The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 63 41 35
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 37 53 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.67% 4.39% 5.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.80% 4.55% 5.63%
Number of salaries quoted 33 48 52
Average salary £36,000 £33,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,700 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Software Engineer
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
1320 1164 1225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 95.38% 96.36% 96.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1123 974 1097
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £46,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Software Engineer Salary Trend in Wales

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Wales region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Wales

Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the Wales region over the 3 months to 17 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 -3 37 £36,000 +16.12% 6
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Wales region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 84 (91.30%) Software Engineering
2 51 (55.43%) C++
3 43 (46.74%) Java
4 41 (44.57%) C
5 28 (30.43%) Linux
6 24 (26.09%) JavaScript
7 23 (25.00%) Client/Server
8 22 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (22.83%) Objective-C
9 21 (22.83%) UML
10 19 (20.65%) Web Services
10 19 (20.65%) TCP/IP
10 19 (20.65%) REST
11 18 (19.57%) OOP
12 17 (18.48%) Apple iOS
12 17 (18.48%) Big Data
13 16 (17.39%) OO
13 16 (17.39%) HTTP
14 15 (16.30%) Windows
14 15 (16.30%) E-Commerce
14 15 (16.30%) Advertising
14 15 (16.30%) Scrum
14 15 (16.30%) Marketing
14 15 (16.30%) Mobile Marketing
14 15 (16.30%) PaaS
15 14 (15.22%) Cucumber
15 14 (15.22%) Product Management
15 14 (15.22%) Jenkins
15 14 (15.22%) JSON
15 14 (15.22%) Xcode

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Wales region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (9.78%) Apache
2 8 (8.70%) Confluence
3 2 (2.17%) JBoss
4 1 (1.09%) IIS
4 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.09%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.30%) PaaS
2 2 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.65%) TCP/IP
2 16 (17.39%) HTTP
3 8 (8.70%) Internet
4 4 (4.35%) DVB
5 3 (3.26%) SSL
6 2 (2.17%) tcpdump
6 2 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.09%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.48%) Big Data
2 12 (13.04%) Data Mining
3 9 (9.78%) MySQL
4 6 (6.52%) MongoDB
5 5 (5.43%) SQL Server
6 4 (4.35%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.35%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.09%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 14 (15.22%) Cucumber
1 14 (15.22%) Xcode
1 14 (15.22%) Jenkins
2 13 (14.13%) JUnit
3 8 (8.70%) JIRA
4 7 (7.61%) Visual Studio
5 6 (6.52%) Selenium
6 5 (5.43%) TestLink
7 4 (4.35%) Eclipse
7 4 (4.35%) Subversion
8 3 (3.26%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (1.09%) Automake
9 1 (1.09%) GCC
9 1 (1.09%) GDB
9 1 (1.09%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.09%) LabVIEW
9 1 (1.09%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.09%) Fiddler
General
1 15 (16.30%) Advertising
1 15 (16.30%) Marketing
2 8 (8.70%) Multimedia
3 5 (5.43%) Electronics
3 5 (5.43%) Aerospace
4 3 (3.26%) Automotive
4 3 (3.26%) Retail
5 2 (2.17%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.65%) Web Services
1 19 (20.65%) REST
2 14 (15.22%) JSON
2 14 (15.22%) HTML
3 10 (10.87%) XML
3 10 (10.87%) Cocoa Touch
3 10 (10.87%) Cocoa
4 9 (9.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 7 (7.61%) HTML5
5 7 (7.61%) STL
6 6 (6.52%) SOAP
6 6 (6.52%) Qt
7 5 (5.43%) Pthreads
7 5 (5.43%) POSIX
8 4 (4.35%) Spring
8 4 (4.35%) AngularJS
9 3 (3.26%) Spring Integration
9 3 (3.26%) PCRE
9 3 (3.26%) POCO
9 3 (3.26%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 12 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 11 (11.96%) DTV
4 10 (10.87%) IPTV
4 10 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (9.78%) Algorithms
6 7 (7.61%) User Experience
7 6 (6.52%) Statistics
8 5 (5.43%) Management Information System
9 3 (3.26%) Physics
9 3 (3.26%) Open Source
10 2 (2.17%) Data Structures
10 2 (2.17%) Data Integration
10 2 (2.17%) iPhone
10 2 (2.17%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 28 (30.43%) Linux
2 17 (18.48%) Apple iOS
3 15 (16.30%) Windows
4 13 (14.13%) UNIX
5 10 (10.87%) Mac OS
6 5 (5.43%) Android
6 5 (5.43%) CentOS
7 4 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (91.30%) Software Engineering
2 22 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (22.83%) UML
4 18 (19.57%) OOP
5 16 (17.39%) OO
6 15 (16.30%) E-Commerce
6 15 (16.30%) Scrum
6 15 (16.30%) Mobile Marketing
7 14 (15.22%) Product Management
7 14 (15.22%) Regression Testing
8 13 (14.13%) OOD
9 12 (13.04%) iOS Development
10 11 (11.96%) BDD
11 10 (10.87%) TDD
11 10 (10.87%) Mobile Development
12 9 (9.78%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (8.70%) Bug Management
14 6 (6.52%) ETL
14 6 (6.52%) Cyber Security
15 5 (5.43%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (55.43%) C++
2 43 (46.74%) Java
3 41 (44.57%) C
4 24 (26.09%) JavaScript
5 21 (22.83%) Objective-C
6 11 (11.96%) SQL
7 10 (10.87%) Python
8 9 (9.78%) Perl
9 8 (8.70%) C#
9 8 (8.70%) Embedded C
9 8 (8.70%) Korn
9 8 (8.70%) Bash Shell
10 7 (7.61%) PHP
11 6 (6.52%) Groovy
12 3 (3.26%) Embedded C++
13 2 (2.17%) Erlang
14 1 (1.09%) Ruby
14 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
14 1 (1.09%) VB
14 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (9.78%) Degree
2 5 (5.43%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.09%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.17%) Snort
Vendors
1 6 (6.52%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.43%) Red Hat
3 4 (4.35%) Perforce
4 3 (3.26%) Green Hills
5 2 (2.17%) Apple
6 1 (1.09%) Zend
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle
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