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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 56 48 40
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 45 38 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 3.30% 3.75% 5.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.42% 3.97% 5.32%
Number of salaries quoted 40 36 59
Average salary £35,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,900 £27,500 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £40,250 £38,750 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
1315 957 1110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 96.55% 94.57% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1133 803 956
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,000 £51,000
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 4 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 4 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 -13 40 £36,250 +11.53% 9
North Wales -12 3 £33,500 -4.28% 3
West Wales +11 2 £36,750 +18.54%
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 4 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 52 (53.06%) C#
2 42 (42.86%) .NET
3 40 (40.82%) C++
4 37 (37.76%) JavaScript
5 36 (36.73%) SQL
6 33 (33.67%) Java
7 32 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (27.55%) HTML
8 27 (27.55%) ASP.NET
9 21 (21.43%) Web Services
10 20 (20.41%) SQL Server
11 19 (19.39%) Software Engineering
12 18 (18.37%) TDD
12 18 (18.37%) Degree
12 18 (18.37%) XML
12 18 (18.37%) OOP
13 17 (17.35%) CSS
13 17 (17.35%) MVC
13 17 (17.35%) Microsoft
14 16 (16.33%) Scrum
14 16 (16.33%) HTML5
15 15 (15.31%) Computer Science
15 15 (15.31%) PHP
16 13 (13.27%) OO
17 12 (12.24%) Ruby
18 11 (11.22%) Continuous Integration
18 11 (11.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 11 (11.22%) STL
18 11 (11.22%) C
18 11 (11.22%) OOD

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 (6.12%) Node.js
2 2 (2.04%) IIS
3 1 (1.02%) Confluence
3 1 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (9.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.14%) SaaS
2 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.08%) PaaS
4 2 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.10%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.08%) Internet
2 4 (4.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.41%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.12%) Big Data
3 4 (4.08%) Data Mining
4 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.06%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (2.04%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.04%) MySQL
5 2 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.04%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.02%) JUnit
3 1 (1.02%) NUnit
3 1 (1.02%) JIRA
3 1 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.02%) Moq
3 1 (1.02%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (6.12%) Advertising
2 5 (5.10%) Marketing
3 4 (4.08%) Multimedia
4 3 (3.06%) Retail
5 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.04%) Games
6 1 (1.02%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (42.86%) .NET
2 27 (27.55%) HTML
2 27 (27.55%) ASP.NET
3 21 (21.43%) Web Services
4 18 (18.37%) XML
5 17 (17.35%) CSS
6 16 (16.33%) HTML5
7 11 (11.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 11 (11.22%) STL
8 9 (9.18%) jQuery
9 7 (7.14%) Qt
9 7 (7.14%) .NET Framework
9 7 (7.14%) WCF
9 7 (7.14%) REST
10 6 (6.12%) AngularJS
10 6 (6.12%) XHTML
11 5 (5.10%) Ajax
11 5 (5.10%) Ruby on Rails
12 4 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (4.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.31%) Computer Science
2 9 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.14%) DTV
3 7 (7.14%) Digital Media
4 4 (4.08%) Over-the-Top Content
4 4 (4.08%) Mathematics
4 4 (4.08%) Physics
4 4 (4.08%) GIS
5 3 (3.06%) Open Source
5 3 (3.06%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.04%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.02%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.02%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.02%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.16%) Apple iOS
1 8 (8.16%) Android
2 7 (7.14%) Windows
3 4 (4.08%) Mac OS
4 2 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (19.39%) Software Engineering
3 18 (18.37%) TDD
3 18 (18.37%) OOP
4 17 (17.35%) MVC
5 16 (16.33%) Scrum
6 13 (13.27%) OO
7 11 (11.22%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (11.22%) OOD
8 8 (8.16%) BDD
9 6 (6.12%) E-Commerce
10 4 (4.08%) Mobile Marketing
10 4 (4.08%) Cartography
10 4 (4.08%) Unit Testing
10 4 (4.08%) Configuration Management
10 4 (4.08%) Change Management
10 4 (4.08%) Regression Testing
11 3 (3.06%) OOA/OOD
11 3 (3.06%) Cyber Security
11 3 (3.06%) Bug Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (53.06%) C#
2 40 (40.82%) C++
3 37 (37.76%) JavaScript
4 36 (36.73%) SQL
5 33 (33.67%) Java
6 15 (15.31%) PHP
7 12 (12.24%) Ruby
8 11 (11.22%) C
9 10 (10.20%) Python
10 9 (9.18%) VB.NET
11 8 (8.16%) T-SQL
11 8 (8.16%) VB
12 5 (5.10%) TypeScript
13 4 (4.08%) VC++
14 3 (3.06%) Perl
15 2 (2.04%) Bash Shell
15 2 (2.04%) VB6
15 2 (2.04%) Korn
15 2 (2.04%) Objective-C
16 1 (1.02%) XAML
Qualifications
1 18 (18.37%) Degree
2 7 (7.14%) VCP4
3 3 (3.06%) ISEB
3 3 (3.06%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.06%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 17 (17.35%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.12%) TOWER Software
3 4 (4.08%) Apple
4 3 (3.06%) Xamarin
4 3 (3.06%) Twitter
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