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Below is an independent list I've put together of software development firms in Birmingham, UK. If you know any I have missed, please do let me know in the comments. Thanks, and good luck in your search.
is based at Birmingham Business Park, B37 7YD, and they produce warehouse management software using Progress infrastructure software
is a Small, Professional Software House based in Malvern that creates bespoke applications for Unix, Windows and iPhone.
is another software house, this one in Aston Science Park in central Birmingham.
is a software house based in Blythe Valley Business Park in Solihull who specialise in ERP. However their head office is in Dublin and it's not clear how many (if any) development staff are based in Birmingham.
is a stupidly-named software firm in Blythe Valley Park B90 8AJ who produce reporting software known as Active Dashboards. This product transforms existing business intelligence and presents it in a range of graphical charts. Here's an interesting news item about them
provides OEMs and suppliers of automotive and related industries a professional and open development platform of tools, software components and services for creating embedded systems. The development department appears to be based in Stuttgart, Germany.
, the large chemical and engineering firm, employ nationwide, including in Birmingham and Lichfield.
is a large global application software and services provider that produce a range of high level software. They're listed as one of the top 10 businesses in the Birmingham area, although I don't know how much if any development is carried out in that area.
Specialist Computer Centres
call themselves a technology solutions provider specialising in IT infrastructure. They're pretty well established, and have a web development team based in Birmingham UK that takes on contracts for blue-chip clients. They mainly work in .NET. SCH
is the parent company.
is a small web development agency started by two people who took their degree together. They claim, "We will continue to build the very latest web developments into clearly beautiful, easy-use websites that do a great job for you. We'll continue to develop our team to offer you the works, both in-house and from trusted partners. The proof: our top team of in-house partners and classy freelancers keeps growing, never shrinking". Well that's proof isn't it??
is a computer book publishing company based in Acocks Green in Birmingham UK. They claim to have "a large and fast growing online customer base. With a highly ranked website and innovating constantly into new business areas, we are at the cutting edge of digital publishing, web marketing and ecommerce development. Our unique strategy of publishing highly focused books on new and ground breaking technologies has driven rapid growth and we are now poised for expansion."
We Build Websites
are currently looking "for a highly skilled Web Developer to join their existing team. In this role you will be part of a dynamic company producing high end code using a variety of industry standard frameworks and technologies. This role is a mixture of front-end and back-end work using PHP technologies".
(Halesowen, Birmingham, UK) "was set up to meet the demand from customers to engage with their target audience using their preferred medium of choice. We integrate strategic, creative, technical and marketing/PR services to offer a full-service approach to the planning, execution, release and awareness of smartphone applications (apps) and the optimisation of websites for access via smartphones. We create apps for Apple’ s iPhone and iPod Touch, Blackberry smartphones, Android powered smartphones like Google’ s Nexus One and Symbian powered smartphones."
employs "over 120 professionals and continues to expand: most employees are located at the company's corporate headquarters in Belfast; with other Asidua offices near Birmingham and in Dublin. Asidua is a software consultancy and services company, headquartered in Belfast with engineering and sales offices in Birmingham and Dublin. Asidua delivers world-class integration, software and consultancy services to government and corporate clients."
operate out of Bromsgrove in the West Midlands, and provide mapping solutions for business. "Serving some 900 customers UK-wide, through expert consultancy, training and product development in healthcare, local government, not-for-profit and the commercial sector, Dotted Eyes’ mantra is to ‘simplify, automate and integrate’ data and information. Dotted Eyes maintains long standing expert partnerships with location data providers such as Ordnance Survey and Pitney Bowes Business Insight."
Big Room Internet
are yet another digital design agency, although they possibly have above average code quality, as it appears Rob Allen is an employee, and I've encountered his
blog before, and I even think I recognise his Zend Framework book cover.
are yet another digital design thingie in Birmingham. As are Sprike
undertake "development, sales and support of software, Delcam is unique in being the only international CADCAM software supplier with its own toolroom. Based alongside the company’s development headquarters in Birmingham, UK ..". They code mostly in C++.
Something a little different is Cooperative Web
, which is a cooperative of software developers and related personnel. This means that every employee jointly owns the company. Dan Maharry works with them - he was an editor and author with Wrox Press in its original form when I was also working there. He was primarily interested in Microsoft technologies, and this appears to be Cooperative Web's focus also. The company is based in Longbridge, Birmingham UK.
is a small outfit based in Aston Science Park in central Birmingham. They specialise in financial software, such as Sage 200, Sage line 100, and Microsoft Navision.
are in the Kings Heath area of Birmingham. They call themselves 'software outsourcers', meaning that they will take on internal software projects for third parties. Their website is pretty shit at the moment, however they've only been established since 2010. They apparently have 30 developers, but whether any are based in the UK is not certain.
, just another digital design agency.
are another digital design agency, but not one that appears to do much in-house coding. Impression from the web site is that these are not a technical firm, and they mainly appear to install open source packages such as Joomla.
are another digital design agency.
- yes another digital design agency.
specialise in software for the 'compensation claim' industry. They appear to be a fairly small company - my money is on them being a two-bit Microsoft shop, although the technology they use is not mentioned on the site. They claim to have been established in 2003, and were still operating last year.
appear to be a one man operation.
Fast Fwd Multimedia
is another web development agency - perhaps with a greater focus on development rather than design as in many of the other companies. They "design websites and build internet applications, and also provide consulting services for cloud computing, IT systems and change management".
are a company which supplies energy efficiency tools such as smart meters. Some of these have a web interface, which is built in PHP / MySQL using the Yii framework. Internally, they use RESTful web services for interprocess communication. They also have a web portal which is built in Drupal.
is "a UK based Digital Marketing Agency specialising in mobile app development and marketing and Search Engine Optimisation. We have offices in Manchester and London. Tecmark also designs, develops and delivers mobile applications across all the major platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Symbian and Windows Phone 7".
are primarily based in London, and provide corporate insurance services. They do have what they call 'satellite' offices in Northampton and Birmingham, but it seems dev is mostly stationed in the capital. They seem to work mostly in Java.
naturally have a lot of technology staff. These now appear to be primarily based out of London, although there may be some New Media posts still located in Birmingham.
do some degree of in-house web development, employing roles such as "Experienced Web Analyst for support of L&G Investments (L&GI) website projects and continued support of L&GI ongoing Business As Usual website development requirements" in their Kingsbury offices. Some of the web roles are categorised under 'marketing'.
's MIT department is based in Newtown, Wales. They employ Java, PHP and VB people to support, maintain and develop the Laura Ashley business system applications and websites. Apply to HR Department, Laura Ashley Limited, Unit A, Vastre Enterprise Park, Newtown, Powys, SY16 1DZ
The SciSys Group
have UK offices in Chippenham, and Darmstadt in Germany. They provide ICT services, e-Business and advanced technology solutions "in a broad spectrum of market sectors including space, utilities, defence, government, communication, business services, media and broadcast and transport". They use Java.
are a technology company that use a variety of open source technologies, including Java, C and PHP. PHP jobs tend to be based in Lyon, the others in Paris.