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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 14 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 17 31 23
Rank change year-on-year +14 -8 +8
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 891 424 280
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.29% 6.54% 8.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.71% 7.08% 9.33%
Number of salaries quoted 439 319 218
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £46,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £48,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +13.40% -3.00%
75th Percentile £80,000 £71,875 £60,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +9.09%

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 8,316 5,991 3,001
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 96.02% 92.40% 93.34%
Number of salaries quoted 5,230 4,480 2,476
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £39,750 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 14 August 2022.

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 14 August 2022. 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 +11 336 £65,000 +13.04% 44
Warwickshire +21 294 £49,000 -12.89% 13
Coventry +9 132 £50,000 +33.33% 11
Worcestershire +26 36 £37,500 -16.67% 9
Staffordshire -3 34 £57,500 +41.98% 12
Shropshire -13 13 £60,000 +9.09% 10
Herefordshire -7 10 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Wolverhampton - 5 - - 4
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, 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.

1 502 (56.34%) Agile
2 301 (33.78%) Degree
3 259 (29.07%) Social Skills
4 234 (26.26%) Java
5 225 (25.25%) Automotive
6 202 (22.67%) Python
7 183 (20.54%) Problem-Solving
8 179 (20.09%) AWS
9 166 (18.63%) JavaScript
10 165 (18.52%) .NET
11 152 (17.06%) C
12 151 (16.95%) C#
13 150 (16.84%) Scrum
14 146 (16.39%) Computer Science
15 141 (15.82%) Software Testing
16 139 (15.60%) Project Management
17 133 (14.93%) Mentoring
18 131 (14.70%) Azure
19 124 (13.92%) Test Automation
20 116 (13.02%) DevOps
21 115 (12.91%) Continuous Integration
22 112 (12.57%) Automotive SPICE
23 111 (12.46%) React
24 110 (12.35%) Software Delivery
24 110 (12.35%) Validation
25 109 (12.23%) SQL
26 108 (12.12%) JIRA
26 108 (12.12%) Kubernetes
27 103 (11.56%) Docker
28 102 (11.45%) Microsoft

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 59 (6.62%) Confluence
2 16 (1.80%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.46%) WordPress
4 12 (1.35%) Umbraco
5 9 (1.01%) CMS
6 7 (0.79%) ArcGIS
7 6 (0.67%) GlassFish
7 6 (0.67%) JBoss
7 6 (0.67%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.45%) Apache
9 2 (0.22%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.22%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.22%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.11%) Apache Pulsar
10 1 (0.11%) IIS
10 1 (0.11%) SAS
10 1 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 49 (5.50%) Simulink
2 35 (3.93%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.80%) CATIA
3 16 (1.80%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (1.12%) CANalyzer
4 10 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.12%) TargetLink
5 8 (0.90%) Stateflow
6 3 (0.34%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.11%) FileZilla
Business Applications
1 9 (1.01%) ENOVIA
1 9 (1.01%) Teamcenter
2 5 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.56%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.11%) assyst
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 179 (20.09%) AWS
2 131 (14.70%) Azure
3 72 (8.08%) SaaS
4 32 (3.59%) GCP
5 27 (3.03%) Azure DevOps
