Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 85 77
Rank change year-on-year +32 -8 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 28 22 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 3.59% 1.78% 2.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.65% 1.80% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 24 28 31
Cardiff median annual salary £42,500 £53,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.93% +34.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,825 £30,000
90th Percentile £53,375 £85,000 £55,000
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +25.00% +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 768 1,223 1,428
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.46% 98.95% 98.41%
Number of salaries quoted 680 1,134 1,235
Cardiff median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £54,750 £57,500 £52,500
South Wales median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +2.67% +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 17 January 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 17 January 2018, 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 28 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 14 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 13 (46.43%) SQL
3 13 (46.43%) Git (software)
4 11 (39.29%) PHP
5 10 (35.71%) Java
5 10 (35.71%) Web Services
5 10 (35.71%) Symfony
6 8 (28.57%) OO
6 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (21.43%) Finance
7 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (17.86%) SaaS
8 5 (17.86%) Node.js
8 5 (17.86%) AngularJS
8 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
8 5 (17.86%) Docker
8 5 (17.86%) Retail
8 5 (17.86%) C++
8 5 (17.86%) Fintech
9 4 (14.29%) Microservices
9 4 (14.29%) .NET
9 4 (14.29%) SOAP
9 4 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (14.29%) REST
9 4 (14.29%) Machine Learning
9 4 (14.29%) RESTful
9 4 (14.29%) Spring
9 4 (14.29%) 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 2 (7.14%) Drupal
2 1 (3.57%) CMS
2 1 (3.57%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (17.86%) SaaS
3 3 (10.71%) npm
4 1 (3.57%) IaaS
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
1 1 (3.57%) Network Security
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (10.71%) MySQL
2 3 (10.71%) NoSQL
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.57%) Big Data
4 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.57%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 13 (46.43%) Git (software)
2 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
3 4 (14.29%) Maven
4 3 (10.71%) Bower
5 2 (7.14%) Ant
5 2 (7.14%) Gradle
5 2 (7.14%) JUnit
5 2 (7.14%) Subversion
5 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (7.14%) TestNG
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Retail
3 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.57%) Law
4 1 (3.57%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) Symfony
1 10 (35.71%) Web Services
2 5 (17.86%) AngularJS
2 5 (17.86%) Node.js
3 4 (14.29%) .NET
3 4 (14.29%) REST
3 4 (14.29%) RESTful
3 4 (14.29%) SOAP
3 4 (14.29%) Spring
4 3 (10.71%) LAMP
4 3 (10.71%) Laravel
5 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 2 (7.14%) CSS
5 2 (7.14%) Doctrine
5 2 (7.14%) HTML
5 2 (7.14%) XML
5 2 (7.14%) XML Schema
6 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (3.57%) React
6 1 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Fintech
2 3 (10.71%) User Experience
3 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Android
1 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) OO
3 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (14.29%) Machine Learning
4 4 (14.29%) Microservices
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Analytics
5 2 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (7.14%) Data Modelling
5 2 (7.14%) OOP
5 2 (7.14%) Scrum
5 2 (7.14%) SDLC
5 2 (7.14%) Static Code Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
5 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
5 2 (7.14%) User Stories
6 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.57%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 13 (46.43%) SQL
3 11 (39.29%) PHP
4 10 (35.71%) Java
5 5 (17.86%) C++
6 3 (10.71%) C#
6 3 (10.71%) Python
7 2 (7.14%) Scala
8 1 (3.57%) C
8 1 (3.57%) Embedded C++
8 1 (3.57%) Erlang
8 1 (3.57%) Perl
8 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.57%) TypeScript
8 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle