Period
to 8 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 8 December 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Developer
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 382 343 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 31.34% 30.71% 28.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.73% 31.35% 28.98%
Number of salaries quoted 351 315 202
Cardiff median annual salary £45,000 £39,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.92% +12.86% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £23,075
90th Percentile £65,000 £56,250 £49,950
South Wales median annual salary £43,355 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.39% +6.67% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cardiff
Permanent vacancies in Cardiff with a recognized job title 1,167 1,094 797
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 97.94% 99.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,005 922 714
Cardiff median annual salary £42,500 £39,625 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.26% +5.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,775 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £54,750
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Cardiff

Developer
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Developer in Cardiff.

Salary trend for Developer in Cardiff

Developer
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Cardiff over the 6 months to 8 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Developer in Cardiff

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cardiff region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 168 (43.98%) .NET
2 164 (42.93%) JavaScript
3 153 (40.05%) Agile Software Development
4 147 (38.48%) SQL
5 106 (27.75%) C#
6 91 (23.82%) HTML
7 82 (21.47%) Microsoft
8 78 (20.42%) Java
9 77 (20.16%) AngularJS
10 75 (19.63%) CSS
11 62 (16.23%) Git (software)
12 61 (15.97%) MVC
13 60 (15.71%) ASP.NET
14 54 (14.14%) PHP
15 51 (13.35%) SharePoint
15 51 (13.35%) Spring
16 50 (13.09%) TDD
17 49 (12.83%) Azure
18 47 (12.30%) Finance
18 47 (12.30%) Scrum
19 45 (11.78%) Front End Development
20 44 (11.52%) React
21 41 (10.73%) Business Intelligence
22 40 (10.47%) Web Development
23 39 (10.21%) JSON
23 39 (10.21%) DevOps
24 38 (9.95%) BDD
24 38 (9.95%) Visual Studio
24 38 (9.95%) SQL Server
25 37 (9.69%) NoSQL

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 51 (13.35%) SharePoint
2 23 (6.02%) CMS
3 16 (4.19%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (4.19%) WordPress
4 10 (2.62%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.62%) WebSphere
5 8 (2.09%) Drupal
5 8 (2.09%) JBoss
5 8 (2.09%) Umbraco
6 5 (1.31%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (1.05%) Confluence
7 4 (1.05%) OpenEdge
8 3 (0.79%) IIS
9 2 (0.52%) Apache
9 2 (0.52%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.52%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.26%) Kentico
10 1 (0.26%) SAS
10 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.09%) InfoPath
2 8 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.52%) SPSS
4 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.31%) Magento
2 3 (0.79%) Shopify
3 2 (0.52%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.26%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 49 (12.83%) Azure
2 27 (7.07%) AWS
3 12 (3.14%) Power Platform
4 8 (2.09%) GCP
4 8 (2.09%) GitHub
5 7 (1.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 7 (1.83%) Google Analytics
6 5 (1.31%) npm
6 5 (1.31%) Serverless
7 4 (1.05%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.52%) Firebase
9 2 (0.52%) Heroku
9 2 (0.52%) SaaS
10 1 (0.26%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.26%) Office 365
10 1 (0.26%) PaaS
10 1 (0.26%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.79%) DNS
2 2 (0.52%) Internet
3 1 (0.26%) FTP
3 1 (0.26%) Hyperconnected
3 1 (0.26%) Intranet
3 1 (0.26%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.95%) SQL Server
2 37 (9.69%) NoSQL
3 33 (8.64%) MySQL
4 28 (7.33%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (6.02%) Relational Database
6 18 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (4.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (4.19%) MongoDB
9 14 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (3.14%) Power BI
11 8 (2.09%) Big Data
11 8 (2.09%) DB2
11 8 (2.09%) Informix
12 7 (1.83%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.57%) SQL Server 2016
14 5 (1.31%) Azure SQL Database
15 4 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
15 4 (1.05%) Oracle Database
15 4 (1.05%) Oracle Database 12c
15 4 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 62 (16.23%) Git (software)
2 38 (9.95%) Visual Studio
3 18 (4.71%) Jenkins
4 17 (4.45%) JIRA
5 14 (3.66%) JUnit
6 10 (2.62%) Jasmine
7 9 (2.36%) Maven
7 9 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (2.09%) Karma Test Runner
9 6 (1.57%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (1.31%) Selenium
11 4 (1.05%) gulp
11 4 (1.05%) IntelliJ
11 4 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.79%) Grunt
12 3 (0.79%) Subversion
13 2 (0.52%) TestCafe
13 2 (0.52%) webpack
14 1 (0.26%) GitLab
14 1 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 47 (12.30%) Finance
2 13 (3.40%) Games
3 10 (2.62%) Banking
3 10 (2.62%) Public Sector
4 7 (1.83%) Marketing
5 5 (1.31%) Advertising
6 4 (1.05%) Retail
7 2 (0.52%) Legal
7 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.26%) Automotive
8 1 (0.26%) Electronics
8 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.26%) Law
8 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (43.98%) .NET
2 91 (23.82%) HTML
3 77 (20.16%) AngularJS
4 75 (19.63%) CSS
5 60 (15.71%) ASP.NET
6 51 (13.35%) Spring
7 44 (11.52%) React
8 39 (10.21%) JSON
9 37 (9.69%) Node.js
10 32 (8.38%) Web Services
11 31 (8.12%) REST
12 30 (7.85%) SOAP
13 28 (7.33%) RESTful
14 26 (6.81%) Sass
15 25 (6.54%) .NET Framework
16 23 (6.02%) Hibernate
16 23 (6.02%) HTML5
16 23 (6.02%) jQuery
16 23 (6.02%) XML
17 19 (4.97%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.12%) User Experience
2 24 (6.28%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (3.93%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (3.40%) Data Structures
5 9 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.57%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.31%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (0.79%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.52%) PMI
10 1 (0.26%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.26%) Social Media
10 1 (0.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (5.50%) Linux
2 7 (1.83%) Windows
3 4 (1.05%) Android
3 4 (1.05%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.05%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (40.05%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (15.97%) MVC
3 50 (13.09%) TDD
4 47 (12.30%) Scrum
5 45 (11.78%) Front End Development
6 41 (10.73%) Business Intelligence
7 40 (10.47%) Web Development
8 39 (10.21%) DevOps
9 38 (9.95%) BDD
10 36 (9.42%) Waterfall
11 33 (8.64%) Problem-Solving
11 33 (8.64%) SOLID
12 25 (6.54%) Fintech
13 24 (6.28%) SDLC
14 22 (5.76%) Microservices
15 19 (4.97%) Coaching
15 19 (4.97%) Mentoring
15 19 (4.97%) OO
16 15 (3.93%) ETL
17 14 (3.66%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 164 (42.93%) JavaScript
2 147 (38.48%) SQL
3 106 (27.75%) C#
4 78 (20.42%) Java
5 54 (14.14%) PHP
6 31 (8.12%) TypeScript
7 24 (6.28%) Python
8 18 (4.71%) T-SQL
9 13 (3.40%) VB.NET
10 12 (3.14%) Go
11 10 (2.62%) C++
11 10 (2.62%) Groovy
12 9 (2.36%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.83%) RPG
14 6 (1.57%) Java 8
15 2 (0.52%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.52%) VB
16 1 (0.26%) ABAP
16 1 (0.26%) Ruby
16 1 (0.26%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (5.24%) Degree
2 7 (1.83%) CISMP
2 7 (1.83%) CISSP
3 3 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.52%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.79%) QA
2 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 17025
2 2 (0.52%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (4.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (2.62%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.79%) Terraform
3 2 (0.52%) Ansible
4 1 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 82 (21.47%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.07%) Oracle
3 14 (3.66%) Sitecore
4 13 (3.40%) Google
5 10 (2.62%) IBM
6 6 (1.57%) Facebook
7 5 (1.31%) Teradata
8 4 (1.05%) Progress
8 4 (1.05%) SAP
9 3 (0.79%) Cognos
9 3 (0.79%) Informatica
9 3 (0.79%) MicroStrategy
9 3 (0.79%) Tableau
10 2 (0.52%) Guidewire
10 2 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.52%) Zend
11 1 (0.26%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.26%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.26%) Sage
11 1 (0.26%) WSO2