Period
to 16 April 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 16 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 31 27 25
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 +10
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 319 407 655
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.50% 6.92% 8.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.08% 7.67% 8.94%
Number of salaries quoted 243 340 429
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £20,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £76,000 £72,500 £81,250
England median annual salary £61,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% +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 4,507 5,303 7,330
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.81% 90.13% 92.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3,491 4,426 5,545
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,250 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
75th Percentile £61,500 £59,563 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £69,622
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 16 April 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 16 April 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 +12 121 £57,500 +15.00% 77
Coventry 0 49 £37,500 -16.67% 7
Worcestershire +2 42 £43,750 -7.89% 25
Shropshire +4 34 £60,000 -4.00% 8
Warwickshire -9 18 £55,000 +23.60% 11
Staffordshire +6 15 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Herefordshire +8 14 £35,000 -26.32% 4
Dudley - 6 £57,500 - 2
Solihull 0 3 £45,000 -18.18% 5
Halesowen - 2 £25,000 - 1
Wednesbury -7 1 £52,500 +10.53%
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 163 (51.10%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (33.86%) Azure
3 98 (30.72%) C#
4 86 (26.96%) .NET
5 85 (26.65%) JavaScript
6 74 (23.20%) SQL
7 69 (21.63%) Scrum
8 66 (20.69%) AWS
9 62 (19.44%) DevOps
9 62 (19.44%) Java
9 62 (19.44%) Python
10 60 (18.81%) AngularJS
11 59 (18.50%) Docker
11 59 (18.50%) Degree
12 58 (18.18%) SDLC
12 58 (18.18%) Security Cleared
13 55 (17.24%) SC Cleared
14 51 (15.99%) C++
15 47 (14.73%) C
15 47 (14.73%) TypeScript
16 44 (13.79%) SQL Server
17 43 (13.48%) Linux
18 42 (13.17%) .NET Core
19 39 (12.23%) Microsoft
20 37 (11.60%) Computer Science
20 37 (11.60%) Git (software)
20 37 (11.60%) Requirements Gathering
21 36 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
21 36 (11.29%) Software Testing
22 33 (10.34%) JIRA

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 24 (7.52%) Confluence
2 12 (3.76%) SAS
3 9 (2.82%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (2.51%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.25%) CMS
6 1 (0.31%) Apache
6 1 (0.31%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (1.88%) Simulink
2 5 (1.57%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 108 (33.86%) Azure
2 66 (20.69%) AWS
3 18 (5.64%) SaaS
4 16 (5.02%) GitHub
5 11 (3.45%) GCP
6 8 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (2.19%) Serverless
8 6 (1.88%) Amazon Cognito
8 6 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (1.88%) npm
9 5 (1.57%) Azure Stack
10 3 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.63%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.63%) Mailgun
11 2 (0.63%) PaaS
11 2 (0.63%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.31%) Amazon Alexa
12 1 (0.31%) AWS Fargate
12 1 (0.31%) SonarCloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.45%) Broadband
2 9 (2.82%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.19%) Bluetooth
4 6 (1.88%) Ethernet
4 6 (1.88%) FlexRay
5 5 (1.57%) Skype
6 3 (0.94%) Firewall
7 2 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.63%) Wireless
7 2 (0.63%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.31%) DNS
8 1 (0.31%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.84%) Big Data
3 19 (5.96%) NoSQL
4 16 (5.02%) MySQL
5 14 (4.39%) MongoDB
6 12 (3.76%) Base SAS
6 12 (3.76%) Pentaho
6 12 (3.76%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 12 (3.76%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 12 (3.76%) SAS Visual Analytics
7 8 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.19%) Apache Hive
8 7 (2.19%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.94%) Redis
9 3 (0.94%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.63%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.63%) GIS
Development Applications
1 37 (11.60%) Git (software)
2 33 (10.34%) JIRA
3 26 (8.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 18 (5.64%) Jenkins
5 17 (5.33%) Visual Studio Team System
6 16 (5.02%) Visual Studio
7 11 (3.45%) Bitbucket
8 9 (2.82%) GitLab
9 8 (2.51%) Vagrant
10 7 (2.19%) Hudson
10 7 (2.19%) Subversion
11 6 (1.88%) Visual Studio Code
12 4 (1.25%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.94%) Maven
13 3 (0.94%) PHPUnit
13 3 (0.94%) Rational DOORS
14 2 (0.63%) Artifactory
14 2 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
14 2 (0.63%) SonarQube
15 1 (0.31%) Travis CI
General
1 25 (7.84%) Finance
2 24 (7.52%) Automotive
3 23 (7.21%) Law
4 21 (6.58%) Electronics
5 18 (5.64%) Public Sector
6 16 (5.02%) Marketing
7 12 (3.76%) Aerospace
8 9 (2.82%) Retail
9 7 (2.19%) Telecoms
10 6 (1.88%) Advertising
11 4 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.94%) Local Government
