Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SOLID Principles
England > West Midlands
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 226 246 200
Rank change year-on-year +20 -46 +45
Permanent jobs citing SOLID 62 75 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.75% 0.75% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.82% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 54 75 112
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £29,895 £26,250 £26,300
90th Percentile £72,000 £55,750 £51,475
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -5.00%

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 7,498 9,118 10,145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.97% 91.29% 91.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5,678 7,361 7,954
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,333
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +11 20 £43,500 +8.75% 5
Sutton Coldfield -7 19 £40,000 +21.21% 5
Staffordshire -7 10 £34,450 -8.13% 11
Solihull +10 9 £72,500 +141.67% 2
Coventry +15 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £32,500 -
SOLID
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 54 (87.10%) .NET
1 54 (87.10%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (83.87%) C#
3 38 (61.29%) SQL Server
4 37 (59.68%) TDD
5 35 (56.45%) ASP.NET
6 31 (50.00%) SQL
7 27 (43.55%) MVC
7 27 (43.55%) Scrum
8 26 (41.94%) HTML
8 26 (41.94%) JavaScript
8 26 (41.94%) CSS
9 25 (40.32%) Microsoft
10 23 (37.10%) .NET Framework
10 23 (37.10%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (35.48%) RESTful
11 22 (35.48%) Microservices
12 21 (33.87%) AngularJS
12 21 (33.87%) Microsoft Azure
13 19 (30.65%) HTML5
14 17 (27.42%) VB.NET
14 17 (27.42%) CSS3
15 15 (24.19%) Software Engineering
16 14 (22.58%) Unit Testing
16 14 (22.58%) ASP.NET Web API
17 13 (20.97%) Spring
17 13 (20.97%) ASP.NET MVC
17 13 (20.97%) Visual Studio Team System
18 12 (19.35%) MongoDB
18 12 (19.35%) Visual Studio

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 (6.45%) CMS
2 2 (3.23%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.61%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 21 (33.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.06%) SaaS
3 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (61.29%) SQL Server
2 12 (19.35%) MongoDB
3 11 (17.74%) NoSQL
3 11 (17.74%) Relational Database
4 6 (9.68%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (9.68%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (4.84%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (1.61%) MySQL
7 1 (1.61%) RavenDB
7 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (20.97%) Visual Studio Team System
2 12 (19.35%) Visual Studio
3 11 (17.74%) Git (software)
4 9 (14.52%) NUnit
4 9 (14.52%) Selenium
5 8 (12.90%) Moq
5 8 (12.90%) TeamCity
6 7 (11.29%) CruiseControl
6 7 (11.29%) ReSharper
7 6 (9.68%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (4.84%) fastlane
10 2 (3.23%) Jasmine
10 2 (3.23%) Mocha
11 1 (1.61%) MSBuild
11 1 (1.61%) NSubstitute
11 1 (1.61%) SpecFlow
11 1 (1.61%) Subversion
General
1 8 (12.90%) Finance
2 7 (11.29%) Automotive
3 2 (3.23%) Games
3 2 (3.23%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (66.13%) Developer
2 21 (33.87%) .NET Developer
3 15 (24.19%) C# Developer
4 14 (22.58%) Software Developer
5 12 (19.35%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (12.90%) Architect
6 8 (12.90%) Senior Developer
6 8 (12.90%) Software Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) C# Software Developer
7 5 (8.06%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (6.45%) .NET Software Developer
8 4 (6.45%) C# Software Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Development Team Leader
8 4 (6.45%) Senior Software Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Team Leader
9 3 (4.84%) .NET Development Team Leader
9 3 (4.84%) Azure Developer
9 3 (4.84%) iOS Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Product Architect
9 3 (4.84%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (87.10%) .NET
2 35 (56.45%) ASP.NET
3 26 (41.94%) CSS
3 26 (41.94%) HTML
4 23 (37.10%) .NET Framework
5 22 (35.48%) RESTful
6 21 (33.87%) AngularJS
7 19 (30.65%) HTML5
8 17 (27.42%) CSS3
9 14 (22.58%) ASP.NET Web API
10 13 (20.97%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (20.97%) Spring
11 11 (17.74%) REST
12 10 (16.13%) WCF
12 10 (16.13%) Web Services
13 9 (14.52%) .NET Core
14 5 (8.06%) OpenID
15 4 (6.45%) Entity Framework
15 4 (6.45%) OAuth
15 4 (6.45%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (6.45%) User Experience
3 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.84%) iPad
3 3 (4.84%) iPhone
4 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.61%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.84%) Android
1 3 (4.84%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.23%) Windows
3 1 (1.61%) Linux
3 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (87.10%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (59.68%) TDD
3 27 (43.55%) MVC
3 27 (43.55%) Scrum
4 23 (37.10%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (35.48%) Microservices
6 15 (24.19%) Software Engineering
7 14 (22.58%) Unit Testing
8 11 (17.74%) Collaborative Working
9 9 (14.52%) Mentoring
10 8 (12.90%) Refactoring
10 8 (12.90%) SOA
11 7 (11.29%) Line Management
12 6 (9.68%) Analytics
12 6 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
12 6 (9.68%) Mob Programming
12 6 (9.68%) Pair Programming
12 6 (9.68%) Risk Management
13 5 (8.06%) OOP
14 4 (6.45%) OO
Programming Languages
1 52 (83.87%) C#
2 31 (50.00%) SQL
3 26 (41.94%) JavaScript
4 17 (27.42%) VB.NET
5 10 (16.13%) T-SQL
5 10 (16.13%) TypeScript
6 3 (4.84%) Apple Swift
6 3 (4.84%) C
7 2 (3.23%) PHP
7 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.61%) F#
8 1 (1.61%) Java
8 1 (1.61%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (1.61%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 25 (40.32%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.84%) Apple
3 2 (3.23%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.61%) Google