Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 37 44
Rank change year-on-year +12 +7 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 608 566 529
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.83% 6.08% 5.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.55% 6.70% 5.97%
Number of salaries quoted 403 371 527
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -2.06%

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 7,107 8,451 8,863
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.50% 90.76% 91.97%
Number of salaries quoted 5,392 6,482 7,223
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,591
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.70% -4.49%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,475 £62,500
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 21 May 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 21 May 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 -14 146 £55,000 +4.76% 41
Worcestershire +7 116 £45,000 +15.38% 24
Coventry +18 105 £40,000 -11.11% 12
Warwickshire +25 69 £40,000 -12.09% 11
Staffordshire +13 55 £40,000 -4.48% 5
Shropshire +29 54 £58,000 +45.00% 5
Herefordshire +9 28 £46,250 +2.78% 2
Solihull -34 12 £52,500 +16.67% 10
Walsall +6 4 £42,500 -5.56%
Wolverhampton +30 3 £35,000 -22.22%
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 269 (44.24%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (37.50%) Degree
3 197 (32.40%) C#
4 169 (27.80%) .NET
5 157 (25.82%) C++
6 155 (25.49%) Problem-Solving
7 143 (23.52%) C
8 134 (22.04%) SQL
9 129 (21.22%) Java
9 129 (21.22%) Microsoft Azure
10 121 (19.90%) Scrum
11 118 (19.41%) Microsoft
11 118 (19.41%) Analytical Skills
12 110 (18.09%) Computer Science
13 107 (17.60%) Amazon AWS
14 104 (17.11%) JavaScript
15 101 (16.61%) Mathematics
16 88 (14.47%) SDLC
17 87 (14.31%) Analytics
18 85 (13.98%) DevOps
18 85 (13.98%) Retail
19 82 (13.49%) SQL Server
20 79 (12.99%) UML
21 72 (11.84%) Python
21 72 (11.84%) Visual Studio
22 71 (11.68%) HTML
22 71 (11.68%) Linux
22 71 (11.68%) Data Analytics
23 70 (11.51%) Continuous Integration
24 69 (11.35%) Automotive

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 36 (5.92%) SAS
2 11 (1.81%) CMS
3 10 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (1.48%) Apache Spark
5 7 (1.15%) IBM Notes
6 5 (0.82%) Confluence
6 5 (0.82%) Drupal
6 5 (0.82%) nginx
6 5 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (0.66%) Apache
7 4 (0.66%) JBoss
7 4 (0.66%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 3 (0.49%) WinCC
9 2 (0.33%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.33%) IIS
9 2 (0.33%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.16%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.16%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (1.97%) Simulink
2 11 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.32%) Stateflow
3 8 (1.32%) TargetLink
4 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) ArchiCAD
6 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.16%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.16%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (0.99%) SAP CRM
2 4 (0.66%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 129 (21.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 107 (17.60%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (4.93%) PaaS
3 30 (4.93%) Serverless
4 20 (3.29%) SaaS
5 18 (2.96%) GitHub
6 17 (2.80%) Google Cloud Platform
7 16 (2.63%) Power Platform
8 12 (1.97%) IaaS
9 7 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (0.82%) Google App Engine
10 5 (0.82%) npm
11 4 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (0.66%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.33%) Apigee
12 2 (0.33%) Boomi
12 2 (0.33%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.16%) Azure Functions
