Period
to 27 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 27 July 2021.

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
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 91 64 79
Rank change year-on-year -27 +15 +53
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 206 138 286
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.20% 3.83% 3.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.48% 4.06% 3.79%
Number of salaries quoted 163 110 180
10th Percentile £32,500 £37,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £33,750 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £47,500 £46,904
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +1.27% +7.21%
75th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £61,563
90th Percentile £72,000 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 5,912 3,401 7,543
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.93% 94.50% 96.31%
Number of salaries quoted 4,537 2,848 5,989
10th Percentile £28,075 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,750 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.83% +1.67% +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%

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 27 July 2021.

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 27 July 2021. 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
Birmingham +11 97 £55,000 +1.38% 25
Coventry -20 31 £37,500 -16.67% 9
Worcestershire -32 22 £41,250 -8.33% 13
Warwickshire -12 13 £40,000 -9.09% 14
Solihull +7 11 £45,000 -17.05%
Shropshire -7 11 £57,500 +2.22% 2
Staffordshire -5 9 £41,000 -3.53% 11
Herefordshire -2 7 £37,500 -31.82% 1
Dudley - 2 £53,750 - 1
Halesowen - 2 £25,000 -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 2021, 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.

1 184 (89.32%) Software Engineering
2 86 (41.75%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (30.10%) C#
4 59 (28.64%) Java
5 53 (25.73%) Social Skills
6 52 (25.24%) C
7 51 (24.76%) Degree
8 50 (24.27%) C++
9 46 (22.33%) JavaScript
9 46 (22.33%) Azure
10 45 (21.84%) Linux
10 45 (21.84%) Problem-Solving
11 41 (19.90%) .NET
12 40 (19.42%) SQL
13 39 (18.93%) TDD
13 39 (18.93%) AWS
14 37 (17.96%) Self-Motivation
15 36 (17.48%) DevOps
16 34 (16.50%) Scrum
17 33 (16.02%) Analytical Skills
17 33 (16.02%) SDLC
18 30 (14.56%) BDD
19 28 (13.59%) Spring
20 27 (13.11%) Firmware
20 27 (13.11%) Git (software)
20 27 (13.11%) Computer Science
20 27 (13.11%) Software Testing
21 26 (12.62%) Configuration Management
22 25 (12.14%) Embedded C
22 25 (12.14%) Software Architecture

