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

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 56 58 33
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 46 51 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 3.58% 3.81% 5.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.71% 4.01% 5.56%
Number of salaries quoted 41 46 49
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
1240 1272 1044
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 96.50% 94.93% 97.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1066 1145 961
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 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 18 December 2014.

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 18 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 +11 39 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Mid Wales - 4 - -
North Wales -4 3 £37,500 +7.14%
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

1 102 (87.18%) Software Engineering
2 58 (49.57%) C++
3 52 (44.44%) C
4 43 (36.75%) Java
5 37 (31.62%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (31.62%) Degree
6 34 (29.06%) Computer Science
7 31 (26.50%) SQL
8 29 (24.79%) Scrum
9 28 (23.93%) JavaScript
9 28 (23.93%) HTML
10 26 (22.22%) UML
11 25 (21.37%) HTTP
12 24 (20.51%) TCP/IP
12 24 (20.51%) Windows
13 21 (17.95%) Linux
14 20 (17.09%) UNIX
15 18 (15.38%) Advertising
16 17 (14.53%) C#
16 17 (14.53%) OO
16 17 (14.53%) Unit Testing
17 15 (12.82%) E-Commerce
17 15 (12.82%) DTV
17 15 (12.82%) .NET
17 15 (12.82%) SQL Server
17 15 (12.82%) CSS
18 14 (11.97%) Web Services
18 14 (11.97%) Python
18 14 (11.97%) System Testing
18 14 (11.97%) BDD

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 7 (5.98%) Confluence
2 5 (4.27%) Apache
3 1 (0.85%) CMS
3 1 (0.85%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.85%) Node.js
3 1 (0.85%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.69%) PaaS
2 4 (3.42%) SaaS
3 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (21.37%) HTTP
2 24 (20.51%) TCP/IP
3 12 (10.26%) Internet
4 9 (7.69%) Wireshark
5 5 (4.27%) SSL
6 3 (2.56%) DVB
6 3 (2.56%) tcpdump
7 2 (1.71%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.11%) MySQL
3 12 (10.26%) Big Data
4 9 (7.69%) Relational Database
5 6 (5.13%) MongoDB
6 5 (4.27%) Data Mining
7 3 (2.56%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.56%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.71%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.85%) Riak
9 1 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 8 (6.84%) JIRA
1 8 (6.84%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.13%) TestLink
2 6 (5.13%) Fiddler
3 5 (4.27%) Subversion
3 5 (4.27%) Visual Studio
3 5 (4.27%) Xcode
3 5 (4.27%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.42%) GCC
4 4 (3.42%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.56%) Automake
5 3 (2.56%) GDB
5 3 (2.56%) FitNesse
6 2 (1.71%) JUnit
6 2 (1.71%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.71%) Selenium
7 1 (0.85%) Maven
7 1 (0.85%) NUnit
7 1 (0.85%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.85%) Bugzilla
General
1 18 (15.38%) Advertising
2 13 (11.11%) Aerospace
3 12 (10.26%) Multimedia
3 12 (10.26%) Marketing
4 6 (5.13%) Electronics
5 2 (1.71%) Finance
6 1 (0.85%) Legal
6 1 (0.85%) Military
6 1 (0.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (23.93%) HTML
2 15 (12.82%) .NET
2 15 (12.82%) CSS
3 14 (11.97%) Web Services
3 14 (11.97%) REST
4 13 (11.11%) XML
5 12 (10.26%) SOAP
6 11 (9.40%) ASP.NET
7 10 (8.55%) WCF
7 10 (8.55%) jQuery
8 9 (7.69%) HTML5
9 8 (6.84%) JSON
10 5 (4.27%) Pthreads
10 5 (4.27%) Cocoa
10 5 (4.27%) POSIX
10 5 (4.27%) Cocoa Touch
11 4 (3.42%) Spring
12 3 (2.56%) RESTful
12 3 (2.56%) J2EE
12 3 (2.56%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 34 (29.06%) Computer Science
2 15 (12.82%) DTV
3 9 (7.69%) IPTV
3 9 (7.69%) Algorithms
4 6 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.13%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.42%) Grid Computing
6 3 (2.56%) Data Integration
6 3 (2.56%) Open Source
6 3 (2.56%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.56%) Over-the-Top Content
7 2 (1.71%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.71%) CAN bus
8 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.85%) User Experience
8 1 (0.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 24 (20.51%) Windows
2 21 (17.95%) Linux
3 20 (17.09%) UNIX
4 11 (9.40%) Mac OS
5 6 (5.13%) Apple iOS
5 6 (5.13%) CentOS
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.85%) OS/2
6 1 (0.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (87.18%) Software Engineering
2 37 (31.62%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (24.79%) Scrum
4 26 (22.22%) UML
5 17 (14.53%) OO
5 17 (14.53%) Unit Testing
6 15 (12.82%) E-Commerce
7 14 (11.97%) System Testing
7 14 (11.97%) BDD
8 13 (11.11%) Integration Testing
9 12 (10.26%) OOD
9 12 (10.26%) Mobile Marketing
10 11 (9.40%) TDD
10 11 (9.40%) OOP
11 10 (8.55%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (5.98%) Regression Testing
12 7 (5.98%) Product Management
13 6 (5.13%) iOS Development
13 6 (5.13%) Mentoring
13 6 (5.13%) Bug Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (49.57%) C++
2 52 (44.44%) C
3 43 (36.75%) Java
4 31 (26.50%) SQL
5 28 (23.93%) JavaScript
6 17 (14.53%) C#
7 14 (11.97%) Python
8 8 (6.84%) Embedded C
8 8 (6.84%) Perl
9 7 (5.98%) PHP
9 7 (5.98%) Ruby
10 6 (5.13%) Korn
10 6 (5.13%) Bash Shell
11 5 (4.27%) Objective-C
12 4 (3.42%) Erlang
13 2 (1.71%) Groovy
13 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.85%) Lisp
14 1 (0.85%) Scala
14 1 (0.85%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 37 (31.62%) Degree
2 2 (1.71%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.71%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.11%) IEC 61508
2 8 (6.84%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.56%) Snort
2 1 (0.85%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (5.13%) Red Hat
2 5 (4.27%) Oracle
2 5 (4.27%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.85%) Sony
3 1 (0.85%) Zend
3 1 (0.85%) Atlassian
3 1 (0.85%) Twitter
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