Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

Software Developer
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 54 94
Rank change year-on-year -7 +40 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 53 93 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 3.71% 4.29% 2.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.78% 4.38% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 52 90 43
South Wales median annual salary £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.41% +1.43% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £24,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £54,325 £52,785 £50,000
Wales median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% 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 1402 2125 2384
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.25% 97.97% 98.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1252 1904 2047
South Wales median annual salary £39,250 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.67% +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,349 £55,250 £52,500
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,184
% change year-on-year +6.67% +6.58% +0.53%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in South Wales

Software Developer
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in South Wales

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in South Wales over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in South Wales

Software 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 Software Developer within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +2 27 £32,725 -6.50%
Torfaen +14 12 £33,500 -1.47%
Newport -16 3 £50,000 +17.65%
Bridgend +6 2 £42,500 +21.43%
Monmouthshire - 2 £50,000 -
Caerphilly 0 1 £32,500 +4.84%
Gwent - 1 £50,000 - 1
Software Developer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Software Developer 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 South Wales region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 34 (64.15%) C#
2 32 (60.38%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (56.60%) JavaScript
4 25 (47.17%) AngularJS
5 24 (45.28%) .NET
6 21 (39.62%) Microsoft
7 20 (37.74%) Scrum
7 20 (37.74%) HTML
8 16 (30.19%) CSS
9 15 (28.30%) C++
9 15 (28.30%) TDD
9 15 (28.30%) Node.js
10 14 (26.42%) Java
10 14 (26.42%) SQL Server
11 13 (24.53%) ASP.NET
11 13 (24.53%) OO
11 13 (24.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 13 (24.53%) TypeScript
12 11 (20.75%) MongoDB
13 10 (18.87%) Microsoft Azure
14 9 (16.98%) MVC
14 9 (16.98%) OOP
14 9 (16.98%) SQL
15 8 (15.09%) Python
15 8 (15.09%) Finance
15 8 (15.09%) Games
15 8 (15.09%) jQuery
15 8 (15.09%) Express
16 7 (13.21%) React
16 7 (13.21%) SDLC

Software 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 1 (1.89%) CMS
1 1 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.89%) IIS
1 1 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.66%) IaaS
3 3 (5.66%) PaaS
4 1 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.89%) npm
4 1 (1.89%) Office 365
4 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) Broadband
2 2 (3.77%) Firewall
3 1 (1.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.42%) SQL Server
2 11 (20.75%) MongoDB
3 3 (5.66%) Amazon Redshift
3 3 (5.66%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.77%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.89%) DTS
5 1 (1.89%) MySQL
5 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) NUnit
2 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.66%) Moq
3 3 (5.66%) MSTest
4 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.77%) GoogleTest
4 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.89%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.89%) Bower
5 1 (1.89%) Gradle
5 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.89%) NMock
5 1 (1.89%) StyleCop
5 1 (1.89%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (15.09%) Finance
1 8 (15.09%) Games
2 7 (13.21%) Manufacturing
3 6 (11.32%) Electronics
3 6 (11.32%) Marketing
3 6 (11.32%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.66%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.89%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (47.17%) AngularJS
2 24 (45.28%) .NET
3 20 (37.74%) HTML
4 16 (30.19%) CSS
5 15 (28.30%) Node.js
6 13 (24.53%) ASP.NET
6 13 (24.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 8 (15.09%) Express
7 8 (15.09%) jQuery
8 7 (13.21%) HTML5
8 7 (13.21%) React
8 7 (13.21%) STL
9 6 (11.32%) .NET Framework
9 6 (11.32%) MEAN Stack
9 6 (11.32%) Qt
10 5 (9.43%) WCF
10 5 (9.43%) Web Services
10 5 (9.43%) XML
11 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.77%) NHS
2 2 (3.77%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Linux
1 2 (3.77%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) Android
2 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (60.38%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (37.74%) Scrum
3 15 (28.30%) TDD
4 13 (24.53%) OO
5 9 (16.98%) MVC
5 9 (16.98%) OOP
6 7 (13.21%) SDLC
7 6 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (11.32%) Digital Marketing
7 6 (11.32%) Multithreading
7 6 (11.32%) OOD
7 6 (11.32%) Programme Management
7 6 (11.32%) Web Development
8 4 (7.55%) Cross-Platform Development
8 4 (7.55%) Software Engineering
8 4 (7.55%) SOLID
8 4 (7.55%) Test Automation
9 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
10 2 (3.77%) Coaching
10 2 (3.77%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 34 (64.15%) C#
2 30 (56.60%) JavaScript
3 15 (28.30%) C++
4 14 (26.42%) Java
5 13 (24.53%) TypeScript
6 9 (16.98%) SQL
7 8 (15.09%) Python
8 5 (9.43%) PHP
9 3 (5.66%) T-SQL
9 3 (5.66%) VB
9 3 (5.66%) VB.NET
10 2 (3.77%) Objective-C
10 2 (3.77%) Ruby
11 1 (1.89%) Go
11 1 (1.89%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) Degree
2 3 (5.66%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Docker
1 2 (3.77%) Firmware
2 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) Ansible
2 1 (1.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.89%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (39.62%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.32%) SAP
2 6 (11.32%) Twitter
3 4 (7.55%) Sony
4 2 (3.77%) Google
4 2 (3.77%) Oracle
5 1 (1.89%) Sitecore