET
4 75 (36.59%) Java
5 74 (36.10%) C++
6 62 (30.24%) Agile Software Development
7 60 (29.27%) SQL
8 56 (27.32%) C
9 55 (26.83%) JavaScript
10 54 (26.34%) Degree
11 43 (20.98%) Python
11 43 (20.98%) MVC
12 42 (20.49%) HTML
13 41 (20.00%) TDD
14 40 (19.51%) Scrum
15 39 (19.02%) ASP.NET
16 37 (18.05%) Linux
17 32 (15.61%) Unit Testing
17 32 (15.61%) Web Services
17 32 (15.61%) Git (software)
18 31 (15.12%) SQL Server
18 31 (15.12%) Electronics
19 30 (14.63%) XML
20 29 (14.15%) Test Automation
21 28 (13.66%) Node.js
22 27 (13.17%) MongoDB
22 27 (13.17%) Automotive
23 26 (12.68%) Computer Science
24 25 (12.20%) Windows
24 25 (12.20%) RESTful

Software 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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (4.88%) Tomcat
2 8 (3.90%) Apache
3 5 (2.44%) JBoss
4 4 (1.95%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.95%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.46%) GlassFish
5 3 (1.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.46%) WildFly
6 2 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.98%) Confluence
6 2 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.49%) CMS
7 1 (0.49%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (4.88%) Photoshop
2 9 (4.39%) Simulink
3 6 (2.93%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.85%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (5.85%) SaaS
2 7 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.46%) GitHub
4 2 (0.98%) Office 365
5 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.83%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.41%) Bluetooth
3 5 (2.44%) Ethernet
3 5 (2.44%) RS-485
3 5 (2.44%) Wireless
3 5 (2.44%) ZigBee
4 4 (1.95%) SNMP
5 3 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.98%) Internet
6 2 (0.98%) Profibus
6 2 (0.98%) RS-232
7 1 (0.49%) 3G
7 1 (0.49%) Firewall
7 1 (0.49%) HTTP
7 1 (0.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (15.12%) SQL Server
2 27 (13.17%) MongoDB
3 22 (10.73%) MySQL
4 19 (9.27%) NoSQL
5 12 (5.85%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (3.90%) Relational Database
7 7 (3.41%) Big Data
8 6 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (2.44%) DB2
9 5 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.95%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.95%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.98%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.49%) Riak
12 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 32 (15.61%) Git (software)
2 21 (10.24%) Visual Studio
3 20 (9.76%) Subversion
4 13 (6.34%) Jenkins
5 10 (4.88%) Babel
5 10 (4.88%) Grunt
5 10 (4.88%) gulp
5 10 (4.88%) JUnit
6 8 (3.90%) Ant
6 8 (3.90%) Hudson
7 7 (3.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (2.93%) Mocha
8 6 (2.93%) MSBuild
9 5 (2.44%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 5 (2.44%) Calabash
9 5 (2.44%) GoCD
9 5 (2.44%) Jasmine
9 5 (2.44%) TeamCity
9 5 (2.44%) webpack
General
1 31 (15.12%) Electronics
2 27 (13.17%) Automotive
3 11 (5.37%) Billing
4 9 (4.39%) Back Office
4 9 (4.39%) Finance
4 9 (4.39%) Retail
5 8 (3.90%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.46%) Law
7 2 (0.98%) Games
7 2 (0.98%) Marketing
7 2 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (38.54%) .NET
2 42 (20.49%) HTML
3 39 (19.02%) ASP.NET
4 32 (15.61%) Web Services
5 30 (14.63%) XML
6 28 (13.66%) Node.js
7 25 (12.20%) RESTful
8 23 (11.22%) AngularJS
9 21 (10.24%) CSS
10 20 (9.76%) .NET Framework
10 20 (9.76%) Middleware
11 16 (7.80%) J2EE
12 15 (7.32%) HTML5
13 14 (6.83%) Entity Framework
13 14 (6.83%) JSON
14 11 (5.37%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (4.88%) Natural Language Processing
16 9 (4.39%) SOAP
17 8 (3.90%) jQuery
18 7 (3.41%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.68%) Computer Science
2 22 (10.73%) Mobile App
3 19 (9.27%) User Experience
4 14 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (5.85%) Embedded Systems
6 11 (5.37%) Algorithms
7 10 (4.88%) Mainframe
8 8 (3.90%) Fintech
9 7 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (2.93%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.95%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.95%) SystemC
