Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SOLID Principles
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 241 217 275
Rank change year-on-year -24 +58 -6
Permanent jobs citing SOLID 56 113 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.62% 1.13% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 1.24% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 56 127 51
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £31,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,250 £52,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -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 8,153 9,111 10,774
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.20% 91.37% 90.14%
Number of salaries quoted 6,252 7,515 8,456
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +13 29 £44,500 +11.25% 7
Staffordshire -27 8 £40,000 - 3
Sutton Coldfield -7 7 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Solihull +8 4 £50,000 -23.08% 1
Shropshire - 4 £32,500 - 1
Coventry -5 3 £57,500 +43.75% 2
Warwickshire +23 1 £37,500 +11.11%
Worcestershire -1 1 £37,500 -21.05%
SOLID
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 49 (87.50%) .NET
2 48 (85.71%) C#
3 44 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (78.57%) TDD
4 35 (62.50%) SQL
5 33 (58.93%) JavaScript
6 32 (57.14%) MVC
7 31 (55.36%) AngularJS
8 26 (46.43%) ASP.NET
9 24 (42.86%) Scrum
10 22 (39.29%) CSS
10 22 (39.29%) HTML
10 22 (39.29%) Git (software)
10 22 (39.29%) Microservices
11 21 (37.50%) SQL Server
12 19 (33.93%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (33.93%) ASP.NET Web API
13 18 (32.14%) T-SQL
14 16 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
15 15 (26.79%) Microsoft Azure
15 15 (26.79%) Web Development
16 14 (25.00%) jQuery
17 13 (23.21%) Unit Testing
17 13 (23.21%) .NET Framework
17 13 (23.21%) JIRA
18 12 (21.43%) Subversion
18 12 (21.43%) MongoDB
18 12 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 12 (21.43%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
19 11 (19.64%) TypeScript

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 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (5.36%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 15 (26.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (10.71%) SaaS
3 5 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.57%) GitHub
5 1 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) HTTP
1 2 (3.57%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 12 (21.43%) MongoDB
3 9 (16.07%) NoSQL
4 8 (14.29%) Relational Database
5 4 (7.14%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 22 (39.29%) Git (software)
2 16 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (23.21%) JIRA
4 12 (21.43%) Subversion
5 10 (17.86%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (12.50%) ReSharper
6 7 (12.50%) TeamCity
7 6 (10.71%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (7.14%) Visual Studio
9 3 (5.36%) fastlane
10 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
11 1 (1.79%) Jasmine
11 1 (1.79%) Mocha
11 1 (1.79%) MSBuild
11 1 (1.79%) NSubstitute
11 1 (1.79%) NUnit
11 1 (1.79%) Selenium
11 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
General
1 11 (19.64%) Legal
2 4 (7.14%) Retail
3 3 (5.36%) Law
4 1 (1.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 45 (80.36%) Developer
2 20 (35.71%) .NET Developer
3 19 (33.93%) Software Developer
4 13 (23.21%) Senior Developer
5 12 (21.43%) C# Developer
6 10 (17.86%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (16.07%) Senior Software Developer
8 8 (14.29%) Analyst
8 8 (14.29%) Analyst Developer
8 8 (14.29%) Developer Analyst
8 8 (14.29%) Software Analyst
9 5 (8.93%) Angular Developer
9 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 5 (8.93%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (8.93%) Software Engineer
10 4 (7.14%) Azure Developer
10 4 (7.14%) React Developer
10 4 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
11 3 (5.36%) iOS Developer
11 3 (5.36%) Junior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (87.50%) .NET
2 31 (55.36%) AngularJS
3 26 (46.43%) ASP.NET
4 22 (39.29%) CSS
4 22 (39.29%) HTML
5 19 (33.93%) ASP.NET Web API
6 14 (25.00%) jQuery
7 13 (23.21%) .NET Framework
8 12 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 11 (19.64%) Kendo UI
10 10 (17.86%) HTML5
10 10 (17.86%) RESTful
11 9 (16.07%) CSS3
12 8 (14.29%) REST
13 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (8.93%) RabbitMQ
15 4 (7.14%) Entity Framework
15 4 (7.14%) OAuth
15 4 (7.14%) OpenID
15 4 (7.14%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) Blog
1 3 (5.36%) iPad
1 3 (5.36%) iPhone
1 3 (5.36%) User Experience
2 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.14%) Windows
2 3 (5.36%) Android
2 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
1 44 (78.57%) TDD
2 32 (57.14%) MVC
3 24 (42.86%) Scrum
4 22 (39.29%) Microservices
5 19 (33.93%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (26.79%) Web Development
7 13 (23.21%) Unit Testing
8 12 (21.43%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
9 10 (17.86%) BDD
9 10 (17.86%) Software Engineering
10 7 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
11 6 (10.71%) Domain-Driven Design
11 6 (10.71%) Mentoring
11 6 (10.71%) Pair Programming
12 5 (8.93%) OOD
12 5 (8.93%) Refactoring
13 4 (7.14%) API Development
13 4 (7.14%) Line Management
13 4 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 48 (85.71%) C#
2 35 (62.50%) SQL
3 33 (58.93%) JavaScript
4 18 (32.14%) T-SQL
5 11 (19.64%) TypeScript
6 10 (17.86%) VB.NET
7 3 (5.36%) Apple Swift
7 3 (5.36%) C
8 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.79%) Java
9 1 (1.79%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.79%) PHP
9 1 (1.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (3.57%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.14%) RedGate
3 3 (5.36%) Apple
3 3 (5.36%) Xamarin
4 2 (3.57%) Google
5 1 (1.79%) Twitter