Period
to 21 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 21 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 35 32 26
Rank change year-on-year -3 -6 +21
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 229 425 579
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.49% 6.25% 7.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.99% 6.82% 8.16%
Number of salaries quoted 207 392 463
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £71,750 £78,625 £81,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +4.76%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,274 6,236 7,097
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 92.85% 91.75% 91.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2,524 5,170 5,367
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,000 £72,500 £70,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in the West Midlands

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Software Engineering in the West Midlands

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in the West Midlands

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 January 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 +15 89 £56,250 +5.63% 28
Coventry +4 33 £35,000 -27.84% 2
Worcestershire +11 30 £42,500 -11.46% 15
Warwickshire -6 18 £52,500 +2.44% 9
Staffordshire +22 17 £52,500 +21.39% 2
Herefordshire +11 13 £57,500 +24.32% 1
Shropshire +3 10 £60,000 -14.29% 5
Solihull -4 7 £52,500 +16.67% 2
Dudley +20 4 £57,500 +4.55% 1
Wednesbury -13 2 £61,250 +2.08%
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2021, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 124 (54.15%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (32.31%) Azure
3 66 (28.82%) .NET
4 64 (27.95%) JavaScript
5 59 (25.76%) C#
6 57 (24.89%) SQL
7 52 (22.71%) Python
8 49 (21.40%) Java
8 49 (21.40%) SC Cleared
8 49 (21.40%) Security Cleared
9 48 (20.96%) AWS
10 47 (20.52%) Microservices
11 46 (20.09%) Docker
12 45 (19.65%) Degree
13 41 (17.90%) Microsoft
13 41 (17.90%) DevOps
14 40 (17.47%) AngularJS
14 40 (17.47%) Scrum
15 38 (16.59%) SDLC
16 35 (15.28%) C
16 35 (15.28%) SQL Server
17 34 (14.85%) Linux
17 34 (14.85%) MVC
18 32 (13.97%) TDD
19 31 (13.54%) C++
20 30 (13.10%) Kubernetes
20 30 (13.10%) Confluence
20 30 (13.10%) Git (software)
21 29 (12.66%) JIRA
22 28 (12.23%) Open Source

