Period
to 13 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 61 51
Rank change year-on-year +4 -10 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 60 54 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 3.73% 3.76% 4.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.84% 3.82% 4.66%
Number of salaries quoted 55 53 96
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,800 £24,050 £24,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £54,500 £55,349
Wales median annual salary £37,367 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.76% -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 1,564 1,412 2,101
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.14% 98.26% 98.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,308 1,258 1,879
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,175 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,349 £55,250
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 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 -4 43 £40,000 +14.29% 22
Newport +23 9 £37,500 -25.00% 9
Bridgend -2 3 £42,500 -
Caerphilly +1 1 - -
Neath Port Talbot - 1 £42,500 -
Software Developer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 39 (65.00%) C#
2 38 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (61.67%) JavaScript
4 34 (56.67%) .NET
5 24 (40.00%) Scrum
6 19 (31.67%) HTML
7 18 (30.00%) SQL Server
8 16 (26.67%) Microsoft
9 15 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (23.33%) CSS
10 14 (23.33%) SOAP
11 13 (21.67%) OO
12 12 (20.00%) XML
12 12 (20.00%) MVC
12 12 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (18.33%) TDD
13 11 (18.33%) Java
13 11 (18.33%) React
13 11 (18.33%) Decision-Making
14 10 (16.67%) AngularJS
14 10 (16.67%) PHP
14 10 (16.67%) Finance
15 9 (15.00%) SQL
15 9 (15.00%) Web Services
15 9 (15.00%) .NET Framework
15 9 (15.00%) jQuery
15 9 (15.00%) HTML5
16 8 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
16 8 (13.33%) Continuous Deployment
16 8 (13.33%) Pair Programming

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 4 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.00%) Anypoint
2 3 (5.00%) Apache
2 3 (5.00%) CMS
3 1 (1.67%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.67%) Drupal
3 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.00%) MySQL
3 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.67%) GIS
5 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.67%) JUnit
4 1 (1.67%) Protractor
4 1 (1.67%) Selenium
4 1 (1.67%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Back Office
3 4 (6.67%) Advertising
4 3 (5.00%) Games
4 3 (5.00%) Legal
5 2 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.33%) Publishing
6 1 (1.67%) Electronics
6 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.67%) Marketing
6 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (56.67%) .NET
2 19 (31.67%) HTML
3 14 (23.33%) CSS
3 14 (23.33%) SOAP
4 12 (20.00%) XML
5 11 (18.33%) React
6 10 (16.67%) AngularJS
7 9 (15.00%) .NET Framework
7 9 (15.00%) HTML5
7 9 (15.00%) jQuery
7 9 (15.00%) Web Services
8 8 (13.33%) ASP.NET
8 8 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
9 6 (10.00%) REST
10 5 (8.33%) CSS3
10 5 (8.33%) JSON
10 5 (8.33%) Vue.js
10 5 (8.33%) WCF
10 5 (8.33%) XSLT
11 4 (6.67%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Mobile App
1 5 (8.33%) User Experience
2 3 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.67%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.33%) Linux
2 4 (6.67%) Windows
3 3 (5.00%) Unix
4 2 (3.33%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.67%) Android
5 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (40.00%) Scrum
3 15 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (21.67%) OO
5 12 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (20.00%) MVC
6 11 (18.33%) Decision-Making
6 11 (18.33%) TDD
7 8 (13.33%) Continuous Deployment
7 8 (13.33%) Pair Programming
8 7 (11.67%) Software Engineering
9 6 (10.00%) Mentoring
10 5 (8.33%) API Development
10 5 (8.33%) Configuration Management
10 5 (8.33%) OOP
10 5 (8.33%) Web Application Development
11 4 (6.67%) Computer Science
11 4 (6.67%) SDLC
12 3 (5.00%) Agile Coaching
12 3 (5.00%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (65.00%) C#
2 37 (61.67%) JavaScript
3 11 (18.33%) Java
4 10 (16.67%) PHP
5 9 (15.00%) SQL
6 6 (10.00%) C++
7 5 (8.33%) C
7 5 (8.33%) XPath
8 3 (5.00%) Embedded C
8 3 (5.00%) Embedded C++
8 3 (5.00%) Objective-C
9 2 (3.33%) ES6
9 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.67%) Java 8
10 1 (1.67%) Python
10 1 (1.67%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.67%) MuleSoft
3 3 (5.00%) Zend
4 2 (3.33%) OutSystems
5 1 (1.67%) IBM
5 1 (1.67%) Marketo
5 1 (1.67%) SAP