Period
to 23 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £41,250 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 68 70
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 27 22 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.73% 2.13% 2.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.78% 2.15% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 20 21 35
Cardiff median annual salary £41,250 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.76% +16.31%
10th Percentile £25,000 £30,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £53,875 £55,000 £50,000
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +8.11%

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 971 1,022 1,358
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.28% 98.84% 98.41%
Number of salaries quoted 832 904 1,160
Cardiff median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £22,800 £23,500 £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% +2.74%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 27 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (59.26%) Java
3 9 (33.33%) Web Services
4 8 (29.63%) XML
4 8 (29.63%) C
4 8 (29.63%) C#
5 7 (25.93%) Spring
5 7 (25.93%) REST
5 7 (25.93%) Fintech
6 6 (22.22%) Gradle
6 6 (22.22%) Unit Testing
6 6 (22.22%) TestNG
6 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
6 6 (22.22%) Maven
6 6 (22.22%) C++
6 6 (22.22%) Ant
6 6 (22.22%) JUnit
6 6 (22.22%) SOAP
7 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
7 5 (18.52%) OO
7 5 (18.52%) SQL
7 5 (18.52%) .NET
7 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (18.52%) TDD
7 5 (18.52%) Subversion
7 5 (18.52%) Finance
7 5 (18.52%) QA
7 5 (18.52%) Static Code Analysis
7 5 (18.52%) User Stories
8 4 (14.81%) Microservices

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) SaaS
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Bluetooth
1 1 (3.70%) Modbus
1 1 (3.70%) RS-232
1 1 (3.70%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) MongoDB
1 3 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Ant
1 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 6 (22.22%) Gradle
1 6 (22.22%) JUnit
1 6 (22.22%) Maven
1 6 (22.22%) TestNG
2 5 (18.52%) Subversion
3 1 (3.70%) Bower
3 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Aerospace
3 3 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Electronics
4 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) Web Services
2 8 (29.63%) XML
3 7 (25.93%) REST
3 7 (25.93%) Spring
4 6 (22.22%) SOAP
5 5 (18.52%) .NET
5 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
6 4 (14.81%) Ajax
6 4 (14.81%) XML Schema
7 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
7 2 (7.41%) Node.js
7 2 (7.41%) Spring Boot
8 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
8 1 (3.70%) Apache Cordova
8 1 (3.70%) Ionic Framework
8 1 (3.70%) jQuery
8 1 (3.70%) Laravel
8 1 (3.70%) React
8 1 (3.70%) Spring Security
8 1 (3.70%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Fintech
2 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.41%) Algorithms
3 2 (7.41%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.70%) CAN bus
4 1 (3.70%) Cloud Native
4 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (22.22%) Unit Testing
3 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (18.52%) OO
3 5 (18.52%) Static Code Analysis
3 5 (18.52%) TDD
3 5 (18.52%) User Stories
4 4 (14.81%) Microservices
4 4 (14.81%) OOP
5 3 (11.11%) Project Management
5 3 (11.11%) Scrum
6 2 (7.41%) Customer-Centric Approach
6 2 (7.41%) Customer-Centricity
6 2 (7.41%) Kanban
6 2 (7.41%) Machine Learning
6 2 (7.41%) SDLC
6 2 (7.41%) SOA
6 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
6 2 (7.41%) Validation
7 1 (3.70%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) Java
2 8 (29.63%) C
2 8 (29.63%) C#
3 6 (22.22%) C++
4 5 (18.52%) SQL
5 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
5 4 (14.81%) PHP
5 4 (14.81%) Python
5 4 (14.81%) Ruby
6 3 (11.11%) Embedded C
6 3 (11.11%) Embedded C++
7 1 (3.70%) Apple Swift
7 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.70%) Objective-C
7 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) PhD
2 3 (11.11%) Degree
3 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) ISO 13485
2 1 (3.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft