Software Engineer Jobs in the West Midlands

Software Engineer
England > West Midlands

The median Software Engineer salary in the West Midlands is £55,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 15 April 2024.

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

6 months to
15 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 51 101 133
Rank change year-on-year +50 +32 -57
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 284 220 175
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.04% 3.16% 2.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.31% 3.50% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 198 82 87
10th Percentile £38,750 £32,500 £33,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £47,500 £40,399
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £66,875 £70,000
90th Percentile £80,500 £68,750 £77,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% +7.69% +13.04%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands

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.

Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 6,590 6,279 6,865
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 93.83% 90.14% 94.65%
Number of salaries quoted 5,099 3,429 4,861
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +7.53%
75th Percentile £63,750 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,750 £78,750
England median annual salary £54,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +9.09%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 April 2024.

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 15 April 2024. 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
Jobs
Birmingham +27 95 £57,500 +4.55% 24
Warwickshire +60 43 £51,250 -24.07% 5
Staffordshire +21 38 £44,500 -25.83% 9
Worcestershire 0 32 £55,000 +4.76% 12
Halesowen - 11 £52,500 -
Shropshire +7 10 £40,000 -27.27% 2
Coventry +34 4 £60,000 +4.35% 5
Solihull +3 4 £42,500 +70.00% 2
West Bromwich - 3 £50,000 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £40,000 - 2
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 April 2024, Software Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 274 (96.48%) Software Engineering
2 68 (23.94%) Agile
3 58 (20.42%) C#
4 57 (20.07%) Azure
5 45 (15.85%) .NET
6 44 (15.49%) Java
6 44 (15.49%) Degree
7 43 (15.14%) C
8 41 (14.44%) Automotive
8 41 (14.44%) Problem-Solving
9 40 (14.08%) DevOps
10 39 (13.73%) React
11 38 (13.38%) Manufacturing
11 38 (13.38%) SQL
12 37 (13.03%) JavaScript
12 37 (13.03%) Python
13 36 (12.68%) TypeScript
14 35 (12.32%) AWS
15 33 (11.62%) Docker
16 30 (10.56%) AngularJS
16 30 (10.56%) RESTful
17 28 (9.86%) Microservices
17 28 (9.86%) C++
18 27 (9.51%) Electronics
19 26 (9.15%) Mentoring
20 25 (8.80%) Git
21 24 (8.45%) Test Automation
21 24 (8.45%) GCP
21 24 (8.45%) HTML
21 24 (8.45%) Computer Science

