Period
to 20 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 57 82
Rank change year-on-year -7 +25 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 33 17 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.91% 2.10% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.95% 2.12% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 27 17 29
Cardiff median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,500 £26,650
90th Percentile £59,000 £49,500 £85,000
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +10.39% +6.94%

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 1,117 801 1,357
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.50% 99.01% 98.26%
Number of salaries quoted 938 710 1,214
Cardiff median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -2.10%
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,500 £22,000
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 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 20 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 33 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 24 (72.73%) Java
3 19 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (42.42%) Scrum
4 14 (42.42%) C#
5 11 (33.33%) .NET
6 9 (27.27%) Integration Testing
6 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
7 8 (24.24%) Web Services
7 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
7 8 (24.24%) Unit Testing
8 7 (21.21%) XML
9 6 (18.18%) C++
9 6 (18.18%) C
9 6 (18.18%) Degree
10 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
10 5 (15.15%) Kanban
10 5 (15.15%) REST
10 5 (15.15%) HTML
10 5 (15.15%) SQL
10 5 (15.15%) TDD
11 4 (12.12%) Aerospace
11 4 (12.12%) Windows
11 4 (12.12%) PhD
11 4 (12.12%) Ruby
11 4 (12.12%) Ajax
12 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
12 3 (9.09%) jQuery
12 3 (9.09%) TestNG
12 3 (9.09%) Test Automation

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 (6.06%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Bluetooth
1 1 (3.03%) Modbus
1 1 (3.03%) RS-232
1 1 (3.03%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) Big Data
1 3 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.06%) HPCC
2 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Ant
1 3 (9.09%) Gradle
1 3 (9.09%) JUnit
1 3 (9.09%) Maven
1 3 (9.09%) TestNG
1 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.06%) Selenium
2 2 (6.06%) SpecFlow
2 2 (6.06%) Subversion
2 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (12.12%) Aerospace
2 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Games
4 1 (3.03%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) .NET
2 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 8 (24.24%) Web Services
4 7 (21.21%) XML
5 5 (15.15%) HTML
5 5 (15.15%) REST
6 4 (12.12%) Ajax
7 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
7 3 (9.09%) HTML5
7 3 (9.09%) jQuery
7 3 (9.09%) SOAP
7 3 (9.09%) Spring
8 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (6.06%) CSS
8 2 (6.06%) CSS3
8 2 (6.06%) J2EE
8 2 (6.06%) JSP
8 2 (6.06%) OAuth
8 2 (6.06%) RESTful
8 2 (6.06%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.09%) Fintech
3 2 (6.06%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (6.06%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.03%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (3.03%) CAN bus
4 1 (3.03%) Cloud Native
4 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Unix
3 1 (3.03%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 19 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (42.42%) Scrum
4 9 (27.27%) Integration Testing
5 8 (24.24%) Unit Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Kanban
6 5 (15.15%) TDD
7 3 (9.09%) Customer-Centric Approach
7 3 (9.09%) Customer-Centricity
7 3 (9.09%) DevOps
7 3 (9.09%) Microservices
7 3 (9.09%) MVC
7 3 (9.09%) Project Management
7 3 (9.09%) SDLC
7 3 (9.09%) SOA
7 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.06%) Dependency Injection
8 2 (6.06%) MVVM
8 2 (6.06%) Static Code Analysis
8 2 (6.06%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 24 (72.73%) Java
2 14 (42.42%) C#
3 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
4 6 (18.18%) C
4 6 (18.18%) C++
5 5 (15.15%) SQL
6 4 (12.12%) Ruby
7 3 (9.09%) PHP
8 1 (3.03%) Apple Swift
8 1 (3.03%) Delphi
8 1 (3.03%) Groovy
8 1 (3.03%) Objective-C
8 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Degree
2 4 (12.12%) PhD
3 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) MuleSoft