Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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

Software Engineer
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 84 79
Rank change year-on-year +26 -5 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 21 26 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.67% 1.91% 2.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.70% 1.94% 2.39%
Number of salaries quoted 19 31 31
Cardiff median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,100 £27,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £52,750 £85,000 £55,000
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £43,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year -1.16% +19.44% +1.41%

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 778 1341 1550
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.86% 98.31% 98.35%
Number of salaries quoted 695 1212 1323
Cardiff median annual salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,775 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £53,100
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +2.86%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Cardiff

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Cardiff

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Cardiff over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (52.38%) SQL
3 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (38.10%) PHP
4 8 (38.10%) Git (software)
5 6 (28.57%) Symfony
5 6 (28.57%) Web Services
5 6 (28.57%) Java
6 5 (23.81%) OO
7 4 (19.05%) Finance
7 4 (19.05%) Retail
7 4 (19.05%) C#
7 4 (19.05%) C++
7 4 (19.05%) .NET
8 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
8 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 3 (14.29%) Linux
8 3 (14.29%) Scrum
8 3 (14.29%) RESTful
8 3 (14.29%) SDLC
9 2 (9.52%) Doctrine
9 2 (9.52%) Agile Testing
9 2 (9.52%) MVC
9 2 (9.52%) Fintech
9 2 (9.52%) REST
9 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
9 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
9 2 (9.52%) Analytics
9 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server

Software Engineer 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 (9.52%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) IaaS
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) HTTP
1 1 (4.76%) Network Security
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.76%) Big Data
3 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.76%) HPCC
3 1 (4.76%) MySQL
3 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.76%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.52%) Maven
2 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.76%) Ant
3 1 (4.76%) Gradle
3 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.76%) JUnit
3 1 (4.76%) Subversion
3 1 (4.76%) TestNG
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
1 4 (19.05%) Retail
2 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Law
3 1 (4.76%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) Symfony
1 6 (28.57%) Web Services
2 4 (19.05%) .NET
3 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 3 (14.29%) RESTful
4 2 (9.52%) Doctrine
4 2 (9.52%) REST
4 2 (9.52%) SOAP
4 2 (9.52%) Spring
5 1 (4.76%) ADO.NET
5 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (4.76%) CSS
5 1 (4.76%) Express
5 1 (4.76%) HTML
5 1 (4.76%) Node.js
5 1 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (4.76%) XML
5 1 (4.76%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Fintech
2 1 (4.76%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Android
2 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) OO
4 3 (14.29%) Scrum
4 3 (14.29%) SDLC
5 2 (9.52%) Agile Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Analytics
5 2 (9.52%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
5 2 (9.52%) MVC
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.76%) Dimensional Modelling
6 1 (4.76%) Kanban
6 1 (4.76%) Product Management
6 1 (4.76%) Refactoring
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 8 (38.10%) PHP
4 6 (28.57%) Java
5 4 (19.05%) C#
5 4 (19.05%) C++
6 2 (9.52%) Python
7 1 (4.76%) C
7 1 (4.76%) Embedded C++
7 1 (4.76%) Erlang
7 1 (4.76%) Perl
7 1 (4.76%) Scala
7 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.76%) TypeScript
7 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle
1 1 (4.76%) Zend