Period
to 18 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 442 338 654
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 28.05% 24.74% 29.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.74% 25.21% 30.06%
Number of salaries quoted 398 308 616
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,775 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £53,000 £48,750
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.86%

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 1,538 1,341 2,176
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.59% 98.17% 98.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,295 1,184 1,943
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £56,250 £55,000
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 0 329 £40,000 +6.67% 67
Newport +19 49 £42,500 +1.19% 25
Bridgend +1 29 £42,500 +6.25% 9
Torfaen -10 8 £50,000 +44.93% 1
Neath Port Talbot +2 7 £42,500 +3.03% 3
Caerphilly -4 6 £35,000 -22.22%
Vale of Glamorgan - 4 £40,000 - 1
Monmouthshire +6 1 £27,500 -45.00%
Developer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 197 (44.57%) JavaScript
2 177 (40.05%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (35.52%) C#
4 153 (34.62%) HTML
4 153 (34.62%) SQL
5 147 (33.26%) .NET
6 138 (31.22%) Java
7 132 (29.86%) CSS
8 105 (23.76%) Scrum
9 95 (21.49%) Finance
10 92 (20.81%) SQL Server
11 87 (19.68%) MVC
12 83 (18.78%) AngularJS
13 81 (18.33%) TDD
14 63 (14.25%) XML
15 61 (13.80%) jQuery
16 58 (13.12%) Spring
17 57 (12.90%) Web Services
17 57 (12.90%) React
18 56 (12.67%) Git (software)
19 55 (12.44%) Microsoft Azure
19 55 (12.44%) ASP.NET
20 53 (11.99%) Microsoft
20 53 (11.99%) PHP
21 50 (11.31%) SOAP
21 50 (11.31%) JSON
22 49 (11.09%) Web Development
22 49 (11.09%) Problem-Solving
23 45 (10.18%) Amazon AWS
24 43 (9.73%) HTML5

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 19 (4.30%) CMS
2 12 (2.71%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (1.81%) WordPress
5 6 (1.36%) Apache
5 6 (1.36%) Drupal
6 5 (1.13%) Anypoint
6 5 (1.13%) IIS
6 5 (1.13%) SAS
7 4 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.68%) Confluence
8 3 (0.68%) Liferay
8 3 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.45%) JBoss
9 2 (0.45%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.45%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.45%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.23%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (5.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (0.68%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.23%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 9 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.90%) Magento
3 2 (0.45%) Shopify
3 2 (0.45%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 55 (12.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (10.18%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.94%) GitHub
4 10 (2.26%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.58%) Office 365
7 6 (1.36%) IBM Cloud
7 6 (1.36%) SaaS
8 5 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (1.13%) npm
8 5 (1.13%) Serverless
9 4 (0.90%) Slack
9 4 (0.90%) Trello
10 3 (0.68%) IaaS
10 3 (0.68%) PaaS
11 1 (0.23%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.26%) Internet
2 9 (2.04%) HTTPS
3 8 (1.81%) HTTP
4 3 (0.68%) Hyperconnected
5 1 (0.23%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.23%) Firewall
5 1 (0.23%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (20.81%) SQL Server
2 41 (9.28%) MySQL
3 33 (7.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 31 (7.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (5.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (4.52%) NoSQL
7 19 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (4.07%) MongoDB
9 17 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
10 16 (3.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (2.71%) Relational Database
11 12 (2.71%) SQL Server 2016
12 11 (2.49%) Oracle Reports
13 10 (2.26%) Power BI
14 8 (1.81%) Big Data
14 8 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
15 6 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
15 6 (1.36%) GIS
15 6 (1.36%) Oracle Database
16 5 (1.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 56 (12.67%) Git (software)
2 31 (7.01%) Visual Studio
3 29 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (4.07%) Maven
4 18 (4.07%) Selenium
5 16 (3.62%) JUnit
6 13 (2.94%) Subversion
7 11 (2.49%) JIRA
7 11 (2.49%) Oracle Forms
8 10 (2.26%) Cucumber
9 7 (1.58%) Gradle
9 7 (1.58%) webpack
10 5 (1.13%) gulp
10 5 (1.13%) WebDriver