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 6 (2.91%) Confluence
1 6 (2.91%) SAS
2 3 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.49%) Apache
3 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.49%) GemFire
3 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.43%) AutoCAD
1 5 (2.43%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 46 (22.33%) Azure
2 39 (18.93%) AWS
3 21 (10.19%) GitHub
4 11 (5.34%) GCP
5 7 (3.40%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 7 (3.40%) Serverless
6 5 (2.43%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (1.94%) SaaS
8 3 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.97%) Amazon Cognito
9 2 (0.97%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.97%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.49%) Apigee
10 1 (0.49%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.49%) Azure Storage
10 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.49%) Mailgun
10 1 (0.49%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.19%) TCP/IP
2 20 (9.71%) Broadband
3 5 (2.43%) Bluetooth
4 3 (1.46%) Ethernet
4 3 (1.46%) FlexRay
5 1 (0.49%) ICMP
5 1 (0.49%) Modbus
5 1 (0.49%) RS-232
5 1 (0.49%) RS-485
5 1 (0.49%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.74%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.83%) NoSQL
3 5 (2.43%) Base SAS
3 5 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.43%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 5 (2.43%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 5 (2.43%) SAS Visual Analytics
4 4 (1.94%) DB2
5 3 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (1.46%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.46%) MySQL
5 3 (1.46%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.97%) Amazon Athena
6 2 (0.97%) Big Data
6 2 (0.97%) BigQuery
6 2 (0.97%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.49%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (0.49%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 27 (13.11%) Git (software)
2 20 (9.71%) Subversion
3 11 (5.34%) JIRA
4 9 (4.37%) Browser DevTools
5 8 (3.88%) GitLab
6 6 (2.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (2.91%) Selenium
6 6 (2.91%) SpecFlow
7 5 (2.43%) MSTest
7 5 (2.43%) NUnit
7 5 (2.43%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.46%) Visual Studio Code
9 2 (0.97%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.49%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.49%) ClearQuest
10 1 (0.49%) gulp
10 1 (0.49%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.49%) JUnit
10 1 (0.49%) PHPUnit
General
1 53 (25.73%) Social Skills
2 33 (16.02%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (10.68%) Finance
3 22 (10.68%) Telecoms
4 14 (6.80%) Law
5 13 (6.31%) Automotive
6 10 (4.85%) Electronics
7 9 (4.37%) Games
8 8 (3.88%) Retail
9 7 (3.40%) Marketing
10 6 (2.91%) Aerospace
11 5 (2.43%) Influencing Skills
11 5 (2.43%) Organisational Skills
12 4 (1.94%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 3 (1.46%) Documentation Skills
13 3 (1.46%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.97%) Front Office
14 2 (0.97%) Military
14 2 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.97%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (19.90%) .NET
2 28 (13.59%) Spring
3 17 (8.25%) .NET Core
4 16 (7.77%) Hibernate
4 16 (7.77%) Node.js
4 16 (7.77%) RESTful
5 15 (7.28%) React
5 15 (7.28%) XML
6 13 (6.31%) AngularJS
7 11 (5.34%) REST
8 10 (4.85%) JSON
9 9 (4.37%) HTML
9 9 (4.37%) Pixi.js
9 9 (4.37%) XHR
10 8 (3.88%) CSS
10 8 (3.88%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (2.43%) Vue.js
12 4 (1.94%) Pandas
12 4 (1.94%) Spring Boot
12 4 (1.94%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 37 (17.96%) Self-Motivation
2 20 (9.71%) Algorithms
3 18 (8.74%) Data Structures
4 7 (3.40%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.43%) EPoS
5 5 (2.43%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.94%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.46%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.46%) User Experience
8 2 (0.97%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.97%) iPad
8 2 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.97%) Replication
8 2 (0.97%) VHDL
9 1 (0.49%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.49%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.49%) Robotics
9 1 (0.49%) SCADA
9 1 (0.49%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 45 (21.84%) Linux
2 20 (9.71%) Embedded Linux
3 13 (6.31%) Unix
4 9 (4.37%) Android
5 8 (3.88%) Windows
6 7 (3.40%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.97%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.49%) AIX
8 1 (0.49%) QNX Neutrino
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (89.32%) Software Engineering
2 86 (41.75%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (21.84%) Problem-Solving
4 39 (18.93%) TDD
5 36 (17.48%) DevOps
6 34 (16.50%) Scrum
7 33 (16.02%) SDLC
8 30 (14.56%) BDD
9 27 (13.11%) Computer Science
9 27 (13.11%) Software Testing
10 26 (12.62%) Configuration Management
11 25 (12.14%) Software Architecture
12 21 (10.19%) Validation
13 18 (8.74%) Microservices
13 18 (8.74%) OO
14 15 (7.28%) SDET
14 15 (7.28%) Test Automation
15 14 (6.80%) Requirements Gathering
15 14 (6.80%) Unit Testing
16 13 (6.31%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 62 (30.10%) C#
2 59 (28.64%) Java
3 52 (25.24%) C
4 50 (24.27%) C++
5 46 (22.33%) JavaScript
6 40 (19.42%) SQL
7 25 (12.14%) Embedded C
8 23 (11.17%) Python
9 20 (9.71%) Embedded C++
10 15 (7.28%) PHP
11 13 (6.31%) TypeScript
12 11 (5.34%) ES6
13 7 (3.40%) Kotlin
14 5 (2.43%) Go
14 5 (2.43%) MATLAB
15 4 (1.94%) Ruby
16 3 (1.46%) Java 11
16 3 (1.46%) Perl
16 3 (1.46%) Scala
17 1 (0.49%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 51 (24.76%) Degree
2 16 (7.77%) Computer Science Degree
2 16 (7.77%) Security Cleared
3 13 (6.31%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.43%) HNC
4 5 (2.43%) ISEB
4 5 (2.43%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.49%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.28%) QA
2 9 (4.37%) MISRA
3 4 (1.94%) GDPR
3 4 (1.94%) ISO 26262
3 4 (1.94%) SLA
4 3 (1.46%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.97%) IEC 61508
5 2 (0.97%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.49%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.49%) DO-178B
System Software
1 27 (13.11%) Firmware
2 17 (8.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.46%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.97%) SELinux
Vendors
1 20 (9.71%) EMC
2 18 (8.74%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.85%) Oracle
4 6 (2.91%) Atlassian
5 5 (2.43%) Google
6 3 (1.46%) Sybase
7 2 (0.97%) QNX
8 1 (0.49%) IBM
8 1 (0.49%) Informatica
8 1 (0.49%) Intel
8 1 (0.49%) SAP
8 1 (0.49%) Xamarin