Period
to 15 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Developer
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 394 393 638
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 27.21% 25.72% 27.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.86% 26.29% 28.44%
Number of salaries quoted 353 356 598
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,000 £47,500
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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
South Wales
Permanent vacancies in South Wales with a recognized job title 1,414 1,495 2,243
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.65% 97.84% 98.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1,206 1,320 1,977
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £23,838 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,250 £55,000
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in South Wales

Developer
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Developer in South Wales.

Salary trend for Developer in South Wales

Developer
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in South Wales over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Developer in South Wales

Developer
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 15 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff 0 291 £42,000 +5.00% 58
Newport +5 31 £45,000 +15.38% 5
Bridgend +1 26 £42,500 +11.84% 4
Torfaen -1 13 £43,750 +18.24% 4
Caerphilly +7 12 £37,500 +4.17% 1
Neath Port Talbot -1 7 £42,500 +2.41% 3
Vale of Glamorgan - 4 £41,250 -
Monmouthshire +5 2 £27,500 -45.00%
Developer
Wales

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, Developer 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 South Wales region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 173 (43.91%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (42.13%) C#
3 163 (41.37%) JavaScript
4 136 (34.52%) SQL
4 136 (34.52%) .NET
5 123 (31.22%) HTML
6 115 (29.19%) Java
7 114 (28.93%) Scrum
8 110 (27.92%) CSS
9 99 (25.13%) MVC
10 95 (24.11%) SQL Server
11 92 (23.35%) TDD
12 90 (22.84%) Finance
13 87 (22.08%) AngularJS
14 63 (15.99%) ASP.NET
15 58 (14.72%) Spring
16 51 (12.94%) PHP
17 50 (12.69%) Web Services
17 50 (12.69%) jQuery
17 50 (12.69%) Microsoft Azure
18 48 (12.18%) Amazon AWS
19 46 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
19 46 (11.68%) XML
20 45 (11.42%) SOAP
20 45 (11.42%) Microsoft
21 41 (10.41%) MySQL
21 41 (10.41%) RESTful
21 41 (10.41%) BDD
21 41 (10.41%) Git (software)
22 39 (9.90%) Continuous Integration