13 1 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (6.41%) Internet
2 25 (4.11%) Firewall
3 13 (2.14%) LAN
3 13 (2.14%) OSPF
3 13 (2.14%) WAN
4 12 (1.97%) Wireless
5 8 (1.32%) HTTP
5 8 (1.32%) Wireless Security
6 6 (0.99%) Ethernet
6 6 (0.99%) Unified Communications
7 5 (0.82%) VPN
8 4 (0.66%) FTP
8 4 (0.66%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.66%) RS-232
8 4 (0.66%) RS-485
8 4 (0.66%) SSH
9 3 (0.49%) Bluetooth
9 3 (0.49%) FlexRay
9 3 (0.49%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (13.49%) SQL Server
2 55 (9.05%) Big Data
3 38 (6.25%) Hadoop
4 29 (4.77%) Amazon Redshift
4 29 (4.77%) Pentaho
5 28 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (4.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (4.28%) NoSQL
7 25 (4.11%) MySQL
8 21 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
9 20 (3.29%) OLAP
10 16 (2.63%) Power BI
11 14 (2.30%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (2.14%) Relational Database
13 11 (1.81%) MongoDB
13 11 (1.81%) Oracle Database
14 10 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 10 (1.64%) SAS EBI
15 8 (1.32%) Redis
16 6 (0.99%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 72 (11.84%) Visual Studio
2 65 (10.69%) Git (software)
3 40 (6.58%) Jenkins
4 39 (6.41%) Rational DOORS
5 29 (4.77%) JIRA
6 28 (4.61%) Maven
6 28 (4.61%) Selenium
6 28 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (4.44%) Artifactory
8 26 (4.28%) Bitbucket
9 23 (3.78%) Visual Studio Team System
10 14 (2.30%) Eclipse
11 12 (1.97%) Subversion
12 9 (1.48%) NUnit
13 8 (1.32%) Moq
13 8 (1.32%) ReSharper
13 8 (1.32%) WebDriver
14 7 (1.15%) Cucumber
15 6 (0.99%) Rational Rhapsody
15 6 (0.99%) StarTeam
General
1 85 (13.98%) Retail
2 69 (11.35%) Automotive
3 46 (7.57%) Telecoms
4 40 (6.58%) Electronics
5 28 (4.61%) Aerospace
6 27 (4.44%) Finance
7 12 (1.97%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.97%) Publishing
8 11 (1.81%) Pharmaceutical
9 10 (1.64%) Marketing
10 6 (0.99%) Games
11 5 (0.82%) Military
12 2 (0.33%) Law
13 1 (0.16%) Avionics
13 1 (0.16%) Legal
13 1 (0.16%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 269 (44.24%) Software Engineer
2 129 (21.22%) Developer
3 59 (9.70%) Embedded Engineer
3 59 (9.70%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 54 (8.88%) Software Developer
5 52 (8.55%) .NET Developer
6 43 (7.07%) Senior Software Engineer
7 40 (6.58%) C# Developer
8 36 (5.92%) .NET Software Engineer
9 35 (5.76%) C# .NET Developer
10 32 (5.26%) C++ Software Engineer
11 28 (4.61%) Architect
12 26 (4.28%) Senior Developer
13 25 (4.11%) Delivery Manager
14 23 (3.78%) C# Software Engineer
15 22 (3.62%) Network Engineer
16 20 (3.29%) .NET Software Developer
16 20 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
17 19 (3.13%) C# Software Developer
18 18 (2.96%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (27.80%) .NET
2 71 (11.68%) HTML
3 65 (10.69%) CSS
4 55 (9.05%) ASP.NET
5 43 (7.07%) AngularJS
6 42 (6.91%) Web Services
7 36 (5.92%) .NET Core
7 36 (5.92%) XML
8 35 (5.76%) REST
9 34 (5.59%) React
10 31 (5.10%) Node.js
11 30 (4.93%) WCF
12 26 (4.28%) ASP.NET Web API
13 25 (4.11%) .NET Framework
13 25 (4.11%) HTML5
14 22 (3.62%) ASP.NET MVC
14 22 (3.62%) jQuery
15 19 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 16 (2.63%) CSS3
17 15 (2.47%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 118 (19.41%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (9.21%) Algorithms
3 41 (6.74%) Data Centre
4 39 (6.41%) Internet of Things
5 30 (4.93%) Self-Motivation
6 27 (4.44%) VHDL
7 26 (4.28%) Driving Licence
8 21 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
9 17 (2.80%) User Experience
10 16 (2.63%) Management Information System
11 14 (2.30%) NHS
12 13 (2.14%) Cyberattack
13 12 (1.97%) CMDB
13 12 (1.97%) Embedded Systems
