Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 44 47
Rank change year-on-year +8 +3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 571 525 602
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.12% 5.45% 5.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.82% 6.02% 5.61%
Number of salaries quoted 371 518 517
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £60,100
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -1.04% +6.67%

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 8,376 8,718 10,725
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.71% 90.49% 89.61%
Number of salaries quoted 6,413 7,105 8,594
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.94% -4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,200 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +15 245 £52,500 +23.53% 47
Coventry -2 96 £45,000 +12.50% 14
Solihull +37 54 £45,000 +9.76% 3
Staffordshire -5 48 £43,750 +9.38% 15
Worcestershire +22 44 £39,000 -8.24% 21
Warwickshire -18 40 £45,500 +13.75% 33
Herefordshire +20 8 £45,000 +20.00%
Shropshire +14 8 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Wolverhampton -28 3 £55,000 +57.14%
Walsall -8 2 £37,500 -3.85% 1
Smethwick - 2 £50,000 -
Halesowen -8 1 £45,000 +95.65% 1
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 275 (48.16%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (42.38%) Degree
3 200 (35.03%) C#
4 194 (33.98%) JavaScript
5 193 (33.80%) Computer Science
6 168 (29.42%) Computer Science Degree
7 158 (27.67%) Microsoft
8 138 (24.17%) SQL
9 131 (22.94%) Java
10 128 (22.42%) .NET
11 123 (21.54%) Self-Motivation
12 119 (20.84%) Data Centre
13 107 (18.74%) HTML
14 100 (17.51%) CSS
14 100 (17.51%) VMware
15 97 (16.99%) Continuous Improvement
16 96 (16.81%) Scrum
17 89 (15.59%) ITIL
18 88 (15.41%) Windows
19 86 (15.06%) MVC
19 86 (15.06%) Service Delivery
19 86 (15.06%) Microsoft Azure
20 80 (14.01%) Linux
20 80 (14.01%) C++
20 80 (14.01%) Problem-Solving
21 79 (13.84%) TDD
22 78 (13.66%) Git (software)
23 75 (13.13%) Continuous Integration
24 73 (12.78%) Web Development
25 71 (12.43%) Node.js

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 29 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
1 29 (5.08%) MS Exchange
2 14 (2.45%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.28%) Apache
4 11 (1.93%) JBoss
5 10 (1.75%) Confluence
6 9 (1.58%) Apache Spark
7 8 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.88%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.88%) WildFly
10 2 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.35%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.35%) WordPress
11 1 (0.18%) IIS
11 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 35 (6.13%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.98%) Simulink
3 11 (1.93%) Stateflow
4 8 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (1.05%) TargetLink
6 5 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.53%) Magento
3 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 86 (15.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (9.81%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (4.73%) Amazon EC2
4 26 (4.55%) PaaS
4 26 (4.55%) SaaS
5 23 (4.03%) IaaS
6 12 (2.10%) Office 365
7 10 (1.75%) Serverless
8 7 (1.23%) GitHub
9 5 (0.88%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.53%) npm
10 3 (0.53%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.35%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.18%) Force.com
12 1 (0.18%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.65%) Firewall
2 29 (5.08%) NetScaler
3 20 (3.50%) LAN
3 20 (3.50%) OSPF
3 20 (3.50%) WAN
4 18 (3.15%) TCP/IP
5 13 (2.28%) Ethernet
6 11 (1.93%) FlexRay
7 5 (0.88%) Bluetooth
8 4 (0.70%) RS-485
8 4 (0.70%) SMS
9 3 (0.53%) RS-232
9 3 (0.53%) VPN
10 2 (0.35%) AMQP
10 2 (0.35%) Network Security
10 2 (0.35%) RFID
10 2 (0.35%) SSH
10 2 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.18%) Modbus
11 1 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (11.03%) NoSQL
2 62 (10.86%) SQL Server
3 42 (7.36%) MongoDB
4 35 (6.13%) PostgreSQL
5 34 (5.95%) MySQL
6 26 (4.55%) Relational Database
7 20 (3.50%) Apache Cassandra
8 18 (3.15%) Big Data
8 18 (3.15%) Data Mining
9 13 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (1.40%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.88%) DB2
11 5 (0.88%) Redis
11 5 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.35%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.35%) Cosmos DB
12 2 (0.35%) OLAP
12 2 (0.35%) Oracle OLAP
12 2 (0.35%) Pentaho
12 2 (0.35%) Riak
Development Applications
1 78 (13.66%) Git (software)
2 45 (7.88%) Jenkins
3 43 (7.53%) Visual Studio
4 25 (4.38%) JIRA
5 19 (3.33%) JUnit
6 17 (2.98%) JBehave
7 13 (2.28%) Cucumber
7 13 (2.28%) Maven
7 13 (2.28%) Mercurial
7 13 (2.28%) Subversion
8 12 (2.10%) Android Studio
9 11 (1.93%) CANoe
10 10 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
11 9 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (1.58%) Bitbucket
11 9 (1.58%) Rational DOORS
12 8 (1.40%) Eclipse
12 8 (1.40%) Selenium
13 6 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (0.88%) PROIV
General
1 51 (8.93%) Electronics
2 47 (8.23%) Finance
3 42 (7.36%) Automotive
4 37 (6.48%) Retail
5 21 (3.68%) Back Office
6 16 (2.80%) Publishing
7 13 (2.28%) Marketing
8 9 (1.58%) Aerospace
8 9 (1.58%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.58%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.05%) Banking
10 5 (0.88%) Legal
11 4 (0.70%) Advertising
12 3 (0.53%) Games
13 2 (0.35%) Avionics
13 2 (0.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 186 (32.57%) Software Engineer
2 178 (31.17%) Developer
3 55 (9.63%) Java Developer
4 53 (9.28%) Senior Software Engineer
5 51 (8.93%) Senior Developer
6 47 (8.23%) Software Developer
7 43 (7.53%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 43 (7.53%) Technical Specialist
8 33 (5.78%) Senior Java Developer
9 32 (5.60%) .NET Developer
9 32 (5.60%) SCCM Engineer
10 30 (5.25%) Architect
10 30 (5.25%) Embedded Engineer
11 29 (5.08%) C# Software Engineer
12 28 (4.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 21 (3.68%) Citrix Specialist
13 21 (3.68%) Citrix Technical Specialist
13 21 (3.68%) Virtualisation Specialist
14 19 (3.33%) Technical Support
14 19 (3.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (22.42%) .NET
2 107 (18.74%) HTML
3 100 (17.51%) CSS
4 71 (12.43%) Node.js
5 65 (11.38%) ASP.NET
6 63 (11.03%) RESTful
7 60 (10.51%) Spring
8 57 (9.98%) AngularJS
9 51 (8.93%) .NET Framework
9 51 (8.93%) ASP.NET MVC
10 49 (8.58%) Web Services
11 45 (7.88%) ASP.NET Web API
12 39 (6.83%) Entity Framework
13 37 (6.48%) jQuery
13 37 (6.48%) React
14 33 (5.78%) Hibernate
15 32 (5.60%) HTML5
16 24 (4.20%) REST
17 21 (3.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 21 (3.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 193 (33.80%) Computer Science
2 123 (21.54%) Self-Motivation
3 119 (20.84%) Data Centre
4 38 (6.65%) CMDB
4 38 (6.65%) User Experience
5 33 (5.78%) Public Cloud
6 28 (4.90%) Enterprise Software
6 28 (4.90%) Mobile App
7 21 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (3.50%) Embedded Systems
9 19 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
10 16 (2.80%) Fintech
11 13 (2.28%) Management Information System
12 12 (2.10%) 3D Graphics
12 12 (2.10%) Algorithms
12 12 (2.10%) Smart Meter
13 10 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
14 6 (1.05%) Driving Licence
15 4 (0.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 4 (0.70%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 88 (15.41%) Windows
