The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 142 126
Rank change year-on-year +18 -16  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 92 103 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.92% 1.67% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 1.73% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 77 97 82
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £49,750
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 4654 5940 4929
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.90% 96.37% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3863 4825 4220
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
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 £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

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 30 March 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 30 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
Warwickshire +44 22 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Birmingham +13 22 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Coventry +20 17 £41,545 -2.24% 2
Staffordshire +13 10 £39,000 -2.50%
Worcestershire -38 7 £40,000 +60.00% 2
Herefordshire - 4 £40,000 - 1
Solihull -18 2 £43,000 +32.30% 1
Walsall - 2 £42,000 -
Halesowen - 1 £23,000 -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 204 (97.14%) Software Engineering
2 105 (50.00%) C#
3 96 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (34.76%) .NET
5 72 (34.29%) C++
6 71 (33.81%) C
7 68 (32.38%) JavaScript
8 63 (30.00%) SQL
8 63 (30.00%) Java
9 62 (29.52%) HTML
10 51 (24.29%) MVC
11 48 (22.86%) TDD
11 48 (22.86%) Electronics
12 47 (22.38%) Degree
13 45 (21.43%) ASP.NET
14 43 (20.48%) CSS
14 43 (20.48%) Python
15 41 (19.52%) Scrum
16 40 (19.05%) Embedded C
16 40 (19.05%) Linux
17 38 (18.10%) Git (software)
18 37 (17.62%) Unit Testing
19 36 (17.14%) Automotive
20 35 (16.67%) Web Services
21 33 (15.71%) Continuous Integration
22 32 (15.24%) HTML5
23 30 (14.29%) Node.js
24 29 (13.81%) ASP.NET MVC
24 29 (13.81%) XML
25 28 (13.33%) Windows

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 8 (3.81%) Confluence
2 4 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (1.90%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.95%) CMS
3 2 (0.95%) ColdFusion
3 2 (0.95%) JBoss
3 2 (0.95%) WordPress
4 1 (0.48%) Apache
4 1 (0.48%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.48%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.48%) IIS
4 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (7.14%) Simulink
2 10 (4.76%) Photoshop
3 8 (3.81%) MS Excel
4 6 (2.86%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.48%) Blender
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.90%) SaaS
4 2 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.10%) TCP/IP
2 10 (4.76%) SNMP
3 9 (4.29%) Bluetooth
4 8 (3.81%) Profibus
5 7 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (2.38%) Wireless
7 4 (1.90%) ZigBee
8 3 (1.43%) Ethernet
8 3 (1.43%) Internet
8 3 (1.43%) RS-232
9 2 (0.95%) RS-485
10 1 (0.48%) 3G
10 1 (0.48%) Firewall
10 1 (0.48%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.86%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.19%) MySQL
3 10 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
3 10 (4.76%) MongoDB
3 10 (4.76%) NoSQL
4 9 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (3.33%) Big Data
5 7 (3.33%) Data Mining
5 7 (3.33%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.86%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.95%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 38 (18.10%) Git (software)
2 25 (11.90%) Subversion
3 21 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 18 (8.57%) Visual Studio
5 15 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (6.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (4.76%) Babel
7 10 (4.76%) Grunt
7 10 (4.76%) gulp
7 10 (4.76%) JIRA
8 9 (4.29%) TeamCity
9 8 (3.81%) Selenium
9 8 (3.81%) SonarQube
10 6 (2.86%) CANoe
10 6 (2.86%) JUnit
10 6 (2.86%) Mocha
10 6 (2.86%) MSBuild
10 6 (2.86%) PROIV
10 6 (2.86%) VectorCAST
11 5 (2.38%) UI Automator
General
1 48 (22.86%) Electronics
2 36 (17.14%) Automotive
3 13 (6.19%) Back Office
3 13 (6.19%) Retail
4 12 (5.71%) Billing
