The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 29 56
Rank change year-on-year -15 +27  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 23 45 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 4.14% 6.44% 2.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.20% 6.58% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 20 28 13
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,150 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

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 547 684 640
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 98.38% 97.85% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 491 553 559
Median salary £37,500 £35,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.63% -1.38%  
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%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

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 3 months to 28 March 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 28 March 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 44 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (68.52%) JavaScript
3 36 (66.67%) C#
4 35 (64.81%) .NET
5 32 (59.26%) ASP.NET
6 31 (57.41%) HTML
7 30 (55.56%) CSS
7 30 (55.56%) MVC
8 26 (48.15%) SQL Server
9 22 (40.74%) SQL
10 21 (38.89%) ASP.NET MVC
11 20 (37.04%) Scrum
12 17 (31.48%) TDD
13 16 (29.63%) PHP
14 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
14 14 (25.93%) jQuery
15 13 (24.07%) NoSQL
16 12 (22.22%) Games
17 11 (20.37%) T-SQL
18 10 (18.52%) Java
18 10 (18.52%) C++
18 10 (18.52%) XML
18 10 (18.52%) MS Excel
18 10 (18.52%) User Experience
19 8 (14.81%) Coaching
19 8 (14.81%) AngularJS
19 8 (14.81%) Python
19 8 (14.81%) XForms
19 8 (14.81%) NHS
19 8 (14.81%) Informatics

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 6 (11.11%) ColdFusion
2 2 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.70%) IIS
2 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.85%) Apache
3 1 (1.85%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.85%) CMS
3 1 (1.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (18.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.70%) GitHub
3 1 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.85%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (48.15%) SQL Server
2 13 (24.07%) NoSQL
3 7 (12.96%) MySQL
4 5 (9.26%) Relational Database
5 4 (7.41%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (3.70%) Riak
7 1 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (14.81%) Git (software)
2 6 (11.11%) Subversion
3 5 (9.26%) Mercurial
3 5 (9.26%) NUnit
4 3 (5.56%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.85%) CircleCI
General
1 12 (22.22%) Games
2 3 (5.56%) Advertising
3 2 (3.70%) Finance
4 1 (1.85%) Electronics
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (64.81%) .NET
2 32 (59.26%) ASP.NET
3 31 (57.41%) HTML
4 30 (55.56%) CSS
5 21 (38.89%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (25.93%) jQuery
7 10 (18.52%) XML
8 8 (14.81%) AngularJS
8 8 (14.81%) HTML5
8 8 (14.81%) Node.js
8 8 (14.81%) Sass
8 8 (14.81%) XForms
9 7 (12.96%) CSS3
10 5 (9.26%) .NET Framework
10 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (9.26%) Backbone.js
10 5 (9.26%) Ember.js
10 5 (9.26%) LESS
11 4 (7.41%) WCF
11 4 (7.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) User Experience
2 8 (14.81%) NHS
3 6 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 3 (5.56%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.85%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (55.56%) MVC
3 20 (37.04%) Scrum
4 17 (31.48%) TDD
5 8 (14.81%) Coaching
5 8 (14.81%) Informatics
6 7 (12.96%) DevOps
7 5 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (9.26%) Graceful Degradation
7 5 (9.26%) Progressive Enhancement
7 5 (9.26%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (9.26%) Software Engineering
7 5 (9.26%) Web Usability
8 3 (5.56%) BDD
8 3 (5.56%) Mentoring
8 3 (5.56%) Separation of Concerns
8 3 (5.56%) Unit Testing
8 3 (5.56%) Web Development
8 3 (5.56%) Wireframes
9 2 (3.70%) Cross-Platform Development
Programming Languages
1 37 (68.52%) JavaScript
2 36 (66.67%) C#
3 22 (40.74%) SQL
4 16 (29.63%) PHP
5 11 (20.37%) T-SQL
6 10 (18.52%) C++
6 10 (18.52%) Java
7 8 (14.81%) Python
8 7 (12.96%) Ruby
9 3 (5.56%) Scala
10 2 (3.70%) C
10 2 (3.70%) Clojure
10 2 (3.70%) Erlang
10 2 (3.70%) Haskell
11 1 (1.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (12.96%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) HND
2 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.26%) TOWER Software
2 5 (9.26%) Xamarin
3 2 (3.70%) RedGate
4 1 (1.85%) Google
4 1 (1.85%) SAP
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