Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £32,725 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

Software Developer
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 53 84
Rank change year-on-year +3 +31 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 27 60 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 3.37% 4.43% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.40% 4.51% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 27 59 27
Cardiff median annual salary £32,725 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.50% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £22,000 £24,250 £29,700
90th Percentile £46,250 £50,000 £50,000
South Wales median annual salary £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -1.41% +1.43% -

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 793 1331 1551
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.88% 98.30% 98.48%
Number of salaries quoted 709 1203 1324
Cardiff median annual salary £38,500 £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,800 £22,575
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £53,250
South Wales median annual salary £39,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +5.33% +4.17% +2.86%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Cardiff

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in Cardiff

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Cardiff over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (62.96%) C#
3 14 (51.85%) .NET
4 13 (48.15%) JavaScript
5 12 (44.44%) AngularJS
6 11 (40.74%) Scrum
7 8 (29.63%) MVC
7 8 (29.63%) Games
7 8 (29.63%) C++
7 8 (29.63%) Java
7 8 (29.63%) Python
8 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
8 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET
8 7 (25.93%) Computer Science
9 6 (22.22%) OO
9 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
10 5 (18.52%) Web Services
10 5 (18.52%) CSS
10 5 (18.52%) HTML
10 5 (18.52%) SQL
10 5 (18.52%) TDD
10 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
10 5 (18.52%) Degree
10 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (18.52%) MongoDB
10 5 (18.52%) SDLC
11 4 (14.81%) Node.js
11 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (14.81%) Web Development
11 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering

Software 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 (3.70%) CMS
1 1 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (3.70%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) npm
2 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 5 (18.52%) MongoDB
3 3 (11.11%) Amazon Redshift
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) DTS
4 1 (3.70%) MySQL
4 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.70%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.70%) Bower
3 1 (3.70%) Gradle
3 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.70%) NUnit
3 1 (3.70%) StyleCop
3 1 (3.70%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (29.63%) Games
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (51.85%) .NET
2 12 (44.44%) AngularJS
3 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET
4 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
4 5 (18.52%) CSS
4 5 (18.52%) HTML
4 5 (18.52%) Web Services
5 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (14.81%) Node.js
6 3 (11.11%) HTML5
7 2 (7.41%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (7.41%) React
7 2 (7.41%) REST
7 2 (7.41%) RESTful
7 2 (7.41%) SOAP
7 2 (7.41%) Spring
7 2 (7.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (7.41%) WinForms
7 2 (7.41%) XML
7 2 (7.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) NHS
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Android
2 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (40.74%) Scrum
3 8 (29.63%) MVC
4 6 (22.22%) OO
5 5 (18.52%) SDLC
5 5 (18.52%) TDD
6 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
6 4 (14.81%) Web Development
7 3 (11.11%) OOD
7 3 (11.11%) OOP
7 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 2 (7.41%) Coaching
8 2 (7.41%) CRM
8 2 (7.41%) Health Informatics
8 2 (7.41%) Informatics
8 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.41%) Microservices
9 1 (3.70%) Continuous Delivery
9 1 (3.70%) DevOps
9 1 (3.70%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) C#
2 13 (48.15%) JavaScript
3 8 (29.63%) C++
3 8 (29.63%) Java
3 8 (29.63%) Python
4 5 (18.52%) SQL
5 4 (14.81%) PHP
6 3 (11.11%) VB
6 3 (11.11%) VB.NET
7 2 (7.41%) Ruby
7 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
7 2 (7.41%) TypeScript
8 1 (3.70%) Go
8 1 (3.70%) Groovy
8 1 (3.70%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Degree
2 3 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Docker
1 2 (7.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Ansible
2 1 (3.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Sitecore