The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 54 46 59
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 44 54 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 3.58% 4.78% 2.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.68% 4.95% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 36 43 30
Average salary £37,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.84% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £42,500 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Software Engineer
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
1196 1090 1056
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 97.39% 96.46% 97.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1012 953 945
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Software Engineer Salary Trend in South Wales

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in South Wales

Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 1 July 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 -24 12 £37,500 +25.00% 5
Bridgend -4 11 £36,000 -1.36% 1
Newport - 8 £38,750 - 1
Torfaen -17 5 £32,500 +8.33%
Software Engineer
Wales

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 80 (93.02%) Software Engineering
2 60 (69.77%) C++
3 50 (58.14%) Java
4 42 (48.84%) Linux
5 37 (43.02%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (37.21%) C
7 25 (29.07%) SQL
8 23 (26.74%) Client/Server
9 22 (25.58%) JavaScript
9 22 (25.58%) Objective-C
10 21 (24.42%) Computer Science
10 21 (24.42%) C#
10 21 (24.42%) Windows
11 20 (23.26%) Scrum
12 19 (22.09%) JUnit
12 19 (22.09%) Regression Testing
12 19 (22.09%) Product Management
12 19 (22.09%) Cucumber
12 19 (22.09%) Apple iOS
12 19 (22.09%) Jenkins
13 18 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
13 18 (20.93%) Python
14 17 (19.77%) TCP/IP
14 17 (19.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 16 (18.60%) Degree
16 15 (17.44%) UML
16 15 (17.44%) STL
17 14 (16.28%) SDLC
18 13 (15.12%) .NET
18 13 (15.12%) Continuous Integration

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (11.63%) Confluence
2 6 (6.98%) Apache
3 2 (2.33%) IIS
3 2 (2.33%) JBoss
4 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (4.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.98%) PaaS
2 5 (5.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.77%) TCP/IP
2 9 (10.47%) HTTP
3 5 (5.81%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (5.81%) tcpdump
4 4 (4.65%) DVB
5 1 (1.16%) Wireless
5 1 (1.16%) SNMP
5 1 (1.16%) Internet
5 1 (1.16%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.63%) MySQL
2 7 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.14%) MongoDB
3 6 (6.98%) Big Data
3 6 (6.98%) Data Mining
4 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.49%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.33%) Riak
5 2 (2.33%) Voldemort
5 2 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.16%) DB2
Development Applications
1 19 (22.09%) JUnit
1 19 (22.09%) Cucumber
1 19 (22.09%) Jenkins
2 10 (11.63%) JIRA
2 10 (11.63%) Visual Studio
3 9 (10.47%) Selenium
4 8 (9.30%) Xcode
5 5 (5.81%) Eclipse
6 4 (4.65%) Subversion
6 4 (4.65%) TestLink
6 4 (4.65%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (1.16%) StarTeam
7 1 (1.16%) Rational DOORS
General
1 9 (10.47%) Marketing
2 8 (9.30%) Multimedia
3 6 (6.98%) Advertising
4 4 (4.65%) Aerospace
4 4 (4.65%) Automotive
5 3 (3.49%) Military
6 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.33%) Electronics
7 1 (1.16%) Finance
7 1 (1.16%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 15 (17.44%) STL
3 13 (15.12%) .NET
4 9 (10.47%) Web Services
4 9 (10.47%) JSON
4 9 (10.47%) REST
5 7 (8.14%) HTML
6 6 (6.98%) iOS SDK
7 5 (5.81%) Qt
8 4 (4.65%) Cocoa
8 4 (4.65%) POCO
8 4 (4.65%) Cocoa Touch
9 3 (3.49%) HTML5
10 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (2.33%) Pthreads
10 2 (2.33%) Spring
10 2 (2.33%) POSIX
10 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET
10 2 (2.33%) Bottle
10 2 (2.33%) PCRE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (26.74%) Client/Server
2 21 (24.42%) Computer Science
3 18 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (12.79%) IPTV
5 10 (11.63%) User Experience
5 10 (11.63%) DTV
6 9 (10.47%) Algorithms
7 5 (5.81%) Data Structures
7 5 (5.81%) Statistics
7 5 (5.81%) Management Information System
8 4 (4.65%) Physics
8 4 (4.65%) Grid Computing
9 2 (2.33%) Life Science
9 2 (2.33%) iPhone
10 1 (1.16%) Video on Demand
10 1 (1.16%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (1.16%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 42 (48.84%) Linux
2 21 (24.42%) Windows
3 19 (22.09%) Apple iOS
4 11 (12.79%) UNIX
5 8 (9.30%) Android
6 4 (4.65%) CentOS
6 4 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (4.65%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (93.02%) Software Engineering
2 37 (43.02%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (23.26%) Scrum
4 19 (22.09%) Product Management
4 19 (22.09%) Regression Testing
5 15 (17.44%) UML
6 14 (16.28%) SDLC
7 13 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (13.95%) OO
8 12 (13.95%) MVC
9 11 (12.79%) iOS Development
10 10 (11.63%) Bug Management
10 10 (11.63%) TDD
10 10 (11.63%) OOD
10 10 (11.63%) BDD
11 9 (10.47%) ETL
11 9 (10.47%) E-Commerce
11 9 (10.47%) OOP
12 8 (9.30%) Configuration Management
12 8 (9.30%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (69.77%) C++
2 50 (58.14%) Java
3 32 (37.21%) C
4 25 (29.07%) SQL
5 22 (25.58%) JavaScript
5 22 (25.58%) Objective-C
6 21 (24.42%) C#
7 18 (20.93%) Python
8 10 (11.63%) Korn
8 10 (11.63%) Bash Shell
8 10 (11.63%) Perl
9 9 (10.47%) Groovy
10 7 (8.14%) PHP
11 5 (5.81%) Erlang
12 4 (4.65%) Lisp
12 4 (4.65%) Haskell
12 4 (4.65%) Embedded C
13 3 (3.49%) T-SQL
14 2 (2.33%) SystemTap
15 1 (1.16%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 16 (18.60%) Degree
2 5 (5.81%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.81%) Snort
2 2 (2.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 10 (11.63%) Oracle
2 4 (4.65%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.65%) Red Hat
2 4 (4.65%) Perforce
2 4 (4.65%) Green Hills
3 2 (2.33%) Apple
4 1 (1.16%) Motorola
4 1 (1.16%) Coverity
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