Period
to 22 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 531 401 387
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 33.04% 27.52% 25.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 34.71% 28.16% 26.22%
Number of salaries quoted 472 357 353
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +8.97% +4.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £23,100
90th Percentile £57,000 £55,000 £52,500
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,250
% change year-on-year - +1.91% +4.67%

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 1,530 1,424 1,476
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.21% 97.74% 97.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,346 1,212 1,308
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £56,250
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 August 2019.

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 22 August 2019. 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 0 405 £42,500 +6.25% 62
Newport -4 39 £37,500 -11.76% 13
Bridgend 0 30 £32,500 -23.53% 7
Neath Port Talbot -2 20 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Torfaen +6 14 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Caerphilly +1 10 £38,750 +3.33% 2
Monmouthshire +1 10 £28,750 +4.55%
Vale of Glamorgan +1 1 £32,500 -21.21% 1
Developer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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.

1 265 (49.91%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (44.07%) JavaScript
3 176 (33.15%) .NET
4 170 (32.02%) Java
5 152 (28.63%) SQL
6 146 (27.50%) HTML
7 131 (24.67%) Git (software)
8 122 (22.98%) C#
9 110 (20.72%) AngularJS
10 104 (19.59%) Spring
11 101 (19.02%) Microsoft
12 97 (18.27%) CSS
13 89 (16.76%) SQL Server
14 87 (16.38%) PHP
15 76 (14.31%) MVC
15 76 (14.31%) Azure
16 74 (13.94%) Scrum
17 73 (13.75%) ASP.NET
17 73 (13.75%) Front End Development
18 71 (13.37%) Web Development
19 69 (12.99%) Python
20 64 (12.05%) Business Intelligence
21 62 (11.68%) TDD
22 61 (11.49%) RESTful
23 58 (10.92%) React
23 58 (10.92%) SDLC
24 57 (10.73%) User Experience
25 56 (10.55%) Web Services
26 54 (10.17%) MySQL
27 52 (9.79%) Hibernate

