Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 45 54
Rank change year-on-year +14 +9 -9
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 575 516 566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.35% 5.15% 4.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.04% 5.63% 5.25%
Number of salaries quoted 391 538 500
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,250 £22,725
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 8,173 9,164 10,781
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.21% 91.42% 90.14%
Number of salaries quoted 6,254 7,576 8,462
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +25 288 £47,500 +5.56% 55
Coventry +12 84 £45,000 +38.46% 14
Staffordshire +5 54 £43,750 +9.38% 20
Solihull +22 33 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Warwickshire -15 32 £42,000 +2.44% 26
Worcestershire +7 28 £40,000 - 21
Shropshire +10 12 £29,500 -58.74% 5
Herefordshire +20 6 £48,000 +24.68% 6
Dudley - 6 £43,000 - 2
Sutton Coldfield - 4 £37,500 - 1
Wolverhampton -19 2 £26,000 -42.22%
Walsall -7 1 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Halesowen - 1 £45,000 - 2
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 260 (45.22%) Agile Software Development
2 245 (42.61%) Degree
3 217 (37.74%) C#
4 204 (35.48%) Computer Science
5 165 (28.70%) JavaScript
6 162 (28.17%) Computer Science Degree
7 150 (26.09%) .NET
7 150 (26.09%) Microsoft
8 138 (24.00%) Java
9 132 (22.96%) SQL
10 121 (21.04%) Self-Motivation
11 109 (18.96%) Data Centre
12 102 (17.74%) Scrum
13 101 (17.57%) Microsoft Azure
14 99 (17.22%) TDD
15 98 (17.04%) Git (software)
16 93 (16.17%) Continuous Improvement
17 92 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
17 92 (16.00%) Windows
18 84 (14.61%) HTML
18 84 (14.61%) CSS
18 84 (14.61%) VMware
19 81 (14.09%) MVC
20 80 (13.91%) Problem-Solving
21 79 (13.74%) Linux
22 78 (13.57%) ITIL
23 73 (12.70%) Docker
24 71 (12.35%) Amazon AWS
25 69 (12.00%) Service Delivery
26 68 (11.83%) NoSQL

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 17 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
1 17 (2.96%) MS Exchange
2 16 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.61%) JBoss
4 14 (2.43%) CMS
5 11 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.74%) Confluence
7 9 (1.57%) Apache
8 8 (1.39%) nginx
9 7 (1.22%) Apache Spark
9 7 (1.22%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.87%) WildFly
11 5 (0.87%) WordPress
12 2 (0.35%) Drupal
12 2 (0.35%) eZ Publish
12 2 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.17%) Mendix
13 1 (0.17%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 34 (5.91%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (3.65%) Simulink
3 13 (2.26%) Stateflow
4 12 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
5 10 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (1.22%) TargetLink
7 5 (0.87%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 101 (17.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 71 (12.35%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (7.48%) PaaS
4 31 (5.39%) IaaS
5 27 (4.70%) SaaS
6 13 (2.26%) Office 365
7 12 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (1.74%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (1.04%) Serverless
10 4 (0.70%) DigitalOcean
10 4 (0.70%) GitHub
11 3 (0.52%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.52%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.52%) Yammer
12 1 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.17%) Azure Functions
12 1 (0.17%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.17%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (8.87%) Firewall
2 26 (4.52%) LAN
2 26 (4.52%) OSPF
2 26 (4.52%) WAN
3 17 (2.96%) NetScaler
4 11 (1.91%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.74%) Ethernet
5 10 (1.74%) HTTP
6 8 (1.39%) Bluetooth
