Period
to 25 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £39,500 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 59 53
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 47 64 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 3.44% 4.03% 4.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.54% 4.13% 4.37%
Number of salaries quoted 42 60 81
South Wales median annual salary £39,500 £35,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.86% -7.89% +1.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,500 £21,000
90th Percentile £48,750 £46,250 £47,500
Wales median annual salary £37,750 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +7.86% -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 1,329 1,551 2,312
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.15% 97.61% 98.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1,162 1,343 1,992
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £55,000
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -12 27 £37,500 +7.14% 13
Newport +12 11 £40,000 - 1
Torfaen +2 3 £45,000 +32.35%
Bridgend -1 2 £51,250 +46.43%
Neath Port Talbot - 2 £45,000 -
Software Developer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 27 (57.45%) JavaScript
2 24 (51.06%) C#
3 22 (46.81%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (44.68%) .NET
4 21 (44.68%) CSS
5 19 (40.43%) HTML
6 16 (34.04%) SQL Server
6 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
7 14 (29.79%) MVC
8 11 (23.40%) Scrum
8 11 (23.40%) jQuery
8 11 (23.40%) AngularJS
9 10 (21.28%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (21.28%) Finance
9 10 (21.28%) ASP.NET
10 9 (19.15%) Java
11 8 (17.02%) SQL
11 8 (17.02%) Visual Studio
11 8 (17.02%) TDD
11 8 (17.02%) Software Engineering
11 8 (17.02%) REST
12 7 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
12 7 (14.89%) PHP
13 6 (12.77%) Web Services
13 6 (12.77%) OO
13 6 (12.77%) Software Testing
13 6 (12.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (12.77%) SDET
13 6 (12.77%) Fintech
13 6 (12.77%) Greenfield Project

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 (8.51%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.38%) IIS
2 3 (6.38%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.13%) Apache
4 1 (2.13%) ArcGIS
4 1 (2.13%) CMS
4 1 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.13%) EPiServer
4 1 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.26%) npm
3 2 (4.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) HTTP
1 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.38%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.38%) MySQL
4 2 (4.26%) Big Data
4 2 (4.26%) GIS
4 2 (4.26%) HPCC
4 2 (4.26%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.13%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Visual Studio
2 5 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (8.51%) Selenium
3 4 (8.51%) WebDriver
4 3 (6.38%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.38%) JUnit
4 3 (6.38%) Protractor
5 2 (4.26%) Bower
5 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.13%) Rational Team Concert
6 1 (2.13%) Subversion
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Marketing
3 4 (8.51%) Electronics
3 4 (8.51%) Manufacturing
3 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.26%) Advertising
4 2 (4.26%) Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Games
5 1 (2.13%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Law
5 1 (2.13%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (44.68%) .NET
1 21 (44.68%) CSS
2 19 (40.43%) HTML
3 11 (23.40%) AngularJS
3 11 (23.40%) jQuery
4 10 (21.28%) ASP.NET
4 10 (21.28%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (17.02%) REST
6 6 (12.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (12.77%) Web Services
7 5 (10.64%) JSON
7 5 (10.64%) Node.js
7 5 (10.64%) RESTful
7 5 (10.64%) SOAP
8 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (8.51%) WCF
8 4 (8.51%) XML
8 4 (8.51%) XSLT
9 3 (6.38%) Laravel
9 3 (6.38%) XForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Fintech
1 6 (12.77%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (8.51%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.38%) NHS
4 2 (4.26%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.13%) Social Media
5 1 (2.13%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Android
2 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.13%) CentOS
3 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (46.81%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.79%) MVC
3 11 (23.40%) Scrum
4 8 (17.02%) Software Engineering
4 8 (17.02%) TDD
5 6 (12.77%) OO
5 6 (12.77%) SDET
5 6 (12.77%) Software Testing
6 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (10.64%) Microservices
6 5 (10.64%) Open Source
6 5 (10.64%) Test Automation
7 4 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (8.51%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
7 4 (8.51%) OOD
7 4 (8.51%) Programme Management
8 3 (6.38%) Coaching
8 3 (6.38%) Project Management
8 3 (6.38%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 27 (57.45%) JavaScript
2 24 (51.06%) C#
3 9 (19.15%) Java
4 8 (17.02%) SQL
5 7 (14.89%) PHP
6 4 (8.51%) T-SQL
7 3 (6.38%) C
7 3 (6.38%) C++
7 3 (6.38%) TypeScript
8 2 (4.26%) Python
8 2 (4.26%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.13%) Embedded C
9 1 (2.13%) Embedded C++
9 1 (2.13%) Go
9 1 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Docker
1 2 (4.26%) Firmware
Vendors
1 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle
2 4 (8.51%) SAP
3 2 (4.26%) Apple
3 2 (4.26%) Twitter
4 1 (2.13%) IBM
4 1 (2.13%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.13%) Xamarin