12 3 (0.94%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.94%) Publishing
13 2 (0.63%) Military
14 1 (0.31%) Banking
Job Titles
1 169 (52.98%) Software Engineer
2 91 (28.53%) Developer
3 41 (12.85%) Embedded Engineer
4 40 (12.54%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 39 (12.23%) Senior Software Engineer
6 37 (11.60%) Software Developer
7 30 (9.40%) C# Developer
8 23 (7.21%) Java Engineer
9 22 (6.90%) Java Software Engineer
10 19 (5.96%) Full Stack Developer
11 18 (5.64%) C# Software Developer
12 17 (5.33%) C++ Software Engineer
12 17 (5.33%) Senior Developer
13 15 (4.70%) C# Software Engineer
13 15 (4.70%) Data Analytics Engineer
13 15 (4.70%) DevOps Engineer
14 14 (4.39%) Data Engineer
15 13 (4.08%) C Software Engineer
16 12 (3.76%) .NET Developer
16 12 (3.76%) Senior Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (26.96%) .NET
2 60 (18.81%) AngularJS
3 42 (13.17%) .NET Core
4 30 (9.40%) REST
4 30 (9.40%) Spring
5 28 (8.78%) React
6 26 (8.15%) CSS
6 26 (8.15%) Node.js
7 25 (7.84%) HTML
8 24 (7.52%) .NET Framework
9 23 (7.21%) jQuery
10 20 (6.27%) ASP.NET
11 18 (5.64%) Hibernate
11 18 (5.64%) LINQ
12 17 (5.33%) Entity Framework
12 17 (5.33%) Vue.js
13 16 (5.02%) Angular 2
14 14 (4.39%) RESTful
15 12 (3.76%) Kafka
16 10 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.40%) Greenfield Project
2 28 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (8.15%) Algorithms
4 23 (7.21%) Data Structures
5 13 (4.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 11 (3.45%) User Experience
7 10 (3.13%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.19%) Smart Home
9 6 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.94%) Robotics
11 3 (0.94%) VHDL
11 3 (0.94%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.63%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.63%) EPoS
12 2 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.63%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.63%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.63%) Replication
12 2 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 43 (13.48%) Linux
2 16 (5.02%) Unix
3 12 (3.76%) Windows
4 7 (2.19%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (1.88%) Android
6 5 (1.57%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.94%) CentOS
7 3 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.63%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.31%) FreeRTOS
9 1 (0.31%) QNX Neutrino
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (51.10%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (21.63%) Scrum
3 62 (19.44%) DevOps
4 58 (18.18%) SDLC
5 37 (11.60%) Computer Science
5 37 (11.60%) Requirements Gathering
6 36 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
6 36 (11.29%) Software Testing
7 32 (10.03%) Mentoring
8 30 (9.40%) Artificial Intelligence
8 30 (9.40%) Microservices
9 28 (8.78%) TDD
10 27 (8.46%) Analytics
11 26 (8.15%) Project Management
11 26 (8.15%) SOLID
12 25 (7.84%) Configuration Management
13 24 (7.52%) Open Source
14 23 (7.21%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (7.21%) MVC
15 22 (6.90%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 98 (30.72%) C#
2 85 (26.65%) JavaScript
3 74 (23.20%) SQL
4 62 (19.44%) Java
4 62 (19.44%) Python
5 51 (15.99%) C++
6 47 (14.73%) C
6 47 (14.73%) TypeScript
7 18 (5.64%) Go
7 18 (5.64%) Ruby
8 17 (5.33%) Embedded C
8 17 (5.33%) PHP
9 10 (3.13%) Embedded C++
10 9 (2.82%) T-SQL
11 8 (2.51%) Perl
12 6 (1.88%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.57%) MATLAB
13 5 (1.57%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.94%) Haskell
14 3 (0.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 59 (18.50%) Degree
2 58 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 55 (17.24%) SC Cleared
4 23 (7.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.57%) HNC
6 4 (1.25%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.94%) RHCE
7 3 (0.94%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.31%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.31%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.76%) MISRA
2 9 (2.82%) ISO 26262
3 6 (1.88%) GDPR
3 6 (1.88%) SLA
4 4 (1.25%) MISRA C
5 3 (0.94%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.31%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.31%) NIST
6 1 (0.31%) QA
System Software
1 59 (18.50%) Docker
2 15 (4.70%) Firmware
3 1 (0.31%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 28 (8.78%) Kubernetes
2 22 (6.90%) Terraform
3 11 (3.45%) Packer
4 10 (3.13%) Ansible
4 10 (3.13%) Consul
4 10 (3.13%) Docker Swarm
5 7 (2.19%) Nagios
6 4 (1.25%) Grafana
6 4 (1.25%) Prometheus
6 4 (1.25%) Puppet
7 3 (0.94%) Graphite
7 3 (0.94%) SELinux
8 2 (0.63%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.31%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.31%) MIIS
9 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 39 (12.23%) Microsoft
2 29 (9.09%) Oracle
3 21 (6.58%) Atlassian
4 6 (1.88%) EMC
5 5 (1.57%) Google
6 3 (0.94%) Red Hat
6 3 (0.94%) Talend
7 2 (0.63%) Apple
8 1 (0.31%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.31%) Databricks
8 1 (0.31%) MathWorks
8 1 (0.31%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.31%) QNX
8 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.31%) Veracode