7 6 (1.04%) FlexRay
8 4 (0.70%) VPN
8 4 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.52%) RS-485
9 3 (0.52%) Skype
10 2 (0.35%) AMQP
10 2 (0.35%) Broadband
10 2 (0.35%) Network Security
10 2 (0.35%) SMS
10 2 (0.35%) SNMP
11 1 (0.17%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (11.83%) NoSQL
2 62 (10.78%) SQL Server
3 53 (9.22%) Relational Database
4 42 (7.30%) MySQL
5 35 (6.09%) PostgreSQL
6 28 (4.87%) Apache Cassandra
7 25 (4.35%) MongoDB
8 21 (3.65%) Big Data
9 16 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (1.22%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (1.04%) Cosmos DB
11 6 (1.04%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.70%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.70%) Redis
13 2 (0.35%) Amazon Redshift
13 2 (0.35%) Infinispan
14 1 (0.17%) Flink
14 1 (0.17%) Impala
14 1 (0.17%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 98 (17.04%) Git (software)
2 38 (6.61%) JUnit
3 37 (6.43%) Visual Studio
4 32 (5.57%) Jenkins
5 25 (4.35%) JBehave
6 21 (3.65%) JIRA
6 21 (3.65%) Maven
7 17 (2.96%) Cucumber
8 15 (2.61%) Mercurial
9 14 (2.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 13 (2.26%) Eclipse
10 13 (2.26%) Subversion
11 12 (2.09%) Rational DOORS
12 10 (1.74%) TeamCity
13 9 (1.57%) Ant
13 9 (1.57%) Visual Studio Team System
14 8 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
15 7 (1.22%) Bitbucket
16 6 (1.04%) CANoe
16 6 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 48 (8.35%) Automotive
1 48 (8.35%) Finance
2 47 (8.17%) Electronics
3 45 (7.83%) Retail
4 25 (4.35%) Publishing
5 15 (2.61%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.43%) Legal
7 10 (1.74%) Back Office
8 8 (1.39%) Advertising
8 8 (1.39%) Law
9 7 (1.22%) Aerospace
9 7 (1.22%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.04%) Banking
11 4 (0.70%) Games
11 4 (0.70%) Marketing
12 2 (0.35%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 199 (34.61%) Software Engineer
2 166 (28.87%) Developer
3 52 (9.04%) Java Developer
4 50 (8.70%) C# Software Engineer
4 50 (8.70%) Software Developer
5 48 (8.35%) Senior Developer
6 44 (7.65%) Senior Software Engineer
7 40 (6.96%) Architect
8 34 (5.91%) Java Engineer
9 33 (5.74%) .NET Developer
9 33 (5.74%) SCCM Engineer
10 31 (5.39%) .NET Software Engineer
10 31 (5.39%) Solutions Architect
11 29 (5.04%) Senior Java Developer
12 26 (4.52%) PHP Developer
13 24 (4.17%) C# Developer
13 24 (4.17%) Embedded Engineer
13 24 (4.17%) Infrastructure Specialist
13 24 (4.17%) Java Software Engineer
13 24 (4.17%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (26.09%) .NET
2 84 (14.61%) CSS
2 84 (14.61%) HTML
3 65 (11.30%) RESTful
4 59 (10.26%) Hibernate
5 58 (10.09%) Spring
6 45 (7.83%) Node.js
7 43 (7.48%) ASP.NET
8 42 (7.30%) AngularJS
9 40 (6.96%) .NET Framework
10 39 (6.78%) Web Services
11 36 (6.26%) ASP.NET MVC
12 27 (4.70%) jQuery
13 26 (4.52%) JMS
13 26 (4.52%) WPF
13 26 (4.52%) XML
14 25 (4.35%) Kafka
14 25 (4.35%) REST
15 22 (3.83%) ASP.NET Web API
15 22 (3.83%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 204 (35.48%) Computer Science
2 121 (21.04%) Self-Motivation
3 109 (18.96%) Data Centre
4 38 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (5.74%) CMDB
6 32 (5.57%) Public Cloud
7 26 (4.52%) Management Information System
8 23 (4.00%) Algorithms
8 23 (4.00%) Mobile App
8 23 (4.00%) User Experience
9 22 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (3.65%) Greenfield Project
11 20 (3.48%) Smart Meter
12 16 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
13 15 (2.61%) Driving Licence
14 8 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
15 7 (1.22%) Fintech
16 6 (1.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 5 (0.87%) 3D Graphics
17 5 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 92 (16.00%) Windows
2 79 (13.74%) Linux
3 33 (5.74%) Windows 10
3 33 (5.74%) Windows 7
4 17 (2.96%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.43%) Android
6 13 (2.26%) Mac OS X
7 8 (1.39%) Embedded Linux
8 6 (1.04%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.04%) Unix
9 3 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.17%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (45.22%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (17.74%) Scrum
3 99 (17.22%) TDD
4 93 (16.17%) Continuous Improvement
5 92 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
6 81 (14.09%) MVC
7 80 (13.91%) Problem-Solving
8 78 (13.57%) ITIL
9 69 (12.00%) Service Delivery
10 65 (11.30%) Microservices
11 63 (10.96%) Root Cause Analysis
12 61 (10.61%) Mentoring
13 60 (10.43%) Web Development
14 53 (9.22%) OO
15 49 (8.52%) Continuous Delivery
16 46 (8.00%) BDD
16 46 (8.00%) Test Automation
17 45 (7.83%) Line Management
18 44 (7.65%) Configuration Management
19 39 (6.78%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 217 (37.74%) C#
2 165 (28.70%) JavaScript
3 138 (24.00%) Java
4 132 (22.96%) SQL
5 64 (11.13%) C++
6 57 (9.91%) Python
7 54 (9.39%) PHP
8 53 (9.22%) C
9 42 (7.30%) Scala
10 38 (6.61%) Java 8
10 38 (6.61%) PowerShell
11 33 (5.74%) Ruby
11 33 (5.74%) VBScript
12 25 (4.35%) Groovy
13 24 (4.17%) Embedded C
14 23 (4.00%) Shell Script
15 14 (2.43%) VB.NET
16 12 (2.09%) Perl
17 10 (1.74%) Go
17 10 (1.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 245 (42.61%) Degree
2 162 (28.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 43 (7.48%) ITIL Certification
4 42 (7.30%) MCP
5 35 (6.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 33 (5.74%) MCSE
7 25 (4.35%) ISEB
8 24 (4.17%) PMI Certification
8 24 (4.17%) PMP
9 21 (3.65%) CEH
9 21 (3.65%) CISSP
9 21 (3.65%) CompTIA Security+
10 18 (3.13%) Master's Degree
11 13 (2.26%) HND
12 11 (1.91%) Security Cleared
13 9 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.87%) CIPD
14 5 (0.87%) SC Cleared
15 4 (0.70%) RHCE
15 4 (0.70%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.22%) SLA
2 21 (3.65%) GDPR
2 21 (3.65%) GPG13
2 21 (3.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (3.65%) QA
3 15 (2.61%) MISRA
4 10 (1.74%) IEC 61131
5 8 (1.39%) MISRA C
6 7 (1.22%) DO-178B
6 7 (1.22%) HAZOP
7 4 (0.70%) ISO 26262
8 3 (0.52%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.35%) GCP
10 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.17%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 73 (12.70%) Docker
2 51 (8.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.30%) Active Directory
4 17 (2.96%) Firmware
4 17 (2.96%) Hyper-V
4 17 (2.96%) Microsoft App-V
4 17 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (2.96%) vSphere
4 17 (2.96%) XenApp
4 17 (2.96%) XenDesktop
5 9 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (1.39%) Varnish
7 3 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 33 (5.74%) SCCM
2 29 (5.04%) Puppet
3 28 (4.87%) Marathon
4 26 (4.52%) SCVMM
5 19 (3.30%) Ansible
5 19 (3.30%) Kubernetes
6 17 (2.96%) vCenter Server
6 17 (2.96%) vMotion
7 15 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (2.43%) WSUS
9 12 (2.09%) Terraform
10 7 (1.22%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (0.70%) Consul
11 4 (0.70%) cPanel
11 4 (0.70%) Grafana
11 4 (0.70%) Graphite
11 4 (0.70%) Opsview
11 4 (0.70%) Packer
11 4 (0.70%) Salt
11 4 (0.70%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 150 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 84 (14.61%) VMware
3 50 (8.70%) Citrix
4 47 (8.17%) CheckPoint
5 41 (7.13%) Oracle
6 27 (4.70%) EMC
7 26 (4.52%) Cisco
7 26 (4.52%) Fortinet
7 26 (4.52%) HP
8 24 (4.17%) NetApp
9 17 (2.96%) Ivanti
10 16 (2.78%) Xamarin
11 13 (2.26%) Remedy
11 13 (2.26%) Zend
12 12 (2.09%) Google
13 9 (1.57%) BMC
13 9 (1.57%) MuleSoft
13 9 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (1.39%) Atlassian
14 8 (1.39%) MKS