Period
to 13 November 2018

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 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > West Midlands
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 47 54
Rank change year-on-year +18 +7 -14
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 551 517 540
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.49% 5.10% 4.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.15% 5.61% 5.18%
Number of salaries quoted 406 500 506
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,750 £38,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% +9.15% -4.38%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,925 £23,125
90th Percentile £77,500 £61,300 £60,750
England median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +6.38%

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 7,707 9,221 10,422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.76% 91.02% 90.67%
Number of salaries quoted 5,873 7,505 8,160
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 13 November 2018.

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 13 November 2018. 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 +43 293 £52,500 +10.53% 44
Coventry -3 66 £45,000 +20.00% 17
Staffordshire -1 35 £40,000 -3.03% 24
Warwickshire -12 32 £36,150 -8.48% 12
Worcestershire +4 30 £37,500 - 25
Shropshire +24 25 £29,500 -58.74% 5
Solihull +11 19 £45,000 -8.16% 3
Herefordshire +8 14 £55,000 +33.33% 3
Dudley - 10 £45,000 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 5 £37,500 -
Wolverhampton -4 1 £26,000 -42.22%
Walsall -9 1 £37,500 -16.67%
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, 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.

1 262 (47.55%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (35.93%) Degree
3 187 (33.94%) C#
4 144 (26.13%) Java
5 141 (25.59%) .NET
6 138 (25.05%) Computer Science
7 126 (22.87%) SQL
8 125 (22.69%) Microsoft
9 111 (20.15%) JavaScript
10 101 (18.33%) Microsoft Azure
11 99 (17.97%) Computer Science Degree
12 91 (16.52%) Scrum
13 90 (16.33%) Git (software)
14 89 (16.15%) TDD
14 89 (16.15%) Problem-Solving
15 84 (15.25%) CSS
16 83 (15.06%) C
16 83 (15.06%) HTML
17 79 (14.34%) Microservices
18 78 (14.16%) Amazon AWS
19 77 (13.97%) MVC
20 73 (13.25%) Docker
21 72 (13.07%) Self-Motivation
22 68 (12.34%) C++
23 67 (12.16%) Windows
24 66 (11.98%) Linux
24 66 (11.98%) Continuous Integration
25 65 (11.80%) DevOps
25 65 (11.80%) Data Centre
26 64 (11.62%) Continuous Improvement

