Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 53 37
Rank change year-on-year +8 -16 +15
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 526 544 585
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.19% 4.76% 5.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.84% 5.33% 6.12%
Number of salaries quoted 500 514 634
West Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,300 £60,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 9001 10197 9565
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.87% 89.21% 87.65%
Number of salaries quoted 7279 7971 7907
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £64,700
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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 0 152 £48,500 +21.25% 10
Warwickshire +5 111 £41,000 +2.50% 8
Coventry +4 75 £31,500 -12.50% 10
Staffordshire +7 74 £41,250 -8.33% 4
Worcestershire +10 39 £35,000 -16.67% 5
Shropshire -2 15 £71,500 +73.89% 4
Solihull -9 15 £49,000 +78.18% 3
Wolverhampton +10 9 £45,000 +46.34%
Walsall +8 7 £45,000 +5.88%
Herefordshire -11 7 £42,500 +6.25%
Halesowen - 4 £33,000 -
Willenhall - 3 £45,000 -
Smethwick - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £40,000 -
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 206 (39.16%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (37.64%) C#
3 191 (36.31%) Degree
4 150 (28.52%) JavaScript
5 143 (27.19%) Computer Science
6 139 (26.43%) SQL
6 139 (26.43%) .NET
7 134 (25.48%) Java
8 125 (23.76%) C++
9 113 (21.48%) HTML
9 113 (21.48%) Computer Science Degree
10 104 (19.77%) SQL Server
11 103 (19.58%) MVC
12 90 (17.11%) CSS
13 89 (16.92%) Scrum
14 82 (15.59%) Web Services
15 78 (14.83%) C
16 77 (14.64%) TDD
17 76 (14.45%) Unit Testing
17 76 (14.45%) ASP.NET
17 76 (14.45%) OO
18 75 (14.26%) XML
19 73 (13.88%) Test Automation
20 70 (13.31%) AngularJS
21 62 (11.79%) Mentoring
22 60 (11.41%) Visual Studio
23 59 (11.22%) Linux
24 58 (11.03%) MySQL
25 57 (10.84%) Node.js
26 55 (10.46%) Continuous Integration

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 (5.51%) Tomcat
2 18 (3.42%) JBoss
3 14 (2.66%) Apache
4 11 (2.09%) Documentum
5 9 (1.71%) GlassFish
6 7 (1.33%) CMS
6 7 (1.33%) Drupal
7 6 (1.14%) Jetty
8 5 (0.95%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.95%) Confluence
9 4 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.76%) IIS
10 3 (0.57%) ColdFusion
10 3 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.57%) WildFly
11 2 (0.38%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.38%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.19%) Alfresco
12 1 (0.19%) Liferay
Applications
1 23 (4.37%) Simulink
2 7 (1.33%) Doxygen
3 5 (0.95%) Stateflow
4 2 (0.38%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Magento
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 37 (7.03%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (6.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (6.08%) GitHub
4 13 (2.47%) SaaS
5 10 (1.90%) PaaS
6 9 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (1.71%) IaaS
7 5 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.95%) npm
8 4 (0.76%) Force.com
8 4 (0.76%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 4 (0.76%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 2 (0.38%) Office 365
10 1 (0.19%) Asana
10 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.19%) G Suite
10 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.94%) Firewall
2 16 (3.04%) HTTP
2 16 (3.04%) Internet
3 13 (2.47%) LAN
3 13 (2.47%) WAN
4 12 (2.28%) OSPF
5 10 (1.90%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.33%) SMS
7 6 (1.14%) AMQP
7 6 (1.14%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.95%) RS-485
9 4 (0.76%) Bluetooth
9 4 (0.76%) Profibus
9 4 (0.76%) ZigBee
10 3 (0.57%) SMTP
10 3 (0.57%) SNMP
11 2 (0.38%) Modbus
11 2 (0.38%) Wireless
12 1 (0.19%) FlexRay
12 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (19.77%) SQL Server
2 58 (11.03%) MySQL
3 46 (8.75%) NoSQL
4 45 (8.56%) MongoDB
5 20 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (2.66%) Apache Cassandra
7 13 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (2.28%) Big Data
9 9 (1.71%) DB2
9 9 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (1.33%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.33%) Relational Database
11 6 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.95%) InfluxDB
12 5 (0.95%) MariaDB
12 5 (0.95%) QlikView
12 5 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.76%) Riak
Development Applications
1 60 (11.41%) Visual Studio
2 49 (9.32%) Jenkins
3 41 (7.79%) JIRA
4 40 (7.60%) Git (software)
5 32 (6.08%) JUnit
6 27 (5.13%) Maven
7 23 (4.37%) Selenium
7 23 (4.37%) Subversion
8 16 (3.04%) Rational DOORS
9 11 (2.09%) Bitbucket
10 10 (1.90%) Cucumber
11 9 (1.71%) Hudson
11 9 (1.71%) JBehave
11 9 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (1.71%) TestNG
12 8 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (1.33%) CMake
13 7 (1.33%) TeamCity
14 6 (1.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 6 (1.14%) Gradle
General
1 49 (9.32%) Automotive
2 40 (7.60%) Electronics
3 37 (7.03%) Finance
4 24 (4.56%) Retail
5 12 (2.28%) Advertising
6 10 (1.90%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (1.71%) Banking
7 9 (1.71%) Games
7 9 (1.71%) Marketing
7 9 (1.71%) Publishing
8 7 (1.33%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.14%) Billing
10 4 (0.76%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.57%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 222 (42.21%) Software Engineer
2 206 (39.16%) Developer
3 62 (11.79%) Software Developer
4 52 (9.89%) C# Developer
5 44 (8.37%) Java Developer
6 42 (7.98%) Embedded Engineer
6 42 (7.98%) Senior Developer
7 41 (7.79%) C# Software Engineer
8 40 (7.60%) .NET Developer
8 40 (7.60%) Architect
9 39 (7.41%) Senior Software Engineer
10 35 (6.65%) C# .NET Developer
11 33 (6.27%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 33 (6.27%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 29 (5.51%) Graduate
13 26 (4.94%) C# Software Developer
13 26 (4.94%) C++ Software Engineer
14 24 (4.56%) Junior
15 22 (4.18%) Java Engineer
16 21 (3.99%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (26.43%) .NET
2 113 (21.48%) HTML
3 90 (17.11%) CSS
4 82 (15.59%) Web Services
5 76 (14.45%) ASP.NET
6 75 (14.26%) XML
7 70 (13.31%) AngularJS
8 57 (10.84%) Node.js
9 54 (10.27%) Spring
10 52 (9.89%) RESTful
11 50 (9.51%) REST
12 37 (7.03%) SOAP
13 36 (6.84%) Hibernate
14 35 (6.65%) HTML5
14 35 (6.65%) Middleware
15 34 (6.46%) jQuery
16 31 (5.89%) XSLT
17 28 (5.32%) JPA
17 28 (5.32%) React
18 22 (4.18%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 143 (27.19%) Computer Science
2 54 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (5.13%) User Experience
4 25 (4.75%) Algorithms
5 22 (4.18%) Data Centre
6 16 (3.04%) Smart Meter
7 14 (2.66%) Embedded Systems
8 13 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (2.09%) Mobile App
9 11 (2.09%) SCADA
10 10 (1.90%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.71%) CMDB
