Period
to 19 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

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
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 78 123 144
Rank change year-on-year +45 +21 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 266 204 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.51% 2.32% 2.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.63% 2.41% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 165 179 227
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £43,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £68,000 £70,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 7,323 8,476 9,703
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.72% 96.35% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 5,887 6,605 8,109
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,870 £24,517
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +2.00% +4.17% +1.05%

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 19 September 2019.

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 19 September 2019. 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
Coventry +33 64 £50,000 +17.65% 14
Worcestershire +30 62 £45,000 +12.50% 18
Herefordshire +10 37 £40,000 - 8
Birmingham -10 34 £55,000 +15.79% 17
Warwickshire +3 22 £62,500 +48.81% 13
Staffordshire -9 17 £41,500 -0.90% 2
Solihull -3 14 £42,500 -5.56% 4
Shropshire +8 8 £55,000 +57.14%
Kingswinford - 1 £45,000 - 1
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, 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.

1 263 (98.87%) Software Engineering
2 116 (43.61%) C++
3 99 (37.22%) Agile Software Development
4 94 (35.34%) C
5 93 (34.96%) .NET
6 84 (31.58%) C#
7 76 (28.57%) Degree
8 64 (24.06%) Problem-Solving
9 57 (21.43%) Linux
10 48 (18.05%) Java
11 46 (17.29%) Python
12 41 (15.41%) UML
13 40 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
13 40 (15.04%) Azure
14 38 (14.29%) HTML
14 38 (14.29%) Electronics
15 37 (13.91%) CSS
16 36 (13.53%) AWS
17 34 (12.78%) Scrum
17 34 (12.78%) Mentoring
18 32 (12.03%) Embedded C
19 31 (11.65%) Microsoft
19 31 (11.65%) Windows
19 31 (11.65%) TDD
20 30 (11.28%) SQL Server
21 29 (10.90%) SQL
21 29 (10.90%) AngularJS
21 29 (10.90%) Git (software)
21 29 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
22 28 (10.53%) DevOps

