Period
to 18 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

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

Software Engineer
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 55 66
Rank change year-on-year 0 +11 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 61 54 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 3.87% 3.95% 3.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.97% 4.03% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 49 51 67
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.39% +4.05%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,750 £47,500 £55,750
Wales median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +3.90% +4.05%

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 1,538 1,341 2,176
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.59% 98.17% 98.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,295 1,184 1,943
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £56,250 £55,000
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in South Wales

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for Software Engineer in South Wales

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in South Wales over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in South Wales

Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 18 October 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 34 £35,000 -17.65% 11
Newport +5 16 £50,000 +108.33% 23
Torfaen +2 6 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Caerphilly +1 4 £44,000 -2.22%
Bridgend - 1 - - 3
Software Engineer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 61 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 34 (55.74%) Java
3 31 (50.82%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (44.26%) C#
5 21 (34.43%) .NET
6 20 (32.79%) JavaScript
6 20 (32.79%) TDD
6 20 (32.79%) Scrum
7 14 (22.95%) ASP.NET
8 13 (21.31%) SQL
9 12 (19.67%) C++
10 11 (18.03%) Degree
11 10 (16.39%) REST
11 10 (16.39%) Git (software)
11 10 (16.39%) HTML
11 10 (16.39%) Web Services
11 10 (16.39%) XML
12 9 (14.75%) C
12 9 (14.75%) Kanban
12 9 (14.75%) Unit Testing
12 9 (14.75%) Integration Testing
12 9 (14.75%) Digital Media
12 9 (14.75%) Continuous Delivery
13 8 (13.11%) Fintech
13 8 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (13.11%) Computer Science
13 8 (13.11%) RESTful
13 8 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
14 7 (11.48%) Finance
14 7 (11.48%) CSS

Software Engineer 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 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.28%) npm
3 2 (3.28%) Office 365
4 1 (1.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) Bluetooth
1 1 (1.64%) HTTP
1 1 (1.64%) Modbus
1 1 (1.64%) RS-232
1 1 (1.64%) RS-485
1 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) Big Data
2 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.92%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.28%) HPCC
3 2 (3.28%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.64%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (1.64%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 10 (16.39%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.84%) Gradle
2 6 (9.84%) Maven
2 6 (9.84%) webpack
3 4 (6.56%) Ant
3 4 (6.56%) JIRA
3 4 (6.56%) JUnit
3 4 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (6.56%) TestNG
3 4 (6.56%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.92%) Subversion
4 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (3.28%) Babel
5 2 (3.28%) gulp
5 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.28%) Selenium
5 2 (3.28%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.64%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 7 (11.48%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Aerospace
2 4 (6.56%) Law
2 4 (6.56%) Marketing
3 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.28%) Games
5 1 (1.64%) Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (34.43%) .NET
2 14 (22.95%) ASP.NET
3 10 (16.39%) HTML
3 10 (16.39%) REST
3 10 (16.39%) Web Services
3 10 (16.39%) XML
4 8 (13.11%) RESTful
5 7 (11.48%) .NET Framework
5 7 (11.48%) CSS
6 6 (9.84%) Ajax
6 6 (9.84%) AngularJS
6 6 (9.84%) HTML5
6 6 (9.84%) React
7 5 (8.20%) jQuery
8 4 (6.56%) Apache Cordova
8 4 (6.56%) Entity Framework
8 4 (6.56%) Ionic Framework
8 4 (6.56%) SOAP
8 4 (6.56%) Spring
8 4 (6.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Digital Media
2 8 (13.11%) Computer Science
2 8 (13.11%) Fintech
3 4 (6.56%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.28%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.64%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.64%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.64%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.64%) Digital TV
5 1 (1.64%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.64%) IPTV
5 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.84%) Windows
2 4 (6.56%) Linux
3 3 (4.92%) Android
3 3 (4.92%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.28%) Unix
5 1 (1.64%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.64%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 31 (50.82%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (32.79%) Scrum
3 20 (32.79%) TDD
4 9 (14.75%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (14.75%) Integration Testing
4 9 (14.75%) Kanban
4 9 (14.75%) Unit Testing
5 8 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (9.84%) BDD
6 6 (9.84%) DevOps
6 6 (9.84%) OO
7 5 (8.20%) Acceptance Criteria
7 5 (8.20%) Functional Programming
7 5 (8.20%) Mentoring
7 5 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (8.20%) SDLC
7 5 (8.20%) Test Automation
8 4 (6.56%) E-Commerce
8 4 (6.56%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 34 (55.74%) Java
2 27 (44.26%) C#
3 20 (32.79%) JavaScript
4 13 (21.31%) SQL
5 12 (19.67%) C++
6 9 (14.75%) C
7 6 (9.84%) PHP
8 4 (6.56%) Ruby
9 3 (4.92%) ES6
9 3 (4.92%) Objective-C
10 2 (3.28%) Apple Swift
10 2 (3.28%) Python
10 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
10 2 (3.28%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.64%) Delphi
11 1 (1.64%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) Degree
2 4 (6.56%) PhD
2 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
2 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.64%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) MISRA
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (8.20%) Oracle
2 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.64%) IBM
3 1 (1.64%) MuleSoft