6 22 (2.47%) GitHub
7 20 (2.24%) Serverless
8 17 (1.91%) Power Platform
9 14 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
10 13 (1.46%) PaaS
11 12 (1.35%) Cloudflare
12 11 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
12 11 (1.23%) Azure Data Factory
13 8 (0.90%) Amazon ECS
13 8 (0.90%) Amazon S3
13 8 (0.90%) Firebase
14 6 (0.67%) Amazon Kinesis
14 6 (0.67%) Logz.io
14 6 (0.67%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.81%) HTTP
2 16 (1.80%) DNS
2 16 (1.80%) TCP/IP
3 15 (1.68%) SSH
4 14 (1.57%) Internet
5 7 (0.79%) Ethernet
6 6 (0.67%) Modbus
7 4 (0.45%) SSL
8 3 (0.34%) IPv4
8 3 (0.34%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.34%) VLAN
8 3 (0.34%) VoIP
8 3 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.22%) Broadband
9 2 (0.22%) FTP
10 1 (0.11%) DHCP
10 1 (0.11%) Firewall
10 1 (0.11%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 47 (5.27%) NoSQL
3 31 (3.48%) MySQL
4 28 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (2.47%) Metadata
6 17 (1.91%) Data Lake
7 16 (1.80%) Data Vault
7 16 (1.80%) MongoDB
7 16 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (1.35%) Relational Database
9 8 (0.90%) DynamoDB
10 7 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (0.67%) SQLite
12 5 (0.56%) Spatial Data
12 5 (0.56%) Sybase IQ
13 4 (0.45%) Amazon Redshift
13 4 (0.45%) Geospatial Data
13 4 (0.45%) GIS
14 3 (0.34%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 108 (12.12%) JIRA
2 82 (9.20%) Git (software)
2 82 (9.20%) Rational DOORS
3 66 (7.41%) Polyspace
4 61 (6.85%) Rational Rhapsody
5 59 (6.62%) Jenkins
6 28 (3.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 27 (3.03%) GitLab
8 22 (2.47%) Visual Studio
9 20 (2.24%) Artifactory
10 19 (2.13%) Gerrit
11 9 (1.01%) CircleCI
12 6 (0.67%) Grunt
12 6 (0.67%) gulp
12 6 (0.67%) JUnit
12 6 (0.67%) Mockito
12 6 (0.67%) Snyk
13 5 (0.56%) fastlane
14 4 (0.45%) Maven
14 4 (0.45%) webpack
General
1 259 (29.07%) Social Skills
2 225 (25.25%) Automotive
3 88 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
4 75 (8.42%) Finance
5 54 (6.06%) Electronics
6 35 (3.93%) Retail
7 34 (3.82%) Aerospace
8 31 (3.48%) Legal
9 30 (3.37%) Marketing
10 28 (3.14%) Manufacturing
11 26 (2.92%) Public Sector
12 25 (2.81%) Influencing Skills
13 23 (2.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 20 (2.24%) Law
15 19 (2.13%) Military
16 17 (1.91%) Presentation Skills
17 12 (1.35%) Telecoms
18 10 (1.12%) Banking
19 7 (0.79%) Advertising
20 5 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 236 (26.49%) Software Engineer
2 224 (25.14%) Developer
3 74 (8.31%) Java Developer
4 72 (8.08%) Senior Developer
5 61 (6.85%) Integration Engineer
6 57 (6.40%) Graduate
7 47 (5.27%) Architect
8 45 (5.05%) Software Integration Engineer
9 44 (4.94%) Senior Software Engineer
10 42 (4.71%) Java Engineer
11 38 (4.26%) Java Software Engineer
12 33 (3.70%) Analyst
12 33 (3.70%) Full Stack Developer
12 33 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
13 31 (3.48%) Senior Java Developer
14 30 (3.37%) .NET Developer
15 24 (2.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 24 (2.69%) Lead Software Engineer
15 24 (2.69%) Software Developer
16 23 (2.58%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (18.52%) .NET
2 111 (12.46%) React
3 83 (9.32%) HTML
4 82 (9.20%) CSS
5 74 (8.31%) AngularJS
6 66 (7.41%) Node.js
7 57 (6.40%) RESTful
8 49 (5.50%) .NET Core
9 47 (5.27%) Spring
10 43 (4.83%) Spring Boot
11 27 (3.03%) REST
12 25 (2.81%) HTML5
13 24 (2.69%) jQuery
13 24 (2.69%) Vue.js
14 22 (2.47%) ASP.NET
15 19 (2.13%) Sass
16 17 (1.91%) Laravel
16 17 (1.91%) Spring Cloud
16 17 (1.91%) Spring MVC
17 16 (1.80%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 62 (6.96%) Self-Motivation
2 54 (6.06%) Driving Licence
3 44 (4.94%) Algorithms
4 34 (3.82%) Greenfield Project
5 28 (3.14%) User Experience
6 22 (2.47%) Data Structures
6 22 (2.47%) Legacy Systems
7 20 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (2.13%) Management Information System
9 18 (2.02%) Linux Command Line
10 17 (1.91%) Cyberthreat
11 16 (1.80%) ARM Cortex
11 16 (1.80%) Blog
11 16 (1.80%) Social Network
12 15 (1.68%) Embedded Systems
12 15 (1.68%) Lidar
12 15 (1.68%) Tandem
13 14 (1.57%) FPGA
13 14 (1.57%) IoT
14 13 (1.46%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 100 (11.22%) Linux
2 56 (6.29%) Unix
3 19 (2.13%) Apple iOS
4 17 (1.91%) Windows
5 16 (1.80%) CentOS
6 14 (1.57%) Android
7 6 (0.67%) VxWorks
8 3 (0.34%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.34%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.11%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 502 (56.34%) Agile
2 183 (20.54%) Problem-Solving
3 150 (16.84%) Scrum
4 146 (16.39%) Computer Science
5 141 (15.82%) Software Testing
6 139 (15.60%) Project Management
7 133 (14.93%) Mentoring
8 124 (13.92%) Test Automation
9 116 (13.02%) DevOps
10 115 (12.91%) Continuous Integration
11 110 (12.35%) Software Delivery
11 110 (12.35%) Validation
12 98 (11.00%) CI/CD
13 90 (10.10%) TDD
14 89 (9.99%) Requirements Management
15 85 (9.54%) Microservices
16 77 (8.64%) FMEA
17 76 (8.53%) Issue Tracking
17 76 (8.53%) Line Management
18 75 (8.42%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 234 (26.26%) Java
2 202 (22.67%) Python
3 166 (18.63%) JavaScript
4 152 (17.06%) C
5 151 (16.95%) C#
6 109 (12.23%) SQL
7 83 (9.32%) C++
8 51 (5.72%) Go
9 46 (5.16%) MATLAB
10 38 (4.26%) PHP
11 36 (4.04%) TypeScript
12 27 (3.03%) Bash
13 20 (2.24%) T-SQL
14 18 (2.02%) Ruby
15 16 (1.80%) Embedded C
15 16 (1.80%) Perl
16 13 (1.46%) PowerShell
17 12 (1.35%) PL/SQL
18 11 (1.23%) Scala
19 9 (1.01%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 301 (33.78%) Degree
2 64 (7.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (3.37%) Security Cleared
4 27 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 25 (2.81%) Master's Degree
6 7 (0.79%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.45%) PhD
9 3 (0.34%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (12.57%) Automotive SPICE
2 80 (8.98%) MISRA
3 38 (4.26%) AUTOSAR
3 38 (4.26%) ISO 26262
4 29 (3.25%) QA
5 20 (2.24%) IEC 61508
6 12 (1.35%) Accessibility
7 4 (0.45%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.34%) MISRA C
9 2 (0.22%) COBIT
9 2 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 103 (11.56%) Docker
2 5 (0.56%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.34%) Firmware
4 2 (0.22%) Embedded Firmware
5 1 (0.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 108 (12.12%) Kubernetes
2 16 (1.80%) Terraform
3 9 (1.01%) Ansible
3 9 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.45%) Puppet
5 2 (0.22%) Grafana
5 2 (0.22%) Kibana
5 2 (0.22%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.11%) Consul
6 1 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.11%) Nagios
6 1 (0.11%) Packer
6 1 (0.11%) Salt
6 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 102 (11.45%) Microsoft
2 63 (7.07%) IBM
3 38 (4.26%) Google
4 33 (3.70%) Oracle
5 28 (3.14%) Sun
6 24 (2.69%) Cadence
7 23 (2.58%) QinetiQ
8 18 (2.02%) Facebook
9 16 (1.80%) Cognos
9 16 (1.80%) Netezza
10 15 (1.68%) Red Hat
11 13 (1.46%) Databricks
11 13 (1.46%) MathWorks
12 9 (1.01%) MuleSoft
13 7 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (0.67%) Agilent
14 6 (0.67%) Apple
14 6 (0.67%) New Relic
14 6 (0.67%) PagerDuty
15 5 (0.56%) Sybase