The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the 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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 64 58 39
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 40 34 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.97% 3.07% 5.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.10% 3.19% 5.37%
Number of salaries quoted 34 34 60
Average salary £36,750 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.07% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,200 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Software Developer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the 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
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1289 1066 1117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 95.62% 96.38% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1109 903 973
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,779 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,600 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Software Developer Salary Trend in Wales

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Wales

Software Developer
Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
South Wales -3 35 £37,500 +15.38% 4
North Wales -6 4 £33,500 +17.54% 1
West Wales +14 1 £36,000 +34.57%
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the 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 48 (53.93%) C#
2 42 (47.19%) .NET
3 35 (39.33%) JavaScript
4 34 (38.20%) C++
5 30 (33.71%) SQL
5 30 (33.71%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (30.34%) HTML
6 27 (30.34%) ASP.NET
7 26 (29.21%) Java
8 20 (22.47%) MVC
9 19 (21.35%) SQL Server
10 17 (19.10%) CSS
10 17 (19.10%) XML
10 17 (19.10%) Microsoft
11 16 (17.98%) Web Services
11 16 (17.98%) HTML5
12 15 (16.85%) TDD
13 14 (15.73%) Software Engineering
13 14 (15.73%) OOP
14 13 (14.61%) Windows
14 13 (14.61%) PHP
14 13 (14.61%) Scrum
14 13 (14.61%) Degree
14 13 (14.61%) Computer Science
15 12 (13.48%) Continuous Integration
16 11 (12.36%) OO
16 11 (12.36%) OOD
17 10 (11.24%) jQuery
18 9 (10.11%) .NET Framework
18 9 (10.11%) Ruby

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the 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 6 (6.74%) Node.js
2 2 (2.25%) IIS
3 1 (1.12%) Confluence
3 1 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (8.99%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.74%) SaaS
2 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.62%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.49%) Internet
2 4 (4.49%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.35%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.87%) Big Data
3 4 (4.49%) Data Mining
4 3 (3.37%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.25%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.12%) MySQL
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.25%) Subversion
2 2 (2.25%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.12%) Moq
3 1 (1.12%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.12%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.12%) MSBuild
3 1 (1.12%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.12%) JIRA
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.12%) NUnit
3 1 (1.12%) JUnit
General
1 7 (7.87%) Advertising
2 5 (5.62%) Marketing
3 4 (4.49%) Multimedia
3 4 (4.49%) Finance
4 3 (3.37%) Retail
5 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.25%) Games
6 1 (1.12%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.12%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (47.19%) .NET
2 27 (30.34%) ASP.NET
2 27 (30.34%) HTML
3 17 (19.10%) CSS
3 17 (19.10%) XML
4 16 (17.98%) HTML5
4 16 (17.98%) Web Services
5 10 (11.24%) jQuery
6 9 (10.11%) .NET Framework
7 8 (8.99%) WCF
8 7 (7.87%) REST
8 7 (7.87%) WinForms
9 6 (6.74%) XHTML
9 6 (6.74%) STL
9 6 (6.74%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 6 (6.74%) AngularJS
10 5 (5.62%) Ajax
11 4 (4.49%) Ruby on Rails
11 4 (4.49%) SOAP
11 4 (4.49%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.61%) Computer Science
2 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.99%) DTV
4 4 (4.49%) Digital Media
4 4 (4.49%) Over-the-Top Content
5 3 (3.37%) Physics
5 3 (3.37%) Open Source
6 2 (2.25%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.25%) GIS
6 2 (2.25%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.25%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.12%) User Experience
7 1 (1.12%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.12%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.61%) Windows
2 9 (10.11%) Android
2 9 (10.11%) Apple iOS
3 5 (5.62%) Mac OS
4 3 (3.37%) Linux
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (33.71%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (22.47%) MVC
3 15 (16.85%) TDD
4 14 (15.73%) OOP
4 14 (15.73%) Software Engineering
5 13 (14.61%) Scrum
6 12 (13.48%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (12.36%) OO
7 11 (12.36%) OOD
8 7 (7.87%) BDD
9 5 (5.62%) Configuration Management
9 5 (5.62%) E-Commerce
9 5 (5.62%) Regression Testing
10 4 (4.49%) Change Management
10 4 (4.49%) Unit Testing
10 4 (4.49%) Bug Management
10 4 (4.49%) Mobile Marketing
10 4 (4.49%) Cyber Security
11 3 (3.37%) Test Management
11 3 (3.37%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 48 (53.93%) C#
2 35 (39.33%) JavaScript
3 34 (38.20%) C++
4 30 (33.71%) SQL
5 26 (29.21%) Java
6 13 (14.61%) PHP
7 9 (10.11%) Ruby
7 9 (10.11%) C
8 8 (8.99%) T-SQL
8 8 (8.99%) VB
8 8 (8.99%) VB.NET
9 6 (6.74%) Python
10 5 (5.62%) TypeScript
11 2 (2.25%) Korn
11 2 (2.25%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.25%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.25%) VB6
11 2 (2.25%) VC++
11 2 (2.25%) Perl
12 1 (1.12%) XAML
Qualifications
1 13 (14.61%) Degree
2 4 (4.49%) ISEB
3 3 (3.37%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.37%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 17 (19.10%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.74%) Xamarin
3 5 (5.62%) TOWER Software
4 4 (4.49%) Apple
5 3 (3.37%) Twitter
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle
6 1 (1.12%) Green Hills
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