4 12 (5.71%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.38%) Marketing
6 2 (0.95%) Finance
6 2 (0.95%) Games
6 2 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (34.76%) .NET
2 62 (29.52%) HTML
3 45 (21.43%) ASP.NET
4 43 (20.48%) CSS
5 35 (16.67%) Web Services
6 32 (15.24%) HTML5
7 30 (14.29%) Node.js
8 29 (13.81%) ASP.NET MVC
8 29 (13.81%) XML
9 24 (11.43%) jQuery
10 21 (10.00%) RESTful
11 20 (9.52%) AngularJS
12 17 (8.10%) React
13 15 (7.14%) .NET Framework
14 13 (6.19%) JSON
14 13 (6.19%) WCF
15 11 (5.24%) Entity Framework
15 11 (5.24%) Natural Language Processing
15 11 (5.24%) Sass
16 10 (4.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.86%) Computer Science
2 20 (9.52%) User Experience
3 17 (8.10%) Algorithms
4 14 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
4 14 (6.67%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 5 (2.38%) Blog
6 5 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.90%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.90%) SystemC
8 3 (1.43%) CAN bus
8 3 (1.43%) Device Driver
8 3 (1.43%) SCADA
9 2 (0.95%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.95%) Life Science
9 2 (0.95%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.48%) Infotainment
10 1 (0.48%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 40 (19.05%) Linux
2 28 (13.33%) Windows
3 13 (6.19%) Android
4 11 (5.24%) Apple iOS
5 10 (4.76%) Unix
6 9 (4.29%) VxWorks
7 7 (3.33%) ThreadX
8 6 (2.86%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 4 (1.90%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.95%) CentOS
10 2 (0.95%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.48%) Debian
11 1 (0.48%) MeeGo
11 1 (0.48%) SUSE
11 1 (0.48%) Tizen
11 1 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (97.14%) Software Engineering
2 96 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (24.29%) MVC
4 48 (22.86%) TDD
5 41 (19.52%) Scrum
6 37 (17.62%) Unit Testing
7 33 (15.71%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (13.33%) SOA
9 21 (10.00%) Microservices
9 21 (10.00%) SOLID
10 18 (8.57%) OO
11 17 (8.10%) Configuration Management
12 16 (7.62%) Automated Testing
12 16 (7.62%) Mentoring
13 15 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
13 15 (7.14%) User Stories
14 14 (6.67%) E-Commerce
14 14 (6.67%) Mathematics
15 13 (6.19%) Regression Testing
15 13 (6.19%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 105 (50.00%) C#
2 72 (34.29%) C++
3 71 (33.81%) C
4 68 (32.38%) JavaScript
5 63 (30.00%) Java
5 63 (30.00%) SQL
6 43 (20.48%) Python
7 40 (19.05%) Embedded C
8 18 (8.57%) MATLAB
9 17 (8.10%) PHP
9 17 (8.10%) T-SQL
10 16 (7.62%) Embedded C++
11 11 (5.24%) TypeScript
12 10 (4.76%) ES6
12 10 (4.76%) PowerShell
13 7 (3.33%) Go
13 7 (3.33%) Objective-C
13 7 (3.33%) VB.NET
14 6 (2.86%) PL/SQL
15 5 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (22.38%) Degree
2 6 (2.86%) PhD
3 5 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.43%) HND
5 1 (0.48%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.10%) MISRA
2 12 (5.71%) QA
3 10 (4.76%) IEC 61508
4 4 (1.90%) SDET
5 3 (1.43%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.43%) MISRA C
6 2 (0.95%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.95%) ISO26262
7 1 (0.48%) GAMP
7 1 (0.48%) JTAG
System Software
1 20 (9.52%) Docker
2 6 (2.86%) Firmware
3 2 (0.95%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.33%) Puppet
1 7 (3.33%) Terraform
2 6 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.38%) Ansible
4 3 (1.43%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.95%) Consul
5 2 (0.95%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (0.95%) Mesos
5 2 (0.95%) Nagios
5 2 (0.95%) StatsD
Vendors
1 21 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.10%) Oracle
3 13 (6.19%) Google
4 10 (4.76%) Adobe
4 10 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (3.81%) Atlassian
5 8 (3.81%) Coverity
6 7 (3.33%) Green Hills
6 7 (3.33%) Renesas
7 6 (2.86%) Zend
8 5 (2.38%) Appcelerator
8 5 (2.38%) Facebook
8 5 (2.38%) Freescale
8 5 (2.38%) Twitter
9 4 (1.90%) Cognizant
9 4 (1.90%) Fujitsu
9 4 (1.90%) MKS
9 4 (1.90%) Rockwell
10 2 (0.95%) VMware
10 2 (0.95%) Xamarin
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