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 (2.90%) CMS
2 15 (2.72%) Drupal
3 14 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (2.54%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.45%) nginx
4 8 (1.45%) OpenStack
5 6 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.09%) eZ Publish
5 6 (1.09%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.91%) JBoss
7 4 (0.73%) Apache
7 4 (0.73%) WordPress
8 3 (0.54%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.54%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.36%) Confluence
9 2 (0.36%) WildFly
10 1 (0.18%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (4.54%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (1.45%) Simulink
4 6 (1.09%) Stateflow
5 5 (0.91%) Maya
6 3 (0.54%) TargetLink
7 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 101 (18.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (14.16%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (9.44%) PaaS
4 31 (5.63%) SaaS
5 27 (4.90%) IaaS
6 17 (3.09%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.81%) Serverless
9 9 (1.63%) Office 365
10 8 (1.45%) GitHub
11 7 (1.27%) iPaaS
11 7 (1.27%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.91%) Yammer
13 4 (0.73%) DigitalOcean
14 3 (0.54%) Slack
14 3 (0.54%) Trello
15 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
15 1 (0.18%) Datadog
15 1 (0.18%) Route 53
15 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (8.89%) Firewall
2 25 (4.54%) LAN
2 25 (4.54%) OSPF
2 25 (4.54%) WAN
3 20 (3.63%) Internet
4 11 (2.00%) HTTP
5 10 (1.81%) RS-485
5 10 (1.81%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.27%) Ethernet
6 7 (1.27%) SSL
7 6 (1.09%) NetScaler
7 6 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.91%) Bluetooth
8 5 (0.91%) RS-232
8 5 (0.91%) Skype
8 5 (0.91%) Wireless
9 4 (0.73%) Broadband
10 3 (0.54%) VPN
11 1 (0.18%) DNS
11 1 (0.18%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (11.43%) NoSQL
1 63 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 45 (8.17%) Relational Database
3 35 (6.35%) MySQL
4 28 (5.08%) Big Data
5 26 (4.72%) MongoDB
6 22 (3.99%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (3.09%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (2.00%) Redis
10 8 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (1.09%) InterSystems Cache
12 5 (0.91%) Amazon Redshift
12 5 (0.91%) Cosmos DB
13 4 (0.73%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.54%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.54%) HBase
14 3 (0.54%) Neo4j
15 2 (0.36%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 90 (16.33%) Git (software)
2 35 (6.35%) Visual Studio
3 34 (6.17%) Jenkins
4 23 (4.17%) JUnit
4 23 (4.17%) Selenium
5 20 (3.63%) Cucumber
6 18 (3.27%) JIRA
7 16 (2.90%) Maven
8 13 (2.36%) SoapUI
9 12 (2.18%) Mercurial
9 12 (2.18%) Visual Studio Team System
10 11 (2.00%) TeamCity
10 11 (2.00%) Vagrant
11 10 (1.81%) Eclipse
11 10 (1.81%) JMeter
11 10 (1.81%) Subversion
12 9 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (1.63%) JBehave
12 9 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (1.45%) Mockito
General
1 54 (9.80%) Retail
2 41 (7.44%) Automotive
3 38 (6.90%) Finance
4 18 (3.27%) Electronics
5 17 (3.09%) Publishing
6 12 (2.18%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.18%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.81%) Marketing
8 9 (1.63%) Law
8 9 (1.63%) Legal
9 6 (1.09%) Advertising
10 4 (0.73%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.73%) Games
11 2 (0.36%) Avionics
11 2 (0.36%) German Language
11 2 (0.36%) Military
12 1 (0.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 200 (36.30%) Software Engineer
2 141 (25.59%) Developer
3 52 (9.44%) C# Software Engineer
4 46 (8.35%) Architect
4 46 (8.35%) Software Developer
5 44 (7.99%) Senior Software Engineer
6 42 (7.62%) Java Developer
7 39 (7.08%) Solutions Architect
8 36 (6.53%) .NET Software Engineer
9 35 (6.35%) .NET Developer
10 34 (6.17%) Senior Developer
11 32 (5.81%) Java Engineer
12 28 (5.08%) C# Developer
12 28 (5.08%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 28 (5.08%) Java Software Engineer
13 26 (4.72%) Embedded Engineer
13 26 (4.72%) Graduate
14 24 (4.36%) C# .NET Developer
14 24 (4.36%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 20 (3.63%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (25.59%) .NET
2 84 (15.25%) CSS
3 83 (15.06%) HTML
4 50 (9.07%) Spring
5 49 (8.89%) AngularJS
6 46 (8.35%) REST
7 42 (7.62%) ASP.NET
8 40 (7.26%) Web Services
9 36 (6.53%) RESTful
10 35 (6.35%) Hibernate
11 34 (6.17%) jQuery
12 33 (5.99%) .NET Framework
13 31 (5.63%) ASP.NET MVC
13 31 (5.63%) Node.js
14 27 (4.90%) XML
15 25 (4.54%) React
16 24 (4.36%) WCF
17 23 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
17 23 (4.17%) WPF
18 21 (3.81%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 138 (25.05%) Computer Science
2 72 (13.07%) Self-Motivation
3 65 (11.80%) Data Centre
4 51 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (6.53%) Greenfield Project
6 26 (4.72%) Algorithms
6 26 (4.72%) NHS
7 24 (4.36%) Public Cloud
8 22 (3.99%) Driving Licence
8 22 (3.99%) Management Information System
9 19 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (3.27%) User Experience
11 16 (2.90%) CMDB
12 15 (2.72%) Client/Server
13 12 (2.18%) Mobile App
14 11 (2.00%) Internet of Things
15 9 (1.63%) Smart Meter
16 5 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
16 5 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
16 5 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 67 (12.16%) Windows
2 66 (11.98%) Linux
3 18 (3.27%) Windows 10
3 18 (3.27%) Windows 7
4 14 (2.54%) Unix
5 8 (1.45%) Mac OS X
6 6 (1.09%) Android
6 6 (1.09%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.91%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.54%) FreeRTOS
9 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.36%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (47.55%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (16.52%) Scrum
3 89 (16.15%) Problem-Solving
3 89 (16.15%) TDD
4 79 (14.34%) Microservices
5 77 (13.97%) MVC
6 66 (11.98%) Continuous Integration
7 65 (11.80%) DevOps
8 64 (11.62%) Continuous Improvement
9 54 (9.80%) Test Automation
10 51 (9.26%) Continuous Delivery
11 50 (9.07%) ITIL
12 46 (8.35%) Web Development
13 44 (7.99%) SDLC
14 43 (7.80%) Open Source
15 41 (7.44%) Mathematics
15 41 (7.44%) Mentoring
15 41 (7.44%) Service Delivery
16 40 (7.26%) Analytics
16 40 (7.26%) OO
Programming Languages
1 187 (33.94%) C#
2 144 (26.13%) Java
3 126 (22.87%) SQL
4 111 (20.15%) JavaScript
5 83 (15.06%) C
6 68 (12.34%) C++
7 56 (10.16%) PHP
8 46 (8.35%) Python
9 27 (4.90%) Scala
10 26 (4.72%) Embedded C
11 24 (4.36%) PowerShell
12 23 (4.17%) Java 8
13 20 (3.63%) Ruby
13 20 (3.63%) Shell Script
14 19 (3.45%) Groovy
15 18 (3.27%) VBScript
16 13 (2.36%) T-SQL
17 11 (2.00%) Go
17 11 (2.00%) Perl
18 9 (1.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 198 (35.93%) Degree
2 99 (17.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (5.63%) ITIL Certification
4 21 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (3.63%) Security Cleared
6 18 (3.27%) MCP
6 18 (3.27%) MCSE
7 16 (2.90%) CEH
7 16 (2.90%) CISSP
7 16 (2.90%) CompTIA Security+
7 16 (2.90%) ISEB
7 16 (2.90%) PMI Certification
7 16 (2.90%) PMP
8 15 (2.72%) Master's Degree
9 14 (2.54%) SC Cleared
10 11 (2.00%) HND
11 5 (0.91%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.91%) GCIA
11 5 (0.91%) GCIH
11 5 (0.91%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.08%) GDPR
2 27 (4.90%) QA
3 17 (3.09%) SLA
4 16 (2.90%) GPG13
4 16 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.81%) MISRA
6 9 (1.63%) IEC 61131
7 5 (0.91%) ISO 26262
8 4 (0.73%) DO-178B
8 4 (0.73%) MISRA C
9 3 (0.54%) HAZOP
10 1 (0.18%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 73 (13.25%) Docker
2 29 (5.26%) Firmware
3 22 (3.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.45%) Varnish
5 6 (1.09%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.09%) vSphere
5 6 (1.09%) XenApp
5 6 (1.09%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.91%) Snort
7 4 (0.73%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.36%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 37 (6.72%) Kubernetes
2 20 (3.63%) Puppet
3 18 (3.27%) SCCM
3 18 (3.27%) Terraform
4 16 (2.90%) Ansible
5 14 (2.54%) WSUS
6 10 (1.81%) Consul
6 10 (1.81%) Packer
7 9 (1.63%) Marathon
7 9 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
8 6 (1.09%) SCVMM
8 6 (1.09%) vCenter Server
8 6 (1.09%) vMotion
9 4 (0.73%) cPanel
9 4 (0.73%) HP ALM
9 4 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.36%) Grafana
10 2 (0.36%) Graphite
10 2 (0.36%) Opsview
Vendors
1 125 (22.69%) Microsoft
2 41 (7.44%) CheckPoint
3 40 (7.26%) VMware
4 29 (5.26%) HP
5 25 (4.54%) Cisco
5 25 (4.54%) Fortinet
6 22 (3.99%) Citrix
7 20 (3.63%) Oracle
8 19 (3.45%) EMC
8 19 (3.45%) Google
9 16 (2.90%) NetApp
10 13 (2.36%) Atlassian
11 11 (2.00%) Xamarin
12 8 (1.45%) MuleSoft
12 8 (1.45%) Remedy
12 8 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (1.09%) Adobe
13 6 (1.09%) Ivanti
14 5 (0.91%) ArcSight
14 5 (0.91%) LogRhythm