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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 55 66 45
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 39 37 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 3.45% 3.21% 4.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.56% 3.39% 4.36%
Number of salaries quoted 38 34 34
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,850 £22,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
1095 1092 872
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 96.73% 94.71% 97.43%
Number of salaries quoted 960 991 817
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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 +9 17 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Torfaen +8 15 £42,500 +13.33%
Newport +10 3 £42,500 +41.66% 1
Software Engineer
Wales

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 73 (82.95%) Software Engineering
2 41 (46.59%) Java
3 38 (43.18%) C++
4 35 (39.77%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (32.95%) Scrum
6 28 (31.82%) C
7 26 (29.55%) SQL
8 24 (27.27%) HTML
8 24 (27.27%) JavaScript
8 24 (27.27%) HTTP
9 22 (25.00%) Windows
10 20 (22.73%) TCP/IP
11 19 (21.59%) Linux
11 19 (21.59%) UNIX
12 18 (20.45%) Advertising
13 15 (17.05%) Degree
13 15 (17.05%) OO
13 15 (17.05%) E-Commerce
13 15 (17.05%) DTV
14 14 (15.91%) Web Services
14 14 (15.91%) BDD
14 14 (15.91%) REST
15 13 (14.77%) XML
15 13 (14.77%) MySQL
15 13 (14.77%) Computer Science
16 12 (13.64%) Marketing
16 12 (13.64%) Multimedia
16 12 (13.64%) SQL Server
16 12 (13.64%) CSS
16 12 (13.64%) SOAP

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 7 (7.95%) Confluence
2 5 (5.68%) Apache
3 1 (1.14%) CMS
3 1 (1.14%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.14%) Node.js
3 1 (1.14%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.23%) PaaS
2 3 (3.41%) SaaS
3 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (27.27%) HTTP
2 20 (22.73%) TCP/IP
3 11 (12.50%) Internet
4 9 (10.23%) Wireshark
5 5 (5.68%) SSL
6 3 (3.41%) DVB
7 2 (2.27%) tcpdump
7 2 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.77%) MySQL
2 12 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.64%) Big Data
3 9 (10.23%) Relational Database
4 6 (6.82%) MongoDB
5 5 (5.68%) Data Mining
6 3 (3.41%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.41%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.27%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.14%) Riak
8 1 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 8 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 7 (7.95%) JIRA
3 6 (6.82%) Fiddler
3 6 (6.82%) TestLink
4 5 (5.68%) Cucumber
4 5 (5.68%) Subversion
4 5 (5.68%) Xcode
5 4 (4.55%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.55%) SoapUI
6 3 (3.41%) Automake
6 3 (3.41%) GCC
6 3 (3.41%) GDB
6 3 (3.41%) FitNesse
7 2 (2.27%) JUnit
7 2 (2.27%) Selenium
8 1 (1.14%) Maven
8 1 (1.14%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.14%) NUnit
8 1 (1.14%) Hudson
8 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (20.45%) Advertising
2 12 (13.64%) Multimedia
2 12 (13.64%) Marketing
3 2 (2.27%) Finance
4 1 (1.14%) Military
4 1 (1.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (27.27%) HTML
2 14 (15.91%) Web Services
2 14 (15.91%) REST
3 13 (14.77%) XML
4 12 (13.64%) CSS
4 12 (13.64%) SOAP
5 10 (11.36%) .NET
6 9 (10.23%) HTML5
7 8 (9.09%) JSON
8 7 (7.95%) WCF
8 7 (7.95%) ASP.NET
9 6 (6.82%) jQuery
10 5 (5.68%) Pthreads
10 5 (5.68%) POSIX
10 5 (5.68%) Cocoa
10 5 (5.68%) Cocoa Touch
11 3 (3.41%) AngularJS
11 3 (3.41%) J2EE
11 3 (3.41%) MFC
11 3 (3.41%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.05%) DTV
2 13 (14.77%) Computer Science
3 9 (10.23%) IPTV
4 8 (9.09%) Algorithms
5 6 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (6.82%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.41%) Grid Computing
6 3 (3.41%) Data Integration
6 3 (3.41%) Open Source
6 3 (3.41%) Over-the-Top Content
7 2 (2.27%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.27%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.14%) Statistics
8 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (25.00%) Windows
2 19 (21.59%) Linux
2 19 (21.59%) UNIX
3 11 (12.50%) Mac OS
4 6 (6.82%) Apple iOS
4 6 (6.82%) CentOS
5 1 (1.14%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.14%) OS/2
5 1 (1.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (82.95%) Software Engineering
2 35 (39.77%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (32.95%) Scrum
4 15 (17.05%) E-Commerce
4 15 (17.05%) OO
5 14 (15.91%) BDD
6 12 (13.64%) Mobile Marketing
6 12 (13.64%) OOD
7 11 (12.50%) OOP
8 10 (11.36%) TDD
8 10 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (7.95%) Regression Testing
9 7 (7.95%) Product Management
10 6 (6.82%) iOS Development
10 6 (6.82%) Bug Management
10 6 (6.82%) ETL
10 6 (6.82%) Test Management
10 6 (6.82%) UML
11 5 (5.68%) MVC
11 5 (5.68%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 41 (46.59%) Java
2 38 (43.18%) C++
3 28 (31.82%) C
4 26 (29.55%) SQL
5 24 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 12 (13.64%) Python
7 10 (11.36%) C#
8 8 (9.09%) Perl
9 7 (7.95%) Ruby
10 6 (6.82%) Korn
10 6 (6.82%) Embedded C
10 6 (6.82%) PHP
10 6 (6.82%) Bash Shell
11 5 (5.68%) Objective-C
12 3 (3.41%) Erlang
13 2 (2.27%) Groovy
13 2 (2.27%) Shell Script
14 1 (1.14%) Scala
14 1 (1.14%) VB
14 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (17.05%) Degree
2 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) Snort
Vendors
1 6 (6.82%) Red Hat
2 5 (5.68%) Oracle
2 5 (5.68%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.14%) Sony
3 1 (1.14%) Zend
3 1 (1.14%) Twitter
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