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

Software Engineering
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 41 42
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 527 555 544
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.37% 5.44% 4.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.08% 6.05% 5.61%
Number of salaries quoted 418 517 516
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £24,750 £27,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 8,668 9,180 9,697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.26% 90.03% 87.92%
Number of salaries quoted 6,770 7,199 8,070
West Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £40,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% -4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 February 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 February 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 +5 166 £52,500 +31.25% 43
Coventry +1 91 £39,500 -1.25% 29
Warwickshire +2 82 £36,000 -12.20% 46
Staffordshire -13 56 £41,250 -2.94% 19
Worcestershire +14 45 £32,500 -27.78% 20
Solihull +13 37 £47,500 +11.76% 3
Herefordshire +13 8 £44,500 +11.25% 2
Shropshire -4 7 £42,000 +12.00% 3
Wolverhampton -13 6 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Halesowen -35 4 £33,000 +43.48% 1
Walsall -9 3 £45,000 +5.88%
Smethwick - 2 £50,000 -
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 237 (44.97%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (40.23%) Degree
3 193 (36.62%) C#
4 174 (33.02%) JavaScript
5 156 (29.60%) Computer Science
6 148 (28.08%) SQL
7 136 (25.81%) .NET
8 129 (24.48%) HTML
9 128 (24.29%) Computer Science Degree
10 117 (22.20%) C++
11 110 (20.87%) Java
12 108 (20.49%) CSS
13 103 (19.54%) Microsoft
13 103 (19.54%) MVC
14 96 (18.22%) Scrum
15 81 (15.37%) ASP.NET
15 81 (15.37%) Unit Testing
16 80 (15.18%) SQL Server
17 69 (13.09%) Node.js
18 68 (12.90%) AngularJS
18 68 (12.90%) TDD
19 66 (12.52%) Test Automation
19 66 (12.52%) C
20 64 (12.14%) OO
21 63 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
21 63 (11.95%) Continuous Improvement
22 61 (11.57%) Visual Studio
23 60 (11.39%) Web Services
23 60 (11.39%) Windows
24 59 (11.20%) Mentoring

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 16 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2010
1 16 (3.04%) MS Exchange
2 13 (2.47%) JBoss
2 13 (2.47%) Tomcat
3 9 (1.71%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.14%) GlassFish
5 6 (1.14%) Jetty
6 5 (0.95%) Apache
7 4 (0.76%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.76%) Confluence
7 4 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.57%) CMS
8 3 (0.57%) Drupal
9 2 (0.38%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.38%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.38%) WordPress
10 1 (0.19%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.19%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.19%) Liferay
Applications
1 18 (3.42%) Simulink
2 11 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.14%) Doxygen
4 3 (0.57%) Stateflow
5 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.38%) TargetLink
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.76%) Magento
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 58 (11.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (8.35%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (4.93%) SaaS
4 24 (4.55%) GitHub
5 20 (3.80%) PaaS
6 19 (3.61%) Amazon EC2
7 16 (3.04%) IaaS
8 8 (1.52%) npm
8 8 (1.52%) Serverless
9 7 (1.33%) Office 365
10 4 (0.76%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 4 (0.76%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 3 (0.57%) Force.com
12 2 (0.38%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.19%) BrowserStack
13 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.74%) Firewall
2 16 (3.04%) NetScaler
3 13 (2.47%) LAN
3 13 (2.47%) WAN
4 12 (2.28%) OSPF
5 11 (2.09%) Internet
5 11 (2.09%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.71%) HTTP
7 8 (1.52%) Ethernet
8 7 (1.33%) SMS
9 6 (1.14%) AMQP
9 6 (1.14%) FlexRay
10 5 (0.95%) RS-485
11 3 (0.57%) RS-232
11 3 (0.57%) SMTP
11 3 (0.57%) SNMP
12 2 (0.38%) Modbus
12 2 (0.38%) SSH
12 2 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.19%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (15.18%) SQL Server
2 48 (9.11%) NoSQL
3 41 (7.78%) MongoDB
4 33 (6.26%) MySQL
5 24 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (2.28%) Data Mining
7 8 (1.52%) Big Data
8 7 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (1.33%) DB2
8 7 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.76%) Redis
10 4 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.57%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.57%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.57%) HBase
11 3 (0.57%) Impala
11 3 (0.57%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.57%) Riak
Development Applications
1 61 (11.57%) Visual Studio
2 52 (9.87%) Git (software)
3 47 (8.92%) Jenkins
4 41 (7.78%) JIRA
5 19 (3.61%) Subversion
6 14 (2.66%) Rational DOORS
7 12 (2.28%) Android Studio
8 10 (1.90%) JUnit
8 10 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (1.71%) Bitbucket
9 9 (1.71%) gulp
9 9 (1.71%) Maven
10 8 (1.52%) Babel
10 8 (1.52%) CMake
10 8 (1.52%) Grunt
10 8 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (1.52%) webpack
11 6 (1.14%) Axure RP
11 6 (1.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 6 (1.14%) Selenium
General
1 37 (7.02%) Electronics
2 35 (6.64%) Finance
3 30 (5.69%) Automotive
4 27 (5.12%) Retail
5 17 (3.23%) Marketing
6 11 (2.09%) Back Office
7 10 (1.90%) Advertising
7 10 (1.90%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.71%) Publishing
9 7 (1.33%) Games
10 6 (1.14%) Banking
10 6 (1.14%) Billing
10 6 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.95%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.57%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.38%) Avionics
14 1 (0.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 210 (39.85%) Software Engineer
2 191 (36.24%) Developer
3 56 (10.63%) Java Developer
4 54 (10.25%) Senior Software Engineer
5 47 (8.92%) Software Developer
6 45 (8.54%) .NET Developer
7 43 (8.16%) Senior Developer
8 39 (7.40%) C# Developer
9 37 (7.02%) C# Software Engineer
10 33 (6.26%) Embedded Engineer
11 31 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 30 (5.69%) Senior Java Developer
13 26 (4.93%) Graduate
14 24 (4.55%) Architect
14 24 (4.55%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 24 (4.55%) Junior
15 23 (4.36%) C# .NET Developer
15 23 (4.36%) C# Software Developer
15 23 (4.36%) Infrastructure Specialist
15 23 (4.36%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (25.81%) .NET
2 129 (24.48%) HTML
3 108 (20.49%) CSS
4 81 (15.37%) ASP.NET
5 69 (13.09%) Node.js
6 68 (12.90%) AngularJS
7 60 (11.39%) Web Services
8 53 (10.06%) RESTful
8 53 (10.06%) Spring
9 47 (8.92%) React
9 47 (8.92%) XML
10 45 (8.54%) .NET Framework
11 43 (8.16%) HTML5
12 42 (7.97%) ASP.NET Web API
13 38 (7.21%) Entity Framework
14 37 (7.02%) jQuery
15 36 (6.83%) ASP.NET MVC
15 36 (6.83%) REST
16 21 (3.98%) Middleware
17 19 (3.61%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 156 (29.60%) Computer Science
2 59 (11.20%) Data Centre
3 41 (7.78%) User Experience
4 34 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (4.17%) CMDB
6 21 (3.98%) Algorithms
7 19 (3.61%) Mobile App
8 17 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
8 17 (3.23%) Public Cloud
9 15 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (2.09%) Linux Command Line
11 10 (1.90%) Fintech
12 8 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (1.52%) SCADA
