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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 44 41 68
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 67 58 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 4.78% 4.49% 2.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.88% 4.65% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 54 38 32
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -16.66%
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
1372 1248 1231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 97.86% 96.52% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1151 1090 1097
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +7 56 £36,750 +5.00% 5
North Wales - 4 £35,000 - 1
West Wales +6 2 £30,000 -14.28%
Mid Wales -1 2 £50,000 +17.64%
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 105 (92.11%) Software Engineering
2 65 (57.02%) C++
3 59 (51.75%) Java
3 59 (51.75%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (45.61%) Linux
5 44 (38.60%) C#
6 42 (36.84%) SQL
6 42 (36.84%) .NET
7 33 (28.95%) Windows
8 31 (27.19%) C
9 28 (24.56%) Python
9 28 (24.56%) Degree
9 28 (24.56%) Computer Science
10 26 (22.81%) JavaScript
11 25 (21.93%) MVC
12 22 (19.30%) SDLC
13 21 (18.42%) Apple iOS
13 21 (18.42%) Scrum
14 19 (16.67%) UNIX
14 19 (16.67%) OO
14 19 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (15.79%) TCP/IP
15 18 (15.79%) Objective-C
16 17 (14.91%) Android
17 16 (14.04%) Jenkins
17 16 (14.04%) Oracle
18 15 (13.16%) Software Testing
19 14 (12.28%) Regression Testing
19 14 (12.28%) STL
19 14 (12.28%) JUnit

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 8 (7.02%) JBoss
2 5 (4.39%) Confluence
3 2 (1.75%) IIS
3 2 (1.75%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.75%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.79%) TCP/IP
2 12 (10.53%) HTTP
3 9 (7.89%) tcpdump
4 6 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.88%) VoIP
5 1 (0.88%) SNMP
5 1 (0.88%) Internet
5 1 (0.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.40%) MySQL
1 13 (11.40%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.14%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.39%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (4.39%) NoSQL
3 5 (4.39%) Riak
3 5 (4.39%) Voldemort
4 2 (1.75%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.88%) DB2
Development Applications
1 16 (14.04%) Jenkins
2 14 (12.28%) JUnit
2 14 (12.28%) Cucumber
3 11 (9.65%) Selenium
4 10 (8.77%) Visual Studio
5 5 (4.39%) Subversion
5 5 (4.39%) JIRA
6 4 (3.51%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (2.63%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (2.63%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.63%) Maven
7 3 (2.63%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.75%) JMeter
8 2 (1.75%) NetBeans
8 2 (1.75%) Ant
8 2 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.75%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.75%) Hudson
9 1 (0.88%) Gradle
9 1 (0.88%) StarTeam
General
1 8 (7.02%) Multimedia
1 8 (7.02%) Marketing
2 6 (5.26%) Aerospace
3 5 (4.39%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.51%) Automotive
4 4 (3.51%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.63%) Games
5 3 (2.63%) Military
6 2 (1.75%) Retail
6 2 (1.75%) Advertising
6 2 (1.75%) Electronics
7 1 (0.88%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (36.84%) .NET
2 14 (12.28%) STL
2 14 (12.28%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 13 (11.40%) HTML
4 10 (8.77%) ASP.NET
4 10 (8.77%) WPF
5 9 (7.89%) iOS SDK
5 9 (7.89%) Web Services
6 7 (6.14%) HTML5
7 6 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (5.26%) JSON
8 5 (4.39%) WCF
8 5 (4.39%) CSS
9 4 (3.51%) POCO
9 4 (3.51%) REST
10 3 (2.63%) Java EE
10 3 (2.63%) JPA
10 3 (2.63%) Spring
10 3 (2.63%) Bottle
11 2 (1.75%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (24.56%) Computer Science
2 19 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (12.28%) Client/Server
4 8 (7.02%) IPTV
4 8 (7.02%) Algorithms
5 7 (6.14%) Data Structures
5 7 (6.14%) DTV
6 5 (4.39%) Grid Computing
6 5 (4.39%) User Experience
7 4 (3.51%) Physics
8 3 (2.63%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.75%) Robotics
9 2 (1.75%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (1.75%) Life Science
9 2 (1.75%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.88%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.88%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.88%) iPhone
10 1 (0.88%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 52 (45.61%) Linux
2 33 (28.95%) Windows
3 21 (18.42%) Apple iOS
4 19 (16.67%) UNIX
5 17 (14.91%) Android
6 5 (4.39%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.75%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (92.11%) Software Engineering
2 59 (51.75%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (21.93%) MVC
4 22 (19.30%) SDLC
5 21 (18.42%) Scrum
6 19 (16.67%) OO
7 15 (13.16%) Software Testing
8 14 (12.28%) Product Management
8 14 (12.28%) Regression Testing
9 13 (11.40%) OOD
10 12 (10.53%) UML
10 12 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (9.65%) ETL
11 11 (9.65%) Functional Programming
12 10 (8.77%) OOP
13 9 (7.89%) TDD
14 8 (7.02%) Configuration Management
14 8 (7.02%) Performance Tuning
14 8 (7.02%) Cyber Security
15 7 (6.14%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 65 (57.02%) C++
2 59 (51.75%) Java
3 44 (38.60%) C#
4 42 (36.84%) SQL
5 31 (27.19%) C
6 28 (24.56%) Python
7 26 (22.81%) JavaScript
8 18 (15.79%) Objective-C
9 11 (9.65%) Lisp
9 11 (9.65%) Haskell
9 11 (9.65%) Erlang
9 11 (9.65%) VB.NET
10 9 (7.89%) PHP
10 9 (7.89%) VB
10 9 (7.89%) Groovy
11 7 (6.14%) XAML
11 7 (6.14%) VB6
12 5 (4.39%) Korn
12 5 (4.39%) Bash Shell
12 5 (4.39%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 28 (24.56%) Degree
2 4 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.75%) PhD
4 1 (0.88%) ISEB
4 1 (0.88%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.39%) QA
2 2 (1.75%) DO-178B
2 2 (1.75%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.75%) TickIT
System Software
1 9 (7.89%) Snort
2 6 (5.26%) Firmware
3 1 (0.88%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 2 (1.75%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 16 (14.04%) Oracle
2 6 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.51%) Green Hills
4 2 (1.75%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.88%) Coverity
5 1 (0.88%) Motorola
5 1 (0.88%) Apple
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