Period
to 29 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 276 327 518
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in South Wales 26.24% 34.17% 33.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.28% 35.50% 35.33%
Number of salaries quoted 196 300 461
10th Percentile £32,250 £31,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -5.88%
75th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,875 £55,000
Wales median annual salary £44,850 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.53% +6.25% -

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 976 921 1,466
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.78% 96.24% 95.01%
Number of salaries quoted 736 802 1,295
10th Percentile £25,750 £28,050 £26,250
25th Percentile £33,246 £33,813 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,250 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in South Wales

Developer
Salary Trend in South Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Developer in South Wales.

Salary trend for Developer in South Wales

Developer
Salary Histogram in South Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Developer in South Wales over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

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 29 July 2021. 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 -1 173 £47,500 +5.56% 64
Newport 0 48 £37,500 -11.76% 7
Bridgend -1 42 - - 1
Neath Port Talbot +4 6 £45,000 +5.88%
Monmouthshire - 2 £41,250 - 1
Caerphilly +9 1 £45,000 +25.00%
Torfaen -3 1 £55,000 +37.50%
Developer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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.

1 115 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 113 (40.94%) SQL
3 112 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (35.51%) .NET
5 93 (33.70%) HTML
6 92 (33.33%) C#
7 90 (32.61%) Java
8 83 (30.07%) Problem-Solving
9 82 (29.71%) Azure
10 81 (29.35%) Social Skills
11 73 (26.45%) CSS
12 70 (25.36%) SQL Server
13 67 (24.28%) Scrum
14 62 (22.46%) AngularJS
15 59 (21.38%) DevOps
15 59 (21.38%) REST
16 54 (19.57%) Microsoft
17 53 (19.20%) Docker
18 50 (18.12%) Spring
19 49 (17.75%) Full Stack Development
20 47 (17.03%) Microservices
21 46 (16.67%) TypeScript
21 46 (16.67%) ASP.NET
22 45 (16.30%) SC Cleared
22 45 (16.30%) Security Cleared
22 45 (16.30%) React
23 41 (14.86%) MVC
23 41 (14.86%) Git (software)
24 40 (14.49%) .NET Framework
24 40 (14.49%) T-SQL

