Period
to 15 August 2020

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 15 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
15 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 35 16 21
Rank change year-on-year -19 +5 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 54 158 133
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in South Wales 6.40% 9.92% 9.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.21% 10.84% 10.14%
Number of salaries quoted 47 155 128
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% -2.22%
10th Percentile £33,250 £28,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £63,000 £57,500 £60,000
Wales median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.88% -5.56%

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 749 1,458 1,311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 88.74% 91.53% 90.54%
Number of salaries quoted 660 1,287 1,113
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in South Wales

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in South Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in South Wales.

Salary trend for Software Engineering in South Wales

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in South Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in South Wales over the 6 months to 15 August 2020.

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 15 August 2020. 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 -10 33 £49,500 -1.00% 23
Newport -8 15 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Neath Port Talbot +9 3 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Bridgend +2 2 £42,500 +30.77%
Torfaen +6 1 - -
Software Engineering
Wales

For the 6 months to 15 August 2020, 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 20 (37.04%) Python
2 19 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (33.33%) Java
4 17 (31.48%) C#
5 15 (27.78%) JavaScript
6 14 (25.93%) Node.js
7 13 (24.07%) SQL
8 12 (22.22%) Web Services
9 10 (18.52%) Hadoop
9 10 (18.52%) NoSQL
9 10 (18.52%) R
9 10 (18.52%) Apache Spark
9 10 (18.52%) React
10 9 (16.67%) Mentoring
10 9 (16.67%) Degree
11 8 (14.81%) .NET
11 8 (14.81%) Go
11 8 (14.81%) AWS
12 7 (12.96%) Azure
12 7 (12.96%) Finance
12 7 (12.96%) Spring
12 7 (12.96%) Git (software)
13 6 (11.11%) Test Automation
13 6 (11.11%) Mathematics
13 6 (11.11%) TDD
13 6 (11.11%) Ruby
13 6 (11.11%) HTML
13 6 (11.11%) SharePoint
13 6 (11.11%) AngularJS
13 6 (11.11%) DevOps

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 10 (18.52%) Apache Spark
2 6 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.70%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.85%) Apache
4 1 (1.85%) Confluence
4 1 (1.85%) nginx
4 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Sketch
1 1 (1.85%) Zeplin
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.81%) AWS
2 7 (12.96%) Azure
3 4 (7.41%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) HTTP
1 1 (1.85%) SSL
1 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) Hadoop
1 10 (18.52%) NoSQL
2 5 (9.26%) MongoDB
3 4 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (7.41%) Big Data
3 4 (7.41%) Neo4j
3 4 (7.41%) Power BI
4 3 (5.56%) MySQL
5 2 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.85%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (1.85%) GIS
6 1 (1.85%) HPCC
6 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.85%) Snowflake Schema
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.41%) Maven
3 2 (3.70%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.70%) Mocha
3 2 (3.70%) Selenium
4 1 (1.85%) Cypress.io
4 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.85%) JIRA
4 1 (1.85%) PhpStorm
4 1 (1.85%) Subversion
4 1 (1.85%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.85%) Xdebug
General
1 7 (12.96%) Finance
2 5 (9.26%) Advertising
3 2 (3.70%) Automotive
3 2 (3.70%) Electronics
4 1 (1.85%) Games
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (44.44%) Software Engineer
2 12 (22.22%) Developer
3 5 (9.26%) .NET Developer
3 5 (9.26%) Senior Software Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Data Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Java Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Java Software Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Senior Developer
4 4 (7.41%) Software Developer
5 3 (5.56%) Software Manager
5 3 (5.56%) Software Test Manager
5 3 (5.56%) Systems Manager
5 3 (5.56%) Test Manager
6 2 (3.70%) Chief Technology Officer
6 2 (3.70%) Designer
6 2 (3.70%) Junior
6 2 (3.70%) Junior Developer
6 2 (3.70%) Lead Software Engineer
7 1 (1.85%) Product Consultant
7 1 (1.85%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.93%) Node.js
2 12 (22.22%) Web Services
3 10 (18.52%) React
4 8 (14.81%) .NET
5 7 (12.96%) Spring
6 6 (11.11%) AngularJS
6 6 (11.11%) HTML
7 5 (9.26%) CSS
7 5 (9.26%) Laravel
7 5 (9.26%) RESTful
7 5 (9.26%) Spring Boot
7 5 (9.26%) Vue.js
8 4 (7.41%) Dropwizard
8 4 (7.41%) Java EE
8 4 (7.41%) JMX
8 4 (7.41%) JPA
8 4 (7.41%) JSF
8 4 (7.41%) Kafka
9 3 (5.56%) REST
10 2 (3.70%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) User Experience
2 3 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.56%) Public Cloud
2 3 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.85%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.70%) Android
1 2 (3.70%) Linux
1 2 (3.70%) Windows
2 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 6 (11.11%) DevOps
3 6 (11.11%) Mathematics
3 6 (11.11%) TDD
3 6 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 5 (9.26%) Coaching
4 5 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (9.26%) SDLC
5 4 (7.41%) BDD
5 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (7.41%) Data Analysis
5 4 (7.41%) Data Visualisation
5 4 (7.41%) Machine Learning
5 4 (7.41%) MVC
5 4 (7.41%) Release Management
5 4 (7.41%) Scrum
5 4 (7.41%) Software Architecture
5 4 (7.41%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 20 (37.04%) Python
2 18 (33.33%) Java
3 17 (31.48%) C#
4 15 (27.78%) JavaScript
5 13 (24.07%) SQL
6 10 (18.52%) R
7 8 (14.81%) Go
8 6 (11.11%) Ruby
9 5 (9.26%) PHP
10 4 (7.41%) PL/SQL
10 4 (7.41%) TypeScript
11 3 (5.56%) C++
12 2 (3.70%) C
12 2 (3.70%) ES6
13 1 (1.85%) ES7
13 1 (1.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (16.67%) Degree
2 4 (7.41%) Numerate Degree
2 4 (7.41%) Sun Certification
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.85%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) Docker
2 1 (1.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) Terraform
2 1 (1.85%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (7.41%) IBM
1 4 (7.41%) Oracle
1 4 (7.41%) Perforce
1 4 (7.41%) Tableau
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.70%) SAP
2 2 (3.70%) Zend
3 1 (1.85%) Adobe