Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 31 44
Rank change year-on-year 0 +13 +16
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 484 519 518
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.49% 6.01% 5.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.04% 6.60% 5.70%
Number of salaries quoted 360 368 538
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,225 £60,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -

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 6,879 7,861 9,091
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 92.21% 91.05% 91.82%
Number of salaries quoted 5,450 6,005 7,478
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,140 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.71% +0.28% -

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 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
Birmingham -38 87 £55,000 +15.79% 55
Coventry +20 86 £50,000 +14.29% 20
Worcestershire +17 76 £47,500 +24.18% 29
Staffordshire +13 53 £50,000 +25.00% 10
Warwickshire +1 50 £61,250 +59.92% 22
Solihull +1 40 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Herefordshire +4 39 £42,500 -22.73% 9
Shropshire +17 29 £58,000 +96.61% 1
Sutton Coldfield +12 4 £100,000 +166.67% 1
Wednesbury - 4 £58,750 -
Walsall +5 1 £42,500 +13.33%
Kingswinford - 1 £45,000 - 1
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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.

1 249 (51.45%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (32.02%) C#
3 148 (30.58%) .NET
4 140 (28.93%) Degree
5 127 (26.24%) C++
6 119 (24.59%) JavaScript
7 107 (22.11%) DevOps
8 104 (21.49%) Problem-Solving
8 104 (21.49%) C
8 104 (21.49%) Scrum
9 99 (20.45%) Java
10 98 (20.25%) Azure
11 94 (19.42%) SQL
12 93 (19.21%) SQL Server
13 83 (17.15%) CSS
14 82 (16.94%) HTML
14 82 (16.94%) AWS
15 78 (16.12%) Python
16 72 (14.88%) Linux
16 72 (14.88%) Git (software)
17 70 (14.46%) Microsoft
18 65 (13.43%) Computer Science
19 64 (13.22%) ASP.NET
19 64 (13.22%) Mentoring
20 57 (11.78%) Continuous Integration
21 54 (11.16%) MVC
22 53 (10.95%) Visual Studio
23 49 (10.12%) SDLC
24 48 (9.92%) AngularJS
25 45 (9.30%) QA

