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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 49 36 58
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 60 74 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 4.31% 5.51% 3.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.45% 5.72% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 48 49 40
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,950 £45,000 £42,000
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
1349 1293 1245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 96.84% 96.28% 97.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1102 1105 1111
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £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 2 July 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 2 July 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 -2 47 £37,000 +9.62% 9
North Wales - 8 £35,000 -
Mid Wales -1 1 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 99 (94.29%) Software Engineering
2 65 (61.90%) C++
3 52 (49.52%) Java
4 44 (41.90%) Linux
4 44 (41.90%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (34.29%) C
6 34 (32.38%) C#
7 27 (25.71%) SQL
8 26 (24.76%) .NET
9 24 (22.86%) Objective-C
10 23 (21.90%) JavaScript
10 23 (21.90%) Windows
10 23 (21.90%) Client/Server
11 22 (20.95%) Computer Science
12 21 (20.00%) Apple iOS
12 21 (20.00%) Scrum
12 21 (20.00%) Degree
13 20 (19.05%) OO
13 20 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
14 19 (18.10%) Jenkins
14 19 (18.10%) Cucumber
14 19 (18.10%) Product Management
14 19 (18.10%) JUnit
14 19 (18.10%) Regression Testing
15 18 (17.14%) Python
16 17 (16.19%) TCP/IP
16 17 (16.19%) UML
16 17 (16.19%) OOP
16 17 (16.19%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 16 (15.24%) SDLC

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 10 (9.52%) Confluence
2 6 (5.71%) Apache
3 2 (1.90%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.90%) IIS
3 2 (1.90%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.95%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.71%) PaaS
2 5 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.19%) TCP/IP
2 9 (8.57%) HTTP
3 5 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (4.76%) tcpdump
4 4 (3.81%) DVB
5 1 (0.95%) Wireless
5 1 (0.95%) SNMP
5 1 (0.95%) Internet
5 1 (0.95%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.48%) MySQL
2 8 (7.62%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.67%) MongoDB
4 6 (5.71%) Data Mining
4 6 (5.71%) Big Data
5 4 (3.81%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.86%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.90%) Riak
7 2 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.90%) Voldemort
8 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.95%) DB2
Development Applications
1 19 (18.10%) JUnit
1 19 (18.10%) Cucumber
1 19 (18.10%) Jenkins
2 10 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 10 (9.52%) JIRA
3 9 (8.57%) Selenium
4 8 (7.62%) Xcode
5 5 (4.76%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.81%) Subversion
6 4 (3.81%) TestLink
6 4 (3.81%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.95%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.95%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.95%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.95%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (10.48%) Marketing
2 8 (7.62%) Multimedia
3 6 (5.71%) Advertising
4 5 (4.76%) Aerospace
5 4 (3.81%) Automotive
5 4 (3.81%) Electronics
6 3 (2.86%) Military
7 2 (1.90%) Games
7 2 (1.90%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.95%) Finance
8 1 (0.95%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (24.76%) .NET
2 17 (16.19%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 15 (14.29%) STL
4 11 (10.48%) Web Services
5 10 (9.52%) HTML
6 9 (8.57%) JSON
6 9 (8.57%) REST
7 8 (7.62%) iOS SDK
7 8 (7.62%) WPF
8 5 (4.76%) ASP.NET
8 5 (4.76%) Qt
9 4 (3.81%) POCO
9 4 (3.81%) Cocoa Touch
9 4 (3.81%) Cocoa
10 3 (2.86%) Spring
10 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (2.86%) HTML5
11 2 (1.90%) Java EE
11 2 (1.90%) Bottle
11 2 (1.90%) PCRE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (21.90%) Client/Server
2 22 (20.95%) Computer Science
3 20 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (10.48%) IPTV
5 10 (9.52%) DTV
5 10 (9.52%) User Experience
5 10 (9.52%) Algorithms
6 5 (4.76%) Data Structures
6 5 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.76%) Statistics
7 4 (3.81%) Physics
7 4 (3.81%) Grid Computing
8 2 (1.90%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (1.90%) Life Science
8 2 (1.90%) iPhone
8 2 (1.90%) Robotics
9 1 (0.95%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.95%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.95%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.95%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 44 (41.90%) Linux
2 23 (21.90%) Windows
3 21 (20.00%) Apple iOS
4 13 (12.38%) UNIX
5 10 (9.52%) Android
6 6 (5.71%) Mac OS
7 4 (3.81%) CentOS
7 4 (3.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (94.29%) Software Engineering
2 44 (41.90%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (20.00%) Scrum
4 20 (19.05%) OO
5 19 (18.10%) Regression Testing
5 19 (18.10%) Product Management
6 17 (16.19%) UML
6 17 (16.19%) OOP
7 16 (15.24%) SDLC
8 13 (12.38%) MVC
8 13 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (10.48%) OOD
9 11 (10.48%) iOS Development
10 10 (9.52%) BDD
10 10 (9.52%) Bug Management
10 10 (9.52%) TDD
11 9 (8.57%) ETL
11 9 (8.57%) E-Commerce
12 8 (7.62%) Configuration Management
12 8 (7.62%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (61.90%) C++
2 52 (49.52%) Java
3 36 (34.29%) C
4 34 (32.38%) C#
5 27 (25.71%) SQL
6 24 (22.86%) Objective-C
7 23 (21.90%) JavaScript
8 18 (17.14%) Python
9 10 (9.52%) Perl
9 10 (9.52%) Korn
9 10 (9.52%) Bash Shell
10 9 (8.57%) Groovy
11 8 (7.62%) VB.NET
12 7 (6.67%) VB
12 7 (6.67%) PHP
12 7 (6.67%) XAML
12 7 (6.67%) VB6
13 6 (5.71%) Embedded C
14 5 (4.76%) Erlang
15 4 (3.81%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 21 (20.00%) Degree
2 5 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.95%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.86%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.95%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.95%) TickIT
System Software
1 5 (4.76%) Snort
2 4 (3.81%) Firmware
Vendors
1 10 (9.52%) Oracle
2 5 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.81%) Red Hat
3 4 (3.81%) Perforce
3 4 (3.81%) Green Hills
4 2 (1.90%) Apple
5 1 (0.95%) Motorola
5 1 (0.95%) Coverity
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