The median annual salary for a Programmer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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

Programmer
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 64 53
Rank change year-on-year -2 -11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 1 7 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.18% 1.00% 2.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 1.02% 2.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 17
Median salary £55,000 £33,173 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +65.79% -5.22%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.62% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cardiff
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 547 684 640
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 98.38% 97.85% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 491 553 559
Median salary £37,500 £35,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.63% -1.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff that featured Programmer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in Cardiff

Programmer
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Salary trend for Programmer in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Programmer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cardiff region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 13 (76.47%) Unit Testing
2 12 (70.59%) Feasibility Study
2 12 (70.59%) Degree
2 12 (70.59%) Banking
2 12 (70.59%) Telecoms
3 7 (41.18%) Finance
3 7 (41.18%) SQL
3 7 (41.18%) Web Services
3 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (35.29%) RPG
4 6 (35.29%) iSeries
5 5 (29.41%) Ajax
5 5 (29.41%) Eclipse
5 5 (29.41%) Java
5 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
5 5 (29.41%) .NET
5 5 (29.41%) Scrum
6 4 (23.53%) Spring
6 4 (23.53%) JSF
6 4 (23.53%) TDD
6 4 (23.53%) WCF
6 4 (23.53%) Spring Web Flow
6 4 (23.53%) WebSphere
6 4 (23.53%) Web Development
6 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
6 4 (23.53%) Java EE
6 4 (23.53%) J2EE
6 4 (23.53%) HTML
6 4 (23.53%) XML
6 4 (23.53%) SQL Server

Programmer 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 4 (23.53%) Tomcat
1 4 (23.53%) WebSphere
1 4 (23.53%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (5.88%) ColdFusion
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) GitHub
2 1 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Eclipse
2 4 (23.53%) JMeter
3 1 (5.88%) CircleCI
3 1 (5.88%) Subversion
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.88%) Toad
General
1 12 (70.59%) Banking
1 12 (70.59%) Telecoms
2 7 (41.18%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) Web Services
2 5 (29.41%) .NET
2 5 (29.41%) Ajax
3 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
3 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
3 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 4 (23.53%) CSS
3 4 (23.53%) Hibernate
3 4 (23.53%) HTML
3 4 (23.53%) J2EE
3 4 (23.53%) Java EE
3 4 (23.53%) JPA
3 4 (23.53%) JSF
3 4 (23.53%) Spring
3 4 (23.53%) Spring Web Flow
3 4 (23.53%) WCF
3 4 (23.53%) XML
4 2 (11.76%) Django
5 1 (5.88%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) iSeries
2 2 (11.76%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Unit Testing
2 12 (70.59%) Feasibility Study
3 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) Scrum
5 4 (23.53%) Load Testing
5 4 (23.53%) MVC
5 4 (23.53%) TDD
5 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
5 4 (23.53%) Web Development
6 1 (5.88%) Android Development
6 1 (5.88%) iOS Development
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL
6 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.88%) SDLC
6 1 (5.88%) System Testing
6 1 (5.88%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) RPG
3 5 (29.41%) Java
3 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
4 4 (23.53%) RPG IV
4 4 (23.53%) RPG/400
5 2 (11.76%) Python
6 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) HND
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (5.88%) Google
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com