11 9 (1.71%) Video\Live Streaming
12 8 (1.52%) CAN bus
12 8 (1.52%) Fintech
13 6 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (1.14%) Mainframe
14 5 (0.95%) Smart Home
15 4 (0.76%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 59 (11.22%) Linux
2 48 (9.13%) Windows
3 14 (2.66%) Unix
4 9 (1.71%) Android
5 8 (1.52%) VxWorks
5 8 (1.52%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 7 (1.33%) Windows Phone
6 7 (1.33%) Windows Phone 8
7 6 (1.14%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.95%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.57%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.38%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (39.16%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (19.58%) MVC
3 89 (16.92%) Scrum
4 77 (14.64%) TDD
5 76 (14.45%) OO
5 76 (14.45%) Unit Testing
6 73 (13.88%) Test Automation
7 62 (11.79%) Mentoring
8 55 (10.46%) Continuous Integration
9 49 (9.32%) SDLC
10 48 (9.13%) Microservices
11 45 (8.56%) SOA
12 36 (6.84%) DevOps
13 33 (6.27%) OOP
14 32 (6.08%) BDD
15 31 (5.89%) Mathematics
15 31 (5.89%) Root Cause Analysis
16 30 (5.70%) Continuous Improvement
16 30 (5.70%) Software Architecture
17 27 (5.13%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 198 (37.64%) C#
2 150 (28.52%) JavaScript
3 139 (26.43%) SQL
4 134 (25.48%) Java
5 125 (23.76%) C++
6 78 (14.83%) C
7 49 (9.32%) Python
8 40 (7.60%) PHP
9 31 (5.89%) MATLAB
10 30 (5.70%) Embedded C
11 26 (4.94%) VB.NET
12 25 (4.75%) XPath
13 21 (3.99%) Scala
14 11 (2.09%) Embedded C++
14 11 (2.09%) Perl
14 11 (2.09%) T-SQL
15 9 (1.71%) Ruby
15 9 (1.71%) Shell Script
16 6 (1.14%) Korn
16 6 (1.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 191 (36.31%) Degree
2 113 (21.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (3.61%) Security Cleared
4 17 (3.23%) HND
5 16 (3.04%) GNVQ
5 16 (3.04%) PMI Certification
6 12 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (2.28%) PMP
7 11 (2.09%) ISEB
8 6 (1.14%) CEH
8 6 (1.14%) CISSP
8 6 (1.14%) CompTIA Security+
8 6 (1.14%) PhD
8 6 (1.14%) Security+ Certification
9 5 (0.95%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
12 2 (0.38%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.60%) QA
2 24 (4.56%) MISRA
3 15 (2.85%) IEC 62304
4 13 (2.47%) SLA
5 11 (2.09%) Disclosure Scotland
6 10 (1.90%) ISO 26262
6 10 (1.90%) MISRA C
7 9 (1.71%) ISO 13485
7 9 (1.71%) ISO 9001
7 9 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (1.52%) IEC 61508
9 6 (1.14%) GPG13
9 6 (1.14%) PMO
10 4 (0.76%) COBIT
11 3 (0.57%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.57%) TickIT
12 1 (0.19%) DO-178B
System Software
1 35 (6.65%) Docker
2 26 (4.94%) Firmware
3 13 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.38%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 27 (5.13%) Puppet
2 11 (2.09%) Marathon
3 6 (1.14%) Ansible
3 6 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.95%) Consul
4 5 (0.95%) Icinga
4 5 (0.95%) Nagios
5 4 (0.76%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.19%) SELinux
7 1 (0.19%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 46 (8.75%) Oracle
2 42 (7.98%) Microsoft
3 20 (3.80%) CheckPoint
3 20 (3.80%) EMC
4 17 (3.23%) HP
5 14 (2.66%) Cisco
5 14 (2.66%) Google
5 14 (2.66%) SAP
6 13 (2.47%) VMware
7 12 (2.28%) Fortinet
8 11 (2.09%) Pega
9 10 (1.90%) Citrix
10 9 (1.71%) NetApp
11 8 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (1.33%) New Relic
12 7 (1.33%) Sybase
13 6 (1.14%) Green Hills
14 5 (0.95%) Adobe
14 5 (0.95%) Pegasus
14 5 (0.95%) Red Hat