Software Engineering Jobs in the West Midlands

Software Engineering
England > West Midlands

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands requiring Software Engineering skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited Software Engineering over the 6 months leading up to 17 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
17 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 26 45 19
Rank change year-on-year +19 -26 +10
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 472 316 859
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.06% 6.01% 9.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.56% 6.25% 10.17%
Number of salaries quoted 357 200 422
10th Percentile £38,750 £32,950 £35,125
25th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £80,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,750 £85,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year -13.79% +3.57% +7.69%

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands

Software Engineering falls under the Processes and Methodologies category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring process or methodology skills in the West Midlands.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,247 5,053 8,446
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 80.14% 96.08% 97.07%
Number of salaries quoted 4,136 3,104 5,372
10th Percentile £27,300 £31,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £39,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £79,800 £78,750 £78,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +5.71%

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 17 July 2024.

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 17 July 2024. 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
Jobs
Birmingham +1 185 £65,000 +8.33% 32
Worcestershire +10 72 £50,000 -2.44% 7
Staffordshire +10 55 £55,000 +22.22% 18
Warwickshire -1 43 £55,000 -4.35% 4
Coventry +17 17 £65,000 +18.18% 5
Solihull +13 12 £45,000 +100.00%
Shropshire -1 10 £40,000 -27.27% 1
Halesowen - 7 £52,500 -
Wolverhampton +3 6 £40,000 - 1
Wednesbury -6 1 £79,000 +122.54%
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (2.54%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.27%) Appian
2 6 (1.27%) Microsoft Exchange
3 5 (1.06%) Confluence
4 3 (0.64%) NServiceBus
4 3 (0.64%) ThingWorx
5 2 (0.42%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.21%) Apache
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.21%) Drupal
Applications
1 9 (1.91%) Simulink
2 4 (0.85%) CANalyzer
3 3 (0.64%) Adobe XD
4 2 (0.42%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.42%) Autodesk Inventor
4 2 (0.42%) Fusion 360
4 2 (0.42%) Revit
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.21%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 12 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.21%) SAP EHS
2 1 (0.21%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 91 (19.28%) Azure
2 71 (15.04%) AWS
3 41 (8.69%) Azure DevOps
4 28 (5.93%) SaaS
5 22 (4.66%) Dynamics 365
6 21 (4.45%) GitHub
7 18 (3.81%) Power Platform
8 17 (3.60%) PaaS
9 15 (3.18%) GCP
10 14 (2.97%) GitHub Actions
10 14 (2.97%) IaaS
10 14 (2.97%) Serverless
11 9 (1.91%) Microsoft 365
12 8 (1.69%) Azure Service Bus
12 8 (1.69%) PowerApps
13 7 (1.48%) Amazon S3
13 7 (1.48%) Azure Stack
14 6 (1.27%) Entra ID
15 5 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (0.85%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.27%) Bluetooth
1 6 (1.27%) Ethernet
1 6 (1.27%) Wireless
2 4 (0.85%) RS-232
2 4 (0.85%) RS-485
2 4 (0.85%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (0.85%) ZigBee
3 2 (0.42%) 4G
3 2 (0.42%) 5G
3 2 (0.42%) HTTP
4 1 (0.21%) FlexRay
4 1 (0.21%) MQTT
4 1 (0.21%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.72%) MySQL
2 17 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (2.75%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (1.91%) NoSQL
5 9 (1.91%) SQL Server
6 8 (1.69%) Power BI
7 7 (1.48%) Amazon Redshift
7 7 (1.48%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.27%) Redis
9 5 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (1.06%) OLAP
9 5 (1.06%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.85%) SQLite
11 2 (0.42%) BigQuery
11 2 (0.42%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.42%) Metadata
11 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.21%) Delta Lake
Development Applications
1 34 (7.20%) Git
2 21 (4.45%) JIRA
3 19 (4.03%) GitLab
4 14 (2.97%) SonarQube
4 14 (2.97%) Visual Studio
5 9 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (1.48%) Postman
7 6 (1.27%) CANoe
8 4 (0.85%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.64%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.64%) Xcode
10 2 (0.42%) GCC
11 1 (0.21%) CMake
General
1 39 (8.26%) Manufacturing
2 33 (6.99%) Social Skills
3 32 (6.78%) Automotive
4 29 (6.14%) Electronics
5 28 (5.93%) Finance
6 21 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (3.39%) Public Sector
8 9 (1.91%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 9 (1.91%) Retail
9 8 (1.69%) Law
10 7 (1.48%) Marketing
11 6 (1.27%) Social Housing
12 4 (0.85%) Banking
12 4 (0.85%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.85%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.64%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.64%) Legal
13 3 (0.64%) Local Government
13 3 (0.64%) Organisational Skills
13 3 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 282 (59.75%) Software Engineer
2 104 (22.03%) Senior
3 85 (18.01%) Embedded Engineer
4 78 (16.53%) Senior Software Engineer
5 77 (16.31%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 73 (15.47%) Developer
7 56 (11.86%) Lead
8 30 (6.36%) Senior Embedded Engineer
9 28 (5.93%) Lead Software Engineer
10 25 (5.30%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
11 20 (4.24%) PLC Engineer
11 20 (4.24%) PLC Software Engineer
12 19 (4.03%) C# Software Engineer
12 19 (4.03%) C++ Software Engineer
13 17 (3.60%) SCADA Engineer
13 17 (3.60%) SCADA Software Engineer
14 16 (3.39%) Software Developer
15 15 (3.18%) Full Stack Developer
15 15 (3.18%) Java Engineer
16 13 (2.75%) Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (15.68%) .NET
2 35 (7.42%) React
3 34 (7.20%) RESTful
4 30 (6.36%) HTML
5 28 (5.93%) AngularJS
6 22 (4.66%) .NET Core
7 21 (4.45%) Node.js
8 20 (4.24%) ASP.NET
9 17 (3.60%) ARM Templates
9 17 (3.60%) CSS
10 14 (2.97%) Azure Blueprints
10 14 (2.97%) WPF
11 10 (2.12%) JSON
11 10 (2.12%) Spring
11 10 (2.12%) WinForms
11 10 (2.12%) Yocto
12 9 (1.91%) .NET Framework
13 8 (1.69%) Kafka
13 8 (1.69%) Spring Boot
13 8 (1.69%) Vue
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.08%) IoT
1 24 (5.08%) Management Information System
2 19 (4.03%) SCADA
3 18 (3.81%) Operational Technology
4 17 (3.60%) Onboarding
5 15 (3.18%) Algorithms
6 12 (2.54%) Product Ownership
6 12 (2.54%) Virtual Team
7 11 (2.33%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.48%) FMCG
8 7 (1.48%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.27%) Distributed Systems
9 6 (1.27%) Housing Association
9 6 (1.27%) Low-Code
10 5 (1.06%) Cloud Native
10 5 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (1.06%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.85%) Infotainment
11 4 (0.85%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 42 (8.90%) Linux
2 15 (3.18%) Windows
3 9 (1.91%) Android
4 8 (1.69%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.48%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (0.85%) FreeRTOS
7 3 (0.64%) Unix
8 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (30.72%) Agile
2 76 (16.10%) DevOps
3 61 (12.92%) Problem-Solving
4 47 (9.96%) Computer Science
5 44 (9.32%) Mentoring
6 42 (8.90%) Test Automation
7 38 (8.05%) CI/CD
8 34 (7.20%) Project Management
9 33 (6.99%) Containerisation
10 32 (6.78%) Continuous Delivery
11 31 (6.57%) Scrum
12 30 (6.36%) Full Stack Development
13 29 (6.14%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (6.14%) Roadmaps
14 28 (5.93%) Microservices
15 26 (5.51%) Cybersecurity
16 23 (4.87%) User Experience
17 22 (4.66%) Artificial Intelligence
17 22 (4.66%) SDLC
17 22 (4.66%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 111 (23.52%) C#
2 67 (14.19%) Python
3 65 (13.77%) C++
4 58 (12.29%) Java
5 55 (11.65%) C
6 53 (11.23%) JavaScript
7 51 (10.81%) SQL
8 44 (9.32%) TypeScript
9 27 (5.72%) Embedded C
10 16 (3.39%) Embedded C++
11 14 (2.97%) PHP
12 12 (2.54%) Go
13 9 (1.91%) MATLAB
13 9 (1.91%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.27%) COBOL
14 6 (1.27%) Micro Focus COBOL
15 4 (0.85%) VB
15 4 (0.85%) XAML
16 3 (0.64%) PowerShell
17 2 (0.42%) Bash
Qualifications
1 68 (14.41%) Degree
2 64 (13.56%) Security Cleared
3 29 (6.14%) SC Cleared
4 26 (5.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (3.18%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.48%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.27%) MCSE
9 5 (1.06%) Master's Degree
9 5 (1.06%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.06%) PMP
10 4 (0.85%) CAPM
10 4 (0.85%) ISEB
10 4 (0.85%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.64%) HNC
12 2 (0.42%) Azure Certification
12 2 (0.42%) Chartered Engineer
12 2 (0.42%) PhD
13 1 (0.21%) CISA
13 1 (0.21%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.81%) QA
2 14 (2.97%) NCSC
3 12 (2.54%) Accessibility
4 8 (1.69%) AUTOSAR
5 7 (1.48%) ISO 26262
6 5 (1.06%) MISRA
7 2 (0.42%) Automotive SPICE
7 2 (0.42%) IEC 61131
8 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.21%) IFRS
8 1 (0.21%) IFRS 17
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.21%) NIST
8 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
System Software
1 44 (9.32%) Docker
2 18 (3.81%) Firmware
3 10 (2.12%) Embedded Firmware
Systems Management
1 44 (9.32%) Kubernetes
2 28 (5.93%) Terraform
3 24 (5.08%) Ansible
4 4 (0.85%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.42%) Functional Safety
6 1 (0.21%) Grafana
Vendors
1 44 (9.32%) Microsoft
2 13 (2.75%) Siemens
2 13 (2.75%) Xamarin
3 9 (1.91%) DevExpress
4 7 (1.48%) Google
5 6 (1.27%) Micro Focus
6 4 (0.85%) HP
6 4 (0.85%) NVIDIA
6 4 (0.85%) Rockwell
7 3 (0.64%) Adobe
7 3 (0.64%) AVEVA
7 3 (0.64%) Oracle
7 3 (0.64%) SAP
7 3 (0.64%) UiPath
7 3 (0.64%) Zend
8 2 (0.42%) Allen-Bradley
8 2 (0.42%) Autodesk
8 2 (0.42%) OpenAI
8 2 (0.42%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.42%) VeriFone