Period
to 16 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £43,250 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 49 65
Rank change year-on-year -18 +16 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 45 67 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 3.12% 4.42% 3.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.19% 4.51% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 38 63 64
South Wales median annual salary £43,250 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.89% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,700 £28,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £57,200 £47,500 £50,000
Wales median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.22% +12.50% +6.67%

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 1,410 1,484 2,233
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.65% 97.82% 98.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,202 1,310 1,967
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £23,933 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,250 £55,000
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +7 28 £40,000 -11.11% 11
Newport -4 9 £50,000 +17.65% 7
Torfaen -2 6 £43,750 +2.94% 1
Caerphilly -1 1 £54,000 +19.29%
Software Engineer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 45 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 24 (53.33%) Java
3 15 (33.33%) C#
4 12 (26.67%) C++
4 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (24.44%) TDD
5 11 (24.44%) C
6 10 (22.22%) Linux
7 9 (20.00%) Web Services
8 8 (17.78%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (17.78%) Maven
8 8 (17.78%) Degree
8 8 (17.78%) Gradle
9 7 (15.56%) XML
10 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
10 6 (13.33%) .NET
10 6 (13.33%) Scrum
10 6 (13.33%) OO
10 6 (13.33%) REST
10 6 (13.33%) Computer Science
10 6 (13.33%) Unit Testing
10 6 (13.33%) Spring
11 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
11 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
11 5 (11.11%) TestNG
11 5 (11.11%) Ant
11 5 (11.11%) JUnit
11 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET
11 5 (11.11%) SOAP
11 5 (11.11%) Windows

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.22%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.22%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) Modbus
2 1 (2.22%) RS-232
2 1 (2.22%) RS-485
2 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (6.67%) MongoDB
1 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.44%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.22%) Neo4j
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Gradle
1 8 (17.78%) Maven
2 5 (11.11%) Ant
2 5 (11.11%) JUnit
2 5 (11.11%) TestNG
3 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.89%) Subversion
4 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.44%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (4.44%) webpack
5 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (8.89%) Aerospace
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Law
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Electronics
4 1 (2.22%) Games
4 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) Web Services
2 7 (15.56%) XML
3 6 (13.33%) .NET
3 6 (13.33%) REST
3 6 (13.33%) Spring
4 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 5 (11.11%) SOAP
5 4 (8.89%) Ajax
5 4 (8.89%) RESTful
6 3 (6.67%) HTML
6 3 (6.67%) XML Schema
7 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
7 2 (4.44%) AngularJS
7 2 (4.44%) Apache Cordova
7 2 (4.44%) HTML5
7 2 (4.44%) Ionic Framework
7 2 (4.44%) React
7 2 (4.44%) Spring Boot
8 1 (2.22%) Ext JS
8 1 (2.22%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (11.11%) Fintech
3 4 (8.89%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.67%) Digital Media
5 2 (4.44%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.22%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (2.22%) CAN bus
6 1 (2.22%) Cloud Native
6 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.22%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.22%) User Experience
6 1 (2.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Linux
2 5 (11.11%) Windows
3 3 (6.67%) Android
4 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.22%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.22%) Unix
4 1 (2.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (24.44%) TDD
4 8 (17.78%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (13.33%) OO
5 6 (13.33%) Scrum
5 6 (13.33%) Unit Testing
6 5 (11.11%) DevOps
6 5 (11.11%) User Stories
7 4 (8.89%) Acceptance Criteria
7 4 (8.89%) BDD
7 4 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (8.89%) OOP
7 4 (8.89%) Project Management
7 4 (8.89%) SDLC
7 4 (8.89%) Static Code Analysis
7 4 (8.89%) Test Automation
7 4 (8.89%) UML
8 3 (6.67%) Kanban
8 3 (6.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 24 (53.33%) Java
2 15 (33.33%) C#
3 12 (26.67%) C++
4 11 (24.44%) C
5 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 5 (11.11%) Python
7 4 (8.89%) PHP
7 4 (8.89%) Ruby
7 4 (8.89%) SQL
8 3 (6.67%) Embedded C
8 3 (6.67%) Embedded C++
9 2 (4.44%) Apple Swift
9 2 (4.44%) Objective-C
10 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.22%) Delphi
10 1 (2.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Degree
2 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) PhD
4 1 (2.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) ISO 13485
2 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.22%) MISRA
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) PTC Integrity
Vendors
1 2 (4.44%) IBM
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle
2 1 (2.22%) PTC