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 (6.16%) IIS
2 11 (3.99%) CMS
2 11 (3.99%) nginx
3 9 (3.26%) Umbraco
4 7 (2.54%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.17%) WordPress
6 5 (1.81%) Apache
7 4 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.45%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.09%) JBoss
9 2 (0.72%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.72%) Kentico
9 2 (0.72%) OnBase
9 2 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.36%) concrete5
10 1 (0.36%) Confluence
10 1 (0.36%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.36%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.36%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Shopify
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 82 (29.71%) Azure
2 34 (12.32%) AWS
3 23 (8.33%) GitHub
3 23 (8.33%) Serverless
4 13 (4.71%) Power Platform
5 12 (4.35%) Twilio
6 8 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (2.90%) Amazon S3
7 6 (2.17%) Azure Service Bus
7 6 (2.17%) Microsoft 365
7 6 (2.17%) NuGet
7 6 (2.17%) SaaS
8 5 (1.81%) GCP
8 5 (1.81%) npm
8 5 (1.81%) PowerApps
9 4 (1.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 4 (1.45%) PaaS
9 4 (1.45%) Power Automate
10 3 (1.09%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 2 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.45%) SMTP
2 3 (1.09%) Firewall
2 3 (1.09%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (0.72%) Intranet
4 1 (0.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (25.36%) SQL Server
2 23 (8.33%) Big Data
3 21 (7.61%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (5.43%) MySQL
4 15 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (4.71%) Azure SQL Database
6 12 (4.35%) Relational Database
7 11 (3.99%) Power BI
8 10 (3.62%) SQL Server 2017
9 8 (2.90%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (2.54%) MongoDB
11 6 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (1.45%) Oracle Database
13 4 (1.45%) Tableau
14 3 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (1.09%) NoSQL
14 3 (1.09%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 2 (0.72%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 41 (14.86%) Git (software)
2 32 (11.59%) Jenkins
3 21 (7.61%) Maven
4 20 (7.25%) Visual Studio
5 16 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (3.99%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (2.90%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (2.90%) Visual Studio Code
8 7 (2.54%) JIRA
8 7 (2.54%) Selenium
9 4 (1.45%) Jasmine
9 4 (1.45%) JUnit
10 3 (1.09%) Ant
10 3 (1.09%) git-flow
10 3 (1.09%) JMeter
10 3 (1.09%) Protractor
10 3 (1.09%) Subversion
10 3 (1.09%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.72%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.72%) NUnit
General
1 81 (29.35%) Social Skills
2 32 (11.59%) Finance
3 29 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (6.88%) Advertising
5 17 (6.16%) Legal
6 12 (4.35%) Law
6 12 (4.35%) Telecoms
7 11 (3.99%) Retail
8 9 (3.26%) Back Office
9 7 (2.54%) Games
9 7 (2.54%) Multimedia
9 7 (2.54%) Public Sector
10 4 (1.45%) Documentation Skills
11 3 (1.09%) Billing
11 3 (1.09%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 2 (0.72%) Electronics
12 2 (0.72%) Local Government
12 2 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.36%) Marketing
13 1 (0.36%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (35.51%) .NET
2 93 (33.70%) HTML
3 73 (26.45%) CSS
4 62 (22.46%) AngularJS
5 59 (21.38%) REST
6 50 (18.12%) Spring
7 46 (16.67%) ASP.NET
8 45 (16.30%) React
9 40 (14.49%) .NET Framework
10 32 (11.59%) HTML5
11 29 (10.51%) .NET Core
11 29 (10.51%) ASP.NET Web API
12 25 (9.06%) Hibernate
13 24 (8.70%) Middleware
13 24 (8.70%) SOAP
14 23 (8.33%) jQuery
15 22 (7.97%) Entity Framework
15 22 (7.97%) GraphQL
15 22 (7.97%) Node.js
15 22 (7.97%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.61%) User Experience
2 10 (3.62%) NHS
3 9 (3.26%) Virtual Team
4 8 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.54%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.45%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.45%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.45%) Wiki
8 3 (1.09%) Legacy Systems
8 3 (1.09%) SCADA
9 2 (0.72%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.72%) Legacy Applications
9 2 (0.72%) Life Science
9 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.36%) mPOS
10 1 (0.36%) Raspberry Pi
10 1 (0.36%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.52%) Linux
2 17 (6.16%) Android
3 15 (5.43%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.17%) Windows
5 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (30.07%) Problem-Solving
3 67 (24.28%) Scrum
4 59 (21.38%) DevOps
5 49 (17.75%) Full Stack Development
6 47 (17.03%) Microservices
7 41 (14.86%) MVC
8 37 (13.41%) Business Intelligence
9 33 (11.96%) SOA
10 29 (10.51%) Coaching
11 27 (9.78%) TDD
12 26 (9.42%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (9.06%) BDD
14 24 (8.70%) Open Source
15 23 (8.33%) Front End Development
15 23 (8.33%) SDLC
16 22 (7.97%) Data Analytics
16 22 (7.97%) Fintech
16 22 (7.97%) Performance Tuning
16 22 (7.97%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 115 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 113 (40.94%) SQL
3 92 (33.33%) C#
4 90 (32.61%) Java
5 46 (16.67%) TypeScript
6 40 (14.49%) T-SQL
7 38 (13.77%) PHP
8 37 (13.41%) Java 8
9 21 (7.61%) Python
10 14 (5.07%) VB.NET
11 6 (2.17%) Kotlin
12 5 (1.81%) Apex Code
13 4 (1.45%) Go
14 3 (1.09%) Apple Swift
14 3 (1.09%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.09%) C++
14 3 (1.09%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.72%) C
15 2 (0.72%) Perl
15 2 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (16.30%) SC Cleared
1 45 (16.30%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.62%) Degree
3 6 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.72%) SAFe Agilist
5 1 (0.36%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.45%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) Accessibility
2 1 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (0.36%) ISO 8583
2 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 53 (19.20%) Docker
2 1 (0.36%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 23 (8.33%) Terraform
2 20 (7.25%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.81%) Ansible
4 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.36%) Puppet
Vendors
1 54 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.99%) Oracle
3 7 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (2.17%) Guidewire
4 6 (2.17%) IBM
5 4 (1.45%) Google
6 3 (1.09%) Pardot
7 2 (0.72%) Hyland
7 2 (0.72%) MuleSoft
7 2 (0.72%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.72%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.36%) Adobe
8 1 (0.36%) Apple
8 1 (0.36%) Birst
8 1 (0.36%) Blue Prism
8 1 (0.36%) Databricks
8 1 (0.36%) Progress
8 1 (0.36%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.36%) WooCommerce