12 8 (1.52%) Video\Live Streaming
13 7 (1.33%) 3D Graphics
14 6 (1.14%) Smart Meter
15 5 (0.95%) Client/Server
15 5 (0.95%) Management Information System
16 4 (0.76%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 60 (11.39%) Windows
2 54 (10.25%) Linux
3 17 (3.23%) Android
3 17 (3.23%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.52%) Windows 10
4 8 (1.52%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.33%) FreeRTOS
5 7 (1.33%) SafeRTOS
5 7 (1.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 6 (1.14%) Unix
7 3 (0.57%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (44.97%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (19.54%) MVC
3 96 (18.22%) Scrum
4 81 (15.37%) Unit Testing
5 68 (12.90%) TDD
6 66 (12.52%) Test Automation
7 64 (12.14%) OO
8 63 (11.95%) Continuous Improvement
8 63 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
9 59 (11.20%) Mentoring
10 54 (10.25%) Service Delivery
11 51 (9.68%) Microservices
12 50 (9.49%) ITIL
12 50 (9.49%) OOP
12 50 (9.49%) Web Development
13 46 (8.73%) SDLC
14 40 (7.59%) Root Cause Analysis
15 33 (6.26%) Presales
16 32 (6.07%) SOA
17 31 (5.88%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 193 (36.62%) C#
2 174 (33.02%) JavaScript
3 148 (28.08%) SQL
4 117 (22.20%) C++
5 110 (20.87%) Java
6 66 (12.52%) C
7 42 (7.97%) Python
8 33 (6.26%) PHP
9 24 (4.55%) VB.NET
10 21 (3.98%) MATLAB
10 21 (3.98%) PowerShell
11 20 (3.80%) Embedded C
12 19 (3.61%) Scala
13 16 (3.04%) TypeScript
14 13 (2.47%) XPath
15 8 (1.52%) ES6
15 8 (1.52%) Perl
15 8 (1.52%) VBScript
16 6 (1.14%) Clojure
16 6 (1.14%) Go
Qualifications
1 212 (40.23%) Degree
2 128 (24.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (5.31%) ITIL Certification
4 22 (4.17%) MCP
5 15 (2.85%) Security Cleared
6 14 (2.66%) PMI Certification
6 14 (2.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (2.28%) PMP
7 12 (2.28%) SC Cleared
8 10 (1.90%) ISEB
9 9 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (1.52%) MCSE
11 5 (0.95%) CEH
11 5 (0.95%) CISSP
11 5 (0.95%) CompTIA Security+
12 4 (0.76%) PhD
12 4 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.57%) HND
13 3 (0.57%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (8.35%) QA
2 21 (3.98%) SLA
3 18 (3.42%) MISRA
4 16 (3.04%) IEC 62304
5 12 (2.28%) ISO 26262
6 10 (1.90%) ISO 9001
7 8 (1.52%) IEC 61508
7 8 (1.52%) MISRA C
7 8 (1.52%) PMO
8 7 (1.33%) ISO 13485
9 6 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (0.95%) GPG13
11 4 (0.76%) COBIT
12 3 (0.57%) PCI DSS
13 2 (0.38%) TickIT
14 1 (0.19%) DO-178B
System Software
1 44 (8.35%) Docker
2 42 (7.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (3.04%) Firmware
4 16 (3.04%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.04%) Microsoft App-V
4 16 (3.04%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (3.04%) vSphere
4 16 (3.04%) XenApp
4 16 (3.04%) XenDesktop
5 13 (2.47%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.57%) HDFS
7 2 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 33 (6.26%) SCVMM
2 17 (3.23%) Marathon
3 16 (3.04%) vCenter Server
3 16 (3.04%) vMotion
4 8 (1.52%) SCCM
5 6 (1.14%) Ansible
5 6 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.14%) Puppet
6 2 (0.38%) WSUS
7 1 (0.19%) Ambari
7 1 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.19%) logstash
7 1 (0.19%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.19%) Terraform
Vendors
1 103 (19.54%) Microsoft
2 50 (9.49%) VMware
3 39 (7.40%) Citrix
4 29 (5.50%) Oracle
5 19 (3.61%) CheckPoint
6 17 (3.23%) BMC
7 16 (3.04%) Ivanti
7 16 (3.04%) SAP
8 15 (2.85%) HP
9 14 (2.66%) Cisco
10 13 (2.47%) Google
11 12 (2.28%) Fortinet
12 9 (1.71%) EMC
12 9 (1.71%) NetApp
12 9 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (1.33%) Adobe
13 7 (1.33%) Capita
14 5 (0.95%) Pegasus
14 5 (0.95%) Sybase
15 3 (0.57%) MathWorks