Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £41,250 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 158 130
Rank change year-on-year +23 -28 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 222 206 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.19% 1.79% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 1.87% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 237 231 291
West Midlands median annual salary £41,250 £36,469 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.11% -8.83% +7.74%
10th Percentile £27,000 £21,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £48,562 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 9777 11043 10507
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.44% 96.19% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 8024 8750 8737
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Warwickshire +6 49 £41,250 +3.13% 2
Staffordshire +26 48 £41,250 -8.33% 3
Coventry +5 42 £29,000 -19.44% 4
Birmingham +39 30 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Worcestershire +8 23 £37,500 -10.71% 2
Wolverhampton +13 9 £45,000 +42.86%
Herefordshire -6 6 £43,750 +9.38%
Walsall +7 5 £45,000 +50.00%
Solihull -9 4 £56,250 +60.71%
Shropshire -7 3 £42,000 +15.17% 3
Willenhall - 3 £45,000 -
Smethwick - 1 - -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 220 (99.10%) Software Engineering
2 107 (48.20%) C#
3 86 (38.74%) C++
4 84 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
5 73 (32.88%) Degree
6 65 (29.28%) Java
7 61 (27.48%) SQL
8 57 (25.68%) Scrum
9 56 (25.23%) C
10 55 (24.77%) .NET
11 48 (21.62%) JavaScript
12 45 (20.27%) TDD
13 42 (18.92%) MVC
14 41 (18.47%) HTML
15 40 (18.02%) Computer Science
16 39 (17.57%) Linux
17 38 (17.12%) SQL Server
18 35 (15.77%) Python
18 35 (15.77%) Computer Science Degree
19 32 (14.41%) AngularJS
20 31 (13.96%) RESTful
21 29 (13.06%) Unit Testing
22 28 (12.61%) Spring
22 28 (12.61%) OO
23 27 (12.16%) MATLAB
24 26 (11.71%) Windows
24 26 (11.71%) JIRA
24 26 (11.71%) Test Automation
25 25 (11.26%) Continuous Integration
25 25 (11.26%) QA

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 9 (4.05%) GlassFish
1 9 (4.05%) JBoss
2 8 (3.60%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.70%) Jetty
4 3 (1.35%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.35%) WildFly
5 2 (0.90%) Apache
6 1 (0.45%) CMS
6 1 (0.45%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 19 (8.56%) Simulink
2 5 (2.25%) Stateflow
3 4 (1.80%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 25 (11.26%) GitHub
2 8 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.60%) SaaS
3 7 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.35%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.70%) AMQP
1 6 (2.70%) Firewall
1 6 (2.70%) Internet
2 4 (1.80%) Bluetooth
2 4 (1.80%) Ethernet
2 4 (1.80%) Profibus
2 4 (1.80%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.80%) ZigBee
3 3 (1.35%) HTTP
3 3 (1.35%) RS-485
3 3 (1.35%) SMTP
3 3 (1.35%) SNMP
4 2 (0.90%) Wireless
5 1 (0.45%) FlexRay
5 1 (0.45%) Modbus
5 1 (0.45%) Network Security
5 1 (0.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (17.12%) SQL Server
2 25 (11.26%) MongoDB
3 24 (10.81%) MySQL
4 14 (6.31%) NoSQL
5 12 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (4.05%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (2.70%) DB2
8 5 (2.25%) Big Data
8 5 (2.25%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.80%) Riak
10 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.45%) RavenDB
11 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (11.71%) JIRA
2 22 (9.91%) Git (software)
3 20 (9.01%) Visual Studio
4 16 (7.21%) Jenkins
5 12 (5.41%) Rational DOORS
6 10 (4.50%) Subversion
7 9 (4.05%) Hudson
7 9 (4.05%) JUnit
8 6 (2.70%) Maven
8 6 (2.70%) VectorCAST
9 5 (2.25%) CMake
9 5 (2.25%) NuGet
9 5 (2.25%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.80%) CANoe
11 3 (1.35%) Babel
11 3 (1.35%) Grunt
11 3 (1.35%) gulp
11 3 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.35%) webpack
General
1 23 (10.36%) Automotive
1 23 (10.36%) Electronics
2 12 (5.41%) Retail
3 11 (4.95%) Finance
4 6 (2.70%) Billing
4 6 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.90%) Advertising
6 2 (0.90%) Games
6 2 (0.90%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (24.77%) .NET
2 41 (18.47%) HTML
3 32 (14.41%) AngularJS
4 31 (13.96%) RESTful
5 28 (12.61%) Spring
6 24 (10.81%) CSS
6 24 (10.81%) Web Services
7 23 (10.36%) ASP.NET
8 19 (8.56%) HTML5
8 19 (8.56%) JPA
8 19 (8.56%) XML
9 18 (8.11%) Middleware
10 16 (7.21%) Hibernate
11 14 (6.31%) REST
12 12 (5.41%) Java EE
12 12 (5.41%) Node.js
13 11 (4.95%) JMS
14 10 (4.50%) SOAP
15 9 (4.05%) JAX-RS
15 9 (4.05%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (18.02%) Computer Science
2 20 (9.01%) Algorithms
2 20 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.05%) Video\Live Streaming
4 8 (3.60%) Fintech
5 7 (3.15%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (2.70%) Mainframe
6 6 (2.70%) Smart Meter
7 5 (2.25%) Smart Home
8 4 (1.80%) Device Driver
8 4 (1.80%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.35%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.35%) Internet of Things
9 3 (1.35%) User Experience
10 2 (0.90%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.90%) Life Science
10 2 (0.90%) Robotics
10 2 (0.90%) SCADA
11 1 (0.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 39 (17.57%) Linux
2 26 (11.71%) Windows
3 12 (5.41%) Unix
4 8 (3.60%) VxWorks
5 5 (2.25%) Android
5 5 (2.25%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.25%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 3 (1.35%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.90%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (99.10%) Software Engineering
2 84 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (25.68%) Scrum
4 45 (20.27%) TDD
5 42 (18.92%) MVC
6 29 (13.06%) Unit Testing
7 28 (12.61%) OO
8 26 (11.71%) Test Automation
9 25 (11.26%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (10.81%) SDLC
11 22 (9.91%) UML
12 20 (9.01%) Mathematics
13 19 (8.56%) Open Source
14 18 (8.11%) Multithreading
15 17 (7.66%) Microservices
16 16 (7.21%) Software Architecture
17 13 (5.86%) DevOps
17 13 (5.86%) Kanban
17 13 (5.86%) SOA
18 12 (5.41%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 107 (48.20%) C#
2 86 (38.74%) C++
3 65 (29.28%) Java
4 61 (27.48%) SQL
5 56 (25.23%) C
6 48 (21.62%) JavaScript
7 35 (15.77%) Python
8 27 (12.16%) MATLAB
9 19 (8.56%) Embedded C
10 12 (5.41%) VB.NET
11 11 (4.95%) Perl
11 11 (4.95%) Scala
12 9 (4.05%) PHP
13 6 (2.70%) Clojure
13 6 (2.70%) Korn
14 4 (1.80%) Pascal
15 3 (1.35%) Embedded C++
15 3 (1.35%) F#
15 3 (1.35%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 73 (32.88%) Degree
2 35 (15.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.70%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.35%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (1.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (11.26%) QA
2 21 (9.46%) MISRA
3 13 (5.86%) IEC 62304
4 8 (3.60%) IEC 61508
5 7 (3.15%) ISO 26262
5 7 (3.15%) MISRA C
6 5 (2.25%) ISO 13485
7 4 (1.80%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.45%) DO-178B
System Software
1 18 (8.11%) Docker
2 14 (6.31%) Firmware
3 3 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.70%) Marathon
2 3 (1.35%) Ansible
2 3 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.35%) Puppet
3 1 (0.45%) SELinux
Vendors
1 21 (9.46%) Oracle
2 14 (6.31%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.95%) SAP
4 10 (4.50%) Google
5 6 (2.70%) Green Hills
5 6 (2.70%) Sybase
6 4 (1.80%) Renesas
7 3 (1.35%) VMware
8 2 (0.90%) Allen-Bradley
8 2 (0.90%) Freescale
8 2 (0.90%) Fujitsu
8 2 (0.90%) MKS
8 2 (0.90%) Pegasus
8 2 (0.90%) Rockwell
8 2 (0.90%) Siemens
9 1 (0.45%) QNX