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 47 (8.85%) SharePoint
2 26 (4.90%) Elasticsearch
2 26 (4.90%) Tomcat
3 25 (4.71%) WebSphere
4 14 (2.64%) CMS
5 13 (2.45%) WordPress
6 10 (1.88%) Confluence
7 9 (1.69%) Apache
7 9 (1.69%) Apache Airflow
7 9 (1.69%) JBoss
7 9 (1.69%) Umbraco
8 8 (1.51%) IIS
9 5 (0.94%) Appian
9 5 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.75%) Drupal
11 3 (0.56%) SAS
11 3 (0.56%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.38%) Mule
12 2 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 22 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.19%) Notepad++
4 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.13%) Magento
3 4 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.75%) Shopify
4 2 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 76 (14.31%) Azure
2 39 (7.34%) AWS
3 20 (3.77%) GitHub
4 18 (3.39%) Power Platform
5 10 (1.88%) Dynamics 365
6 9 (1.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 8 (1.51%) SaaS
8 7 (1.32%) PaaS
8 7 (1.32%) Serverless
9 6 (1.13%) GCP
10 5 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.94%) IaaS
11 4 (0.75%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.56%) Apigee
12 3 (0.56%) Office 365
13 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.38%) npm
14 1 (0.19%) BrowserStack
14 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.94%) HTTP
1 5 (0.94%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.19%) Intranet
3 1 (0.19%) LAN
3 1 (0.19%) Skype
3 1 (0.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (16.76%) SQL Server
2 54 (10.17%) MySQL
3 49 (9.23%) Relational Database
4 34 (6.40%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (5.46%) MongoDB
6 19 (3.58%) Big Data
6 19 (3.58%) NoSQL
6 19 (3.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (3.39%) Informix
7 18 (3.39%) Power BI
8 17 (3.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (2.64%) DB2
9 14 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (2.45%) BusinessObjects
11 12 (2.26%) Azure SQL Database
12 10 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (1.32%) QlikView
14 7 (1.32%) RDBMS
15 6 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 131 (24.67%) Git (software)
2 48 (9.04%) Visual Studio
3 40 (7.53%) Jenkins
4 27 (5.08%) JUnit
5 25 (4.71%) Maven
6 22 (4.14%) JIRA
7 21 (3.95%) Subversion
8 16 (3.01%) Selenium
9 15 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (2.64%) Visual Studio Team System
11 12 (2.26%) Jasmine
12 10 (1.88%) Karma Test Runner
13 9 (1.69%) TeamCity
14 8 (1.51%) IntelliJ
15 7 (1.32%) Cucumber
16 6 (1.13%) Ant
16 6 (1.13%) Bitbucket
16 6 (1.13%) git-flow
16 6 (1.13%) Protractor
16 6 (1.13%) SoapUI
General
1 33 (6.21%) Finance
2 24 (4.52%) Public Sector
3 12 (2.26%) Banking
4 11 (2.07%) Games
5 8 (1.51%) Advertising
6 7 (1.32%) Marketing
6 7 (1.32%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.13%) Retail
8 5 (0.94%) Electronics
8 5 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.19%) Automotive
10 1 (0.19%) Back Office
10 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.19%) Legal
10 1 (0.19%) Publishing
10 1 (0.19%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (33.15%) .NET
2 146 (27.50%) HTML
3 110 (20.72%) AngularJS
4 104 (19.59%) Spring
5 97 (18.27%) CSS
6 73 (13.75%) ASP.NET
7 61 (11.49%) RESTful
8 58 (10.92%) React
9 56 (10.55%) Web Services
10 52 (9.79%) Hibernate
10 52 (9.79%) Node.js
11 50 (9.42%) jQuery
12 44 (8.29%) HTML5
12 44 (8.29%) Laravel
13 42 (7.91%) REST
14 37 (6.97%) JSON
15 34 (6.40%) J2EE
16 33 (6.21%) Sass
17 31 (5.84%) .NET Framework
17 31 (5.84%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 57 (10.73%) User Experience
2 27 (5.08%) Mobile App
3 22 (4.14%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (3.95%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.13%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.75%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.56%) Animation
10 2 (0.38%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.38%) Augmented Reality
10 2 (0.38%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.38%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.38%) PMI
11 1 (0.19%) iPad
11 1 (0.19%) iPhone
11 1 (0.19%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.19%) SWIFT
11 1 (0.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (8.10%) Linux
2 21 (3.95%) Windows
3 19 (3.58%) Android
4 18 (3.39%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (49.91%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (14.31%) MVC
3 74 (13.94%) Scrum
4 73 (13.75%) Front End Development
5 71 (13.37%) Web Development
6 64 (12.05%) Business Intelligence
7 62 (11.68%) TDD
8 58 (10.92%) SDLC
9 46 (8.66%) Mentoring
10 45 (8.47%) DevOps
11 43 (8.10%) Software Engineering
12 38 (7.16%) OO
13 35 (6.59%) Waterfall
14 34 (6.40%) Unit Testing
15 31 (5.84%) BDD
15 31 (5.84%) Continuous Improvement
16 28 (5.27%) Microservices
16 28 (5.27%) OOP
16 28 (5.27%) Test Automation
17 27 (5.08%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 234 (44.07%) JavaScript
2 170 (32.02%) Java
3 152 (28.63%) SQL
4 122 (22.98%) C#
5 87 (16.38%) PHP
6 69 (12.99%) Python
7 28 (5.27%) Go
7 28 (5.27%) TypeScript
8 21 (3.95%) C++
9 19 (3.58%) Groovy
10 18 (3.39%) Java 8
11 13 (2.45%) C
11 13 (2.45%) T-SQL
12 9 (1.69%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.13%) VB.NET
13 6 (1.13%) X++
14 5 (0.94%) Apple Swift
14 5 (0.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 5 (0.94%) VB
15 4 (0.75%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 48 (9.04%) Degree
2 14 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (0.38%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.38%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.38%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.19%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.19%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.51%) QA
2 5 (0.94%) SLA
3 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 17025
3 2 (0.38%) PMO
4 1 (0.19%) GDPR
4 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (5.27%) Docker
2 3 (0.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (2.26%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.75%) Terraform
3 3 (0.56%) Ansible
4 2 (0.38%) Control-M
5 1 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.19%) Kibana
5 1 (0.19%) MIIS
5 1 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 101 (19.02%) Microsoft
2 48 (9.04%) Oracle
3 33 (6.21%) SAP
4 23 (4.33%) IBM
5 15 (2.82%) Xamarin
6 9 (1.69%) Tableau
7 7 (1.32%) Google
8 6 (1.13%) Sitecore
8 6 (1.13%) Zend
9 4 (0.75%) Kofax
9 4 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.75%) UiPath
10 3 (0.56%) Cognos
10 3 (0.56%) Guidewire
10 3 (0.56%) Teradata
10 3 (0.56%) WSO2
11 2 (0.38%) Adobe
11 2 (0.38%) Informatica
11 2 (0.38%) Talend
11 2 (0.38%) TIBCO