Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for SOLID skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SOLID over the 6 months to 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SOLID Principles
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 238 256
Rank change year-on-year +2 +18 -2
Permanent jobs citing SOLID 61 92 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.71% 0.93% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 1.02% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 57 100 77
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £29,850 £24,250 £26,550
90th Percentile £59,750 £52,500 £49,850
England median annual salary £52,500 £53,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -0.94% +6.00% -4.76%

SOLID 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 7,795 9,056 10,692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.40% 91.37% 90.53%
Number of salaries quoted 5,960 7,421 8,366
West Midlands median annual salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%

SOLID
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SOLID as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SOLID in the West Midlands

SOLID
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SOLID in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for SOLID in the West Midlands

SOLID
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SOLID in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Salary histogram for SOLID in the West Midlands

SOLID
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 SOLID within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 October 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 +8 19 £44,750 +11.88% 6
Sutton Coldfield -9 18 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Staffordshire -19 11 £40,000 +3.23% 3
Solihull - 5 £55,000 - 2
Shropshire - 5 £32,500 - 2
Coventry -1 1 - - 5
Worcestershire -4 1 £37,500 -21.05%
SOLID
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT jobs citing SOLID 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 SOLID.

1 55 (90.16%) .NET
2 54 (88.52%) C#
2 54 (88.52%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (65.57%) TDD
4 34 (55.74%) SQL
4 34 (55.74%) SQL Server
5 32 (52.46%) ASP.NET
6 31 (50.82%) JavaScript
6 31 (50.82%) Scrum
7 29 (47.54%) MVC
7 29 (47.54%) AngularJS
8 25 (40.98%) Microservices
9 23 (37.70%) HTML
9 23 (37.70%) CSS
10 21 (34.43%) .NET Framework
11 20 (32.79%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (31.15%) Microsoft
13 18 (29.51%) VB.NET
13 18 (29.51%) HTML5
14 17 (27.87%) RESTful
14 17 (27.87%) CSS3
15 16 (26.23%) Unit Testing
15 16 (26.23%) MongoDB
16 15 (24.59%) Software Engineering
16 15 (24.59%) ASP.NET Web API
17 14 (22.95%) TypeScript
17 14 (22.95%) Git (software)
18 13 (21.31%) T-SQL
18 13 (21.31%) Visual Studio Team System
18 13 (21.31%) Microsoft Azure

SOLID
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 4 (6.56%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (4.92%) CMS
3 1 (1.64%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 13 (21.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.20%) SaaS
3 3 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.28%) GitHub
5 1 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (55.74%) SQL Server
2 16 (26.23%) MongoDB
3 12 (19.67%) Relational Database
4 10 (16.39%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.92%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (3.28%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.64%) MySQL
7 1 (1.64%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 14 (22.95%) Git (software)
2 13 (21.31%) Visual Studio Team System
3 8 (13.11%) ReSharper
3 8 (13.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (13.11%) Visual Studio
4 7 (11.48%) TeamCity
5 6 (9.84%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (8.20%) NUnit
6 5 (8.20%) Selenium
7 4 (6.56%) CruiseControl
7 4 (6.56%) JIRA
7 4 (6.56%) Moq
7 4 (6.56%) Subversion
8 3 (4.92%) fastlane
9 1 (1.64%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.64%) Mocha
9 1 (1.64%) MSBuild
9 1 (1.64%) NSubstitute
9 1 (1.64%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (8.20%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Automotive
3 3 (4.92%) Legal
4 2 (3.28%) Games
4 2 (3.28%) Retail
5 1 (1.64%) Law
5 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (75.41%) Developer
2 24 (39.34%) .NET Developer
3 14 (22.95%) Software Developer
4 10 (16.39%) C# Developer
5 9 (14.75%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (13.11%) Senior Developer
6 8 (13.11%) Software Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Junior
7 5 (8.20%) Junior Developer
7 5 (8.20%) Junior Software Developer
8 4 (6.56%) Architect
8 4 (6.56%) C# Software Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) Analyst Developer
9 3 (4.92%) Development Team Leader
9 3 (4.92%) iOS Developer
9 3 (4.92%) Junior Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) Senior Software Developer
9 3 (4.92%) Software Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (90.16%) .NET
2 32 (52.46%) ASP.NET
3 29 (47.54%) AngularJS
4 23 (37.70%) CSS
4 23 (37.70%) HTML
5 21 (34.43%) .NET Framework
6 18 (29.51%) HTML5
7 17 (27.87%) CSS3
7 17 (27.87%) RESTful
8 15 (24.59%) ASP.NET Web API
9 11 (18.03%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (16.39%) REST
11 9 (14.75%) Spring
12 8 (13.11%) RabbitMQ
13 7 (11.48%) WCF
14 6 (9.84%) jQuery
15 5 (8.20%) .NET Core
16 4 (6.56%) Entity Framework
16 4 (6.56%) JSON
16 4 (6.56%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (6.56%) User Experience
2 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.92%) Blog
2 3 (4.92%) iPad
2 3 (4.92%) iPhone
3 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.92%) Android
1 3 (4.92%) Apple iOS
1 3 (4.92%) Windows
2 1 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (88.52%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (65.57%) TDD
3 31 (50.82%) Scrum
4 29 (47.54%) MVC
5 25 (40.98%) Microservices
6 20 (32.79%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (26.23%) Unit Testing
8 15 (24.59%) Software Engineering
9 11 (18.03%) Collaborative Working
10 9 (14.75%) BDD
10 9 (14.75%) Mentoring
11 7 (11.48%) Line Management
11 7 (11.48%) Pair Programming
11 7 (11.48%) Refactoring
11 7 (11.48%) Web Development
12 6 (9.84%) Domain-Driven Design
12 6 (9.84%) Risk Management
13 5 (8.20%) Analytics
13 5 (8.20%) Continuous Delivery
13 5 (8.20%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 54 (88.52%) C#
2 34 (55.74%) SQL
3 31 (50.82%) JavaScript
4 18 (29.51%) VB.NET
5 14 (22.95%) TypeScript
6 13 (21.31%) T-SQL
7 4 (6.56%) C
8 3 (4.92%) Apple Swift
9 2 (3.28%) PHP
9 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.64%) F#
10 1 (1.64%) Java
10 1 (1.64%) Kotlin
10 1 (1.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (3.28%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 19 (31.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.56%) RedGate
3 3 (4.92%) Apple
4 2 (3.28%) Google
5 1 (1.64%) Twitter
5 1 (1.64%) Xamarin