Period
to 10 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £44,000 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 44 73
Rank change year-on-year -6 +29 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 74 68 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.61% 4.78% 3.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.74% 4.86% 3.43%
Number of salaries quoted 51 60 73
South Wales median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% -5.56% +25.00%
10th Percentile £28,500 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £47,500 £85,000
Wales median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +25.00%

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 1,560 1,399 2,102
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.20% 98.24% 98.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,304 1,246 1,880
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,349 £55,250
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -9 32 £38,750 -8.82% 12
Newport +9 25 £50,000 +62.08% 24
Torfaen +7 7 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Bridgend - 6 £35,500 - 4
Caerphilly 0 4 £44,000 -2.22%
Software Engineer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 74 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 44 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (55.41%) C#
4 38 (51.35%) .NET
5 35 (47.30%) JavaScript
6 29 (39.19%) Java
7 28 (37.84%) TDD
8 24 (32.43%) ASP.NET
9 22 (29.73%) HTML
9 22 (29.73%) Scrum
9 22 (29.73%) Digital Media
10 20 (27.03%) Technical Leadership
10 20 (27.03%) SQL
11 19 (25.68%) CSS
11 19 (25.68%) OO
12 18 (24.32%) Functional Programming
13 17 (22.97%) Fintech
13 17 (22.97%) Finance
14 16 (21.62%) E-Commerce
14 16 (21.62%) Marketing
14 16 (21.62%) Team Foundation Server
14 16 (21.62%) Affiliate Marketing
14 16 (21.62%) Mentoring
14 16 (21.62%) AngularJS
15 14 (18.92%) Git (software)
16 13 (17.57%) PHP
16 13 (17.57%) webpack
16 13 (17.57%) React
17 12 (16.22%) HTML5
18 11 (14.86%) Front End Development

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 (8.11%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (4.05%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.35%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.35%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.16%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (10.81%) npm
3 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (4.05%) Serverless
5 2 (2.70%) Office 365
5 2 (2.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) Bluetooth
1 1 (1.35%) HTTP
1 1 (1.35%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.35%) Modbus
1 1 (1.35%) RS-232
1 1 (1.35%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.05%) Big Data
4 2 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.70%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.70%) HPCC
4 2 (2.70%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.70%) MySQL
4 2 (2.70%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.35%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (21.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (18.92%) Git (software)
3 13 (17.57%) webpack
4 8 (10.81%) gulp
5 4 (5.41%) JIRA
5 4 (5.41%) Maven
5 4 (5.41%) Visual Studio
5 4 (5.41%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (4.05%) Babel
6 3 (4.05%) Gradle
6 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.70%) Selenium
7 2 (2.70%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.35%) Ant
8 1 (1.35%) JUnit
8 1 (1.35%) Subversion
8 1 (1.35%) TestNG
General
1 17 (22.97%) Finance
2 16 (21.62%) Marketing
3 5 (6.76%) Aerospace
3 5 (6.76%) Games
4 4 (5.41%) Automotive
4 4 (5.41%) Law
5 3 (4.05%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.05%) Welsh Language
6 1 (1.35%) Electronics
6 1 (1.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (51.35%) .NET
2 24 (32.43%) ASP.NET
3 22 (29.73%) HTML
4 19 (25.68%) CSS
5 16 (21.62%) AngularJS
6 13 (17.57%) React
7 12 (16.22%) HTML5
8 11 (14.86%) jQuery
8 11 (14.86%) XML
9 10 (13.51%) Node.js
9 10 (13.51%) Redux
10 9 (12.16%) Ajax
10 9 (12.16%) Vue.js
11 8 (10.81%) Sass
11 8 (10.81%) XSLT
12 7 (9.46%) .NET Framework
12 7 (9.46%) REST
12 7 (9.46%) RESTful
12 7 (9.46%) Web Services
13 5 (6.76%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 22 (29.73%) Digital Media
2 17 (22.97%) Fintech
3 8 (10.81%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.70%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.70%) User Experience
5 1 (1.35%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.35%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.35%) Digital TV
5 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.35%) IPTV
5 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.41%) Android
1 4 (5.41%) Apple iOS
1 4 (5.41%) Linux
2 3 (4.05%) Unix
3 2 (2.70%) Windows
4 1 (1.35%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.35%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 44 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (37.84%) TDD
4 22 (29.73%) Scrum
5 20 (27.03%) Technical Leadership
6 19 (25.68%) OO
7 18 (24.32%) Functional Programming
8 16 (21.62%) Affiliate Marketing
8 16 (21.62%) E-Commerce
8 16 (21.62%) Mentoring
9 11 (14.86%) Front End Development
10 10 (13.51%) Kanban
11 9 (12.16%) Computer Science
11 9 (12.16%) Integration Testing
12 8 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (9.46%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
14 6 (8.11%) DevOps
14 6 (8.11%) Test Automation
14 6 (8.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (55.41%) C#
2 35 (47.30%) JavaScript
3 29 (39.19%) Java
4 20 (27.03%) SQL
5 13 (17.57%) PHP
6 10 (13.51%) ES6
7 9 (12.16%) C
7 9 (12.16%) Python
8 8 (10.81%) T-SQL
9 6 (8.11%) C++
9 6 (8.11%) TypeScript
10 4 (5.41%) Objective-C
10 4 (5.41%) VB.NET
11 2 (2.70%) Apple Swift
11 2 (2.70%) Go
11 2 (2.70%) Ruby
12 1 (1.35%) Delphi
12 1 (1.35%) Groovy
12 1 (1.35%) R
12 1 (1.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (14.86%) Degree
2 5 (6.76%) HND
3 2 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.35%) PhD
4 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) Ansible
1 1 (1.35%) Consul
1 1 (1.35%) Kibana
1 1 (1.35%) Prometheus
1 1 (1.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (5.41%) Oracle
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.35%) Cloudera
3 1 (1.35%) Google
3 1 (1.35%) MuleSoft