Software Engineering
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 30 (13.10%) Confluence
2 7 (3.06%) GlassFish
2 7 (3.06%) JBoss
2 7 (3.06%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (2.18%) CMS
5 3 (1.31%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.31%) IIS
6 2 (0.87%) Apache
6 2 (0.87%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.44%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.44%) Drupal
7 1 (0.44%) nginx
7 1 (0.44%) SAS
7 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Simulink
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (3.06%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.44%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 74 (32.31%) Azure
2 48 (20.96%) AWS
3 20 (8.73%) GitHub
4 16 (6.99%) GCP
5 11 (4.80%) SaaS
6 9 (3.93%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.18%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.75%) PaaS
9 2 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.87%) Cloud Functions
9 2 (0.87%) Serverless
10 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.44%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.44%) AWS Fargate
10 1 (0.44%) Heroku
10 1 (0.44%) Mailgun
10 1 (0.44%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.62%) Broadband
2 4 (1.75%) Skype
3 3 (1.31%) Ethernet
3 3 (1.31%) FlexRay
4 1 (0.44%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.44%) DNS
4 1 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.44%) Wireless
4 1 (0.44%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (15.28%) SQL Server
2 25 (10.92%) NoSQL
3 12 (5.24%) MongoDB
4 10 (4.37%) Big Data
5 9 (3.93%) MySQL
6 8 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (3.06%) Pentaho
8 4 (1.75%) Redis
9 3 (1.31%) BigQuery
9 3 (1.31%) Bigtable
9 3 (1.31%) Cloud Spanner
10 2 (0.87%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.87%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.44%) Base SAS
11 1 (0.44%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 30 (13.10%) Git (software)
2 29 (12.66%) JIRA
3 26 (11.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 26 (11.35%) Jenkins
4 18 (7.86%) Bitbucket
5 16 (6.99%) GitLab
5 16 (6.99%) Visual Studio
6 11 (4.80%) TeamCity
7 10 (4.37%) Visual Studio Team System
8 9 (3.93%) Artifactory
9 7 (3.06%) Apache Archiva
9 7 (3.06%) JUnit
9 7 (3.06%) Mockito
9 7 (3.06%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (3.06%) Visual Studio Code
10 6 (2.62%) Vagrant
11 5 (2.18%) Selenium
12 4 (1.75%) Hudson
12 4 (1.75%) Postman
12 4 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
General
1 17 (7.42%) Electronics
1 17 (7.42%) Public Sector
2 16 (6.99%) Law
3 13 (5.68%) Finance
4 12 (5.24%) Automotive
5 8 (3.49%) Retail
6 7 (3.06%) Aerospace
7 5 (2.18%) Marketing
8 3 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.31%) Police
8 3 (1.31%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 106 (46.29%) Software Engineer
2 59 (25.76%) Developer
3 33 (14.41%) Embedded Engineer
4 32 (13.97%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 25 (10.92%) Senior Software Engineer
6 23 (10.04%) C# Developer
7 20 (8.73%) Software Developer
8 16 (6.99%) C# Software Engineer
9 14 (6.11%) C# Software Developer
10 12 (5.24%) DevOps Engineer
10 12 (5.24%) Java Developer
10 12 (5.24%) Software Manager
11 10 (4.37%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 10 (4.37%) Lead Developer
12 9 (3.93%) .NET Software Engineer
12 9 (3.93%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 9 (3.93%) Azure Engineer
12 9 (3.93%) Java Engineer
13 8 (3.49%) C Software Engineer
13 8 (3.49%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (28.82%) .NET
2 40 (17.47%) AngularJS
3 27 (11.79%) CSS
4 26 (11.35%) HTML
4 26 (11.35%) React
5 25 (10.92%) .NET Core
6 23 (10.04%) Node.js
7 21 (9.17%) jQuery
8 20 (8.73%) .NET Framework
8 20 (8.73%) Spring
9 19 (8.30%) REST
10 17 (7.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 15 (6.55%) ASP.NET
12 14 (6.11%) Entity Framework
13 13 (5.68%) Hibernate
14 12 (5.24%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (5.24%) RESTful
15 10 (4.37%) ASP.NET Web API
15 10 (4.37%) LINQ
15 10 (4.37%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.73%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (7.86%) Algorithms
3 13 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.80%) Data Structures
4 11 (4.80%) Mobile App
5 10 (4.37%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (3.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 9 (3.93%) User Experience
7 7 (3.06%) Smart Home
8 5 (2.18%) State Machine
8 5 (2.18%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.75%) Blog
9 4 (1.75%) Social Media
9 4 (1.75%) VHDL
10 3 (1.31%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.31%) Robotics
11 2 (0.87%) CAN bus
11 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.87%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.44%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 34 (14.85%) Linux
2 18 (7.86%) Windows
3 7 (3.06%) Unix
4 5 (2.18%) CentOS
4 5 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.18%) VxWorks
5 2 (0.87%) Android
5 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.87%) Solaris
6 1 (0.44%) Debian
6 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (54.15%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (20.52%) Microservices
3 41 (17.90%) DevOps
4 40 (17.47%) Scrum
5 38 (16.59%) SDLC
6 34 (14.85%) MVC
7 32 (13.97%) TDD
8 28 (12.23%) Open Source
9 26 (11.35%) UML
10 25 (10.92%) Computer Science
11 22 (9.61%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (9.17%) Problem-Solving
13 20 (8.73%) Configuration Management
13 20 (8.73%) OO
14 18 (7.86%) Mathematics
14 18 (7.86%) Mentoring
14 18 (7.86%) Pair Programming
15 16 (6.99%) Test Automation
16 15 (6.55%) SOLID
17 13 (5.68%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 64 (27.95%) JavaScript
2 59 (25.76%) C#
3 57 (24.89%) SQL
4 52 (22.71%) Python
5 49 (21.40%) Java
6 35 (15.28%) C
7 31 (13.54%) C++
8 27 (11.79%) TypeScript
9 25 (10.92%) Go
10 15 (6.55%) Embedded C
11 14 (6.11%) Ruby
12 11 (4.80%) PHP
13 8 (3.49%) Java 8
13 8 (3.49%) PowerShell
13 8 (3.49%) T-SQL
14 6 (2.62%) Embedded C++
14 6 (2.62%) Perl
15 3 (1.31%) Scala
15 3 (1.31%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.87%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 49 (21.40%) SC Cleared
1 49 (21.40%) Security Cleared
2 45 (19.65%) Degree
3 13 (5.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (2.62%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.44%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.80%) ISO 26262
2 6 (2.62%) QA
3 5 (2.18%) MISRA
4 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.44%) MISRA C
System Software
1 46 (20.09%) Docker
2 3 (1.31%) Firmware
3 1 (0.44%) GlusterFS
3 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (13.10%) Kubernetes
2 20 (8.73%) Terraform
3 8 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (3.06%) Ansible
5 6 (2.62%) Grafana
5 6 (2.62%) Prometheus
5 6 (2.62%) Puppet
5 6 (2.62%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (2.18%) Graphite
6 5 (2.18%) MIIS
6 5 (2.18%) Packer
7 4 (1.75%) Consul
7 4 (1.75%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (1.75%) Nagios
7 4 (1.75%) SELinux
8 2 (0.87%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.44%) Rancher
Vendors
1 41 (17.90%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.55%) Atlassian
3 10 (4.37%) Oracle
4 7 (3.06%) IBM
5 6 (2.62%) Google
6 5 (2.18%) MuleSoft
7 4 (1.75%) Talend
8 3 (1.31%) Apple
8 3 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.87%) MathWorks
9 2 (0.87%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.44%) Allen-Bradley
10 1 (0.44%) Rockwell
10 1 (0.44%) TOWER Software
10 1 (0.44%) VMware