The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £34,500 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
Wales / South Wales
Rank 51 40 61
Rank change year-on-year -11 +21  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 37 62 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.22% 5.03% 3.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.33% 5.12% 3.40%
Number of salaries quoted 34 43 34
Median salary £34,500 £40,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.81% +8.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,800 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,200 £52,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 855 1210 1146
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 97.60% 98.21% 97.45%
Number of salaries quoted 744 1028 1007
Median salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -16 23 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Newport +9 10 £30,000 -33.33% 1
Torfaen +7 3 £34,000 -27.65%
Caerphilly - 1 £33,000 -
Software Developer
Wales

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 54 (56.25%) JavaScript
1 54 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (54.17%) C#
2 52 (54.17%) HTML
3 50 (52.08%) .NET
4 48 (50.00%) CSS
5 40 (41.67%) ASP.NET
6 38 (39.58%) SQL Server
7 34 (35.42%) MVC
8 33 (34.38%) SQL
9 31 (32.29%) Microsoft
10 26 (27.08%) Scrum
10 26 (27.08%) jQuery
11 24 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 23 (23.96%) TDD
13 22 (22.92%) PHP
14 20 (20.83%) MS Excel
15 18 (18.75%) Software Engineering
15 18 (18.75%) Java
16 17 (17.71%) C++
16 17 (17.71%) T-SQL
17 16 (16.67%) Games
17 16 (16.67%) AngularJS
18 15 (15.63%) Node.js
19 13 (13.54%) Degree
19 13 (13.54%) XML
19 13 (13.54%) NoSQL
19 13 (13.54%) DevOps
20 11 (11.46%) MongoDB
21 10 (10.42%) HTML5

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (6.25%) ColdFusion
2 3 (3.13%) IIS
3 2 (2.08%) Apache Solr
3 2 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.08%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.04%) Apache
4 1 (1.04%) CMS
4 1 (1.04%) SAS
4 1 (1.04%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (20.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.13%) GitHub
3 2 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.17%) Broadband
2 2 (2.08%) HTTP
2 2 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (39.58%) SQL Server
2 13 (13.54%) NoSQL
3 11 (11.46%) MongoDB
4 7 (7.29%) MySQL
5 5 (5.21%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.08%) Riak
7 1 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (10.42%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.25%) Subversion
3 5 (5.21%) Mercurial
3 5 (5.21%) NUnit
3 5 (5.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.17%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.08%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.04%) CircleCI
6 1 (1.04%) Selenium
General
1 16 (16.67%) Games
2 8 (8.33%) Finance
3 6 (6.25%) Marketing
4 3 (3.13%) Advertising
5 2 (2.08%) Electronics
5 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.04%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (54.17%) HTML
2 50 (52.08%) .NET
3 48 (50.00%) CSS
4 40 (41.67%) ASP.NET
5 26 (27.08%) jQuery
6 24 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 16 (16.67%) AngularJS
8 15 (15.63%) Node.js
9 13 (13.54%) XML
10 10 (10.42%) HTML5
10 10 (10.42%) Sass
11 9 (9.38%) CSS3
12 8 (8.33%) WCF
12 8 (8.33%) XForms
13 7 (7.29%) .NET Framework
13 7 (7.29%) Express
13 7 (7.29%) MEAN Stack
13 7 (7.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 6 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
14 6 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.42%) User Experience
2 8 (8.33%) NHS
3 6 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.21%) Blog
5 3 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.13%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.04%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.04%) EPoS
7 1 (1.04%) Fintech
7 1 (1.04%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.25%) Linux
2 5 (5.21%) Windows
3 4 (4.17%) Android
3 4 (4.17%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.17%) Mac OS
3 4 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (35.42%) MVC
3 26 (27.08%) Scrum
4 23 (23.96%) TDD
5 18 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 13 (13.54%) DevOps
7 8 (8.33%) Coaching
7 8 (8.33%) Informatics
7 8 (8.33%) SDLC
7 8 (8.33%) Unit Testing
8 6 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (6.25%) Mentoring
8 6 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (5.21%) Cross-Platform Development
9 5 (5.21%) Graceful Degradation
9 5 (5.21%) Multithreading
9 5 (5.21%) Progressive Enhancement
9 5 (5.21%) Statistics
9 5 (5.21%) Web Usability
10 4 (4.17%) OO
Programming Languages
1 54 (56.25%) JavaScript
2 52 (54.17%) C#
3 33 (34.38%) SQL
4 22 (22.92%) PHP
5 18 (18.75%) Java
6 17 (17.71%) C++
6 17 (17.71%) T-SQL
7 8 (8.33%) Python
8 7 (7.29%) Objective-C
8 7 (7.29%) Ruby
8 7 (7.29%) TypeScript
9 4 (4.17%) VB.NET
10 3 (3.13%) C
10 3 (3.13%) Scala
10 3 (3.13%) VB
11 2 (2.08%) Clojure
11 2 (2.08%) Erlang
11 2 (2.08%) Haskell
12 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.04%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (13.54%) Degree
2 1 (1.04%) HND
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (4.17%) Firmware
2 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 31 (32.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.29%) Twitter
3 5 (5.21%) TOWER Software
3 5 (5.21%) Xamarin
4 4 (4.17%) Google
4 4 (4.17%) Oracle
5 3 (3.13%) Sony
5 3 (3.13%) Sybase
6 2 (2.08%) RedGate
6 2 (2.08%) SAP
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