Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > West Midlands
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 26 33
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7 +11
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 293 540 585
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.55% 7.02% 6.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.32% 7.60% 6.94%
Number of salaries quoted 242 424 412
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £64,975 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 3,144 7,103 8,429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 91.77% 92.32% 91.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2,566 5,562 6,465
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 2020. 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 +50 86 £47,500 -13.64% 23
Coventry +9 53 £45,000 -3.74% 8
Staffordshire +6 37 £47,500 +5.56% 3
Worcestershire 0 33 £42,500 -10.53% 7
Warwickshire -2 25 £46,947 -10.58% 8
Shropshire +6 17 £52,500 -9.48% 1
Walsall +2 10 £60,000 +41.18% 1
Herefordshire -2 10 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Solihull -3 9 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Wednesbury -6 1 £47,500 -19.15%
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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.

1 132 (45.05%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (36.18%) C#
3 93 (31.74%) .NET
4 81 (27.65%) Azure
5 70 (23.89%) JavaScript
6 69 (23.55%) SQL
7 67 (22.87%) Degree
8 61 (20.82%) TDD
9 55 (18.77%) Microsoft
9 55 (18.77%) DevOps
10 54 (18.43%) Java
11 52 (17.75%) HTML
11 52 (17.75%) AWS
12 51 (17.41%) MVC
13 49 (16.72%) ASP.NET
14 45 (15.36%) Microservices
15 44 (15.02%) Docker
15 44 (15.02%) SQL Server
16 43 (14.68%) CSS
16 43 (14.68%) Problem-Solving
17 42 (14.33%) AngularJS
18 40 (13.65%) Python
19 39 (13.31%) Windows
20 38 (12.97%) UML
21 37 (12.63%) C
21 37 (12.63%) Scrum
21 37 (12.63%) React
22 36 (12.29%) ASP.NET Web API
23 34 (11.60%) C++
24 33 (11.26%) Visual Studio

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 14 (4.78%) Confluence
2 11 (3.75%) SAS
3 9 (3.07%) IIS
4 8 (2.73%) Apache Spark
5 6 (2.05%) Anypoint
6 4 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.02%) CMS
7 3 (1.02%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.02%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.02%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.68%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.68%) JBoss
9 1 (0.34%) WinCC
9 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (2.39%) Simulink
1 7 (2.39%) TargetLink
2 6 (2.05%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Magento
2 2 (0.68%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (0.68%) OpenCart
2 2 (0.68%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 81 (27.65%) Azure
2 52 (17.75%) AWS
3 25 (8.53%) SaaS
4 16 (5.46%) PaaS
5 13 (4.44%) GitHub
6 11 (3.75%) Power Platform
7 7 (2.39%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (2.39%) Serverless
8 5 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.71%) npm
9 4 (1.37%) GCP
10 3 (1.02%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.68%) IaaS
11 2 (0.68%) Office 365
12 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.34%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.73%) Broadband
1 8 (2.73%) Internet
2 6 (2.05%) FlexRay
3 5 (1.71%) SSL
4 2 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.34%) Profibus
5 1 (0.34%) RS-485
5 1 (0.34%) Skype
5 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (15.02%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.83%) Big Data
3 17 (5.80%) MySQL
4 13 (4.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 13 (4.44%) NoSQL
5 12 (4.10%) Hadoop
6 11 (3.75%) Power BI
7 9 (3.07%) Apache Hive
7 9 (3.07%) Impala
7 9 (3.07%) MongoDB
7 9 (3.07%) Pentaho
8 7 (2.39%) Base SAS
8 7 (2.39%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.39%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 7 (2.39%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 7 (2.39%) SAS Visual Analytics
8 7 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (2.05%) Redis
10 5 (1.71%) HBase
10 5 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 33 (11.26%) Visual Studio
2 26 (8.87%) Git (software)
3 23 (7.85%) Jenkins
4 19 (6.48%) JIRA
5 12 (4.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 12 (4.10%) GitLab
6 9 (3.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (2.73%) Maven
7 8 (2.73%) Rational DOORS
8 7 (2.39%) Moq
8 7 (2.39%) NUnit
9 5 (1.71%) Subversion
9 5 (1.71%) Visual Studio Code
10 4 (1.37%) gulp
10 4 (1.37%) HP UFT
10 4 (1.37%) jspm
10 4 (1.37%) MSTest
10 4 (1.37%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.02%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 29 (9.90%) Electronics
2 25 (8.53%) Finance
3 19 (6.48%) Automotive
4 8 (2.73%) Law
4 8 (2.73%) Public Sector
5 6 (2.05%) Advertising
6 5 (1.71%) Police
6 5 (1.71%) Retail
7 4 (1.37%) Marketing
8 3 (1.02%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.02%) Games
9 2 (0.68%) Billing
9 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.34%) Banking
10 1 (0.34%) German Language
10 1 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 130 (44.37%) Software Engineer
2 56 (19.11%) Developer
3 36 (12.29%) Embedded Engineer
3 36 (12.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 28 (9.56%) Senior Software Engineer
5 22 (7.51%) .NET Software Engineer
6 16 (5.46%) Software Developer
7 12 (4.10%) Data Engineer
7 12 (4.10%) Java Engineer
8 10 (3.41%) Architect
8 10 (3.41%) C# Developer
8 10 (3.41%) C# Software Engineer
8 10 (3.41%) Java Developer
9 9 (3.07%) C++ Software Engineer
9 9 (3.07%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (3.07%) Engineering Manager
9 9 (3.07%) Senior Java Engineer
9 9 (3.07%) Software Engineering Manager
9 9 (3.07%) Software Manager
9 9 (3.07%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (31.74%) .NET
2 52 (17.75%) HTML
3 49 (16.72%) ASP.NET
4 43 (14.68%) CSS
5 42 (14.33%) AngularJS
6 37 (12.63%) React
7 36 (12.29%) ASP.NET Web API
8 33 (11.26%) .NET Framework
9 28 (9.56%) .NET Core
10 22 (7.51%) ASP.NET MVC
11 20 (6.83%) RESTful
12 19 (6.48%) REST
13 18 (6.14%) HTML5
13 18 (6.14%) jQuery
14 17 (5.80%) Spring
15 16 (5.46%) Kafka
16 15 (5.12%) Node.js
16 15 (5.12%) Sass
16 15 (5.12%) Web Services
17 13 (4.44%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.17%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (4.44%) Mobile App
4 11 (3.75%) Algorithms
5 9 (3.07%) Embedded Systems
6 8 (2.73%) Cloud Native
6 8 (2.73%) VHDL
7 7 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.39%) User Experience
8 6 (2.05%) Augmented Reality
8 6 (2.05%) Internet of Things
8 6 (2.05%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.71%) State Machine
10 4 (1.37%) AS400
10 4 (1.37%) Smart Home
11 3 (1.02%) Derivative
11 3 (1.02%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.68%) Device Driver
12 2 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
13 1 (0.34%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 39 (13.31%) Windows
2 32 (10.92%) Linux
3 18 (6.14%) Unix
4 11 (3.75%) Android
5 10 (3.41%) Apple iOS
5 10 (3.41%) VxWorks
6 5 (1.71%) Nucleus RTOS
6 5 (1.71%) SafeRTOS
7 4 (1.37%) CentOS
7 4 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.68%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.34%) MVS
9 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (45.05%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (20.82%) TDD
3 55 (18.77%) DevOps
4 51 (17.41%) MVC
5 45 (15.36%) Microservices
6 43 (14.68%) Problem-Solving
7 38 (12.97%) UML
8 37 (12.63%) Scrum
9 33 (11.26%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (10.24%) Unit Testing
11 28 (9.56%) Mentoring
12 26 (8.87%) Computer Science
13 22 (7.51%) BDD
13 22 (7.51%) Mathematics
14 20 (6.83%) Analytics
14 20 (6.83%) Open Source
14 20 (6.83%) Requirements Gathering
14 20 (6.83%) SDLC
14 20 (6.83%) Test Automation
15 18 (6.14%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 106 (36.18%) C#
2 70 (23.89%) JavaScript
3 69 (23.55%) SQL
4 54 (18.43%) Java
5 40 (13.65%) Python
6 37 (12.63%) C
7 34 (11.60%) C++
8 25 (8.53%) TypeScript
9 15 (5.12%) Go
10 12 (4.10%) Ruby
11 11 (3.75%) T-SQL
12 10 (3.41%) Embedded C
13 9 (3.07%) HiveQL
13 9 (3.07%) PHP
14 7 (2.39%) Objective-C
15 6 (2.05%) Dart
15 6 (2.05%) VB.NET
16 5 (1.71%) Java 8
16 5 (1.71%) PowerShell
17 4 (1.37%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 67 (22.87%) Degree
2 21 (7.17%) Security Cleared
3 20 (6.83%) SC Cleared
4 14 (4.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.39%) AWS Certification
6 6 (2.05%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (1.02%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.68%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.68%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.34%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.80%) ISO 26262
2 12 (4.10%) MISRA
3 11 (3.75%) QA
4 8 (2.73%) MISRA C
5 4 (1.37%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.68%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.34%) GDPR
7 1 (0.34%) ISO 15022
7 1 (0.34%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.34%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (15.02%) Docker
2 9 (3.07%) Firmware
2 9 (3.07%) HDFS
3 2 (0.68%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.68%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 30 (10.24%) Kubernetes
2 14 (4.78%) Terraform
3 8 (2.73%) SELinux
4 6 (2.05%) Docker Swarm
5 5 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.37%) Grafana
6 4 (1.37%) Graphite
6 4 (1.37%) HP ALM
6 4 (1.37%) Prometheus
6 4 (1.37%) Puppet
7 3 (1.02%) Ansible
7 3 (1.02%) Consul
7 3 (1.02%) Nagios
7 3 (1.02%) Packer
8 1 (0.34%) SCCM
8 1 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 55 (18.77%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.07%) Cloudera
3 7 (2.39%) Oracle
4 6 (2.05%) MuleSoft
5 5 (1.71%) Atlassian
5 5 (1.71%) Intel
5 5 (1.71%) Splunk
6 4 (1.37%) Adobe
6 4 (1.37%) HP
6 4 (1.37%) Informatica
6 4 (1.37%) Talend
6 4 (1.37%) Xamarin
7 3 (1.02%) Google
7 3 (1.02%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.68%) hybris
8 2 (0.68%) IBM
8 2 (0.68%) SAP
9 1 (0.34%) Atmel
9 1 (0.34%) Siemens
9 1 (0.34%) Symantec