11 4 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.90%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.90%) Protractor
12 3 (0.68%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.68%) TestNG
12 3 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 95 (21.49%) Finance
2 21 (4.75%) Banking
3 12 (2.71%) Law
4 9 (2.04%) Advertising
5 8 (1.81%) Back Office
5 8 (1.81%) Games
5 8 (1.81%) Retail
6 7 (1.58%) Marketing
7 5 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.90%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.90%) Legal
9 3 (0.68%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.45%) Automotive
10 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.23%) Interactive Media
11 1 (0.23%) Publishing
11 1 (0.23%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (34.62%) HTML
2 147 (33.26%) .NET
3 132 (29.86%) CSS
4 83 (18.78%) AngularJS
5 63 (14.25%) XML
6 61 (13.80%) jQuery
7 58 (13.12%) Spring
8 57 (12.90%) React
8 57 (12.90%) Web Services
9 55 (12.44%) ASP.NET
10 50 (11.31%) JSON
10 50 (11.31%) SOAP
11 43 (9.73%) HTML5
12 38 (8.60%) REST
13 35 (7.92%) CSS3
13 35 (7.92%) RESTful
14 30 (6.79%) Hibernate
14 30 (6.79%) KnockoutJS
15 23 (5.20%) ASP.NET MVC
16 22 (4.98%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (7.69%) User Experience
3 20 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (4.30%) Fintech
5 14 (3.17%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.49%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.49%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (2.04%) Cloud Native
8 7 (1.58%) Analytical Mindset
9 5 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.68%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.68%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.45%) 3D Graphics
11 2 (0.45%) Graphic Design
11 2 (0.45%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.45%) Wiki
12 1 (0.23%) BBC
12 1 (0.23%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.23%) Mobile Games
12 1 (0.23%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 32 (7.24%) Linux
2 21 (4.75%) Android
3 17 (3.85%) Windows
4 15 (3.39%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.81%) Unix
6 4 (0.90%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.45%) CentOS
7 2 (0.45%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.23%) Debian
8 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (40.05%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (23.76%) Scrum
3 87 (19.68%) MVC
4 81 (18.33%) TDD
5 49 (11.09%) Problem-Solving
5 49 (11.09%) Web Development
6 42 (9.50%) Continuous Integration
6 42 (9.50%) Software Engineering
7 37 (8.37%) Test Automation
8 36 (8.14%) Front End Development
9 35 (7.92%) Business Intelligence
10 31 (7.01%) BDD
11 28 (6.33%) Mentoring
12 27 (6.11%) OO
12 27 (6.11%) SDLC
13 26 (5.88%) Open Source
13 26 (5.88%) Unit Testing
14 20 (4.52%) Microservices
15 18 (4.07%) Web Application Development
16 17 (3.85%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 197 (44.57%) JavaScript
2 157 (35.52%) C#
3 153 (34.62%) SQL
4 138 (31.22%) Java
5 53 (11.99%) PHP
6 31 (7.01%) Java 8
7 30 (6.79%) Python
8 29 (6.56%) VBA
9 26 (5.88%) T-SQL
10 17 (3.85%) C
10 17 (3.85%) VB
11 15 (3.39%) PowerShell
12 14 (3.17%) PL/SQL
13 11 (2.49%) C++
14 9 (2.04%) ES6
15 8 (1.81%) TypeScript
16 7 (1.58%) ABAP
16 7 (1.58%) Embedded C
17 6 (1.36%) Embedded C++
17 6 (1.36%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (6.11%) Degree
2 7 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (0.90%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.45%) AWS Certification
4 2 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.23%) MCSA
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.94%) QA
2 4 (0.90%) GDPR
3 2 (0.45%) SLA
4 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (4.07%) Docker
2 1 (0.23%) Firmware
2 1 (0.23%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (1.36%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.23%) Ansible
2 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 53 (11.99%) Microsoft
2 35 (7.92%) Oracle
3 22 (4.98%) Google
4 12 (2.71%) IBM
4 12 (2.71%) SAP
5 8 (1.81%) MuleSoft
6 7 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.13%) Guidewire
7 5 (1.13%) Tableau
8 4 (0.90%) ESRI
8 4 (0.90%) OutSystems
8 4 (0.90%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.68%) Adobe
9 3 (0.68%) Facebook
9 3 (0.68%) Sencha
10 2 (0.45%) Blue Prism
10 2 (0.45%) Zend
11 1 (0.23%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.23%) Kofax
11 1 (0.23%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud