Period
to 17 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

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

Senior Developer
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 40 33
Rank change year-on-year -21 -7 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 36 35 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 3.14% 4.17% 6.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.18% 4.21% 6.56%
Number of salaries quoted 34 34 87
Cardiff median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £59,625 £60,625 £55,000
South Wales median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%

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 1,131 831 1,356
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.52% 98.93% 98.40%
Number of salaries quoted 951 736 1,209
Cardiff median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -1.37%
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,875 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £56,250 £53,750
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Cardiff

Senior Developer
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Salary trend for Senior Developer in Cardiff

Senior Developer
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Cardiff over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Developer in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (36.11%) JavaScript
3 12 (33.33%) SQL
3 12 (33.33%) HTML
3 12 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 11 (30.56%) C#
5 10 (27.78%) .NET
5 10 (27.78%) CSS
5 10 (27.78%) TDD
6 9 (25.00%) MySQL
6 9 (25.00%) PHP
6 9 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (22.22%) Java
7 8 (22.22%) Python
7 8 (22.22%) Finance
7 8 (22.22%) Open Source
7 8 (22.22%) jQuery
7 8 (22.22%) Android
7 8 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (19.44%) Apple iOS
8 7 (19.44%) Android Development
8 7 (19.44%) XML
8 7 (19.44%) Linux
8 7 (19.44%) SOAP
8 7 (19.44%) User Experience
8 7 (19.44%) React
9 6 (16.67%) Web Services
9 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 6 (16.67%) GIS

Senior 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 1 (2.78%) ArcGIS
1 1 (2.78%) IIS
1 1 (2.78%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.56%) GitHub
3 2 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (5.56%) Slack
3 2 (5.56%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) MySQL
2 6 (16.67%) GIS
2 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (11.11%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) CircleCI
1 2 (5.56%) Maven
1 2 (5.56%) Selenium
1 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.78%) Android Studio
2 1 (2.78%) Babel
2 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.78%) gulp
2 1 (2.78%) JUnit
2 1 (2.78%) Pylint
2 1 (2.78%) TestNG
2 1 (2.78%) webpack
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Games
3 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 12 (33.33%) HTML
2 10 (27.78%) .NET
2 10 (27.78%) CSS
3 8 (22.22%) jQuery
4 7 (19.44%) React
4 7 (19.44%) SOAP
4 7 (19.44%) XML
5 6 (16.67%) JSON
5 6 (16.67%) REST
5 6 (16.67%) Web Services
6 5 (13.89%) Spring
7 4 (11.11%) Ajax
7 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET
7 4 (11.11%) Hibernate
7 4 (11.11%) Node.js
8 3 (8.33%) Django
8 3 (8.33%) RESTful
8 3 (8.33%) Sass
9 2 (5.56%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (19.44%) User Experience
3 3 (8.33%) Analytical Mindset
3 3 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (5.56%) Fintech
4 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.78%) Graphic Design
5 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.78%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Android
2 7 (19.44%) Apple iOS
2 7 (19.44%) Linux
3 1 (2.78%) CentOS
3 1 (2.78%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.78%) TDD
3 8 (22.22%) Open Source
3 8 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (19.44%) Android Development
5 6 (16.67%) iOS Development
5 6 (16.67%) Scrum
6 5 (13.89%) MVC
6 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Microservices
7 4 (11.11%) OO
8 3 (8.33%) DevOps
8 3 (8.33%) Front End Development
8 3 (8.33%) Test Automation
9 2 (5.56%) Asset Management
9 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (5.56%) Kanban
9 2 (5.56%) OOD
9 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) JavaScript
2 12 (33.33%) SQL
3 11 (30.56%) C#
4 9 (25.00%) PHP
5 8 (22.22%) Java
5 8 (22.22%) Python
6 2 (5.56%) Groovy
6 2 (5.56%) Scala
6 2 (5.56%) VBA
7 1 (2.78%) C
7 1 (2.78%) ES6
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Google
2 4 (11.11%) ESRI
3 2 (5.56%) MuleSoft
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) Sencha
4 1 (2.78%) Sitecore