Period
to 25 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £43,750 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 53 66 46
Rank change year-on-year +13 -20 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 66 45 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.07% 3.07% 4.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.28% 3.14% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 64 39 67
South Wales median annual salary £43,750 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +16.88%
10th Percentile £30,200 £25,000 £22,765
90th Percentile £54,625 £56,800 £47,500
Wales median annual salary £42,000 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% -2.22% +16.88%

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 1,543 1,431 1,478
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.25% 97.75% 97.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,358 1,216 1,309
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £56,250
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 25 August 2019.

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 25 August 2019. 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 +14 46 £45,500 +13.75% 16
Newport -1 15 £35,000 -30.00% 4
Monmouthshire - 2 £38,750 - 1
Torfaen 0 1 £37,500 -14.29% 1
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 £24,000 -
Bridgend - 1 £35,000 - 1
Software Engineer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 66 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 37 (56.06%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (34.85%) Java
4 22 (33.33%) .NET
4 22 (33.33%) Scrum
5 21 (31.82%) C#
6 18 (27.27%) JavaScript
7 16 (24.24%) C++
8 13 (19.70%) Finance
8 13 (19.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (18.18%) HTML
9 12 (18.18%) SQL
9 12 (18.18%) CSS
10 11 (16.67%) OWASP
11 10 (15.15%) CISMP
11 10 (15.15%) Degree
11 10 (15.15%) CISSP
12 9 (13.64%) Spring
12 9 (13.64%) Information Security
13 8 (12.12%) Hibernate
13 8 (12.12%) TDD
13 8 (12.12%) Risk Management
13 8 (12.12%) C
13 8 (12.12%) PHP
13 8 (12.12%) Windows
13 8 (12.12%) OO
13 8 (12.12%) SOA
13 8 (12.12%) Data Governance
13 8 (12.12%) Apache Camel
13 8 (12.12%) SDLC

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 6 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (4.55%) Apache
2 3 (4.55%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.06%) Azure
2 2 (3.03%) AWS
3 1 (1.52%) PaaS
3 1 (1.52%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (3.03%) Wireless
2 1 (1.52%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.52%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.52%) LTE
2 1 (1.52%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) MySQL
2 5 (7.58%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.06%) GIS
4 3 (4.55%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.52%) Big Data
5 1 (1.52%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.52%) Power BI
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.55%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.52%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.52%) Selenium
3 1 (1.52%) Subversion
General
1 13 (19.70%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Games
3 3 (4.55%) Advertising
4 1 (1.52%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.52%) Automotive
4 1 (1.52%) Electronics
4 1 (1.52%) Local Government
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Military
4 1 (1.52%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (33.33%) .NET
2 12 (18.18%) CSS
2 12 (18.18%) HTML
3 9 (13.64%) Spring
4 8 (12.12%) Apache Camel
4 8 (12.12%) Hibernate
5 7 (10.61%) Web Services
6 6 (9.09%) ASP.NET
6 6 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (7.58%) DirectX
8 4 (6.06%) HTML5
8 4 (6.06%) JSON
8 4 (6.06%) OpenGL
8 4 (6.06%) Qt
8 4 (6.06%) React
8 4 (6.06%) REST
9 3 (4.55%) J2EE
9 3 (4.55%) Java EE
9 3 (4.55%) Node.js
9 3 (4.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.03%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.03%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.52%) Arduino
4 1 (1.52%) Clustering
4 1 (1.52%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.52%) Raspberry Pi
4 1 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.12%) Windows
2 6 (9.09%) Linux
3 4 (6.06%) Android
3 4 (6.06%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.06%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 37 (56.06%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (33.33%) Scrum
4 13 (19.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (16.67%) OWASP
6 9 (13.64%) Information Security
7 8 (12.12%) Data Governance
7 8 (12.12%) OO
7 8 (12.12%) Risk Management
7 8 (12.12%) SDLC
7 8 (12.12%) SOA
7 8 (12.12%) TDD
8 7 (10.61%) OOP
8 7 (10.61%) Quality Management
9 6 (9.09%) Computer Science
9 6 (9.09%) Front End Development
9 6 (9.09%) MVC
10 5 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (7.58%) Technical Leadership
11 4 (6.06%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (34.85%) Java
2 21 (31.82%) C#
3 18 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 16 (24.24%) C++
5 12 (18.18%) SQL
6 8 (12.12%) C
6 8 (12.12%) PHP
7 7 (10.61%) Python
8 6 (9.09%) TypeScript
9 2 (3.03%) MATLAB
9 2 (3.03%) RPG
9 2 (3.03%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.52%) Delphi
10 1 (1.52%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.52%) ES6
10 1 (1.52%) Go
10 1 (1.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (15.15%) CISMP
1 10 (15.15%) CISSP
1 10 (15.15%) Degree
2 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared
2 5 (7.58%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.52%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (10.61%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) Docker
2 1 (1.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) Ansible
1 1 (1.52%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.52%) Puppet
1 1 (1.52%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (10.61%) CheckPoint
2 6 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.52%) MuleSoft
3 1 (1.52%) VMware