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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 73 65 41
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 33 34 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.39% 2.82% 4.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.51% 2.91% 5.12%
Number of salaries quoted 29 34 61
Average salary £37,500 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,300 £24,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £39,550 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
1314 1168 1212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 95.29% 96.77% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1114 978 1090
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,347 £24,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £46,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 April 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 April 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
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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 -10 28 £37,500 +11.94% 2
North Wales -9 4 £33,500 +5.51% 2
West Wales +16 1 £32,500 +44.44%
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 34 (47.89%) C#
2 30 (42.25%) .NET
3 28 (39.44%) JavaScript
4 27 (38.03%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (36.62%) C++
6 22 (30.99%) SQL
7 21 (29.58%) HTML
7 21 (29.58%) Java
8 17 (23.94%) MVC
9 16 (22.54%) ASP.NET
10 14 (19.72%) CSS
11 13 (18.31%) XML
11 13 (18.31%) Windows
11 13 (18.31%) PHP
11 13 (18.31%) TDD
11 13 (18.31%) HTML5
12 12 (16.90%) Microsoft
13 11 (15.49%) Scrum
13 11 (15.49%) OOP
13 11 (15.49%) Web Services
13 11 (15.49%) Software Engineering
14 10 (14.08%) Degree
14 10 (14.08%) SQL Server
15 9 (12.68%) T-SQL
15 9 (12.68%) OOD
15 9 (12.68%) jQuery
15 9 (12.68%) Ruby
15 9 (12.68%) Big Data
15 9 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (11.27%) REST

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 8 (11.27%) Node.js
2 2 (2.82%) IIS
3 1 (1.41%) Confluence
3 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.45%) SaaS
2 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.04%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.63%) Internet
2 4 (5.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.68%) Big Data
3 4 (5.63%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.63%) Data Mining
4 3 (4.23%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (2.82%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.41%) MySQL
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Subversion
1 3 (4.23%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.41%) NUnit
3 1 (1.41%) JIRA
3 1 (1.41%) Moq
3 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.41%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.41%) MSBuild
3 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.41%) JUnit
General
1 7 (9.86%) Advertising
2 5 (7.04%) Marketing
3 4 (5.63%) Multimedia
3 4 (5.63%) Finance
4 3 (4.23%) Retail
5 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.82%) Games
6 1 (1.41%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.41%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (42.25%) .NET
2 21 (29.58%) HTML
3 16 (22.54%) ASP.NET
4 14 (19.72%) CSS
5 13 (18.31%) XML
5 13 (18.31%) HTML5
6 11 (15.49%) Web Services
7 9 (12.68%) jQuery
8 8 (11.27%) REST
9 7 (9.86%) WinForms
10 6 (8.45%) .NET Framework
10 6 (8.45%) AngularJS
11 5 (7.04%) WCF
11 5 (7.04%) XHTML
12 4 (5.63%) JSON
12 4 (5.63%) SOAP
13 3 (4.23%) Spring
13 3 (4.23%) Ajax
13 3 (4.23%) Ruby on Rails
13 3 (4.23%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.27%) DTV
2 8 (11.27%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.63%) Over-the-Top Content
4 3 (4.23%) Open Source
5 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.82%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.41%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.41%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.41%) Physics
6 1 (1.41%) User Experience
6 1 (1.41%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.31%) Windows
2 6 (8.45%) Android
2 6 (8.45%) Mac OS
2 6 (8.45%) Apple iOS
3 4 (5.63%) Linux
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.03%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (23.94%) MVC
3 13 (18.31%) TDD
4 11 (15.49%) Software Engineering
4 11 (15.49%) OOP
4 11 (15.49%) Scrum
5 9 (12.68%) OOD
6 8 (11.27%) OO
6 8 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (9.86%) BDD
8 5 (7.04%) E-Commerce
8 5 (7.04%) Configuration Management
8 5 (7.04%) Regression Testing
9 4 (5.63%) Change Management
9 4 (5.63%) Bug Management
9 4 (5.63%) Mobile Marketing
9 4 (5.63%) Cyber Security
9 4 (5.63%) Unit Testing
10 3 (4.23%) Test Management
10 3 (4.23%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 34 (47.89%) C#
2 28 (39.44%) JavaScript
3 26 (36.62%) C++
4 22 (30.99%) SQL
5 21 (29.58%) Java
6 13 (18.31%) PHP
7 9 (12.68%) Ruby
7 9 (12.68%) T-SQL
8 8 (11.27%) VB
8 8 (11.27%) Python
9 6 (8.45%) VB.NET
10 5 (7.04%) C
10 5 (7.04%) TypeScript
11 2 (2.82%) Perl
11 2 (2.82%) Korn
11 2 (2.82%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.82%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.82%) VB6
12 1 (1.41%) XAML
12 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (14.08%) Degree
2 4 (5.63%) ISEB
3 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 12 (16.90%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.45%) TOWER Software
2 6 (8.45%) Xamarin
3 4 (5.63%) Apple
4 3 (4.23%) Twitter
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle
5 1 (1.41%) Green Hills
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