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 11 (4.14%) SAS
2 10 (3.76%) Confluence
3 7 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.50%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.75%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (3.38%) Simulink
1 9 (3.38%) Stateflow
2 6 (2.26%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (15.04%) Azure
2 36 (13.53%) AWS
3 16 (6.02%) GitHub
4 15 (5.64%) GCP
5 6 (2.26%) Serverless
6 4 (1.50%) PaaS
6 4 (1.50%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.13%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.75%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.51%) Diameter Protocol
1 12 (4.51%) DNS
2 9 (3.38%) TCP/IP
3 8 (3.01%) Broadband
4 6 (2.26%) RS-485
4 6 (2.26%) xDSL
5 5 (1.88%) Ethernet
5 5 (1.88%) FlexRay
6 4 (1.50%) RS-232
6 4 (1.50%) SNMP
7 2 (0.75%) Wireless
8 1 (0.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.28%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.39%) MySQL
3 16 (6.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 8 (3.01%) Hadoop
4 8 (3.01%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.63%) Amazon Redshift
5 7 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.63%) Pentaho
6 6 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (1.88%) BigQuery
7 5 (1.88%) Bigtable
7 5 (1.88%) NewSQL
8 4 (1.50%) Big Data
8 4 (1.50%) BusinessObjects XI
8 4 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.50%) Power BI
8 4 (1.50%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.50%) SAS EBI
9 3 (1.13%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (10.90%) Git (software)
2 28 (10.53%) Visual Studio
3 18 (6.77%) JIRA
3 18 (6.77%) Rational DOORS
4 16 (6.02%) Visual Studio Team System
5 12 (4.51%) GDB
6 9 (3.38%) CANoe
7 8 (3.01%) Jenkins
8 7 (2.63%) Artifactory
8 7 (2.63%) Bitbucket
8 7 (2.63%) Maven
9 6 (2.26%) Rational Rhapsody
10 4 (1.50%) Subversion
11 3 (1.13%) LabVIEW
11 3 (1.13%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.75%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.38%) Ranorex
13 1 (0.38%) Selenium
13 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (0.38%) Toad
General
1 38 (14.29%) Electronics
2 23 (8.65%) Aerospace
3 22 (8.27%) Telecoms
4 20 (7.52%) Automotive
5 15 (5.64%) Retail
6 7 (2.63%) Finance
7 4 (1.50%) Advertising
8 3 (1.13%) Military
9 1 (0.38%) German Language
9 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.38%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (34.96%) .NET
2 38 (14.29%) HTML
3 37 (13.91%) CSS
4 29 (10.90%) AngularJS
5 27 (10.15%) React
6 26 (9.77%) ASP.NET
7 24 (9.02%) .NET Core
7 24 (9.02%) ASP.NET Web API
8 19 (7.14%) HTML5
8 19 (7.14%) Node.js
9 18 (6.77%) .NET Framework
10 15 (5.64%) Sass
11 10 (3.76%) KnockoutJS
12 9 (3.38%) WPF
13 8 (3.01%) CSS3
14 7 (2.63%) GraphQL
14 7 (2.63%) React Native
14 7 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 6 (2.26%) Apache Flex
15 6 (2.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (8.27%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (6.39%) Algorithms
4 14 (5.26%) Cloud Native
5 13 (4.89%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (4.51%) VHDL
7 9 (3.38%) Device Driver
7 9 (3.38%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (2.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 4 (1.50%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.13%) Cyberattack
10 3 (1.13%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.75%) CUDA
12 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.38%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 57 (21.43%) Linux
2 31 (11.65%) Windows
3 24 (9.02%) Unix
4 4 (1.50%) MVS
5 1 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.38%) FreeRTOS
5 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (98.87%) Software Engineering
2 99 (37.22%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (24.06%) Problem-Solving
4 41 (15.41%) UML
5 40 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
6 34 (12.78%) Mentoring
6 34 (12.78%) Scrum
7 31 (11.65%) TDD
8 28 (10.53%) DevOps
9 25 (9.40%) OO
9 25 (9.40%) SDLC
9 25 (9.40%) Software Testing
10 24 (9.02%) Computer Science
11 23 (8.65%) Coaching
11 23 (8.65%) MVC
12 22 (8.27%) Collaborative Working
13 21 (7.89%) Process Improvement
14 20 (7.52%) Ticket Management
14 20 (7.52%) Unit Testing
14 20 (7.52%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 116 (43.61%) C++
2 94 (35.34%) C
3 84 (31.58%) C#
4 48 (18.05%) Java
5 46 (17.29%) Python
6 32 (12.03%) Embedded C
7 29 (10.90%) SQL
8 28 (10.53%) JavaScript
9 12 (4.51%) R
9 12 (4.51%) Rust
10 7 (2.63%) Go
10 7 (2.63%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.26%) PHP
12 5 (1.88%) Elixir
12 5 (1.88%) Haskell
12 5 (1.88%) Java 8
12 5 (1.88%) Kotlin
12 5 (1.88%) Ruby
12 5 (1.88%) Scala
12 5 (1.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 76 (28.57%) Degree
2 28 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 27 (10.15%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.13%) CIPD
6 1 (0.38%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.76%) QA
2 7 (2.63%) MISRA
3 6 (2.26%) MISRA C
4 4 (1.50%) SLA
5 1 (0.38%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 13 (4.89%) Docker
2 8 (3.01%) Firmware
3 4 (1.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 4 (1.50%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (0.75%) Varnish
5 1 (0.38%) LXC
Systems Management
1 12 (4.51%) SELinux
2 8 (3.01%) Ansible
2 8 (3.01%) Kubernetes
3 7 (2.63%) Terraform
4 4 (1.50%) OpenView
4 4 (1.50%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 31 (11.65%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.64%) Google
3 10 (3.76%) Oracle
4 7 (2.63%) Cloudera
5 6 (2.26%) MathWorks
5 6 (2.26%) MKS
6 4 (1.50%) HP
6 4 (1.50%) IBM
6 4 (1.50%) Intel
6 4 (1.50%) Lotus
6 4 (1.50%) VMware
7 2 (0.75%) CA
8 1 (0.38%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.38%) NVIDIA