Period
to 22 July 2019

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 22 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SOLID Principles
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 211 250 202
Rank change year-on-year +39 -48 +86
Permanent jobs citing SOLID 64 51 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.81% 0.55% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.60% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 56 53 150
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £61,250 £56,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +8.91%

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 7,247 8,452 9,310
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 92.10% 91.01% 91.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5,615 6,500 7,724
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.04%

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 22 July 2019.

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 22 July 2019. 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
Staffordshire +35 30 £40,000 - 5
Coventry +20 7 £42,500 -26.09% 3
Birmingham +17 6 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Solihull -10 6 £72,500 +45.00% 1
Sutton Coldfield +7 5 £42,500 +4.94% 1
Warwickshire -8 3 £50,000 +33.33%
Worcestershire -19 1 £30,000 -20.00%
Herefordshire - 1 £50,000 -
SOLID
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, 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 60 (93.75%) C#
1 60 (93.75%) .NET
2 43 (67.19%) ASP.NET
3 42 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (50.00%) SQL
5 30 (46.88%) SQL Server
6 29 (45.31%) MVC
7 24 (37.50%) TDD
7 24 (37.50%) AngularJS
8 23 (35.94%) Scrum
8 23 (35.94%) ASP.NET MVC
9 22 (34.38%) VB.NET
10 20 (31.25%) HTML
10 20 (31.25%) CSS
10 20 (31.25%) OO
11 17 (26.56%) .NET Framework
12 16 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 16 (25.00%) OOD
12 16 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (25.00%) JavaScript
13 15 (23.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 14 (21.88%) Visual Studio
14 14 (21.88%) HTML5
15 13 (20.31%) Git (software)
15 13 (20.31%) ASP.NET Web API
16 12 (18.75%) Relational Database
16 12 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
16 12 (18.75%) Microsoft
17 11 (17.19%) Test Automation
17 11 (17.19%) Software Engineering

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 7 (10.94%) CMS
2 3 (4.69%) Sitefinity
3 2 (3.13%) IIS
4 1 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (9.38%) SaaS
4 3 (4.69%) IaaS
4 3 (4.69%) npm
4 3 (4.69%) PaaS
5 1 (1.56%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.56%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) HTTP
1 3 (4.69%) SSL
2 1 (1.56%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (46.88%) SQL Server
2 12 (18.75%) Relational Database
3 9 (14.06%) NoSQL
4 8 (12.50%) MySQL
5 5 (7.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (7.81%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (7.81%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (3.13%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.56%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (1.56%) MS Access
7 1 (1.56%) Power BI
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (21.88%) Visual Studio
2 13 (20.31%) Git (software)
3 10 (15.63%) NUnit
4 8 (12.50%) Moq
5 6 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (7.81%) ReSharper
6 5 (7.81%) Selenium
6 5 (7.81%) Subversion
7 4 (6.25%) Jenkins
7 4 (6.25%) TeamCity
8 3 (4.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (4.69%) Grunt
8 3 (4.69%) Jasmine
8 3 (4.69%) Mercurial
8 3 (4.69%) Mocha
9 2 (3.13%) CruiseControl
10 1 (1.56%) JIRA
10 1 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (4.69%) Finance
1 3 (4.69%) Marketing
2 1 (1.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 52 (81.25%) Developer
2 36 (56.25%) .NET Developer
3 24 (37.50%) C# Developer
3 24 (37.50%) Software Developer
4 22 (34.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 20 (31.25%) ASP.NET Developer
6 19 (29.69%) .NET Software Developer
7 18 (28.13%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 18 (28.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 17 (26.56%) C# Software Developer
9 10 (15.63%) Lead Developer
9 10 (15.63%) Senior Developer
10 9 (14.06%) Lead .NET Developer
10 9 (14.06%) Lead C# Developer
10 9 (14.06%) Lead Software Developer
11 6 (9.38%) Senior .NET Developer
11 6 (9.38%) Web Developer
12 5 (7.81%) Software Engineer
13 4 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
13 4 (6.25%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (93.75%) .NET
2 43 (67.19%) ASP.NET
3 24 (37.50%) AngularJS
4 23 (35.94%) ASP.NET MVC
5 20 (31.25%) CSS
5 20 (31.25%) HTML
6 17 (26.56%) .NET Framework
7 15 (23.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 14 (21.88%) HTML5
9 13 (20.31%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (17.19%) React
10 11 (17.19%) REST
11 9 (14.06%) Entity Framework
12 8 (12.50%) .NET Core
12 8 (12.50%) CSS3
12 8 (12.50%) RESTful
13 7 (10.94%) WCF
13 7 (10.94%) Web Services
14 6 (9.38%) SOAP
15 5 (7.81%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (45.31%) MVC
3 24 (37.50%) TDD
4 23 (35.94%) Scrum
5 20 (31.25%) OO
6 16 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (25.00%) OOD
7 12 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (17.19%) Mentoring
8 11 (17.19%) Software Engineering
8 11 (17.19%) Test Automation
9 10 (15.63%) Unit Testing
9 10 (15.63%) Web Development
10 9 (14.06%) Refactoring
10 9 (14.06%) SDLC
11 8 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (10.94%) Demand Forecasting
13 6 (9.38%) E-Commerce
13 6 (9.38%) SOA
14 5 (7.81%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 60 (93.75%) C#
2 32 (50.00%) SQL
3 22 (34.38%) VB.NET
4 16 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (9.38%) T-SQL
6 5 (7.81%) TypeScript
7 2 (3.13%) C
7 2 (3.13%) VBA
8 1 (1.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) Degree
2 3 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.56%) Sitecore
2 1 (1.56%) Tableau
2 1 (1.56%) Xamarin