The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 62 63
Rank change year-on-year +10 +1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 10 12 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.05% 1.74% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 1.78% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 9 12 8
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +10.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,300 £30,500 £34,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £39,350
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 480 676 735
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 98.36% 98.11% 96.97%
Number of salaries quoted 413 590 599
Median salary £40,000 £36,378 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.95% -2.99%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

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 3 months to 24 June 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 24 June 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 15 (71.43%) C#
2 15 (71.43%) .NET
3 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (47.62%) ASP.NET
5 8 (38.10%) Java
5 8 (38.10%) TDD
6 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 7 (33.33%) SQL
7 6 (28.57%) Web Services
7 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
7 6 (28.57%) PHP
7 6 (28.57%) Linux
7 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
7 6 (28.57%) RESTful
7 6 (28.57%) User Experience
7 6 (28.57%) SDLC
8 5 (23.81%) Fintech
8 5 (23.81%) Android
8 5 (23.81%) Degree
8 5 (23.81%) Waterfall
8 5 (23.81%) C++
8 5 (23.81%) HTML
9 4 (19.05%) Mainframe
9 4 (19.05%) Hibernate
9 4 (19.05%) Middleware
9 4 (19.05%) MVC
9 4 (19.05%) Subversion
9 4 (19.05%) Spring
9 4 (19.05%) Maven

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 4 (19.05%) IIS
1 4 (19.05%) Tomcat
1 4 (19.05%) WebSphere
2 3 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.76%) Apache Spark
3 1 (4.76%) CMS
3 1 (4.76%) Drupal
3 1 (4.76%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) HTTP
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (4.76%) Big Data
4 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Eclipse
1 4 (19.05%) Maven
1 4 (19.05%) Subversion
1 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio
2 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.76%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (14.29%) Games
1 3 (14.29%) Marketing
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (71.43%) .NET
2 10 (47.62%) ASP.NET
3 6 (28.57%) RESTful
3 6 (28.57%) Web Services
4 5 (23.81%) HTML
5 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
5 4 (19.05%) Ajax
5 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (19.05%) EJB
5 4 (19.05%) Hibernate
5 4 (19.05%) Java SE
5 4 (19.05%) Middleware
5 4 (19.05%) REST
5 4 (19.05%) SOAP
5 4 (19.05%) Spring
5 4 (19.05%) XML
6 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
6 3 (14.29%) iOS SDK
6 3 (14.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) User Experience
2 5 (23.81%) Fintech
3 4 (19.05%) Mainframe
4 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
5 1 (4.76%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Linux
2 5 (23.81%) Android
3 4 (19.05%) Windows
4 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 3 (14.29%) Unix
5 1 (4.76%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) TDD
4 6 (28.57%) SDLC
4 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 5 (23.81%) Waterfall
6 4 (19.05%) BDD
6 4 (19.05%) Continuous Deployment
6 4 (19.05%) Customer Insight
6 4 (19.05%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 4 (19.05%) MVC
6 4 (19.05%) Performance Optimisation
6 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
7 3 (14.29%) OOD
8 2 (9.52%) High Availability
8 2 (9.52%) OO
8 2 (9.52%) OOP
8 2 (9.52%) Open Source
8 2 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
9 1 (4.76%) Cross-Platform Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) C#
2 8 (38.10%) Java
3 7 (33.33%) SQL
4 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 6 (28.57%) PHP
5 5 (23.81%) C++
6 3 (14.29%) C
6 3 (14.29%) Objective-C
6 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.76%) Assembly Language
7 1 (4.76%) Embedded C
7 1 (4.76%) Fortran
7 1 (4.76%) MATLAB
7 1 (4.76%) Python
7 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Degree
2 4 (19.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.76%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 4 (19.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.76%) DO-178B
2 1 (4.76%) IEC 61508
2 1 (4.76%) IEC 62304
2 1 (4.76%) MISRA
2 1 (4.76%) MISRA C
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) IBM
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
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