Period
to 23 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 44 46
Rank change year-on-year -15 +2 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 39 29 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 3.39% 3.51% 4.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.45% 3.55% 4.84%
Number of salaries quoted 34 29 64
Cardiff median annual salary £40,000 £32,725 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.23% -6.50% -
10th Percentile £27,150 £22,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £46,250 £47,500
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £36,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% -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 1,131 818 1,343
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.43% 99.03% 98.24%
Number of salaries quoted 951 725 1,207
Cardiff median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -0.71%
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,500 £21,700
90th Percentile £62,500 £56,250 £53,750
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 31 (79.49%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (74.36%) C#
3 24 (61.54%) .NET
3 24 (61.54%) Scrum
4 18 (46.15%) JavaScript
5 15 (38.46%) TDD
6 13 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (30.77%) MVC
7 12 (30.77%) SQL Server
7 12 (30.77%) OO
7 12 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (28.21%) Java
9 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
9 10 (25.64%) SOAP
10 9 (23.08%) XML
10 9 (23.08%) Finance
10 9 (23.08%) .NET Framework
10 9 (23.08%) AngularJS
11 8 (20.51%) React
11 8 (20.51%) REST
11 8 (20.51%) KnockoutJS
11 8 (20.51%) Pair Programming
11 8 (20.51%) HTML
11 8 (20.51%) Continuous Deployment
11 8 (20.51%) Decision-Making
12 5 (12.82%) XSLT
12 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET
12 5 (12.82%) CSS
12 5 (12.82%) Web Services
12 5 (12.82%) Configuration Management

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 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.69%) Anypoint
3 1 (2.56%) ArcGIS
3 1 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.56%) Big Data
3 1 (2.56%) GIS
3 1 (2.56%) HPCC
3 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Selenium
1 5 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (12.82%) WebDriver
2 4 (10.26%) Cucumber
2 4 (10.26%) JUnit
2 4 (10.26%) Protractor
3 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (23.08%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Back Office
3 3 (7.69%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (61.54%) .NET
2 10 (25.64%) SOAP
3 9 (23.08%) .NET Framework
3 9 (23.08%) AngularJS
3 9 (23.08%) XML
4 8 (20.51%) HTML
4 8 (20.51%) KnockoutJS
4 8 (20.51%) React
4 8 (20.51%) REST
5 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET
5 5 (12.82%) CSS
5 5 (12.82%) WCF
5 5 (12.82%) Web Services
5 5 (12.82%) XSLT
6 4 (10.26%) jQuery
6 4 (10.26%) JSON
7 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (7.69%) WinForms
8 2 (5.13%) RESTful
9 1 (2.56%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.13%) User Experience
3 1 (2.56%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Android
2 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (79.49%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (61.54%) Scrum
3 15 (38.46%) TDD
4 13 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (30.77%) MVC
5 12 (30.77%) OO
5 12 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (20.51%) Continuous Deployment
6 8 (20.51%) Decision-Making
6 8 (20.51%) Pair Programming
7 5 (12.82%) API Development
7 5 (12.82%) Configuration Management
7 5 (12.82%) SDET
7 5 (12.82%) Web Application Development
8 4 (10.26%) Acceptance Criteria
8 4 (10.26%) BDD
8 4 (10.26%) Issue Tracking
8 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
8 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 29 (74.36%) C#
2 18 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 11 (28.21%) Java
4 5 (12.82%) XPath
5 4 (10.26%) SQL
6 2 (5.13%) C
6 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.56%) Go
7 1 (2.56%) Java 8
7 1 (2.56%) PHP
7 1 (2.56%) Python
7 1 (2.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) Degree
1 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) MuleSoft
3 2 (5.13%) OutSystems