Period
to 27 January 2020

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 27 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > West Midlands
6 months to
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 35 26 46
Rank change year-on-year -9 +20 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 412 592 518
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.14% 7.64% 5.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.71% 8.34% 5.83%
Number of salaries quoted 353 413 432
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £24,250 £26,775
90th Percentile £80,750 £81,250 £64,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +6.80% +3.00%

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 6,140 7,102 8,878
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.52% 91.70% 90.94%
Number of salaries quoted 5,029 5,306 6,998
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.76% -1.20%
10th Percentile £27,450 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,250 £67,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 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
Birmingham -15 109 £51,000 -18.40% 49
Coventry -5 74 £48,500 +7.78% 24
Warwickshire -4 50 £50,000 +33.33% 19
Worcestershire -15 39 £47,500 +14.46% 22
Solihull +18 32 £45,000 - 7
Walsall - 32 £48,750 - 5
Staffordshire -10 24 £44,000 +17.33% 14
Herefordshire +8 21 £46,250 -15.91% 8
Shropshire -7 11 £70,000 +49.73% 2
Sutton Coldfield +15 4 £100,000 +166.67% 1
Dudley -10 1 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, 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.

1 191 (46.36%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (39.81%) JavaScript
3 158 (38.35%) C#
4 143 (34.71%) .NET
5 110 (26.70%) DevOps
6 101 (24.51%) CSS
7 97 (23.54%) Azure
8 93 (22.57%) Degree
8 93 (22.57%) Java
9 91 (22.09%) Git (software)
10 90 (21.84%) SQL
11 79 (19.17%) C
11 79 (19.17%) Python
12 75 (18.20%) HTML
13 73 (17.72%) C++
13 73 (17.72%) Mentoring
13 73 (17.72%) Microservices
14 69 (16.75%) SQL Server
15 68 (16.50%) Scrum
16 65 (15.78%) Node.js
17 62 (15.05%) Linux
18 61 (14.81%) ASP.NET
18 61 (14.81%) MVC
18 61 (14.81%) Docker
19 60 (14.56%) AWS
19 60 (14.56%) Problem-Solving
20 57 (13.83%) Continuous Integration
21 54 (13.11%) React
22 51 (12.38%) Computer Science
23 50 (12.14%) OO

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 8 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (1.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 7 (1.70%) FileNet
2 7 (1.70%) SAS
3 6 (1.46%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.73%) GlassFish
4 3 (0.73%) JBoss
4 3 (0.73%) TPMS
4 3 (0.73%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.49%) Anypoint
5 2 (0.49%) Appian
5 2 (0.49%) Confluence
5 2 (0.49%) nginx
5 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.24%) Apache
6 1 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.24%) IIS
6 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.24%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 7 (1.70%) InVision
1 7 (1.70%) Sketch
1 7 (1.70%) Zeplin
2 6 (1.46%) Simulink
3 5 (1.21%) Stateflow
4 3 (0.73%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.73%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.24%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 5 (1.21%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 97 (23.54%) Azure
2 60 (14.56%) AWS
3 16 (3.88%) Serverless
4 15 (3.64%) GCP
5 14 (3.40%) Amazon S3
6 10 (2.43%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (2.18%) CloudFront
7 9 (2.18%) GitHub
8 6 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.46%) SaaS
9 5 (1.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (1.21%) PaaS
10 4 (0.97%) Amazon EKS
