Period
to 13 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £48,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 13 December 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
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 91 117 141
Rank change year-on-year +26 +24 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 219 209 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.04% 2.57% 2.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.15% 2.68% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 160 159 226
West Midlands median annual salary £48,500 £42,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.12% +3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,500 £56,250
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 6,946 7,794 9,768
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.33% 95.83% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 5,671 6,017 7,966
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +8.75% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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
Worcestershire 0 47 £43,750 +5.42% 8
Coventry +22 44 £50,000 +17.65% 8
Herefordshire +24 29 £42,500 -5.56% 4
Warwickshire +6 29 £50,000 +42.86% 10
Birmingham -20 22 £55,000 +27.91% 19
Walsall - 18 £55,000 - 2
Solihull +7 15 £52,500 +16.67% 1
Shropshire +13 5 £67,500 +58.82% 3
Staffordshire -10 5 £41,500 +10.67% 6
Dudley -4 1 £55,000 +22.22%
Kingswinford - 1 £45,000 -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 218 (99.54%) Software Engineering
2 89 (40.64%) C++
3 88 (40.18%) C
4 81 (36.99%) C#
5 72 (32.88%) .NET
5 72 (32.88%) Degree
6 66 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
7 55 (25.11%) JavaScript
8 53 (24.20%) Git (software)
9 50 (22.83%) Problem-Solving
10 44 (20.09%) Python
11 43 (19.63%) Linux
11 43 (19.63%) CSS
12 39 (17.81%) Electronics
12 39 (17.81%) Azure
13 37 (16.89%) Embedded C
14 36 (16.44%) DevOps
15 34 (15.53%) SQL Server
15 34 (15.53%) Java
16 33 (15.07%) OO
16 33 (15.07%) Docker
17 30 (13.70%) Mentoring
17 30 (13.70%) ASP.NET
17 30 (13.70%) MVC
17 30 (13.70%) Scrum
18 28 (12.79%) HTML
19 25 (11.42%) SQL
19 25 (11.42%) UML
19 25 (11.42%) AWS
19 25 (11.42%) Node.js

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 5 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (1.83%) SAS
3 3 (1.37%) Confluence
4 2 (0.91%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.91%) nginx
5 1 (0.46%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.46%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 5 (2.28%) Simulink
1 5 (2.28%) Stateflow
2 2 (0.91%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (17.81%) Azure
2 25 (11.42%) AWS
3 10 (4.57%) GCP
4 8 (3.65%) CloudFront
5 7 (3.20%) Amazon S3
6 5 (2.28%) Serverless
7 4 (1.83%) PaaS
8 3 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (1.37%) GitHub
9 2 (0.91%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon ECS
10 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.48%) Diameter Protocol
1 12 (5.48%) DNS
2 9 (4.11%) Broadband
3 8 (3.65%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.28%) xDSL
5 4 (1.83%) RS-485
5 4 (1.83%) SNMP
6 2 (0.91%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.91%) FlexRay
6 2 (0.91%) RS-232
7 1 (0.46%) Internet
7 1 (0.46%) Skype
7 1 (0.46%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.46%) Wireless
7 1 (0.46%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (15.53%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.39%) NoSQL
3 7 (3.20%) MySQL
3 7 (3.20%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (2.28%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.37%) Big Data
5 3 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.91%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (0.91%) Base SAS
6 2 (0.91%) BigQuery
6 2 (0.91%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.91%) Power BI
6 2 (0.91%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 2 (0.91%) SAS EBI
6 2 (0.91%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (0.91%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 53 (24.20%) Git (software)
2 21 (9.59%) MSTest
2 21 (9.59%) Octopus Deploy
3 12 (5.48%) GDB
4 11 (5.02%) Visual Studio
5 8 (3.65%) Rational DOORS
5 8 (3.65%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (3.20%) GitLab
6 7 (3.20%) JIRA
7 5 (2.28%) Subversion
8 4 (1.83%) CANoe
8 4 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.37%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.37%) Log4Net
9 3 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.91%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.91%) git-flow
10 2 (0.91%) Maven
10 2 (0.91%) Moq
10 2 (0.91%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 39 (17.81%) Electronics
2 24 (10.96%) Telecoms
3 16 (7.31%) Aerospace
4 15 (6.85%) Automotive
5 11 (5.02%) Finance
6 8 (3.65%) Advertising
7 3 (1.37%) Military
8 2 (0.91%) Games
9 1 (0.46%) Back Office
9 1 (0.46%) Banking
9 1 (0.46%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (32.88%) .NET
2 43 (19.63%) CSS
3 30 (13.70%) ASP.NET
4 28 (12.79%) HTML
5 25 (11.42%) Node.js
6 24 (10.96%) AngularJS
7 23 (10.50%) ASP.NET Web API
8 21 (9.59%) jQuery
8 21 (9.59%) REST
9 20 (9.13%) .NET Core
10 17 (7.76%) .NET Framework
11 14 (6.39%) SOAP
12 12 (5.48%) React
13 10 (4.57%) KnockoutJS
13 10 (4.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (4.11%) WPF
15 7 (3.20%) Redux
16 6 (2.74%) HTML5
17 5 (2.28%) Entity Framework
17 5 (2.28%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.42%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.39%) Cloud Native
3 13 (5.94%) Algorithms
4 10 (4.57%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (3.20%) Data Structures
5 7 (3.20%) Device Driver
5 7 (3.20%) Embedded Systems
5 7 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.74%) VHDL
7 5 (2.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 5 (2.28%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.37%) CUDA
8 3 (1.37%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.37%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.91%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.91%) User Experience
9 2 (0.91%) Video\Live Streaming
10 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 43 (19.63%) Linux
2 19 (8.68%) Windows
3 10 (4.57%) Unix
4 4 (1.83%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (99.54%) Software Engineering
2 66 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (22.83%) Problem-Solving
4 36 (16.44%) DevOps
5 33 (15.07%) OO
6 30 (13.70%) Mentoring
6 30 (13.70%) MVC
6 30 (13.70%) Scrum
7 25 (11.42%) UML
8 24 (10.96%) Computer Science
8 24 (10.96%) Validation
9 21 (9.59%) Change Management
9 21 (9.59%) Collaborative Working
9 21 (9.59%) Industrial Design
9 21 (9.59%) Quality Management
9 21 (9.59%) Risk Management
9 21 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (8.68%) Microservices
10 19 (8.68%) TDD
11 18 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 89 (40.64%) C++
2 88 (40.18%) C
3 81 (36.99%) C#
4 55 (25.11%) JavaScript
5 44 (20.09%) Python
6 37 (16.89%) Embedded C
7 34 (15.53%) Java
8 25 (11.42%) SQL
9 16 (7.31%) PHP
10 13 (5.94%) Rust
11 12 (5.48%) R
12 5 (2.28%) ES6
12 5 (2.28%) MATLAB
13 4 (1.83%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.83%) Embedded C++
13 4 (1.83%) Perl
13 4 (1.83%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.37%) Go
14 3 (1.37%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.37%) X++
Qualifications
1 72 (32.88%) Degree
2 12 (5.48%) SC Cleared
2 12 (5.48%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.91%) HND
5 1 (0.46%) CIPD
5 1 (0.46%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.46%) MCIPD
5 1 (0.46%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.65%) QA
2 5 (2.28%) MISRA
3 4 (1.83%) MISRA C
4 2 (0.91%) GDPR
5 1 (0.46%) IEC 61131
5 1 (0.46%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 33 (15.07%) Docker
2 7 (3.20%) Firmware
3 2 (0.91%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (2.74%) SELinux
2 4 (1.83%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.37%) Ansible
4 2 (0.91%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (7.76%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.57%) Google
3 5 (2.28%) Oracle
4 2 (0.91%) CA
4 2 (0.91%) Cloudera
4 2 (0.91%) MathWorks
4 2 (0.91%) MKS
5 1 (0.46%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.46%) NVIDIA
5 1 (0.46%) Snowplow
5 1 (0.46%) Sun