The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,135 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 50 60
Rank change year-on-year -7 +10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 12 21 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.14% 3.00% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 3.07% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 12 21 9
Median salary £45,135 £41,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.08% +36.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £35,000 £28,900
10% offered a salary of more than £49,527 £50,000 £35,600
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 550 685 625
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 98.21% 97.86% 97.05%
Number of salaries quoted 494 553 544
Median salary £37,500 £35,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.63% -1.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 March 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 29 March 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 30 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (46.67%) TDD
3 14 (46.67%) Degree
4 13 (43.33%) Java
5 12 (40.00%) C#
6 11 (36.67%) JavaScript
7 10 (33.33%) .NET
7 10 (33.33%) Python
7 10 (33.33%) BDD
8 9 (30.00%) REST
8 9 (30.00%) Web Services
9 8 (26.67%) Linux
9 8 (26.67%) Tomcat
9 8 (26.67%) Computer Science
9 8 (26.67%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (23.33%) Selenium
10 7 (23.33%) Ruby
10 7 (23.33%) jQuery
10 7 (23.33%) MongoDB
10 7 (23.33%) NoSQL
10 7 (23.33%) Scala
10 7 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (23.33%) Unix
10 7 (23.33%) SQL
10 7 (23.33%) C++
10 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
10 7 (23.33%) SOAP
11 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET
11 6 (20.00%) MVC

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 8 (26.67%) Elasticsearch
1 8 (26.67%) Tomcat
2 6 (20.00%) Apache Spark
2 6 (20.00%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (13.33%) Apache
3 4 (13.33%) IIS
3 4 (13.33%) JBoss
3 4 (13.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) HTTP
2 1 (3.33%) Broadband
2 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) MongoDB
1 7 (23.33%) NoSQL
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (20.00%) Big Data
2 6 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 6 (20.00%) HBase
2 6 (20.00%) Sqoop
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Selenium
2 6 (20.00%) Maven
2 6 (20.00%) Subversion
3 5 (16.67%) Eclipse
4 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
5 3 (10.00%) JMeter
6 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
6 2 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.33%) NetBeans
7 1 (3.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
1 3 (10.00%) Games
1 3 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) .NET
2 9 (30.00%) REST
2 9 (30.00%) Web Services
3 7 (23.33%) jQuery
3 7 (23.33%) SOAP
4 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (20.00%) JSON
4 6 (20.00%) Spring
5 5 (16.67%) Hibernate
5 5 (16.67%) HTML
5 5 (16.67%) XML
6 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework
6 4 (13.33%) Ajax
6 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (13.33%) EJB
6 4 (13.33%) Java SE
6 4 (13.33%) Middleware
6 4 (13.33%) RESTful
7 3 (10.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (13.33%) Mainframe
2 4 (13.33%) User Experience
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Linux
2 7 (23.33%) Unix
3 4 (13.33%) Windows
4 3 (10.00%) Android
4 3 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.33%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (46.67%) TDD
4 10 (33.33%) BDD
5 6 (20.00%) MVC
6 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Continuous Deployment
7 4 (13.33%) Customer Insight
7 4 (13.33%) DevOps
7 4 (13.33%) Mathematics
7 4 (13.33%) Performance Optimisation
7 4 (13.33%) Software Delivery
8 3 (10.00%) SDLC
9 2 (6.67%) Automation Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (6.67%) ITIL
9 2 (6.67%) Prototyping
9 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
10 1 (3.33%) OOA/OOD
10 1 (3.33%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) Java
2 12 (40.00%) C#
3 11 (36.67%) JavaScript
4 10 (33.33%) Python
5 7 (23.33%) C++
5 7 (23.33%) Ruby
5 7 (23.33%) Scala
5 7 (23.33%) SQL
6 6 (20.00%) Go
7 4 (13.33%) PHP
8 3 (10.00%) C
8 3 (10.00%) Objective-C
9 2 (6.67%) Embedded C
9 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
9 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
10 1 (3.33%) Assembly Language
10 1 (3.33%) Fortran
10 1 (3.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 14 (46.67%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) PhD
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) QA
2 4 (13.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.33%) DO-178B
3 1 (3.33%) IEC 61508
3 1 (3.33%) MISRA
3 1 (3.33%) MISRA C
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) HDFS
2 3 (10.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Ansible
1 2 (6.67%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Cloudera
1 6 (20.00%) Hortonworks
2 4 (13.33%) IBM
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 6 days ago