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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 55 39
Rank change year-on-year +11 -16  
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 259 276 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.08% 4.46% 5.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.75% 5.03% 6.76%
Number of salaries quoted 233 207 302
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.67%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £48,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4501 5484 5003
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 88.22% 88.62% 87.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3740 4255 4137
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +17 69 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Coventry -3 50 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Warwickshire -14 45 £34,500 -37.27% 7
Staffordshire +26 32 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Worcestershire -4 16 £41,250 +13.79% 3
Wolverhampton +17 10 £35,000 +11.11%
Solihull -7 8 £42,500 +28.78% 3
Shropshire +8 7 £71,500 +55.43% 1
Herefordshire -10 7 £37,500 - 1
Walsall - 5 £45,000 -
Smethwick - 1 - -
Willenhall - 1 £45,000 - 1
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 189 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (35.51%) C#
3 174 (33.40%) Degree
4 169 (32.44%) Java
5 157 (30.13%) .NET
6 146 (28.02%) Computer Science
7 143 (27.45%) JavaScript
8 139 (26.68%) SQL
9 126 (24.18%) HTML
10 111 (21.31%) C++
11 98 (18.81%) MVC
12 97 (18.62%) Computer Science Degree
13 95 (18.23%) Linux
14 90 (17.27%) SQL Server
15 87 (16.70%) CSS
16 83 (15.93%) Scrum
17 81 (15.55%) Web Services
18 79 (15.16%) ASP.NET
19 77 (14.78%) MySQL
20 72 (13.82%) Git (software)
21 71 (13.63%) Python
22 69 (13.24%) Test Automation
23 68 (13.05%) TDD
24 65 (12.48%) C
24 65 (12.48%) Microservices
25 62 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
26 61 (11.71%) Microsoft
27 59 (11.32%) Electronics
27 59 (11.32%) Unit Testing
27 59 (11.32%) AngularJS

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 19 (3.65%) JBoss
1 19 (3.65%) Tomcat
2 17 (3.26%) Apache
2 17 (3.26%) GlassFish
2 17 (3.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 17 (3.26%) WildFly
3 9 (1.73%) WordPress
4 7 (1.34%) Documentum
4 7 (1.34%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.96%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.96%) IIS
6 3 (0.58%) ColdFusion
6 3 (0.58%) Confluence
6 3 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.58%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.58%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.38%) OpenEdge
8 1 (0.19%) CMS
8 1 (0.19%) Mule
Applications
1 10 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
1 10 (1.92%) Photoshop
2 9 (1.73%) Simulink
3 7 (1.34%) Maple
4 6 (1.15%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 6 (1.15%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 55 (10.56%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (7.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (4.99%) SaaS
4 22 (4.22%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (3.07%) PaaS
6 13 (2.50%) IaaS
7 11 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.96%) Office 365
10 4 (0.77%) GitHub
11 2 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.19%) Asana
12 1 (0.19%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 38 (7.29%) TCP/IP
2 29 (5.57%) Firewall
3 18 (3.45%) LAN
3 18 (3.45%) WAN
4 16 (3.07%) OSPF
5 13 (2.50%) Internet
6 9 (1.73%) HTTP
7 7 (1.34%) Bluetooth
8 5 (0.96%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.96%) RS-485
8 5 (0.96%) ZigBee
9 4 (0.77%) SNMP
9 4 (0.77%) Wireless
10 3 (0.58%) DNS
10 3 (0.58%) VPN
10 3 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.38%) NAS
11 2 (0.38%) Profibus
11 2 (0.38%) SAN
11 2 (0.38%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (17.27%) SQL Server
2 77 (14.78%) MySQL
3 40 (7.68%) NoSQL
4 38 (7.29%) MongoDB
5 24 (4.61%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (4.41%) Big Data
7 21 (4.03%) DB2
8 20 (3.84%) Apache Cassandra
9 14 (2.69%) Relational Database
10 11 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (1.73%) InfluxDB
11 9 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.96%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.58%) Data Mining
14 3 (0.58%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 72 (13.82%) Git (software)
2 44 (8.45%) Jenkins
3 35 (6.72%) Selenium
4 31 (5.95%) Visual Studio
5 30 (5.76%) JUnit
6 26 (4.99%) Hudson
7 25 (4.80%) Subversion
8 18 (3.45%) JBehave
9 17 (3.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 17 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (2.88%) Cucumber
11 14 (2.69%) RSpec
11 14 (2.69%) WATIR
12 12 (2.30%) Maven
13 11 (2.11%) Grunt
13 11 (2.11%) gulp
13 11 (2.11%) JIRA
14 10 (1.92%) Babel
14 10 (1.92%) Clang
15 9 (1.73%) GoCD
General
1 59 (11.32%) Electronics
2 45 (8.64%) Automotive
3 41 (7.87%) Retail
4 37 (7.10%) Finance
5 24 (4.61%) Billing
6 13 (2.50%) Publishing
7 10 (1.92%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.54%) Back Office
9 7 (1.34%) Marketing
10 4 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.58%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.58%) Law
12 2 (0.38%) Games
12 2 (0.38%) Legal
13 1 (0.19%) Advertising
13 1 (0.19%) Banking
13 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 197 (37.81%) Software Engineer
2 173 (33.21%) Developer
3 58 (11.13%) Software Developer
4 41 (7.87%) .NET Developer
5 40 (7.68%) C# Developer
6 38 (7.29%) C# Software Engineer
7 37 (7.10%) Embedded Engineer
7 37 (7.10%) Senior Software Engineer
8 34 (6.53%) Graduate
8 34 (6.53%) Senior Developer
9 33 (6.33%) Java Developer
10 32 (6.14%) .NET Software Engineer
11 31 (5.95%) Architect
11 31 (5.95%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 30 (5.76%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 30 (5.76%) Java Engineer
13 28 (5.37%) Analyst
13 28 (5.37%) C# .NET Developer
14 25 (4.80%) Graduate Developer
15 21 (4.03%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (30.13%) .NET
2 126 (24.18%) HTML
3 87 (16.70%) CSS
4 81 (15.55%) Web Services
5 79 (15.16%) ASP.NET
6 59 (11.32%) AngularJS
7 57 (10.94%) RESTful
8 54 (10.36%) Node.js
9 51 (9.79%) jQuery
10 50 (9.60%) XML
11 39 (7.49%) .NET Framework
11 39 (7.49%) HTML5
12 38 (7.29%) ASP.NET MVC
13 37 (7.10%) Spring
14 31 (5.95%) Middleware
15 30 (5.76%) Hibernate
16 29 (5.57%) Entity Framework
17 26 (4.99%) HornetQ
17 26 (4.99%) JMS
18 22 (4.22%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 146 (28.02%) Computer Science
2 62 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (7.68%) Data Centre
4 32 (6.14%) User Experience
5 30 (5.76%) Algorithms
6 27 (5.18%) Mobile App
7 19 (3.65%) Greenfield Project
8 15 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (2.50%) CMDB
10 12 (2.30%) Embedded Systems
10 12 (2.30%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.92%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.92%) Fintech
11 10 (1.92%) Mainframe
11 10 (1.92%) SystemC
12 9 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (1.73%) Smart Meter
13 7 (1.34%) CAN bus
14 6 (1.15%) Client/Server
14 6 (1.15%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 95 (18.23%) Linux
2 58 (11.13%) Windows
3 23 (4.41%) Unix
4 18 (3.45%) Android
4 18 (3.45%) Ubuntu
5 14 (2.69%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.73%) CentOS
7 6 (1.15%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.15%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.96%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.77%) ThreadX
10 3 (0.58%) VyOS
10 3 (0.58%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 3 (0.58%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.38%) Solaris
11 2 (0.38%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.38%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.38%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (18.81%) MVC
3 83 (15.93%) Scrum
4 69 (13.24%) Test Automation
5 68 (13.05%) TDD
6 65 (12.48%) Microservices
7 59 (11.32%) Unit Testing
8 53 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
8 53 (10.17%) SDLC
9 52 (9.98%) ITIL
10 48 (9.21%) DevOps
11 45 (8.64%) Mentoring
11 45 (8.64%) OO
12 44 (8.45%) Web Development
13 43 (8.25%) SOA
14 38 (7.29%) Configuration Management
15 37 (7.10%) Mathematics
16 36 (6.91%) Continuous Improvement
17 32 (6.14%) Physics
17 32 (6.14%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 185 (35.51%) C#
2 169 (32.44%) Java
3 143 (27.45%) JavaScript
4 139 (26.68%) SQL
5 111 (21.31%) C++
6 71 (13.63%) Python
7 65 (12.48%) C
8 39 (7.49%) PHP
9 29 (5.57%) Ruby
10 28 (5.37%) MATLAB
11 27 (5.18%) Embedded C
12 22 (4.22%) VB.NET
13 18 (3.45%) T-SQL
14 17 (3.26%) Bash Shell
15 15 (2.88%) Go
16 14 (2.69%) Embedded C++
16 14 (2.69%) Scala
17 12 (2.30%) PowerShell
18 10 (1.92%) ES6
18 10 (1.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 174 (33.40%) Degree
2 97 (18.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 24 (4.61%) PhD
4 19 (3.65%) ISEB
4 19 (3.65%) ITIL Certification
5 18 (3.45%) HND
5 18 (3.45%) Security Cleared
6 15 (2.88%) PMI Certification
7 14 (2.69%) GNVQ
8 13 (2.50%) PMP
9 11 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (1.92%) SC Cleared
11 6 (1.15%) DV Cleared
11 6 (1.15%) GCIA
11 6 (1.15%) GCIH
11 6 (1.15%) GIAC
11 6 (1.15%) GREM
11 6 (1.15%) MCP
11 6 (1.15%) MCSE
11 6 (1.15%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.80%) QA
2 14 (2.69%) MISRA
3 7 (1.34%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.34%) SLA
4 6 (1.15%) COBIT
5 5 (0.96%) IEC 62304
6 4 (0.77%) DO-178B
6 4 (0.77%) DO-254
6 4 (0.77%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.58%) Def Stans
7 3 (0.58%) IEC 61508
7 3 (0.58%) ISO 26262
7 3 (0.58%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.58%) MISRA C
8 2 (0.38%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.38%) PMO
9 1 (0.19%) GAMP
9 1 (0.19%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 38 (7.29%) Docker
2 31 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.45%) Firmware
4 16 (3.07%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (1.92%) Active Directory
6 9 (1.73%) VirtualBox
7 6 (1.15%) Snort
8 2 (0.38%) etcd
8 2 (0.38%) flannel
8 2 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 32 (6.14%) Puppet
2 20 (3.84%) Consul
2 20 (3.84%) Terraform
3 18 (3.45%) Nagios
4 13 (2.50%) Kubernetes
4 13 (2.50%) SCVMM
5 12 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (2.11%) Ansible
7 9 (1.73%) Docker Swarm
7 9 (1.73%) Icinga
7 9 (1.73%) Mesos
7 9 (1.73%) StatsD
8 6 (1.15%) SCCM
9 2 (0.38%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.38%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.38%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (0.38%) Sysdig
9 2 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 61 (11.71%) Microsoft
2 52 (9.98%) Oracle
3 37 (7.10%) Cisco
4 33 (6.33%) HP
5 31 (5.95%) VMware
6 29 (5.57%) CheckPoint
7 22 (4.22%) EMC
8 19 (3.65%) Fortinet
9 18 (3.45%) Google
9 18 (3.45%) New Relic
10 16 (3.07%) IBM
11 15 (2.88%) NetApp
12 14 (2.69%) Red Hat
13 13 (2.50%) Adobe
13 13 (2.50%) BMC
13 13 (2.50%) Citrix
13 13 (2.50%) Juniper
14 10 (1.92%) Zend
15 9 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (1.73%) Sybase
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent Bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Midlands
SSP
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £48000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Flex Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Accreditations, bonus, gym
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits, Home working
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Colossus Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Rullion
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mane Contract Services Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits 2 days remote working, 28 days hol
Posted: 3 days ago
Willenhall, West Midlands (County)
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum basic + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull
SSP Worldwide
Salary: £65,000 - £70,000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Remote working available, Excellen
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Oscar
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Webrecruit
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Colossus Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Capgemini
Posted: 10 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Coventry
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Capgemini
Posted: 10 days ago
Staffordshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Rugeley, Staffordshire
Focus Multimedia Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum & pension & death in service benefit
Posted: 15 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Herefordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Worcestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Warwick
Huxley
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago