The median annual salary for a Senior Programmer was - in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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

Senior Programmer
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 66 61
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Programmer 0 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff - 0.46% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.47% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 4
Median salary - £33,173 £30,565
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.53%  
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11%  

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 550 641 646
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 98.21% 98.46% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 480 536 542
Median salary £39,000 £37,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.40% -1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Programmer in Cardiff

Senior Programmer
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Salary trend for Senior Programmer in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, Senior 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 Senior Programmer in the job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Telecoms
1 8 (88.89%) Banking
1 8 (88.89%) Degree
1 8 (88.89%) Unit Testing
1 8 (88.89%) Feasibility Study
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) .NET
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 3 (33.33%) Web Services
3 3 (33.33%) RPG
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) MVC
3 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (33.33%) RPG/400
3 3 (33.33%) RPG IV
3 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) iSeries
3 3 (33.33%) WCF
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (22.22%) Ajax
4 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
4 2 (22.22%) Web Development
4 2 (22.22%) Java EE
4 2 (22.22%) Spring Web Flow

Senior 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 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Eclipse
1 2 (22.22%) JMeter
General
1 8 (88.89%) Banking
1 8 (88.89%) Telecoms
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
1 3 (33.33%) WCF
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) Ajax
2 2 (22.22%) CSS
2 2 (22.22%) Hibernate
2 2 (22.22%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) J2EE
2 2 (22.22%) Java EE
2 2 (22.22%) JPA
2 2 (22.22%) JSF
2 2 (22.22%) Spring
2 2 (22.22%) Spring Web Flow
2 2 (22.22%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Feasibility Study
1 8 (88.89%) Unit Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) MVC
2 3 (33.33%) Scrum
2 3 (33.33%) TDD
2 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) Load Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Web Development
4 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) RPG
2 3 (33.33%) RPG IV
2 3 (33.33%) RPG/400
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) IBM