Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 33 32
Rank change year-on-year +9 -1 +13
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 218 460 541
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.30% 6.38% 6.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.76% 6.89% 6.86%
Number of salaries quoted 177 383 422
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +9.42%
10th Percentile £35,750 £32,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £71,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £53,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +8.49% +6.00%

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 2,489 6,680 7,892
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 94.82% 92.66% 91.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,969 5,367 6,005
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £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 25 October 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 25 October 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 +43 82 £50,000 -9.09% 46
Coventry +9 36 £42,500 -15.00% 6
Staffordshire +14 27 £47,774 -4.45% 3
Warwickshire 0 21 £48,500 -15.65% 9
Worcestershire +2 20 £42,500 -8.11% 6
Herefordshire +13 12 £57,500 +43.75% 4
Solihull -6 7 £52,500 +16.67% 3
Shropshire -6 5 £60,000 +3.45% 1
Walsall +1 1 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Wednesbury -12 1 £70,000 +19.15% 1
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 93 (42.66%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (30.73%) .NET
3 60 (27.52%) C#
3 60 (27.52%) JavaScript
4 59 (27.06%) Azure
5 52 (23.85%) SQL
6 51 (23.39%) Degree
7 47 (21.56%) AWS
7 47 (21.56%) Microservices
8 46 (21.10%) Python
9 43 (19.72%) MVC
10 41 (18.81%) Docker
10 41 (18.81%) DevOps
11 40 (18.35%) Microsoft
11 40 (18.35%) TDD
12 37 (16.97%) AngularJS
13 34 (15.60%) Java
13 34 (15.60%) C
14 33 (15.14%) Kubernetes
15 32 (14.68%) SC Cleared
15 32 (14.68%) Security Cleared
16 31 (14.22%) SQL Server
16 31 (14.22%) Linux
17 30 (13.76%) HTML
17 30 (13.76%) React
18 29 (13.30%) UML
19 28 (12.84%) CSS
19 28 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
20 27 (12.39%) Git (software)
20 27 (12.39%) ASP.NET

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 16 (7.34%) Confluence
2 7 (3.21%) GlassFish
2 7 (3.21%) JBoss
2 7 (3.21%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.75%) CMS
3 6 (2.75%) IIS
4 3 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.38%) SAS
5 2 (0.92%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.46%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.46%) Apache
6 1 (0.46%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.46%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.46%) Drupal
6 1 (0.46%) nginx
6 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.46%) WinCC
Applications
1 7 (3.21%) Simulink
2 5 (2.29%) TargetLink
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (3.21%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 59 (27.06%) Azure
2 47 (21.56%) AWS
3 18 (8.26%) GitHub
4 12 (5.50%) GCP
5 11 (5.05%) SaaS
6 8 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.29%) PaaS
8 4 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.83%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.83%) Serverless
9 3 (1.38%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.92%) npm
10 2 (0.92%) Office 365
11 1 (0.46%) Amazon EKS
11 1 (0.46%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.29%) FlexRay
2 4 (1.83%) Broadband
3 1 (0.46%) Profibus
3 1 (0.46%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.22%) SQL Server
2 23 (10.55%) NoSQL
3 10 (4.59%) MongoDB
4 9 (4.13%) Big Data
5 8 (3.67%) MySQL
6 6 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (1.83%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.83%) Pentaho
8 4 (1.83%) Redis
9 3 (1.38%) Apache Hive
9 3 (1.38%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.38%) Impala
9 3 (1.38%) Power BI
10 2 (0.92%) BigQuery
10 2 (0.92%) Bigtable
10 2 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (12.39%) Git (software)
2 24 (11.01%) Jenkins
3 18 (8.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 17 (7.80%) GitLab
4 17 (7.80%) Visual Studio
5 14 (6.42%) JIRA
6 9 (4.13%) Bitbucket
6 9 (4.13%) TeamCity
6 9 (4.13%) Visual Studio Code
7 8 (3.67%) Artifactory
8 7 (3.21%) Apache Archiva
8 7 (3.21%) JUnit
8 7 (3.21%) Mockito
8 7 (3.21%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (2.29%) Maven
9 5 (2.29%) Rational DOORS
9 5 (2.29%) Selenium
10 4 (1.83%) Postman
10 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (1.38%) NUnit
General
1 18 (8.26%) Electronics
2 16 (7.34%) Automotive
3 14 (6.42%) Public Sector
4 9 (4.13%) Law
5 7 (3.21%) Retail
6 5 (2.29%) Finance
6 5 (2.29%) Police
7 2 (0.92%) Marketing
7 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.46%) Games
8 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 90 (41.28%) Software Engineer
2 47 (21.56%) Developer
3 29 (13.30%) Embedded Engineer
3 29 (13.30%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 19 (8.72%) Senior Software Engineer
5 12 (5.50%) C# Developer