2 80 (14.01%) Linux
3 32 (5.60%) Windows 10
3 32 (5.60%) Windows 7
4 30 (5.25%) Windows Server
5 25 (4.38%) Android
6 8 (1.40%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.88%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (0.88%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.88%) Unix
8 3 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.35%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.18%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (48.16%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (16.99%) Continuous Improvement
3 96 (16.81%) Scrum
4 89 (15.59%) ITIL
5 86 (15.06%) MVC
5 86 (15.06%) Service Delivery
6 80 (14.01%) Problem-Solving
7 79 (13.84%) TDD
8 75 (13.13%) Continuous Integration
9 73 (12.78%) Web Development
10 70 (12.26%) Mentoring
10 70 (12.26%) Root Cause Analysis
11 59 (10.33%) Test Automation
12 55 (9.63%) OO
12 55 (9.63%) Unit Testing
13 52 (9.11%) OOP
14 51 (8.93%) Microservices
14 51 (8.93%) SDLC
15 47 (8.23%) CRM
16 45 (7.88%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 200 (35.03%) C#
2 194 (33.98%) JavaScript
3 138 (24.17%) SQL
4 131 (22.94%) Java
5 80 (14.01%) C++
6 55 (9.63%) C
7 50 (8.76%) Python
8 42 (7.36%) PowerShell
9 40 (7.01%) PHP
10 32 (5.60%) Scala
10 32 (5.60%) VBScript
11 28 (4.90%) Java 8
12 24 (4.20%) Ruby
13 20 (3.50%) Embedded C
14 17 (2.98%) TypeScript
15 13 (2.28%) Groovy
15 13 (2.28%) VB.NET
16 12 (2.10%) Shell Script
16 12 (2.10%) VB
17 8 (1.40%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 242 (42.38%) Degree
2 168 (29.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 54 (9.46%) MCP
4 49 (8.58%) ITIL Certification
5 33 (5.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 32 (5.60%) MCSE
7 22 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 18 (3.15%) ISEB
9 16 (2.80%) PMI Certification
9 16 (2.80%) PMP
10 12 (2.10%) CEH
10 12 (2.10%) CISSP
10 12 (2.10%) CompTIA Security+
11 10 (1.75%) HND
12 8 (1.40%) Master's Degree
12 8 (1.40%) SC Cleared
12 8 (1.40%) Security Cleared
13 5 (0.88%) CIPD
14 3 (0.53%) RHCE
14 3 (0.53%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.01%) SLA
2 26 (4.55%) QA
3 16 (2.80%) MISRA
4 12 (2.10%) GPG13
4 12 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.40%) ISO 26262
6 6 (1.05%) ISO 9001
6 6 (1.05%) MISRA C
7 5 (0.88%) HAZOP
7 5 (0.88%) IEC 61131
8 4 (0.70%) DO-178B
8 4 (0.70%) PMO
9 3 (0.53%) IEC 62304
10 2 (0.35%) COBIT
11 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 68 (11.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (10.51%) Docker
3 30 (5.25%) Active Directory
4 29 (5.08%) Hyper-V
4 29 (5.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 29 (5.08%) VMware ESXi
4 29 (5.08%) vSphere
4 29 (5.08%) XenApp
4 29 (5.08%) XenDesktop
5 22 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (2.10%) Firmware
7 5 (0.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.35%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 51 (8.93%) SCVMM
2 32 (5.60%) SCCM
3 31 (5.43%) Marathon
4 29 (5.08%) vCenter Server
4 29 (5.08%) vMotion
5 19 (3.33%) Puppet
6 11 (1.93%) Ansible
6 11 (1.93%) Kubernetes
7 9 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (1.58%) WSUS
8 7 (1.23%) Terraform
9 3 (0.53%) Ambari
9 3 (0.53%) Consul
9 3 (0.53%) Grafana
9 3 (0.53%) Graphite
9 3 (0.53%) logstash
9 3 (0.53%) Opsview
9 3 (0.53%) Packer
9 3 (0.53%) Salt
9 3 (0.53%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 158 (27.67%) Microsoft
2 100 (17.51%) VMware
3 67 (11.73%) Citrix
4 32 (5.60%) CheckPoint
5 29 (5.08%) Ivanti
5 29 (5.08%) Oracle
6 22 (3.85%) BMC
7 20 (3.50%) Cisco
7 20 (3.50%) Fortinet
7 20 (3.50%) HP
8 16 (2.80%) EMC
8 16 (2.80%) NetApp
9 11 (1.93%) Zend
10 9 (1.58%) Google
11 8 (1.40%) Xamarin
12 7 (1.23%) Capita
13 6 (1.05%) MathWorks
13 6 (1.05%) MKS
13 6 (1.05%) Red Hat
13 6 (1.05%) SAP