The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,269 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 47 58
Rank change year-on-year 0 +11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 40 52 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.63% 4.21% 3.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.74% 4.29% 3.57%
Number of salaries quoted 39 44 37
Median salary £45,269 £41,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.41% +15.49%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 843 1211 1175
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 97.57% 98.14% 97.35%
Number of salaries quoted 737 1028 1030
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 Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 3 months to 27 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
Newport +9 16 £43,885 +19.41% 1
Cardiff 0 11 £45,000 +9.75% 3
Torfaen +5 5 £45,269 -3.68%
Caerphilly - 4 £45,269 - 1
Vale of Glamorgan +5 2 £45,269 -9.46%
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 2 £45,269 -
Software Engineer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 74 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 43 (58.11%) C#
3 37 (50.00%) Java
4 36 (48.65%) TDD
5 35 (47.30%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (45.95%) .NET
7 33 (44.59%) Web Services
7 33 (44.59%) BDD
7 33 (44.59%) REST
8 31 (41.89%) SQL Server
9 30 (40.54%) MVC
10 29 (39.19%) ASP.NET
10 29 (39.19%) SOAP
10 29 (39.19%) Tomcat
10 29 (39.19%) Subversion
10 29 (39.19%) Unit Testing
11 28 (37.84%) SQL Server 2012
11 28 (37.84%) ASP.NET MVC
11 28 (37.84%) ASP.NET Web API
12 27 (36.49%) Continuous Deployment
12 27 (36.49%) .NET Framework
12 27 (36.49%) Spring
12 27 (36.49%) Maven
12 27 (36.49%) Visual Studio
13 26 (35.14%) IIS
13 26 (35.14%) Eclipse
13 26 (35.14%) Hibernate
13 26 (35.14%) RESTful
13 26 (35.14%) Performance Optimisation
13 26 (35.14%) User Experience

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 29 (39.19%) Tomcat
2 26 (35.14%) IIS
3 25 (33.78%) WebSphere
4 8 (10.81%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (8.11%) Apache Spark
5 6 (8.11%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (5.41%) Apache
6 4 (5.41%) JBoss
7 1 (1.35%) OpenROAD
7 1 (1.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.35%) IaaS
3 1 (1.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) HTTP
2 1 (1.35%) Broadband
2 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (41.89%) SQL Server
2 28 (37.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (9.46%) MongoDB
3 7 (9.46%) NoSQL
4 6 (8.11%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (8.11%) Big Data
4 6 (8.11%) Hadoop
4 6 (8.11%) HBase
4 6 (8.11%) Sqoop
5 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.35%) Ingres
6 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (39.19%) Subversion
2 27 (36.49%) Maven
2 27 (36.49%) Visual Studio
3 26 (35.14%) Eclipse
4 7 (9.46%) Selenium
5 6 (8.11%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (6.76%) Cucumber
6 5 (6.76%) Git (software)
7 4 (5.41%) Artifactory
7 4 (5.41%) SpecFlow
8 3 (4.05%) IntelliJ
8 3 (4.05%) JMeter
8 3 (4.05%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.70%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (1.35%) NetBeans
10 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (5.41%) Aerospace
1 4 (5.41%) Marketing
2 3 (4.05%) Automotive
2 3 (4.05%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Games
2 3 (4.05%) Military
3 1 (1.35%) Advertising
3 1 (1.35%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (45.95%) .NET
2 33 (44.59%) REST
2 33 (44.59%) Web Services
3 29 (39.19%) ASP.NET
3 29 (39.19%) SOAP
4 28 (37.84%) ASP.NET MVC
4 28 (37.84%) ASP.NET Web API
5 27 (36.49%) .NET Framework
5 27 (36.49%) Spring
6 26 (35.14%) Hibernate
6 26 (35.14%) RESTful
7 25 (33.78%) EJB
7 25 (33.78%) Java SE
8 22 (29.73%) Middleware
9 7 (9.46%) jQuery
10 6 (8.11%) HTML
10 6 (8.11%) JSON
11 5 (6.76%) XML
12 4 (5.41%) AngularJS
12 4 (5.41%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (35.14%) User Experience
2 20 (27.03%) Mainframe
3 10 (13.51%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.76%) Blog
5 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.35%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.16%) Windows
2 8 (10.81%) Linux
3 7 (9.46%) Unix
4 6 (8.11%) Android
4 6 (8.11%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.35%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 36 (48.65%) TDD
3 35 (47.30%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (44.59%) BDD
5 30 (40.54%) MVC
6 29 (39.19%) Unit Testing
7 27 (36.49%) Continuous Deployment
8 26 (35.14%) Customer Insight
8 26 (35.14%) Performance Optimisation
9 9 (12.16%) DevOps
9 9 (12.16%) OO
9 9 (12.16%) UML
10 7 (9.46%) Configuration Management
11 6 (8.11%) Mathematics
11 6 (8.11%) OOA/OOD
12 5 (6.76%) OOD
12 5 (6.76%) Requirements Management
12 5 (6.76%) Software Architecture
12 5 (6.76%) Statistics
13 4 (5.41%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 43 (58.11%) C#
2 37 (50.00%) Java
3 18 (24.32%) C++
4 13 (17.57%) JavaScript
5 12 (16.22%) Python
5 12 (16.22%) SQL
6 11 (14.86%) C
7 9 (12.16%) Scala
8 7 (9.46%) Embedded C
8 7 (9.46%) Ruby
9 6 (8.11%) Go
10 5 (6.76%) Embedded C++
11 4 (5.41%) Objective-C
11 4 (5.41%) PHP
12 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
13 1 (1.35%) Assembly Language
13 1 (1.35%) Fortran
13 1 (1.35%) MATLAB
13 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (25.68%) Degree
2 9 (12.16%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.35%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (32.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 24 (32.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (8.11%) QA
3 4 (5.41%) MISRA
3 4 (5.41%) MISRA C
4 1 (1.35%) DO-178B
4 1 (1.35%) IEC 61508
4 1 (1.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (8.11%) HDFS
2 3 (4.05%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) Ansible
1 2 (2.70%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 25 (33.78%) IBM
2 6 (8.11%) Cloudera
2 6 (8.11%) Hortonworks
3 3 (4.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.05%) Oracle
4 2 (2.70%) Green Hills
4 2 (2.70%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.70%) Xamarin
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South Wales
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport, Gwent
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Caerphilly, South Wales
Link Financial
Salary: Salary Negotiable + Excellent Pension + Annual Bonus
Posted: 18 days ago