Period
to 14 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

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
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 67 81 127
Rank change year-on-year +14 +46 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 140 279 225
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.65% 3.52% 2.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.85% 3.66% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 112 175 204
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £64,875 £65,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%

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 3,632 7,617 9,293
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 96.23% 96.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3,031 5,960 7,219
Median annual salary £46,718 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.18% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

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 14 July 2020.

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 14 July 2020. 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
Worcestershire +5 33 £45,000 - 7
Coventry +8 32 £45,000 - 5
Staffordshire +15 16 £42,500 +2.41% 5
Birmingham +25 14 £60,000 +9.09% 9
Shropshire +19 12 £60,000 -2.04%
Herefordshire +1 11 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Solihull +16 8 £55,000 +22.22%
Warwickshire +18 7 £44,000 -18.14% 4
Walsall - 2 £46,250 - 1
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills 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.

1 137 (97.86%) Software Engineering
2 68 (48.57%) C#
3 54 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (35.00%) .NET
5 38 (27.14%) Azure
6 36 (25.71%) C
7 33 (23.57%) TDD
8 31 (22.14%) C++
9 29 (20.71%) UML
10 26 (18.57%) .NET Core
11 25 (17.86%) .NET Framework
11 25 (17.86%) Degree
11 25 (17.86%) AWS
12 24 (17.14%) Linux
12 24 (17.14%) ASP.NET
12 24 (17.14%) SQL
13 23 (16.43%) HTML
13 23 (16.43%) Visual Studio
14 22 (15.71%) Electronics
14 22 (15.71%) Problem-Solving
15 21 (15.00%) Greenfield Project
15 21 (15.00%) Microsoft
15 21 (15.00%) SQL Server
15 21 (15.00%) JavaScript
16 18 (12.86%) Security Cleared
16 18 (12.86%) AngularJS
16 18 (12.86%) React
17 17 (12.14%) ASP.NET Web API
17 17 (12.14%) SC Cleared
17 17 (12.14%) Requirements Gathering

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 (7.14%) Apache Spark
2 7 (5.00%) Confluence
2 7 (5.00%) SAS
3 5 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.71%) WinCC
Applications
1 7 (5.00%) Simulink
1 7 (5.00%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 38 (27.14%) Azure
2 25 (17.86%) AWS
3 6 (4.29%) GitHub
4 5 (3.57%) PaaS
5 2 (1.43%) SaaS
6 1 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.71%) GCP
6 1 (0.71%) npm
6 1 (0.71%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.29%) FlexRay
2 5 (3.57%) SSL
3 2 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.71%) Internet
4 1 (0.71%) Profibus
4 1 (0.71%) RS-485
4 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 13 (9.29%) MySQL
3 10 (7.14%) Big Data
3 10 (7.14%) Hadoop
4 7 (5.00%) Base SAS
4 7 (5.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 7 (5.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 7 (5.00%) SAS Visual Analytics
5 5 (3.57%) Apache Hive
5 5 (3.57%) HBase
5 5 (3.57%) Impala
5 5 (3.57%) Pentaho
6 4 (2.86%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.71%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.71%) Riak
Development Applications
1 23 (16.43%) Visual Studio
2 8 (5.71%) JIRA
2 8 (5.71%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (4.29%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.57%) Moq
4 5 (3.57%) Subversion
5 3 (2.14%) Maven
5 3 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.43%) git-flow
7 1 (0.71%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.71%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.71%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.71%) Protractor
7 1 (0.71%) Selenium
7 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio Code
7 1 (0.71%) webpack
General
1 22 (15.71%) Electronics
2 15 (10.71%) Finance
3 14 (10.00%) Automotive
4 6 (4.29%) Advertising
5 3 (2.14%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.14%) Law
6 2 (1.43%) Games
7 1 (0.71%) Back Office
7 1 (0.71%) Banking
7 1 (0.71%) Military
7 1 (0.71%) Retail
7 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (35.00%) .NET
2 26 (18.57%) .NET Core
3 25 (17.86%) .NET Framework
4 24 (17.14%) ASP.NET
5 23 (16.43%) HTML
6 18 (12.86%) AngularJS
6 18 (12.86%) React
7 17 (12.14%) ASP.NET Web API
8 14 (10.00%) CSS
8 14 (10.00%) HTML5
9 13 (9.29%) Sass
10 10 (7.14%) Kafka
11 6 (4.29%) Spring
12 5 (3.57%) Entity Framework
12 5 (3.57%) REST
12 5 (3.57%) Web Services
13 4 (2.86%) Java EE
13 4 (2.86%) Node.js
13 4 (2.86%) RESTful
14 3 (2.14%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.00%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (8.57%) Algorithms
3 11 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.71%) Embedded Systems
4 8 (5.71%) VHDL
5 5 (3.57%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.14%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.43%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.43%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.71%) CAN bus
8 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.71%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.71%) SCADA
8 1 (0.71%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (17.14%) Linux
2 14 (10.00%) Windows
3 13 (9.29%) Unix
4 10 (7.14%) VxWorks
5 5 (3.57%) Nucleus RTOS
5 5 (3.57%) SafeRTOS
6 1 (0.71%) Android
6 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.71%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (97.86%) Software Engineering
2 54 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (23.57%) TDD
4 29 (20.71%) UML
5 22 (15.71%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (12.14%) Requirements Gathering
7 16 (11.43%) Unit Testing
8 15 (10.71%) MVC
9 14 (10.00%) SDLC
9 14 (10.00%) SOLID
10 13 (9.29%) DevOps
10 13 (9.29%) Scrum
11 12 (8.57%) Analytics
11 12 (8.57%) BDD
12 11 (7.86%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (7.14%) Configuration Management
13 10 (7.14%) Mentoring
13 10 (7.14%) Microservices
14 9 (6.43%) Enterprise Architecture
14 9 (6.43%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 68 (48.57%) C#
2 36 (25.71%) C
3 31 (22.14%) C++
4 24 (17.14%) SQL
5 21 (15.00%) JavaScript
6 16 (11.43%) Java
7 11 (7.86%) Python
8 10 (7.14%) Embedded C
9 9 (6.43%) TypeScript
10 5 (3.57%) HiveQL
10 5 (3.57%) PHP
10 5 (3.57%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.14%) Erlang
11 3 (2.14%) Go
12 2 (1.43%) VB
13 1 (0.71%) Haskell
13 1 (0.71%) Ruby
13 1 (0.71%) Tcl
13 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.71%) VB6
Qualifications
1 25 (17.86%) Degree
2 18 (12.86%) Security Cleared
3 17 (12.14%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.43%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.71%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.29%) ISO 26262
2 12 (8.57%) MISRA
3 8 (5.71%) MISRA C
4 3 (2.14%) GDPR
5 2 (1.43%) QA
6 1 (0.71%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.71%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.71%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.71%) ISO 15022
6 1 (0.71%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.71%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.71%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (5.71%) Firmware
2 5 (3.57%) HDFS
3 3 (2.14%) Docker
4 2 (1.43%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 8 (5.71%) SELinux
2 1 (0.71%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.71%) SCCM
2 1 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 21 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.57%) Cloudera
2 5 (3.57%) Intel
2 5 (3.57%) Splunk
3 3 (2.14%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.43%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.71%) Atmel
5 1 (0.71%) Google
5 1 (0.71%) Guidewire
5 1 (0.71%) Siemens
5 1 (0.71%) Symantec