Period
to 21 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 35 21
Rank change year-on-year -11 -14 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 38 72 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 4.31% 6.40% 9.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.41% 6.48% 9.36%
Number of salaries quoted 36 69 101
Cardiff median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% +7.38%
10th Percentile £30,750 £33,173 £31,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £58,750 £52,750
South Wales median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% +6.67%

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 862 1,111 1,303
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.73% 98.76% 98.04%
Number of salaries quoted 768 1,004 1,091
Cardiff median annual salary £37,500 £38,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.32% +4.11% +4.29%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £57,500 £52,500
South Wales median annual salary £38,500 £37,725 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.06% +0.60% +1.35%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 23 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (60.53%) C#
2 18 (47.37%) .NET
3 17 (44.74%) Scrum
4 16 (42.11%) RESTful
5 15 (39.47%) MVC
5 15 (39.47%) Java
6 14 (36.84%) ASP.NET
6 14 (36.84%) TDD
7 13 (34.21%) SQL
7 13 (34.21%) AngularJS
8 12 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
9 11 (28.95%) Spring
9 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
9 11 (28.95%) Mentoring
10 9 (23.68%) Microservices
10 9 (23.68%) Web Development
10 9 (23.68%) MongoDB
11 8 (21.05%) Test Automation
11 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
11 8 (21.05%) OOP
11 8 (21.05%) OO
11 8 (21.05%) Docker
12 7 (18.42%) Ansible
12 7 (18.42%) CSS
12 7 (18.42%) SOAP
12 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
12 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
12 7 (18.42%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (15.79%) Go

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 7 (18.42%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.89%) CMS
3 3 (7.89%) Tomcat
3 3 (7.89%) Umbraco
4 2 (5.26%) Apache
5 1 (2.63%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 12 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 9 (23.68%) MongoDB
3 6 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (10.53%) MySQL
4 4 (10.53%) NoSQL
4 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (13.16%) Selenium
3 4 (10.53%) Subversion
3 4 (10.53%) WebDriver
4 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
4 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
5 2 (5.26%) Jasmine
5 2 (5.26%) JUnit
5 2 (5.26%) Protractor
5 2 (5.26%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.63%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.63%) JMeter
6 1 (2.63%) NetBeans
6 1 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (15.79%) Advertising
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Banking
2 3 (7.89%) Games
3 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (47.37%) .NET
2 16 (42.11%) RESTful
3 14 (36.84%) ASP.NET
4 13 (34.21%) AngularJS
5 11 (28.95%) Spring
6 7 (18.42%) CSS
6 7 (18.42%) SOAP
7 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (15.79%) Kafka
7 6 (15.79%) Spring Boot
7 6 (15.79%) Thymeleaf
7 6 (15.79%) WCF
8 5 (13.16%) HTML
9 4 (10.53%) LESS
9 4 (10.53%) Sass
10 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (7.89%) CSS3
10 3 (7.89%) Hibernate
10 3 (7.89%) HTML5
10 3 (7.89%) Ionic Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Fintech
2 3 (7.89%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (5.26%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Android
1 3 (7.89%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.26%) DC/OS
2 2 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (44.74%) Scrum
3 15 (39.47%) MVC
4 14 (36.84%) TDD
5 11 (28.95%) Mentoring
6 9 (23.68%) Microservices
6 9 (23.68%) Web Development
7 8 (21.05%) OO
7 8 (21.05%) OOP
7 8 (21.05%) Test Automation
8 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
9 5 (13.16%) DevOps
10 4 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (10.53%) SDLC
11 3 (7.89%) API Integration
11 3 (7.89%) BDD
11 3 (7.89%) Coaching
11 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
11 3 (7.89%) Software Architecture
11 3 (7.89%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (60.53%) C#
2 15 (39.47%) Java
3 13 (34.21%) SQL
4 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 6 (15.79%) C++
5 6 (15.79%) Go
6 3 (7.89%) C
6 3 (7.89%) Java 8
7 2 (5.26%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.63%) PHP
8 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.63%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) QA
System Software
1 8 (21.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) Ansible
2 6 (15.79%) Terraform
3 3 (7.89%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) Google
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) Twitter