14 11 (1.81%) Public Cloud
15 8 (1.32%) Data Structures
15 8 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (1.15%) Mainframe
17 6 (0.99%) Fintech
18 5 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 71 (11.68%) Linux
2 57 (9.38%) Windows
3 55 (9.05%) Unix
4 11 (1.81%) Windows 7
5 10 (1.64%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.15%) MVS
7 6 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.66%) Solaris
9 3 (0.49%) SafeRTOS
9 3 (0.49%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.33%) Android
10 2 (0.33%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.16%) FreeRTOS
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (44.24%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (25.49%) Problem-Solving
3 121 (19.90%) Scrum
4 110 (18.09%) Computer Science
5 101 (16.61%) Mathematics
6 88 (14.47%) SDLC
7 87 (14.31%) Analytics
8 85 (13.98%) DevOps
9 79 (12.99%) UML
10 71 (11.68%) Data Analytics
11 70 (11.51%) Continuous Integration
12 68 (11.18%) Data Analysis
13 63 (10.36%) Mentoring
14 62 (10.20%) Project Management
15 61 (10.03%) Sprint Planning
16 59 (9.70%) MVC
17 55 (9.05%) Line Management
18 52 (8.55%) Visualisation
19 48 (7.89%) Artificial Intelligence
19 48 (7.89%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 197 (32.40%) C#
2 157 (25.82%) C++
3 143 (23.52%) C
4 134 (22.04%) SQL
5 129 (21.22%) Java
6 104 (17.11%) JavaScript
7 72 (11.84%) Python
8 27 (4.44%) T-SQL
9 21 (3.45%) PL/SQL
10 19 (3.13%) Embedded C
11 16 (2.63%) MATLAB
11 16 (2.63%) Scala
11 16 (2.63%) TypeScript
12 15 (2.47%) R
13 14 (2.30%) Ruby
13 14 (2.30%) VB
13 14 (2.30%) VBScript
14 13 (2.14%) Go
15 11 (1.81%) Perl
15 11 (1.81%) PHP
Qualifications
1 228 (37.50%) Degree
2 66 (10.86%) Security Cleared
3 64 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 57 (9.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (2.96%) CEH
7 17 (2.80%) CISSP
8 14 (2.30%) CCNP
8 14 (2.30%) PhD
9 13 (2.14%) HND
9 13 (2.14%) ISEB
9 13 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (1.97%) CompTIA Security+
10 12 (1.97%) PMI Certification
10 12 (1.97%) PMP
11 10 (1.64%) MCP
11 10 (1.64%) MCSE
11 10 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.99%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.82%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (8.55%) QA
2 28 (4.61%) GDPR
3 17 (2.80%) SLA
4 12 (1.97%) GPG13
4 12 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.99%) IEC 62304
6 5 (0.82%) ISO 13485
6 5 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (0.82%) MISRA
7 4 (0.66%) ISO 26262
7 4 (0.66%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.49%) HAZOP
8 3 (0.49%) MISRA C
9 1 (0.16%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.16%) DO-254
9 1 (0.16%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 45 (7.40%) Docker
2 17 (2.80%) Firmware
3 12 (1.97%) Hyper-V
3 12 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.15%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 7 (1.15%) Time Sharing Option
5 4 (0.66%) Varnish
6 3 (0.49%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 27 (4.44%) SELinux
2 26 (4.28%) Ansible
3 25 (4.11%) Terraform
4 13 (2.14%) Kubernetes
5 10 (1.64%) SCCM
5 10 (1.64%) WSUS
6 7 (1.15%) OpenView
6 7 (1.15%) Puppet
6 7 (1.15%) ServiceCenter
7 5 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.66%) HP ALM
8 4 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.16%) Packer
Vendors
1 118 (19.41%) Microsoft
2 41 (6.74%) VMware
3 38 (6.25%) Oracle
4 29 (4.77%) Cloudera
5 27 (4.44%) Cisco
6 25 (4.11%) CheckPoint
7 24 (3.95%) HP
8 18 (2.96%) Google
9 17 (2.80%) SAP
10 13 (2.14%) Fortinet
11 12 (1.97%) Citrix
11 12 (1.97%) EMC
11 12 (1.97%) MathWorks
11 12 (1.97%) NetApp
12 10 (1.64%) IBM
13 7 (1.15%) Intel
13 7 (1.15%) Lotus
13 7 (1.15%) MKS
14 6 (0.99%) Xamarin
15 5 (0.82%) Salesforce.com