5 12 (5.50%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (5.05%) .NET Software Engineer
6 11 (5.05%) Java Developer
6 11 (5.05%) Senior Developer
6 11 (5.05%) Software Developer
7 9 (4.13%) Lead Developer
8 8 (3.67%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 8 (3.67%) Azure Engineer
8 8 (3.67%) Engineering Manager
8 8 (3.67%) Java Engineer
8 8 (3.67%) Software Manager
8 8 (3.67%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (3.21%) Data Engineer
9 7 (3.21%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (30.73%) .NET
2 37 (16.97%) AngularJS
3 30 (13.76%) HTML
3 30 (13.76%) React
4 28 (12.84%) CSS
5 27 (12.39%) ASP.NET
6 19 (8.72%) Node.js
7 18 (8.26%) ASP.NET Web API
7 18 (8.26%) REST
8 17 (7.80%) .NET Framework
8 17 (7.80%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (7.34%) RESTful
10 14 (6.42%) .NET Core
10 14 (6.42%) jQuery
10 14 (6.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 12 (5.50%) Java EE
12 11 (5.05%) Spring
13 10 (4.59%) HTML5
13 10 (4.59%) Spring Boot
14 9 (4.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (7.34%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (4.59%) Algorithms
2 10 (4.59%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (4.13%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.67%) State Machine
5 6 (2.75%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (2.29%) Cloud Native
6 5 (2.29%) User Experience
6 5 (2.29%) VHDL
7 4 (1.83%) Blog
7 4 (1.83%) Smart Home
7 4 (1.83%) Social Media
7 4 (1.83%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.92%) CAN bus
8 2 (0.92%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.92%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.92%) SCADA
9 1 (0.46%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 31 (14.22%) Linux
2 25 (11.47%) Windows
3 11 (5.05%) Unix
4 7 (3.21%) CentOS
4 7 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (3.21%) VxWorks
5 4 (1.83%) Android
5 4 (1.83%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.83%) Nucleus RTOS
6 3 (1.38%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.92%) Solaris
8 1 (0.46%) Debian
8 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.46%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (42.66%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (21.56%) Microservices
3 43 (19.72%) MVC
4 41 (18.81%) DevOps
5 40 (18.35%) TDD
6 29 (13.30%) UML
7 28 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (11.01%) Scrum
9 23 (10.55%) SDLC
10 22 (10.09%) Mentoring
11 21 (9.63%) Open Source
12 20 (9.17%) Computer Science
13 17 (7.80%) Validation
14 16 (7.34%) Configuration Management
14 16 (7.34%) Continuous Delivery
14 16 (7.34%) Mathematics
14 16 (7.34%) Test Automation
15 14 (6.42%) Systems Engineering
16 13 (5.96%) Problem-Solving
16 13 (5.96%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (27.52%) C#
1 60 (27.52%) JavaScript
2 52 (23.85%) SQL
3 46 (21.10%) Python
4 34 (15.60%) C
4 34 (15.60%) Java
5 26 (11.93%) C++
6 25 (11.47%) TypeScript
7 19 (8.72%) Go
8 14 (6.42%) Embedded C
9 9 (4.13%) PowerShell
10 8 (3.67%) Ruby
11 7 (3.21%) Java 8
11 7 (3.21%) PHP
12 5 (2.29%) Embedded C++
13 4 (1.83%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.83%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.38%) HiveQL
14 3 (1.38%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.92%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 51 (23.39%) Degree
2 32 (14.68%) SC Cleared
2 32 (14.68%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (3.67%) AWS Certification
5 3 (1.38%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.92%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (0.92%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.46%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.34%) ISO 26262
2 8 (3.67%) MISRA
3 7 (3.21%) QA
4 5 (2.29%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
System Software
1 41 (18.81%) Docker
2 5 (2.29%) Firmware
3 3 (1.38%) HDFS
4 2 (0.92%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.46%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 33 (15.14%) Kubernetes
2 16 (7.34%) Terraform
3 8 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (3.67%) Puppet
4 7 (3.21%) Grafana
4 7 (3.21%) Graphite
4 7 (3.21%) Prometheus
5 5 (2.29%) SELinux
6 4 (1.83%) Ansible
6 4 (1.83%) MIIS
6 4 (1.83%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.46%) Consul
7 1 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.46%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.46%) Nagios
7 1 (0.46%) Packer
7 1 (0.46%) Rancher
7 1 (0.46%) SCCM
7 1 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 40 (18.35%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.13%) Oracle
3 7 (3.21%) IBM
4 6 (2.75%) MuleSoft
5 3 (1.38%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.38%) Cloudera
5 3 (1.38%) Google
5 3 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.38%) Talend
5 3 (1.38%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.92%) Apple
6 2 (0.92%) Informatica
6 2 (0.92%) MathWorks
7 1 (0.46%) Allen-Bradley
7 1 (0.46%) Rockwell
7 1 (0.46%) Siemens
7 1 (0.46%) Splunk
7 1 (0.46%) Symantec
7 1 (0.46%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.46%) VMware