Period
to 17 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 53 42
Rank change year-on-year -10 -11 +43
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 24 39 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.44% 3.75% 4.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.48% 3.80% 4.96%
Number of salaries quoted 21 35 53
Cardiff median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,800 £20,750
90th Percentile £45,750 £45,750 £47,500
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £34,500 £37,750
% change year-on-year +15.94% -8.61% +0.67%

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 966 1,025 1,350
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.17% 98.65% 98.25%
Number of salaries quoted 830 903 1,143
Cardiff median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,300 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £52,500
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%

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 17 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (58.33%) C#
3 13 (54.17%) JavaScript
4 10 (41.67%) .NET
5 9 (37.50%) CSS
5 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 8 (33.33%) Scrum
7 7 (29.17%) MVC
7 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
7 7 (29.17%) SQL
7 7 (29.17%) HTML
7 7 (29.17%) Java
7 7 (29.17%) jQuery
7 7 (29.17%) REST
8 6 (25.00%) AngularJS
8 6 (25.00%) Finance
8 6 (25.00%) TDD
8 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
9 5 (20.83%) SOAP
9 5 (20.83%) Web Services
9 5 (20.83%) SDET
10 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (16.67%) WebDriver
10 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
10 4 (16.67%) Visual Studio
10 4 (16.67%) OO
10 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
10 4 (16.67%) Marketing

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 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) IIS
2 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.17%) ArcGIS
3 1 (4.17%) CMS
3 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.17%) EPiServer
3 1 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (4.17%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) npm
2 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.33%) Big Data
3 2 (8.33%) HPCC
4 1 (4.17%) GIS
4 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.17%) MySQL
4 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Selenium
1 4 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 4 (16.67%) WebDriver
2 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 3 (12.50%) JUnit
2 3 (12.50%) Protractor
2 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.17%) Bower
3 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Marketing
3 3 (12.50%) Electronics
3 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 2 (8.33%) Games
5 1 (4.17%) Back Office
5 1 (4.17%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) .NET
2 9 (37.50%) CSS
3 7 (29.17%) HTML
3 7 (29.17%) jQuery
3 7 (29.17%) REST
4 6 (25.00%) AngularJS
5 5 (20.83%) SOAP
5 5 (20.83%) Web Services
6 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
6 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (16.67%) JSON
6 4 (16.67%) WCF
7 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (12.50%) XML
7 3 (12.50%) XSLT
8 2 (8.33%) Node.js
8 2 (8.33%) RESTful
8 2 (8.33%) XForms
9 1 (4.17%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.33%) NHS
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Fintech
3 1 (4.17%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Scrum
3 7 (29.17%) MVC
4 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (25.00%) TDD
5 5 (20.83%) SDET
6 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (16.67%) OO
6 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 3 (12.50%) Acceptance Criteria
7 3 (12.50%) BDD
7 3 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
7 3 (12.50%) Monetization
7 3 (12.50%) OOD
7 3 (12.50%) Open Source
7 3 (12.50%) Programme Management
7 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
8 2 (8.33%) Health Informatics
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) C#
2 13 (54.17%) JavaScript
3 7 (29.17%) Java
3 7 (29.17%) SQL
4 3 (12.50%) PHP
5 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.17%) C
6 1 (4.17%) Go
6 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.17%) Python
6 1 (4.17%) Ruby
6 1 (4.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) Apple
3 1 (4.17%) MuleSoft
3 1 (4.17%) Sitecore