10 4 (0.97%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.73%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.73%) Power Platform
12 2 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.49%) Apigee
12 2 (0.49%) Slack
13 1 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.91%) Diameter Protocol
1 12 (2.91%) DNS
2 6 (1.46%) Internet
2 6 (1.46%) Network Security
2 6 (1.46%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.97%) Broadband
4 3 (0.73%) Ethernet
4 3 (0.73%) Firewall
4 3 (0.73%) FlexRay
4 3 (0.73%) RS-485
4 3 (0.73%) SNMP
5 2 (0.49%) tcpdump
5 2 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.49%) Wireless
5 2 (0.49%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.24%) HTTP
6 1 (0.24%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.24%) RS-232
6 1 (0.24%) Skype
6 1 (0.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (16.75%) SQL Server
2 34 (8.25%) NoSQL
3 23 (5.58%) Relational Database
4 19 (4.61%) MySQL
5 18 (4.37%) Hadoop
6 16 (3.88%) Big Data
6 16 (3.88%) MongoDB
7 9 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.46%) Amazon Redshift
9 6 (1.46%) BigQuery
9 6 (1.46%) Pentaho
9 6 (1.46%) QlikView
10 5 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.21%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.97%) Base SAS
11 4 (0.97%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 91 (22.09%) Git (software)
2 34 (8.25%) Octopus Deploy
3 25 (6.07%) MSTest
4 21 (5.10%) Jenkins
5 17 (4.13%) Maven
6 12 (2.91%) GDB
6 12 (2.91%) JIRA
7 11 (2.67%) Visual Studio
7 11 (2.67%) Visual Studio Team System
8 9 (2.18%) GitLab
8 9 (2.18%) JUnit
9 8 (1.94%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (1.70%) Bitbucket
10 7 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (1.46%) Artifactory
12 5 (1.21%) Eclipse
12 5 (1.21%) Subversion
13 4 (0.97%) Log4Net
13 4 (0.97%) Moq
13 4 (0.97%) Toad
General
1 34 (8.25%) Finance
2 30 (7.28%) Electronics
3 21 (5.10%) Telecoms
4 17 (4.13%) Automotive
5 15 (3.64%) Games
6 14 (3.40%) Retail
7 9 (2.18%) Marketing
8 8 (1.94%) Advertising
9 7 (1.70%) Military
10 3 (0.73%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.73%) Public Sector
11 2 (0.49%) Back Office
11 2 (0.49%) Banking
11 2 (0.49%) German Language
12 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 189 (45.87%) Software Engineer
2 114 (27.67%) Developer
3 53 (12.86%) Senior Software Engineer
4 42 (10.19%) Embedded Engineer
4 42 (10.19%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 32 (7.77%) Senior Developer
5 32 (7.77%) Software Developer
6 27 (6.55%) Java Developer
7 24 (5.83%) Full Stack Developer
8 18 (4.37%) Junior
9 17 (4.13%) Electronics Engineer
10 16 (3.88%) .NET Developer
11 15 (3.64%) C# Developer
11 15 (3.64%) Senior Software Developer
12 13 (3.16%) Lead Software Engineer
13 12 (2.91%) JavaScript Developer
14 11 (2.67%) Java Software Developer
15 10 (2.43%) Analyst
15 10 (2.43%) DevOps Engineer
15 10 (2.43%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (34.71%) .NET
2 101 (24.51%) CSS
3 75 (18.20%) HTML
4 65 (15.78%) Node.js
5 61 (14.81%) ASP.NET
6 54 (13.11%) React
7 43 (10.44%) .NET Core
8 37 (8.98%) REST
9 33 (8.01%) ASP.NET Web API
10 30 (7.28%) .NET Framework
10 30 (7.28%) AngularJS
11 28 (6.80%) jQuery
11 28 (6.80%) RESTful
11 28 (6.80%) Spring
12 27 (6.55%) Redux
12 27 (6.55%) Sass
12 27 (6.55%) SOAP
13 22 (5.34%) JSON
14 17 (4.13%) Kafka
15 16 (3.88%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.50%) User Experience
2 34 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (7.04%) Self-Motivation
4 25 (6.07%) Greenfield Project
5 20 (4.85%) Algorithms
6 16 (3.88%) Data Structures
7 14 (3.40%) Cloud Native
7 14 (3.40%) Mobile App
8 11 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (2.43%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.70%) DataPower
10 7 (1.70%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.70%) VHDL
11 6 (1.46%) Public Cloud
12 5 (1.21%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (0.97%) CUDA
13 4 (0.97%) iPad
14 3 (0.73%) NHS
14 3 (0.73%) SCADA
15 2 (0.49%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 62 (15.05%) Linux
2 27 (6.55%) Windows
3 26 (6.31%) Unix
4 8 (1.94%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.70%) Android
6 4 (0.97%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.24%) CentOS
7 1 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.24%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (46.36%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (26.70%) DevOps
3 73 (17.72%) Mentoring
3 73 (17.72%) Microservices
4 68 (16.50%) Scrum
5 61 (14.81%) MVC
6 60 (14.56%) Problem-Solving
7 57 (13.83%) Continuous Integration
8 51 (12.38%) Computer Science
9 50 (12.14%) OO
10 41 (9.95%) Test Automation
11 39 (9.47%) SDLC
12 33 (8.01%) Analytics
13 27 (6.55%) Stakeholder Management
14 25 (6.07%) Continuous Delivery
14 25 (6.07%) TDD
15 23 (5.58%) Collaborative Working
15 23 (5.58%) Web Development
16 21 (5.10%) Change Management
16 21 (5.10%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 164 (39.81%) JavaScript
2 158 (38.35%) C#
3 93 (22.57%) Java
4 90 (21.84%) SQL
5 79 (19.17%) C
5 79 (19.17%) Python
6 73 (17.72%) C++
7 31 (7.52%) PHP
8 30 (7.28%) Embedded C
9 18 (4.37%) PowerShell
10 15 (3.64%) ES6
11 14 (3.40%) TypeScript
12 13 (3.16%) Bash Shell
12 13 (3.16%) R
12 13 (3.16%) Rust
13 12 (2.91%) Go
13 12 (2.91%) VB.NET
14 9 (2.18%) T-SQL
15 8 (1.94%) Objective-C
15 8 (1.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 93 (22.57%) Degree
2 18 (4.37%) SC Cleared
2 18 (4.37%) Security Cleared
3 13 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (2.18%) HND
5 8 (1.94%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.49%) CISSP
7 2 (0.49%) ISEB
7 2 (0.49%) PhD
7 2 (0.49%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.49%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.24%) CCNP
8 1 (0.24%) CISA
8 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.24%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.24%) CSPO
8 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.24%) GXPN
8 1 (0.24%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.80%) QA
2 6 (1.46%) MISRA
3 5 (1.21%) SLA
3 5 (1.21%) Solvency II
4 4 (0.97%) GDPR
4 4 (0.97%) ISO 26262
4 4 (0.97%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.49%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.49%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.24%) IEC 61131
6 1 (0.24%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 61 (14.81%) Docker
2 3 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.49%) Varnish
4 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.24%) Firmware
4 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.24%) XenApp
4 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (3.64%) Ansible
2 13 (3.16%) Kubernetes
3 8 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.94%) Puppet
3 8 (1.94%) Terraform
4 7 (1.70%) SELinux
5 4 (0.97%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (0.97%) Salt
6 3 (0.73%) Kibana
6 3 (0.73%) logstash
Vendors
1 31 (7.52%) Microsoft
2 25 (6.07%) Oracle
3 21 (5.10%) Google
4 14 (3.40%) Adobe
5 8 (1.94%) IBM
6 7 (1.70%) Cognos
6 7 (1.70%) Netezza
7 6 (1.46%) Cloudera
7 6 (1.46%) ServiceNow
7 6 (1.46%) Tableau
8 4 (0.97%) MuleSoft
8 4 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.73%) Hitachi
9 3 (0.73%) Splunk
9 3 (0.73%) VMware
10 2 (0.49%) Ab Initio
10 2 (0.49%) Informatica
10 2 (0.49%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.49%) Software AG
10 2 (0.49%) WSO2