Period
to 24 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 24 January 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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 29 38
Rank change year-on-year -21 +9 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 30 89 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 3.85% 7.29% 6.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.92% 7.38% 6.42%
Number of salaries quoted 28 88 68
Cardiff median annual salary £45,000 £43,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £30,829 £33,173 £31,250
90th Percentile £60,750 £55,000 £52,575
South Wales median annual salary £47,250 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -0.53% +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 766 1,206 1,417
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.21% 98.77% 98.27%
Number of salaries quoted 678 1,115 1,219
Cardiff median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £54,825 £57,500 £52,500
South Wales median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +2.67% +4.17% +2.86%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (60.00%) RESTful
3 16 (53.33%) C#
3 16 (53.33%) Java
4 15 (50.00%) Scrum
5 14 (46.67%) Spring
6 13 (43.33%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (33.33%) MongoDB
7 10 (33.33%) TDD
7 10 (33.33%) .NET
8 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
8 9 (30.00%) OO
8 9 (30.00%) AngularJS
8 9 (30.00%) Test Automation
8 9 (30.00%) Web Development
8 9 (30.00%) Microservices
9 8 (26.67%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (26.67%) Ansible
9 8 (26.67%) Docker
9 8 (26.67%) SQL
9 8 (26.67%) Software Engineering
10 7 (23.33%) MVC
10 7 (23.33%) Finance
10 7 (23.33%) C++
10 7 (23.33%) OOP
10 7 (23.33%) CSS
10 7 (23.33%) SOAP
10 7 (23.33%) Go
10 7 (23.33%) Kafka
10 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure

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 8 (26.67%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (10.00%) CMS
2 3 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (10.00%) Umbraco
3 2 (6.67%) Apache
4 1 (3.33%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (43.33%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.67%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 4 (13.33%) MySQL
4 4 (13.33%) NoSQL
4 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (6.67%) OLAP
6 2 (6.67%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (6.67%) Power BI
6 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (3.33%) DTS
7 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (13.33%) Subversion
3 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (10.00%) Selenium
4 2 (6.67%) JUnit
4 2 (6.67%) SpecFlow
4 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.33%) Bugzilla
5 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.33%) Grunt
5 1 (3.33%) gulp
5 1 (3.33%) JMeter
5 1 (3.33%) NetBeans
5 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (60.00%) RESTful
2 14 (46.67%) Spring
3 10 (33.33%) .NET
4 9 (30.00%) AngularJS
5 7 (23.33%) CSS
5 7 (23.33%) Kafka
5 7 (23.33%) SOAP
5 7 (23.33%) Spring Boot
5 7 (23.33%) Thymeleaf
6 6 (20.00%) WCF
7 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET
8 4 (13.33%) HTML
8 4 (13.33%) LESS
8 4 (13.33%) Web Services
9 3 (10.00%) .NET Framework
9 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (10.00%) Hibernate
9 3 (10.00%) Sass
9 3 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Fintech
2 3 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Blog
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Android
1 3 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.67%) DC/OS
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (50.00%) Scrum
3 10 (33.33%) TDD
4 9 (30.00%) Microservices
4 9 (30.00%) OO
4 9 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 9 (30.00%) Web Development
5 8 (26.67%) Software Engineering
6 7 (23.33%) MVC
6 7 (23.33%) OOP
7 6 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 5 (16.67%) DevOps
9 4 (13.33%) SDLC
10 3 (10.00%) API Integration
10 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (10.00%) Coaching
10 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
10 3 (10.00%) Front End Development
10 3 (10.00%) Software Architecture
10 3 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (53.33%) C#
1 16 (53.33%) Java
2 8 (26.67%) SQL
3 7 (23.33%) C++
3 7 (23.33%) Go
4 4 (13.33%) C
4 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (10.00%) TypeScript
6 1 (3.33%) Delphi
6 1 (3.33%) PHP
6 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) Ansible
2 7 (23.33%) Terraform
3 3 (10.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Google
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) Sitecore
2 1 (3.33%) Twitter