Period
to 7 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 7 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 19 23
Rank change year-on-year -9 +4 +9
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 123 140 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 7.45% 8.70% 7.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.32% 9.90% 8.68%
Number of salaries quoted 105 108 100
South Wales median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £58,250 £61,125 £53,075
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -11.11%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,479 1,414 1,325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 89.64% 87.88% 92.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,277 1,162 1,174
South Wales median annual salary £42,750 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.88% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,775 £23,342
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £55,349
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,351
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.65% +4.93%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in South Wales

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for Software Engineering in South Wales

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in South Wales over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in South Wales

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 7 December 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 +3 83 £47,500 +18.75% 21
Newport -25 17 £38,000 -15.56% 10
Neath Port Talbot - 9 £40,000 - 2
Bridgend 0 6 £32,500 +6.56%
Gwent - 5 - -
Torfaen +2 1 £52,500 +23.53% 1
Caerphilly -2 1 £40,000 -9.09%
Monmouthshire - 1 £45,000 -
Software Engineering
Wales

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 76 (61.79%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (44.72%) .NET
3 47 (38.21%) Scrum
4 46 (37.40%) C#
5 44 (35.77%) Finance
6 42 (34.15%) Java
7 37 (30.08%) SQL
8 27 (21.95%) OWASP
9 26 (21.14%) C++
10 23 (18.70%) Cybersecurity
11 21 (17.07%) Advertising
12 18 (14.63%) JavaScript
12 18 (14.63%) Windows
13 17 (13.82%) Degree
14 16 (13.01%) HTML
14 16 (13.01%) Microsoft
15 15 (12.20%) C
15 15 (12.20%) Git (software)
16 13 (10.57%) AngularJS
16 13 (10.57%) MVC
16 13 (10.57%) CISMP
16 13 (10.57%) OO
16 13 (10.57%) Python
16 13 (10.57%) CISSP
17 12 (9.76%) ASP.NET
17 12 (9.76%) ASP.NET Web API
17 12 (9.76%) Azure
18 11 (8.94%) TypeScript
18 11 (8.94%) CSS
18 11 (8.94%) VB.NET

Software Engineering
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 3 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.81%) Apache
2 1 (0.81%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (0.81%) Confluence
2 1 (0.81%) Mule
2 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.76%) Azure
2 5 (4.07%) AWS
3 4 (3.25%) Power Platform
4 2 (1.63%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.63%) SaaS
4 2 (1.63%) Serverless
5 1 (0.81%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.81%) G Suite
5 1 (0.81%) GitHub
5 1 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.63%) LAN
1 2 (1.63%) WAN
1 2 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (1.63%) Wireless
2 1 (0.81%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.81%) LTE
2 1 (0.81%) RS-232
2 1 (0.81%) SNMP
2 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.81%) VoIP
2 1 (0.81%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.88%) MySQL
1 6 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.25%) GIS
2 4 (3.25%) Power BI
2 4 (3.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.44%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.63%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.63%) Big Data
4 2 (1.63%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.63%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.81%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (12.20%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.88%) Subversion
3 5 (4.07%) Rational Team Concert
4 3 (2.44%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.44%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.63%) DbUnit
5 2 (1.63%) Liquibase
5 2 (1.63%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.81%) JIRA
6 1 (0.81%) PHPUnit
General
1 44 (35.77%) Finance
2 21 (17.07%) Advertising
3 5 (4.07%) Avionics
4 4 (3.25%) Games
5 1 (0.81%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.81%) Automotive
5 1 (0.81%) Electronics
5 1 (0.81%) Military
5 1 (0.81%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 85 (69.11%) Software Engineer
2 28 (22.76%) Developer
3 24 (19.51%) Security Engineer
4 22 (17.89%) Principal Engineer
4 22 (17.89%) Principal Software Engineer
5 21 (17.07%) Principal Security Engineer
6 16 (13.01%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 15 (12.20%) Senior Software Engineer
7 15 (12.20%) Software Developer
8 13 (10.57%) .NET Software Engineer
8 13 (10.57%) C# Software Engineer
9 10 (8.13%) C# Developer
9 10 (8.13%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 9 (7.32%) C# Software Developer
10 9 (7.32%) Java Developer
11 8 (6.50%) .NET Developer
11 8 (6.50%) C# .NET Developer
11 8 (6.50%) Java Engineer
11 8 (6.50%) Java Software Engineer
12 7 (5.69%) Principal Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (44.72%) .NET
2 16 (13.01%) HTML
3 13 (10.57%) AngularJS
4 12 (9.76%) ASP.NET
4 12 (9.76%) ASP.NET Web API
5 11 (8.94%) CSS
6 9 (7.32%) HTML5
7 8 (6.50%) .NET Framework
7 8 (6.50%) Spring
8 7 (5.69%) .NET Core
8 7 (5.69%) React
9 6 (4.88%) Hibernate
9 6 (4.88%) Node.js
9 6 (4.88%) REST
9 6 (4.88%) Vue.js
9 6 (4.88%) WCF
9 6 (4.88%) Web Services
9 6 (4.88%) XML
10 5 (4.07%) Aurelia
10 5 (4.07%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.13%) User Experience
2 9 (7.32%) Data Structures
2 9 (7.32%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (3.25%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.44%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.63%) Arduino
5 2 (1.63%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.63%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.63%) Raspberry Pi
6 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.81%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.63%) Windows
2 9 (7.32%) Linux
3 6 (4.88%) Android
3 6 (4.88%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.25%) Mac OS
4 4 (3.25%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (61.79%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (38.21%) Scrum
3 27 (21.95%) OWASP
4 23 (18.70%) Cybersecurity
5 13 (10.57%) MVC
5 13 (10.57%) OO
6 11 (8.94%) Information Security
6 11 (8.94%) TDD
7 10 (8.13%) DevOps
8 8 (6.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (6.50%) Mentoring
8 8 (6.50%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (6.50%) SDLC
8 8 (6.50%) Technical Leadership
9 7 (5.69%) Computer Science
9 7 (5.69%) Microservices
9 7 (5.69%) OOP
9 7 (5.69%) SOA
10 6 (4.88%) Analytics
10 6 (4.88%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 46 (37.40%) C#
2 42 (34.15%) Java
3 37 (30.08%) SQL
4 26 (21.14%) C++
5 18 (14.63%) JavaScript
6 15 (12.20%) C
7 13 (10.57%) Python
8 11 (8.94%) TypeScript
8 11 (8.94%) VB.NET
9 10 (8.13%) RPG
10 8 (6.50%) PHP
11 2 (1.63%) Java 8
12 1 (0.81%) Clojure
12 1 (0.81%) Delphi
12 1 (0.81%) Elixir
12 1 (0.81%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.81%) Erlang
12 1 (0.81%) ES6
12 1 (0.81%) Haskell
12 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (13.82%) Degree
2 13 (10.57%) CISMP
2 13 (10.57%) CISSP
3 3 (2.44%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.44%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.81%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.69%) QA
2 5 (4.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (6.50%) Firmware
2 7 (5.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.25%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.63%) Terraform
3 1 (0.81%) Ansible
3 1 (0.81%) Istio
Vendors
1 16 (13.01%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.50%) SAP
3 6 (4.88%) IBM
4 4 (3.25%) Cognos
5 3 (2.44%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.63%) Zend
7 1 (0.81%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle
7 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.81%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.81%) Xamarin