12 3 (1.46%) Blog
12 3 (1.46%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 3 (1.46%) SCADA
13 2 (0.98%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.98%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.98%) Life Science
14 1 (0.49%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 37 (18.05%) Linux
2 25 (12.20%) Windows
3 13 (6.34%) Android
4 12 (5.85%) Apple iOS
5 10 (4.88%) Unix
6 4 (1.95%) ThreadX
7 3 (1.46%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 2 (0.98%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.98%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.49%) CentOS
9 1 (0.49%) Debian
9 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.49%) SUSE
9 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (98.54%) Software Engineering
2 62 (30.24%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (20.98%) MVC
4 41 (20.00%) TDD
5 40 (19.51%) Scrum
6 32 (15.61%) Unit Testing
7 29 (14.15%) Test Automation
8 24 (11.71%) Microservices
9 20 (9.76%) SOA
10 19 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (8.29%) OO
12 16 (7.80%) DevOps
13 15 (7.32%) Kanban
13 15 (7.32%) SDLC
14 14 (6.83%) Configuration Management
15 12 (5.85%) Open Source
16 11 (5.37%) ITIL
16 11 (5.37%) Mentoring
16 11 (5.37%) Technical Architecture
16 11 (5.37%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 110 (53.66%) C#
2 75 (36.59%) Java
3 74 (36.10%) C++
4 60 (29.27%) SQL
5 56 (27.32%) C
6 55 (26.83%) JavaScript
7 43 (20.98%) Python
8 23 (11.22%) Embedded C
9 21 (10.24%) MATLAB
10 10 (4.88%) Embedded C++
10 10 (4.88%) ES6
10 10 (4.88%) PHP
10 10 (4.88%) T-SQL
10 10 (4.88%) VB.NET
11 8 (3.90%) VB
12 6 (2.93%) F#
12 6 (2.93%) Go
12 6 (2.93%) Objective-C
12 6 (2.93%) Perl
12 6 (2.93%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 54 (26.34%) Degree
2 16 (7.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.44%) PhD
4 2 (0.98%) HND
5 1 (0.49%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.34%) MISRA
2 8 (3.90%) QA
3 4 (1.95%) IEC 62304
4 3 (1.46%) IEC 61508
4 3 (1.46%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.98%) ISO 26262
5 2 (0.98%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.98%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.49%) GAMP
6 1 (0.49%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (7.32%) Docker
2 8 (3.90%) Firmware
3 1 (0.49%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (2.93%) Puppet
1 6 (2.93%) Terraform
2 5 (2.44%) Ansible
3 2 (0.98%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.49%) Consul
4 1 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.49%) Mesos
4 1 (0.49%) Nagios
4 1 (0.49%) SELinux
4 1 (0.49%) StatsD
Vendors
1 24 (11.71%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.32%) Oracle
3 12 (5.85%) Google
4 10 (4.88%) Adobe
5 9 (4.39%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (3.90%) Green Hills
7 7 (3.41%) Renesas
8 6 (2.93%) Zend
9 5 (2.44%) Appcelerator
9 5 (2.44%) Facebook
9 5 (2.44%) Sybase
9 5 (2.44%) Twitter
10 4 (1.95%) Freescale
11 3 (1.46%) Fujitsu
11 3 (1.46%) MKS
11 3 (1.46%) Rockwell
11 3 (1.46%) Xamarin
12 2 (0.98%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.98%) Cognizant
12 2 (0.98%) SAP
Worcester, Worcestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Colossus Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mane Contract Services Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Willenhall, West Midlands (County)
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum basic + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull
SSP Worldwide
Salary: £65,000 - £70,000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Oscar
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
set2recruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum £35k - £40k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Staffordshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Rugeley, Staffordshire
Focus Multimedia Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum & pension & death in service benefit
Posted: 13 days ago
Herefordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago