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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 47 51 63
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 56 39 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 4.47% 3.58% 2.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.56% 3.71% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 46 35 31
Average salary £36,750 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,250 £46,800 £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
1227 1050 1085
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 97.85% 96.33% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1054 950 964
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,250 £45,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +2 31 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Bridgend -2 11 £36,000 -1.36%
Newport -4 9 £32,500 -23.52%
Torfaen -4 4 £32,250 -5.14%
Neath Port Talbot - 1 £38,500 -
Software Engineer
Wales

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 88 (90.72%) Software Engineering
2 62 (63.92%) C++
3 57 (58.76%) Java
4 50 (51.55%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (50.52%) Linux
6 41 (42.27%) SQL
7 30 (30.93%) C#
7 30 (30.93%) Windows
8 29 (29.90%) C
9 28 (28.87%) .NET
9 28 (28.87%) Python
9 28 (28.87%) Computer Science
10 26 (26.80%) JavaScript
11 25 (25.77%) Degree
12 23 (23.71%) MVC
13 20 (20.62%) Scrum
13 20 (20.62%) SDLC
14 18 (18.56%) Apple iOS
14 18 (18.56%) TCP/IP
15 17 (17.53%) Analytical Skills
16 16 (16.49%) Jenkins
16 16 (16.49%) Oracle
16 16 (16.49%) UNIX
17 15 (15.46%) Objective-C
17 15 (15.46%) Software Testing
18 14 (14.43%) STL
18 14 (14.43%) JUnit
18 14 (14.43%) Client/Server
18 14 (14.43%) Regression Testing
18 14 (14.43%) Cucumber

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 8 (8.25%) JBoss
2 5 (5.15%) Confluence
3 2 (2.06%) IIS
3 2 (2.06%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 6 (6.19%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.56%) TCP/IP
2 12 (12.37%) HTTP
3 9 (9.28%) tcpdump
4 6 (6.19%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.03%) VoIP
5 1 (1.03%) SNMP
5 1 (1.03%) Internet
5 1 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.40%) SQL Server
2 12 (12.37%) MySQL
3 7 (7.22%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.15%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (5.15%) NoSQL
4 5 (5.15%) Riak
4 5 (5.15%) Voldemort
5 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.03%) DB2
6 1 (1.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (16.49%) Jenkins
2 14 (14.43%) JUnit
2 14 (14.43%) Cucumber
3 11 (11.34%) Selenium
4 10 (10.31%) Visual Studio
5 5 (5.15%) Subversion
5 5 (5.15%) JIRA
6 4 (4.12%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (3.09%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (3.09%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.09%) Maven
7 3 (3.09%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.06%) JMeter
8 2 (2.06%) NetBeans
8 2 (2.06%) Ant
8 2 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.06%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.06%) Hudson
9 1 (1.03%) Gradle
9 1 (1.03%) StarTeam
General
1 8 (8.25%) Multimedia
2 6 (6.19%) Aerospace
3 5 (5.15%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.15%) Marketing
4 4 (4.12%) Automotive
4 4 (4.12%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.09%) Military
6 2 (2.06%) Retail
6 2 (2.06%) Advertising
6 2 (2.06%) Electronics
7 1 (1.03%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (28.87%) .NET
2 14 (14.43%) STL
2 14 (14.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 10 (10.31%) HTML
4 8 (8.25%) Web Services
4 8 (8.25%) ASP.NET
5 7 (7.22%) HTML5
6 6 (6.19%) iOS SDK
6 6 (6.19%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (6.19%) JSON
7 5 (5.15%) WCF
7 5 (5.15%) CSS
8 4 (4.12%) REST
8 4 (4.12%) POCO
9 3 (3.09%) Bottle
10 2 (2.06%) Android SDK
10 2 (2.06%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (2.06%) SOAP
10 2 (2.06%) WPF
10 2 (2.06%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 28 (28.87%) Computer Science
2 17 (17.53%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (14.43%) Client/Server
4 8 (8.25%) IPTV
4 8 (8.25%) Algorithms
5 7 (7.22%) Data Structures
5 7 (7.22%) DTV
6 5 (5.15%) Grid Computing
6 5 (5.15%) User Experience
7 4 (4.12%) Physics
8 3 (3.09%) Mathematics
9 2 (2.06%) Robotics
9 2 (2.06%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (2.06%) Life Science
9 2 (2.06%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (1.03%) Video on Demand
10 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
10 1 (1.03%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (1.03%) iPhone
10 1 (1.03%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 49 (50.52%) Linux
2 30 (30.93%) Windows
3 18 (18.56%) Apple iOS
4 16 (16.49%) UNIX
5 14 (14.43%) Android
6 2 (2.06%) Mac OS
6 2 (2.06%) VxWorks
7 1 (1.03%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (90.72%) Software Engineering
2 50 (51.55%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (23.71%) MVC
4 20 (20.62%) Scrum
4 20 (20.62%) SDLC
5 15 (15.46%) Software Testing
6 14 (14.43%) Product Management
6 14 (14.43%) Regression Testing
7 13 (13.40%) OOD
8 12 (12.37%) UML
8 12 (12.37%) OO
8 12 (12.37%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (11.34%) ETL
9 11 (11.34%) Functional Programming
10 9 (9.28%) TDD
11 8 (8.25%) Configuration Management
11 8 (8.25%) Cyber Security
11 8 (8.25%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (7.22%) Build Automation
12 7 (7.22%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 62 (63.92%) C++
2 57 (58.76%) Java
3 41 (42.27%) SQL
4 30 (30.93%) C#
5 29 (29.90%) C
6 28 (28.87%) Python
7 26 (26.80%) JavaScript
8 15 (15.46%) Objective-C
9 11 (11.34%) Haskell
9 11 (11.34%) Erlang
9 11 (11.34%) Lisp
10 9 (9.28%) PHP
10 9 (9.28%) Groovy
11 5 (5.15%) Korn
11 5 (5.15%) Bash Shell
11 5 (5.15%) SystemTap
11 5 (5.15%) Perl
11 5 (5.15%) T-SQL
12 3 (3.09%) Embedded C
12 3 (3.09%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 25 (25.77%) Degree
2 4 (4.12%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.06%) PhD
4 1 (1.03%) ISEB
4 1 (1.03%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.15%) QA
2 2 (2.06%) DO-178B
System Software
1 9 (9.28%) Snort
2 3 (3.09%) Firmware
3 1 (1.03%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 2 (2.06%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 16 (16.49%) Oracle
2 6 (6.19%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.12%) Green Hills
4 2 (2.06%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.03%) Coverity
5 1 (1.03%) Motorola
5 1 (1.03%) Apple
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