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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 43 72 54
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 65 39 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 4.91% 2.85% 3.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.01% 2.89% 3.78%
Number of salaries quoted 45 35 36
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £30,400 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £39,400 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
1298 1348 1032
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 98.11% 98.39% 96.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1116 1155 880
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £52,200 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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 +28 58 £40,000 +14.28% 7
West Wales -7 6 £25,500 -32.00%
North Wales +8 1 £32,500 -2.98%
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 61 (63.54%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (60.42%) C#
3 53 (55.21%) SQL
4 48 (50.00%) .NET
5 37 (38.54%) C++
6 32 (33.33%) MVC
7 29 (30.21%) Software Engineering
8 27 (28.13%) Scrum
8 27 (28.13%) Java
8 27 (28.13%) SQL Server
9 26 (27.08%) HTML
10 24 (25.00%) JavaScript
11 21 (21.88%) ASP.NET
12 19 (19.79%) CSS
12 19 (19.79%) Degree
12 19 (19.79%) QA
13 17 (17.71%) TDD
14 16 (16.67%) Computer Science
14 16 (16.67%) Linux
15 15 (15.63%) C
16 14 (14.58%) VB.NET
16 14 (14.58%) T-SQL
16 14 (14.58%) XML
16 14 (14.58%) E-Commerce
16 14 (14.58%) Marketing
16 14 (14.58%) BDD
17 13 (13.54%) MongoDB
17 13 (13.54%) Time Management
17 13 (13.54%) SDLC
17 13 (13.54%) Big Data

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 12 (12.50%) Node.js
2 5 (5.21%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (5.21%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.17%) Apache
4 1 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (3.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.29%) PaaS
3 4 (4.17%) GitHub
3 4 (4.17%) SaaS
4 3 (3.13%) IaaS
5 1 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.17%) HTTP
3 2 (2.08%) Internet
3 2 (2.08%) SSL
3 2 (2.08%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 13 (13.54%) Big Data
2 13 (13.54%) MongoDB
3 12 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 9 (9.38%) Amazon Redshift
5 8 (8.33%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (4.17%) Data Mining
6 4 (4.17%) MySQL
6 4 (4.17%) Riak
7 3 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (3.13%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Maven
1 6 (6.25%) Moq
1 6 (6.25%) NUnit
2 4 (4.17%) Ant
2 4 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.17%) JMeter
3 3 (3.13%) MSTest
3 3 (3.13%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.08%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.08%) Gerrit
4 2 (2.08%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.08%) Hudson
4 2 (2.08%) JUnit
4 2 (2.08%) NetBeans
4 2 (2.08%) Selenium
4 2 (2.08%) TestNG
General
1 14 (14.58%) Marketing
2 11 (11.46%) Finance
3 10 (10.42%) Advertising
3 10 (10.42%) Games
4 8 (8.33%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.17%) Welsh Language
6 2 (2.08%) Back Office
6 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.04%) Banking
7 1 (1.04%) Law
7 1 (1.04%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (50.00%) .NET
2 26 (27.08%) HTML
3 21 (21.88%) ASP.NET
4 19 (19.79%) CSS
5 14 (14.58%) XML
6 9 (9.38%) HTML5
6 9 (9.38%) jQuery
6 9 (9.38%) Web Services
7 8 (8.33%) .NET Framework
8 7 (7.29%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 5 (5.21%) Ajax
10 5 (5.21%) CSS3
10 5 (5.21%) WCF
11 4 (4.17%) AngularJS
11 4 (4.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 4 (4.17%) SOAP
11 4 (4.17%) WinForms
12 3 (3.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 12 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (10.42%) User Experience
4 6 (6.25%) DTV
5 3 (3.13%) Digital Media
5 3 (3.13%) IPTV
6 2 (2.08%) Grid Computing
6 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.04%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.04%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.67%) Linux
2 10 (10.42%) Unix
3 4 (4.17%) Android
3 4 (4.17%) Windows
4 3 (3.13%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.13%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.08%) AIX
5 2 (2.08%) VMS
6 1 (1.04%) CentOS
6 1 (1.04%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (63.54%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (33.33%) MVC
3 29 (30.21%) Software Engineering
4 27 (28.13%) Scrum
5 17 (17.71%) TDD
6 14 (14.58%) BDD
6 14 (14.58%) E-Commerce
7 13 (13.54%) SDLC
7 13 (13.54%) Time Management
8 12 (12.50%) OO
8 12 (12.50%) OOP
8 12 (12.50%) Test Planning
9 10 (10.42%) DevOps
9 10 (10.42%) Online Marketing
10 7 (7.29%) OOD
10 7 (7.29%) Waterfall
11 6 (6.25%) Data Analysis
11 6 (6.25%) Functional Programming
11 6 (6.25%) Web Development
12 5 (5.21%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (60.42%) C#
2 53 (55.21%) SQL
3 37 (38.54%) C++
4 27 (28.13%) Java
5 24 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 15 (15.63%) C
7 14 (14.58%) T-SQL
7 14 (14.58%) VB.NET
8 11 (11.46%) Python
8 11 (11.46%) VB
9 10 (10.42%) PHP
10 9 (9.38%) Ruby
11 6 (6.25%) Erlang
11 6 (6.25%) Haskell
11 6 (6.25%) Scala
12 4 (4.17%) Clojure
13 3 (3.13%) Objective-C
13 3 (3.13%) TypeScript
14 2 (2.08%) Lisp
15 1 (1.04%) VB6
Qualifications
1 19 (19.79%) Degree
2 2 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (19.79%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.08%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (12.50%) Oracle
2 9 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.38%) TOWER Software
3 1 (1.04%) Xamarin
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