The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Developer
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 34 19 42
Rank change year-on-year -15 +23  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 32 75 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 5.78% 10.76% 4.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.86% 10.98% 4.60%
Number of salaries quoted 30 57 29
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £33,173 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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 546 683 630
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 98.56% 97.99% 97.07%
Number of salaries quoted 494 547 552
Median salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.63% -  
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%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Developer in Cardiff

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Senior Developer 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 56 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (42.50%) Java
3 32 (40.00%) SQL
3 32 (40.00%) Spring
4 29 (36.25%) Hibernate
5 24 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 23 (28.75%) CSS
6 23 (28.75%) Scrum
6 23 (28.75%) REST
6 23 (28.75%) Mentoring
7 22 (27.50%) SOAP
8 21 (26.25%) JavaScript
9 19 (23.75%) .NET
10 18 (22.50%) C#
10 18 (22.50%) HTML
10 18 (22.50%) Unit Testing
11 16 (20.00%) jQuery
11 16 (20.00%) MVC
12 14 (17.50%) ASP.NET
12 14 (17.50%) Microsoft
13 13 (16.25%) Finance
13 13 (16.25%) AngularJS
14 12 (15.00%) CSS3
14 12 (15.00%) HTML5
14 12 (15.00%) TDD
14 12 (15.00%) JUnit
15 11 (13.75%) OO
15 11 (13.75%) Advertising
15 11 (13.75%) Web Development
16 10 (12.50%) JSON

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 8 (10.00%) Apache
2 6 (7.50%) CMS
3 5 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.25%) Umbraco
4 4 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.50%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (8.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.00%) SaaS
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.25%) HTTP
2 1 (1.25%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.50%) MySQL
3 5 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.00%) Big Data
4 4 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (5.00%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.75%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.25%) GIS
7 1 (1.25%) OLAP
7 1 (1.25%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (15.00%) JUnit
2 8 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 6 (7.50%) Git (software)
4 5 (6.25%) Eclipse
4 5 (6.25%) Mockito
5 4 (5.00%) NetBeans
5 4 (5.00%) Subversion
6 3 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.50%) Ant
7 2 (2.50%) Gradle
7 2 (2.50%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.50%) Maven
7 2 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.25%) Bower
8 1 (1.25%) Grunt
8 1 (1.25%) gulp
8 1 (1.25%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.25%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.25%) Selenium
8 1 (1.25%) TestNG
General
1 13 (16.25%) Finance
2 11 (13.75%) Advertising
3 4 (5.00%) Banking
3 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.50%) Retail
5 1 (1.25%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (40.00%) Spring
2 29 (36.25%) Hibernate
3 23 (28.75%) CSS
3 23 (28.75%) REST
4 22 (27.50%) SOAP
5 19 (23.75%) .NET
6 18 (22.50%) HTML
7 16 (20.00%) jQuery
8 14 (17.50%) ASP.NET
9 13 (16.25%) AngularJS
10 12 (15.00%) CSS3
10 12 (15.00%) HTML5
11 10 (12.50%) JSON
12 8 (10.00%) .NET Framework
12 8 (10.00%) J2EE
13 7 (8.75%) Entity Framework
13 7 (8.75%) Node.js
14 6 (7.50%) ASP.NET Web API
14 6 (7.50%) Web Services
15 5 (6.25%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.00%) iSeries
2 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.50%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.00%) Linux
2 3 (3.75%) Android
2 3 (3.75%) Unix
3 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (28.75%) Mentoring
2 23 (28.75%) Scrum
3 18 (22.50%) Unit Testing
4 16 (20.00%) MVC
5 12 (15.00%) TDD
6 11 (13.75%) OO
6 11 (13.75%) Web Development
7 10 (12.50%) Software Engineering
8 8 (10.00%) Front End Development
9 6 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (7.50%) OOP
9 6 (7.50%) SDLC
10 5 (6.25%) Test Management
11 4 (5.00%) BDD
11 4 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (5.00%) ETL
11 4 (5.00%) Feasibility Study
11 4 (5.00%) System Testing
12 3 (3.75%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 34 (42.50%) Java
2 32 (40.00%) SQL
3 21 (26.25%) JavaScript
4 18 (22.50%) C#
5 5 (6.25%) PHP
6 4 (5.00%) RPG
6 4 (5.00%) RPG IV
6 4 (5.00%) RPG/400
7 3 (3.75%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.75%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.50%) C
8 2 (2.50%) C++
8 2 (2.50%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.50%) Scala
8 2 (2.50%) VB
8 2 (2.50%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.25%) Perl
9 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (7.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 14 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle
3 2 (2.50%) Sitecore
3 2 (2.50%) Twitter
4 1 (1.25%) Zend
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Downing LLP
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum generous benefits and bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum plus package
Posted: 10 days ago