The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 66 65 38
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 33 23 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.79% 2.51% 5.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.86% 2.68% 5.35%
Number of salaries quoted 31 19 47
Average salary £37,500 £27,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% -21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £21,000 £28,600
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £34,300 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Software Developer
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South Wales region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1153 859 879
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 97.55% 93.88% 97.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1033 760 794
Average salary £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Software Developer
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer across the South Wales region.

Software Developer Salary Trend in South Wales

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Developer across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in South Wales

Software Developer
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -1 16 £36,250 +31.81% 6
Torfaen - 13 £31,000 - 1
Neath Port Talbot +7 1 £38,500 +2.66%
Newport - 1 £38,500 -
Software Developer
Wales

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title.

1 52 (57.14%) C#
2 43 (47.25%) C++
3 37 (40.66%) .NET
4 36 (39.56%) SQL
5 35 (38.46%) JavaScript
6 30 (32.97%) Java
7 26 (28.57%) Degree
8 24 (26.37%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (26.37%) OOP
9 23 (25.27%) ASP.NET
9 23 (25.27%) HTML
10 20 (21.98%) Web Services
11 19 (20.88%) XML
11 19 (20.88%) SQL Server
12 18 (19.78%) TDD
13 17 (18.68%) CSS
14 16 (17.58%) OOD
14 16 (17.58%) Microsoft
14 16 (17.58%) Scrum
14 16 (17.58%) Software Engineering
14 16 (17.58%) Computer Science
15 15 (16.48%) OO
16 14 (15.38%) PHP
16 14 (15.38%) STL
16 14 (15.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 13 (14.29%) Visual Studio
18 12 (13.19%) Windows
18 12 (13.19%) C
18 12 (13.19%) MS Excel
18 12 (13.19%) Continuous Integration

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (7.69%) Node.js
2 2 (2.20%) IIS
3 1 (1.10%) Confluence
3 1 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 12 (13.19%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.59%) SaaS
2 4 (4.40%) PaaS
3 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.89%) Internet
2 5 (5.49%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.40%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (20.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.40%) Data Mining
2 4 (4.40%) Big Data
3 3 (3.30%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.20%) MySQL
5 1 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.10%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.10%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 13 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.20%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.20%) JUnit
3 1 (1.10%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (1.10%) Spock
3 1 (1.10%) JIRA
3 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.10%) Mockito
3 1 (1.10%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.10%) Gradle
General
1 7 (7.69%) Games
2 6 (6.59%) Multimedia
3 4 (4.40%) Marketing
3 4 (4.40%) Advertising
4 3 (3.30%) Retail
5 1 (1.10%) Finance
5 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (40.66%) .NET
2 23 (25.27%) ASP.NET
2 23 (25.27%) HTML
3 20 (21.98%) Web Services
4 19 (20.88%) XML
5 17 (18.68%) CSS
6 14 (15.38%) STL
6 14 (15.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 11 (12.09%) jQuery
8 10 (10.99%) Qt
9 9 (9.89%) .NET Framework
9 9 (9.89%) WCF
9 9 (9.89%) HTML5
10 8 (8.79%) XHTML
11 7 (7.69%) REST
12 6 (6.59%) Ajax
13 5 (5.49%) AngularJS
14 4 (4.40%) Ruby on Rails
14 4 (4.40%) SOAP
15 3 (3.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.58%) Computer Science
2 11 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (10.99%) Digital Media
4 8 (8.79%) DTV
5 6 (6.59%) GIS
6 5 (5.49%) IPTV
6 5 (5.49%) Mathematics
7 4 (4.40%) Physics
8 3 (3.30%) Open Source
9 2 (2.20%) N-Tier
9 2 (2.20%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (1.10%) User Experience
10 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
10 1 (1.10%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.19%) Windows
2 7 (7.69%) Mac OS
3 2 (2.20%) Linux
4 1 (1.10%) Android
4 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.37%) OOP
1 24 (26.37%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (19.78%) TDD
3 16 (17.58%) Software Engineering
3 16 (17.58%) OOD
3 16 (17.58%) Scrum
4 15 (16.48%) OO
5 12 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (12.09%) Change Management
7 9 (9.89%) MVC
8 8 (8.79%) BDD
9 6 (6.59%) Configuration Management
9 6 (6.59%) E-Commerce
10 5 (5.49%) ERP
10 5 (5.49%) CRM
10 5 (5.49%) Time Management
11 4 (4.40%) Unit Testing
11 4 (4.40%) Mobile Marketing
11 4 (4.40%) Cartography
12 3 (3.30%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (57.14%) C#
2 43 (47.25%) C++
3 36 (39.56%) SQL
4 35 (38.46%) JavaScript
5 30 (32.97%) Java
6 14 (15.38%) PHP
7 12 (13.19%) C
8 11 (12.09%) Ruby
9 10 (10.99%) Python
10 9 (9.89%) VB
10 9 (9.89%) VB.NET
11 6 (6.59%) T-SQL
12 5 (5.49%) TypeScript
13 4 (4.40%) VC++
14 2 (2.20%) Perl
15 1 (1.10%) Objective-C
15 1 (1.10%) Korn
15 1 (1.10%) Groovy
15 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 26 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.20%) HND
3 1 (1.10%) ISEB
Vendors
1 16 (17.58%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.59%) TOWER Software
3 5 (5.49%) Sage
4 3 (3.30%) Twitter
5 2 (2.20%) Apple
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle
6 1 (1.10%) SAP
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