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 20 (4.13%) SAS
2 10 (2.07%) Confluence
2 10 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.03%) JBoss
4 4 (0.83%) Anypoint
4 4 (0.83%) IBM Notes
4 4 (0.83%) nginx
5 3 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (0.62%) Apache
5 3 (0.62%) FileNet
5 3 (0.62%) WinCC
6 2 (0.41%) IIS
7 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.21%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (2.69%) Simulink
2 10 (2.07%) Stateflow
3 6 (1.24%) TargetLink
4 3 (0.62%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.62%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.41%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.21%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 98 (20.25%) Azure
2 82 (16.94%) AWS
3 28 (5.79%) Serverless
4 27 (5.58%) GCP
5 17 (3.51%) AWS Lambda
5 17 (3.51%) GitHub
6 12 (2.48%) SaaS
7 10 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (1.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 9 (1.86%) Amazon EKS
8 9 (1.86%) Amazon ELB
8 9 (1.86%) Amazon S3
9 5 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (1.03%) Power Platform
10 4 (0.83%) Apigee
10 4 (0.83%) CloudFront
10 4 (0.83%) npm
10 4 (0.83%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.83%) PaaS
11 3 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.48%) Diameter Protocol
1 12 (2.48%) DNS
2 9 (1.86%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.65%) Broadband
4 6 (1.24%) RS-485
4 6 (1.24%) Wireless
4 6 (1.24%) xDSL
5 5 (1.03%) Ethernet
5 5 (1.03%) FlexRay
6 4 (0.83%) RS-232
6 4 (0.83%) SNMP
6 4 (0.83%) Unified Communications
6 4 (0.83%) Wireless Security
7 3 (0.62%) Firewall
8 2 (0.41%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (19.21%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.23%) MySQL
3 28 (5.79%) NoSQL
4 21 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (4.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (3.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 18 (3.72%) Hadoop
6 17 (3.51%) MongoDB
7 16 (3.31%) Amazon Redshift
7 16 (3.31%) Pentaho
8 12 (2.48%) Big Data
8 12 (2.48%) BigQuery
9 9 (1.86%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (1.45%) QlikView
11 7 (1.45%) Relational Database
11 7 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 72 (14.88%) Git (software)
2 53 (10.95%) Visual Studio
3 39 (8.06%) Jenkins
4 34 (7.02%) Visual Studio Team System
5 27 (5.58%) Maven
6 26 (5.37%) JIRA
7 17 (3.51%) Rational DOORS
8 16 (3.31%) Bitbucket
9 15 (3.10%) Artifactory
10 14 (2.89%) Subversion
11 12 (2.48%) GDB
12 10 (2.07%) JUnit
12 10 (2.07%) Selenium
13 9 (1.86%) CANoe
13 9 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (1.24%) Eclipse
14 6 (1.24%) Rational Rhapsody
15 5 (1.03%) WebDriver
16 3 (0.62%) Gradle
16 3 (0.62%) LabVIEW
General
1 43 (8.88%) Retail
2 38 (7.85%) Electronics
3 28 (5.79%) Aerospace
4 25 (5.17%) Automotive
5 23 (4.75%) Telecoms
6 22 (4.55%) Marketing
7 14 (2.89%) Finance
8 7 (1.45%) Public Sector
9 4 (0.83%) Advertising
9 4 (0.83%) Games
10 3 (0.62%) Military
11 2 (0.41%) German Language
12 1 (0.21%) Banking
Job Titles
1 252 (52.07%) Software Engineer
2 125 (25.83%) Developer
3 66 (13.64%) Senior Software Engineer
4 58 (11.98%) Embedded Engineer
4 58 (11.98%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 39 (8.06%) .NET Developer
6 36 (7.44%) C++ Software Engineer
7 31 (6.40%) Software Developer
8 30 (6.20%) Senior Developer
9 29 (5.99%) Java Developer
10 23 (4.75%) .NET Software Engineer
11 22 (4.55%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
12 20 (4.13%) GUI Software Engineer
12 20 (4.13%) Linux Engineer
13 18 (3.72%) Java Engineer
14 15 (3.10%) C# Software Engineer
14 15 (3.10%) Electronics Engineer
14 15 (3.10%) Java Software Engineer
14 15 (3.10%) Principal Engineer
14 15 (3.10%) Principal Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (30.58%) .NET
2 83 (17.15%) CSS
3 82 (16.94%) HTML
4 64 (13.22%) ASP.NET
5 48 (9.92%) AngularJS
6 43 (8.88%) Node.js
6 43 (8.88%) React
7 42 (8.68%) ASP.NET Web API
8 36 (7.44%) .NET Core
9 33 (6.82%) Spring
10 26 (5.37%) HTML5
11 24 (4.96%) Web Services
12 23 (4.75%) .NET Framework
13 21 (4.34%) Sass
13 21 (4.34%) XML
14 17 (3.51%) RESTful
15 16 (3.31%) J2EE
16 15 (3.10%) SOAP
17 14 (2.89%) JSON
18 13 (2.69%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (5.37%) Greenfield Project
3 22 (4.55%) Algorithms
4 15 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (2.89%) Cloud Native
6 12 (2.48%) Driving Licence
7 11 (2.27%) VHDL
8 9 (1.86%) Device Driver
8 9 (1.86%) Embedded Systems
8 9 (1.86%) iPad
8 9 (1.86%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.45%) SCADA
10 6 (1.24%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 5 (1.03%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.03%) User Experience
12 4 (0.83%) Data Centre
12 4 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.83%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.83%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 72 (14.88%) Linux
2 40 (8.26%) Unix
3 36 (7.44%) Windows
4 8 (1.65%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.45%) Android
6 4 (0.83%) MVS
7 2 (0.41%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.21%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (51.45%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (22.11%) DevOps
3 104 (21.49%) Problem-Solving
3 104 (21.49%) Scrum
4 65 (13.43%) Computer Science
5 64 (13.22%) Mentoring
6 57 (11.78%) Continuous Integration
7 54 (11.16%) MVC
8 49 (10.12%) SDLC
9 44 (9.09%) OO
10 42 (8.68%) Mathematics
11 41 (8.47%) Collaborative Working
11 41 (8.47%) UML
12 40 (8.26%) TDD
13 37 (7.64%) Analytics
13 37 (7.64%) Coaching
14 36 (7.44%) Microservices
14 36 (7.44%) Web Development
15 34 (7.02%) Open Source
16 32 (6.61%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 155 (32.02%) C#
2 127 (26.24%) C++
3 119 (24.59%) JavaScript
4 104 (21.49%) C
5 99 (20.45%) Java
6 94 (19.42%) SQL
7 78 (16.12%) Python
8 31 (6.40%) Embedded C
9 18 (3.72%) Bash Shell
9 18 (3.72%) R
10 16 (3.31%) Scala
11 15 (3.10%) Go
12 14 (2.89%) PL/SQL
13 13 (2.69%) PHP
14 12 (2.48%) MATLAB
14 12 (2.48%) Rust
15 11 (2.27%) Perl
15 11 (2.27%) Ruby
16 9 (1.86%) Elixir
17 8 (1.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 140 (28.93%) Degree
2 31 (6.40%) Security Cleared
3 29 (5.99%) SC Cleared
4 21 (4.34%) HND
5 8 (1.65%) CCNP
5 8 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.45%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (1.24%) PhD
8 3 (0.62%) ISEB
9 2 (0.41%) CIPD
9 2 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.21%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.21%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (9.30%) QA
2 9 (1.86%) SLA
3 7 (1.45%) MISRA
4 5 (1.03%) MISRA C
5 4 (0.83%) ISO 26262
6 2 (0.41%) GDPR
6 2 (0.41%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 37 (7.64%) Docker
2 8 (1.65%) Firmware
2 8 (1.65%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.83%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 4 (0.83%) Time Sharing Option
3 4 (0.83%) Varnish
3 4 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.62%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.41%) XenApp
5 2 (0.41%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.21%) LXC
Systems Management
1 25 (5.17%) Ansible
2 22 (4.55%) Kubernetes
3 17 (3.51%) Terraform
4 11 (2.27%) SELinux
5 10 (2.07%) Puppet
6 5 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.83%) OpenView
7 4 (0.83%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.41%) Kibana
8 2 (0.41%) logstash
Vendors
1 70 (14.46%) Microsoft
2 34 (7.02%) Google
3 27 (5.58%) Oracle
4 16 (3.31%) Cloudera
4 16 (3.31%) VMware
5 10 (2.07%) MathWorks
6 8 (1.65%) Cisco
6 8 (1.65%) Tableau
7 7 (1.45%) IBM
8 6 (1.24%) MKS
8 6 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.24%) SAP
9 5 (1.03%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.83%) HP
10 4 (0.83%) Intel
10 4 (0.83%) Lotus
10 4 (0.83%) MuleSoft
10 4 (0.83%) WSO2
11 3 (0.62%) Adobe
11 3 (0.62%) Cognos