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 17 (4.31%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (3.30%) CMS
3 12 (3.05%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.28%) Apache
5 6 (1.52%) Umbraco
6 5 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (1.02%) Anypoint
7 4 (1.02%) Liferay
8 3 (0.76%) Apache Airflow
8 3 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.76%) Confluence
8 3 (0.76%) WordPress
9 2 (0.51%) Drupal
9 2 (0.51%) IIS
9 2 (0.51%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.51%) SAS
10 1 (0.25%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (3.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.51%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.51%) Magento
2 2 (0.51%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.25%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 50 (12.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (12.18%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.28%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (1.78%) GitHub
4 7 (1.78%) Serverless
5 6 (1.52%) IBM Cloud
6 5 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (1.27%) PaaS
7 4 (1.02%) IaaS
7 4 (1.02%) npm
7 4 (1.02%) Office 365
7 4 (1.02%) SaaS
8 3 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.76%) Slack
8 3 (0.76%) Trello
9 1 (0.25%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.06%) Internet
2 9 (2.28%) Hyperconnected
3 4 (1.02%) HTTP
4 3 (0.76%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.51%) FTP
6 1 (0.25%) SSH
6 1 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (24.11%) SQL Server
2 41 (10.41%) MySQL
3 35 (8.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 34 (8.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 24 (6.09%) MongoDB
5 24 (6.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 22 (5.58%) NoSQL
7 21 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 19 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (4.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 15 (3.81%) SQL Server 2016
11 11 (2.79%) Relational Database
12 9 (2.28%) Big Data
13 8 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (1.52%) GIS
14 6 (1.52%) Power BI
15 5 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
15 5 (1.27%) Oracle Database
16 4 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 41 (10.41%) Git (software)
2 36 (9.14%) Visual Studio
3 31 (7.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (4.06%) JUnit
5 15 (3.81%) Maven
6 13 (3.30%) Selenium
7 12 (3.05%) Cucumber
8 9 (2.28%) Jenkins
8 9 (2.28%) JIRA
8 9 (2.28%) Subversion
9 8 (2.03%) Oracle Forms
10 7 (1.78%) WebDriver
11 6 (1.52%) Protractor
11 6 (1.52%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.76%) Gradle
12 3 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (0.51%) Ant
13 2 (0.51%) Jasmine
13 2 (0.51%) SpecFlow
13 2 (0.51%) TestNG
General
1 90 (22.84%) Finance
2 16 (4.06%) Banking
3 15 (3.81%) Law
4 10 (2.54%) Games
5 9 (2.28%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.03%) Advertising
7 7 (1.78%) Marketing
7 7 (1.78%) Retail
8 6 (1.52%) Back Office
8 6 (1.52%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.76%) Legal
10 3 (0.76%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.51%) Electronics
11 2 (0.51%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.25%) Automotive
12 1 (0.25%) Retail Finance
12 1 (0.25%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (34.52%) .NET
2 123 (31.22%) HTML
3 110 (27.92%) CSS
4 87 (22.08%) AngularJS
5 63 (15.99%) ASP.NET
6 58 (14.72%) Spring
7 50 (12.69%) jQuery
7 50 (12.69%) Web Services
8 46 (11.68%) XML
9 45 (11.42%) SOAP
10 41 (10.41%) RESTful
11 38 (9.64%) HTML5
12 33 (8.38%) REST
13 31 (7.87%) JSON
13 31 (7.87%) React
14 30 (7.61%) Hibernate
15 29 (7.36%) ASP.NET MVC
16 28 (7.11%) CSS3
17 22 (5.58%) KnockoutJS
17 22 (5.58%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.11%) User Experience
2 25 (6.35%) Fintech
3 23 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (3.05%) Cloud Native
5 12 (3.05%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.79%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.76%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.51%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (0.51%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.51%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.25%) BBC
10 1 (0.25%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.25%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.25%) Mobile Games
10 1 (0.25%) Robotics
10 1 (0.25%) Social Media
10 1 (0.25%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.60%) Linux
2 21 (5.33%) Android
3 20 (5.08%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.27%) Unix
5 4 (1.02%) Windows
6 1 (0.25%) CentOS
6 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (43.91%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (28.93%) Scrum
3 99 (25.13%) MVC
4 92 (23.35%) TDD
5 46 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
6 41 (10.41%) BDD
7 39 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
8 38 (9.64%) Business Intelligence
9 37 (9.39%) Test Automation
10 34 (8.63%) Software Engineering
10 34 (8.63%) Web Development
11 30 (7.61%) Mentoring
12 29 (7.36%) Microservices
13 27 (6.85%) OO
14 26 (6.60%) Open Source
15 25 (6.35%) SDLC
16 22 (5.58%) Front End Development
17 19 (4.82%) Dependency Injection
17 19 (4.82%) Web Application Development
18 18 (4.57%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 166 (42.13%) C#
2 163 (41.37%) JavaScript
3 136 (34.52%) SQL
4 115 (29.19%) Java
5 51 (12.94%) PHP
6 32 (8.12%) Java 8
7 28 (7.11%) T-SQL
8 21 (5.33%) Python
9 19 (4.82%) PowerShell
10 17 (4.31%) C
10 17 (4.31%) VB
11 15 (3.81%) VBA
12 13 (3.30%) C++
13 12 (3.05%) ABAP
14 11 (2.79%) PL/SQL
15 9 (2.28%) TypeScript
16 7 (1.78%) Embedded C++
17 6 (1.52%) Embedded C
17 6 (1.52%) Go
18 5 (1.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (5.58%) Degree
2 13 (3.30%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.05%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.51%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.51%) CEH
5 2 (0.51%) CISMP
5 2 (0.51%) CISSP
5 2 (0.51%) GIAC
6 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.25%) MCSA
6 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.05%) QA
2 5 (1.27%) GDPR
3 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.25%) SLA
3 1 (0.25%) WAI
System Software
1 19 (4.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (1.52%) Ansible
2 4 (1.02%) Terraform
3 2 (0.51%) HP Fortify
3 2 (0.51%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.25%) PTC Integrity
4 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 45 (11.42%) Microsoft
2 30 (7.61%) Oracle
3 18 (4.57%) SAP
4 15 (3.81%) Google
5 6 (1.52%) MuleSoft
5 6 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.27%) IBM
6 5 (1.27%) Sitecore
6 5 (1.27%) Tableau
7 4 (1.02%) ESRI
7 4 (1.02%) Guidewire
7 4 (1.02%) OutSystems
8 3 (0.76%) Sencha
8 3 (0.76%) Zend
9 2 (0.51%) Adobe
9 2 (0.51%) Apple
9 2 (0.51%) Blue Prism
9 2 (0.51%) Twitter
10 1 (0.25%) Cognos
10 1 (0.25%) Facebook