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (3.52%) Confluence
2 3 (1.06%) NServiceBus
2 3 (1.06%) WinCC
Applications
1 12 (4.23%) Simulink
2 4 (1.41%) CANalyzer
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.35%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 57 (20.07%) Azure
2 35 (12.32%) AWS
3 24 (8.45%) GCP
4 21 (7.39%) Azure DevOps
5 17 (5.99%) SaaS
6 12 (4.23%) GitHub
7 11 (3.87%) Serverless
8 8 (2.82%) Power Platform
8 8 (2.82%) PowerApps
9 7 (2.46%) Azure API Management
9 7 (2.46%) Azure Event Grid
9 7 (2.46%) Azure Functions
9 7 (2.46%) Azure Service Bus
10 5 (1.76%) Microsoft 365
11 4 (1.41%) PaaS
12 3 (1.06%) Power Automate
13 2 (0.70%) Matillion
14 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.35%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.46%) Ethernet
1 7 (2.46%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.76%) Bluetooth
2 5 (1.76%) RS-232
2 5 (1.76%) RS-485
2 5 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (1.76%) Wireless
2 5 (1.76%) ZigBee
3 4 (1.41%) HTTP
4 2 (0.70%) 2G
4 2 (0.70%) 3G
4 2 (0.70%) 4G
4 2 (0.70%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.75%) MySQL
2 18 (6.34%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (4.93%) SQL Server
4 12 (4.23%) MongoDB
5 10 (3.52%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (3.17%) NoSQL
7 8 (2.82%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.46%) SQLite
9 6 (2.11%) Redis
10 3 (1.06%) InterSystems Cache
10 3 (1.06%) Power BI
11 2 (0.70%) BigQuery
11 2 (0.70%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.70%) Looker
11 2 (0.70%) Metadata
11 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.35%) Big Data
12 1 (0.35%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.35%) DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 25 (8.80%) Git
2 22 (7.75%) JIRA
3 8 (2.82%) GitLab
4 5 (1.76%) CANoe
4 5 (1.76%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.76%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.41%) Jasmine
5 4 (1.41%) Postman
5 4 (1.41%) SoapUI
5 4 (1.41%) Xcode
6 3 (1.06%) IBM UrbanCode
6 3 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.35%) Sourcetree
7 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
General
1 41 (14.44%) Automotive
2 38 (13.38%) Manufacturing
3 27 (9.51%) Electronics
4 23 (8.10%) Finance
5 21 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (6.69%) Social Skills
7 11 (3.87%) Banking
7 11 (3.87%) Public Sector
8 8 (2.82%) Retail
9 5 (1.76%) Games
9 5 (1.76%) Marketing
9 5 (1.76%) Social Housing
9 5 (1.76%) Telecoms
10 4 (1.41%) Multimedia
10 4 (1.41%) Publishing
11 2 (0.70%) Health Technology
11 2 (0.70%) Legal
12 1 (0.35%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 1 (0.35%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (15.85%) .NET
2 39 (13.73%) React
3 30 (10.56%) AngularJS
3 30 (10.56%) RESTful
4 24 (8.45%) HTML
5 21 (7.39%) .NET Core
5 21 (7.39%) Node.js
6 20 (7.04%) Blazor
7 17 (5.99%) ASP.NET
8 16 (5.63%) WPF
9 15 (5.28%) .NET Framework
10 12 (4.23%) CSS
10 12 (4.23%) WinForms
11 11 (3.87%) Web Services
12 10 (3.52%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (3.17%) Entity Framework
14 7 (2.46%) Kafka
14 7 (2.46%) SignalR
14 7 (2.46%) Universal Windows Platform
14 7 (2.46%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.63%) Operational Technology
2 14 (4.93%) IoT
3 12 (4.23%) Algorithms
3 12 (4.23%) Mobile App
3 12 (4.23%) SCADA
4 7 (2.46%) Infotainment
4 7 (2.46%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.11%) Data Structures
5 6 (2.11%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (2.11%) Smart Home
5 6 (2.11%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.76%) Housing Association
7 4 (1.41%) Device Driver
7 4 (1.41%) Distributed Applications
7 4 (1.41%) Robotics
7 4 (1.41%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.06%) Low-Code
8 3 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.70%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.93%) Linux
1 14 (4.93%) Windows
2 11 (3.87%) Android
3 9 (3.17%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.11%) FreeRTOS
5 5 (1.76%) Unix
6 3 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.06%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (96.48%) Software Engineering
2 68 (23.94%) Agile
3 41 (14.44%) Problem-Solving
4 40 (14.08%) DevOps
5 28 (9.86%) Microservices
6 26 (9.15%) Mentoring
7 24 (8.45%) Computer Science
7 24 (8.45%) Test Automation
8 21 (7.39%) Full Stack Development
8 21 (7.39%) Scrum
9 19 (6.69%) Containerisation
10 16 (5.63%) Customer-Centricity
10 16 (5.63%) Event-Driven
10 16 (5.63%) Event-Driven Architecture
10 16 (5.63%) Mathematics
10 16 (5.63%) SDLC
10 16 (5.63%) TDD
10 16 (5.63%) User Experience
11 14 (4.93%) MVC
12 12 (4.23%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 58 (20.42%) C#
2 44 (15.49%) Java
3 43 (15.14%) C
4 38 (13.38%) SQL
5 37 (13.03%) JavaScript
5 37 (13.03%) Python
6 36 (12.68%) TypeScript
7 28 (9.86%) C++
8 19 (6.69%) Embedded C
9 16 (5.63%) MATLAB
10 11 (3.87%) Embedded C++
10 11 (3.87%) Go
11 7 (2.46%) T-SQL
11 7 (2.46%) XAML
12 4 (1.41%) R
13 3 (1.06%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.70%) Ladder Logic
14 2 (0.70%) PHP
14 2 (0.70%) VB
15 1 (0.35%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 44 (15.49%) Degree
2 10 (3.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.11%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.41%) HNC
5 3 (1.06%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.70%) Azure Certification
6 2 (0.70%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.70%) PhD
6 2 (0.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.28%) QA
2 11 (3.87%) MISRA
3 10 (3.52%) ISO 26262
4 7 (2.46%) AUTOSAR
5 2 (0.70%) IEC 61131
6 1 (0.35%) Automotive SPICE
6 1 (0.35%) MISRA C
System Software
1 33 (11.62%) Docker
2 18 (6.34%) Firmware
3 10 (3.52%) Embedded Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (4.93%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.70%) MIIS
2 2 (0.70%) Terraform
3 1 (0.35%) Functional Safety
Vendors
1 20 (7.04%) Siemens
2 11 (3.87%) Google
3 9 (3.17%) Xamarin
4 8 (2.82%) Rockwell
5 7 (2.46%) DevExpress
6 5 (1.76%) Microsoft
6 5 (1.76%) SAP
7 3 (1.06%) IBM
7 3 (1.06%) InterSystems
7 3 (1.06%) OpenAI
7 3 (1.06%) QNX
8 2 (0.70%) Allen-Bradley
8 2 (0.70%) Apple
9 1 (0.35%) MathWorks
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle