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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 60 68 34
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 44 43 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 3.43% 3.22% 5.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.54% 3.40% 5.37%
Number of salaries quoted 44 37 56
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
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
1244 1265 1043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 96.88% 94.83% 97.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1071 1138 960
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,000
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 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 19 December 2014.

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 19 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
South Wales +17 37 £35,000 +8.52% 4
West Wales - 7 £22,500 -
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (61.00%) C#
2 50 (50.00%) C++
3 46 (46.00%) .NET
4 40 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 40 (40.00%) SQL
5 34 (34.00%) Java
6 33 (33.00%) Degree
7 31 (31.00%) ASP.NET
8 27 (27.00%) SQL Server
8 27 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (26.00%) HTML
10 23 (23.00%) Microsoft
10 23 (23.00%) Computer Science
11 22 (22.00%) OOP
12 21 (21.00%) Software Engineering
13 19 (19.00%) Web Services
13 19 (19.00%) Visual Studio
14 18 (18.00%) XML
14 18 (18.00%) CSS
15 16 (16.00%) OO
16 15 (15.00%) MS Excel
16 15 (15.00%) PHP
17 14 (14.00%) Python
17 14 (14.00%) STL
17 14 (14.00%) HTML5
17 14 (14.00%) OOD
17 14 (14.00%) Scrum
17 14 (14.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 12 (12.00%) TDD
18 12 (12.00%) MVC

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 2 (2.00%) Node.js
2 1 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (15.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.00%) SaaS
1 3 (3.00%) PaaS
2 1 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.00%) Internet
2 4 (4.00%) HTTP
2 4 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (27.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.00%) Big Data
3 3 (3.00%) Data Mining
3 3 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.00%) MySQL
5 1 (1.00%) Riak
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.00%) SSDT
5 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.00%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.00%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 19 (19.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.00%) Xcode
2 2 (2.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.00%) JUnit
3 1 (1.00%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (1.00%) Spock
3 1 (1.00%) JIRA
3 1 (1.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.00%) MSTest
3 1 (1.00%) Mockito
3 1 (1.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.00%) Gradle
General
1 5 (5.00%) Games
2 4 (4.00%) Retail
2 4 (4.00%) Multimedia
2 4 (4.00%) Advertising
3 3 (3.00%) Marketing
4 2 (2.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (46.00%) .NET
2 31 (31.00%) ASP.NET
3 26 (26.00%) HTML
4 19 (19.00%) Web Services
5 18 (18.00%) XML
5 18 (18.00%) CSS
6 14 (14.00%) STL
6 14 (14.00%) HTML5
6 14 (14.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 10 (10.00%) Qt
8 9 (9.00%) jQuery
8 9 (9.00%) .NET Framework
8 9 (9.00%) WCF
9 7 (7.00%) WPF
9 7 (7.00%) XHTML
10 5 (5.00%) Ajax
10 5 (5.00%) REST
10 5 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (4.00%) SOAP
12 3 (3.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.00%) Computer Science
2 10 (10.00%) GIS
2 10 (10.00%) Digital Media
3 9 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.00%) DTV
5 6 (6.00%) IPTV
5 6 (6.00%) Mathematics
6 4 (4.00%) Physics
7 3 (3.00%) Open Source
8 2 (2.00%) Mobile App
8 2 (2.00%) iPhone
8 2 (2.00%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.00%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (1.00%) Grid Computing
9 1 (1.00%) User Experience
9 1 (1.00%) Arduino
9 1 (1.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.00%) Windows
2 8 (8.00%) Mac OS
3 7 (7.00%) Apple iOS
3 7 (7.00%) Android
4 4 (4.00%) Linux
5 1 (1.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (22.00%) OOP
3 21 (21.00%) Software Engineering
4 16 (16.00%) OO
5 14 (14.00%) OOD
5 14 (14.00%) Scrum
6 12 (12.00%) TDD
6 12 (12.00%) MVC
7 10 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (9.00%) Change Management
9 6 (6.00%) E-Commerce
9 6 (6.00%) BDD
10 5 (5.00%) Time Management
10 5 (5.00%) ERP
10 5 (5.00%) CRM
11 4 (4.00%) Configuration Management
11 4 (4.00%) Cartography
12 3 (3.00%) Mobile Marketing
12 3 (3.00%) Web Development
12 3 (3.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (61.00%) C#
2 50 (50.00%) C++
3 40 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 40 (40.00%) SQL
4 34 (34.00%) Java
5 15 (15.00%) PHP
6 14 (14.00%) Python
7 11 (11.00%) C
8 10 (10.00%) VB.NET
9 9 (9.00%) Ruby
9 9 (9.00%) VB
10 7 (7.00%) T-SQL
11 5 (5.00%) VC++
12 3 (3.00%) Objective-C
12 3 (3.00%) Perl
13 1 (1.00%) Korn
13 1 (1.00%) XPath
13 1 (1.00%) Erlang
13 1 (1.00%) Groovy
13 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 33 (33.00%) Degree
2 2 (2.00%) HND
3 1 (1.00%) ISEB
3 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 23 (23.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.00%) Sage
3 4 (4.00%) TOWER Software
4 3 (3.00%) Oracle
5 1 (1.00%) SAP
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