Period
to 4 August 2021

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 4 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
4 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 17 34 15
Rank change year-on-year +17 -19 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 110 59 155
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in South Wales 10.54% 6.61% 10.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.63% 7.45% 10.95%
Number of salaries quoted 90 46 146
10th Percentile £32,675 £32,500 £28,250
25th Percentile £35,745 £40,000 £33,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,900 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.67% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £60,700 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £66,375 £63,750 £57,500
Wales median annual salary £48,900 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.67% - +5.88%

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 946 792 1,415
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 90.61% 88.79% 91.94%
Number of salaries quoted 722 693 1,255
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,000 £27,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +12.50% -3.03%
75th Percentile £53,938 £53,750 £51,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £62,500
Wales median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 4 August 2021.

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 4 August 2021. 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 +17 69 £50,000 +5.82% 27
Gwent - 34 £48,900 - 1
Newport -4 5 £38,750 -13.89% 15
Bridgend -17 3 £32,000 -24.71% 1
Torfaen -5 1 £60,000 - 2
Software Engineering
Wales

For the 6 months to 4 August 2021, 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 59 (53.64%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (31.82%) React
3 34 (30.91%) JavaScript
4 32 (29.09%) Java
4 32 (29.09%) Degree
5 27 (24.55%) Azure
6 26 (23.64%) C#
7 25 (22.73%) TDD
8 24 (21.82%) .NET
9 23 (20.91%) Scrum
9 23 (20.91%) Software Testing
9 23 (20.91%) Git (software)
10 22 (20.00%) Mentoring
11 21 (19.09%) DevOps
11 21 (19.09%) BDD
12 20 (18.18%) TypeScript
12 20 (18.18%) Microsoft
13 19 (17.27%) Continuous Improvement
14 18 (16.36%) Avionics
14 18 (16.36%) Decision-Making
15 17 (15.45%) Node.js
15 17 (15.45%) Microservices
15 17 (15.45%) Web Services
16 16 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
16 16 (14.55%) AWS
17 15 (13.64%) REST
17 15 (13.64%) Scaled Agile Framework
17 15 (13.64%) Systems Engineering
18 14 (12.73%) Docker
19 13 (11.82%) Coaching

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 6 (5.45%) Confluence
2 4 (3.64%) Apache
3 3 (2.73%) JBoss
3 3 (2.73%) OnBase
3 3 (2.73%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.82%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.91%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.91%) nginx
5 1 (0.91%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 27 (24.55%) Azure
2 16 (14.55%) AWS
3 9 (8.18%) GitHub
4 5 (4.55%) GCP
5 3 (2.73%) npm
6 1 (0.91%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.91%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (0.91%) Power Automate
6 1 (0.91%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.00%) Internet
2 10 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.73%) Firewall
3 3 (2.73%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (1.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.91%) MongoDB
2 11 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (8.18%) Redis
4 4 (3.64%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.73%) Big Data
6 2 (1.82%) MySQL
6 2 (1.82%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.82%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.91%) Amazon Athena
7 1 (0.91%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.91%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.91%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.91%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.91%) Parquet
7 1 (0.91%) Power BI
7 1 (0.91%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.91%) Spark SQL
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.91%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 23 (20.91%) Git (software)
2 13 (11.82%) Jenkins
3 12 (10.91%) Visual Studio
4 10 (9.09%) Artifactory
5 8 (7.27%) GitLab
5 8 (7.27%) Rational Quality Manager
6 6 (5.45%) JIRA
6 6 (5.45%) Rational Team Concert
7 5 (4.55%) Maven
8 3 (2.73%) Ant
8 3 (2.73%) JMeter
8 3 (2.73%) Protractor
8 3 (2.73%) Selenium
8 3 (2.73%) Subversion
9 2 (1.82%) Cypress.io
9 2 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.91%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.91%) SonarQube
General
1 18 (16.36%) Avionics
2 10 (9.09%) Presentation Skills
3 7 (6.36%) Finance
3 7 (6.36%) Social Skills
4 5 (4.55%) Marketing
5 3 (2.73%) Billing
5 3 (2.73%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 3 (2.73%) Retail
6 1 (0.91%) Law
6 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 57 (51.82%) Software Engineer
2 22 (20.00%) Developer
3 15 (13.64%) Systems Engineer
4 14 (12.73%) Principal Engineer
4 14 (12.73%) Principal Software Engineer
5 13 (11.82%) Applications Engineer
6 10 (9.09%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 9 (8.18%) Senior Developer
8 8 (7.27%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (6.36%) Java Developer
10 6 (5.45%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (5.45%) Senior Software Engineer
11 4 (3.64%) .NET Software Engineer
12 3 (2.73%) Android Software Engineer
12 3 (2.73%) Digital Marketing Manager
12 3 (2.73%) Junior
12 3 (2.73%) Lead Software Engineer
12 3 (2.73%) Marketing Manager
12 3 (2.73%) Python Developer
12 3 (2.73%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (31.82%) React
2 24 (21.82%) .NET
3 17 (15.45%) Node.js
3 17 (15.45%) Web Services
4 15 (13.64%) REST
5 12 (10.91%) AngularJS
5 12 (10.91%) CSS
5 12 (10.91%) HTML
6 11 (10.00%) Spring
7 10 (9.09%) RESTful
8 5 (4.55%) .NET Core
8 5 (4.55%) HTML5
8 5 (4.55%) Redux
8 5 (4.55%) SOAP
8 5 (4.55%) Spring Boot
8 5 (4.55%) Vue.js
9 4 (3.64%) CSS3
9 4 (3.64%) Hibernate
10 3 (2.73%) OAuth
10 3 (2.73%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.91%) BBC
2 9 (8.18%) User Experience
3 5 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.82%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.91%) Social Media
5 1 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.18%) Android
1 9 (8.18%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.73%) Windows
2 3 (2.73%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.82%) Linux
3 2 (1.82%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (0.91%) CentOS
4 1 (0.91%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (53.64%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (22.73%) TDD
3 23 (20.91%) Scrum
3 23 (20.91%) Software Testing
4 22 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 21 (19.09%) BDD
5 21 (19.09%) DevOps
6 19 (17.27%) Continuous Improvement
7 18 (16.36%) Decision-Making
8 17 (15.45%) Microservices
9 16 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (13.64%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 15 (13.64%) Systems Engineering
11 13 (11.82%) Coaching
11 13 (11.82%) Software Delivery
11 13 (11.82%) Test Automation
12 11 (10.00%) SOLID
13 10 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
13 10 (9.09%) Validation
14 9 (8.18%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (30.91%) JavaScript
2 32 (29.09%) Java
3 26 (23.64%) C#
4 20 (18.18%) TypeScript
5 13 (11.82%) Python
5 13 (11.82%) SQL
6 9 (8.18%) C
6 9 (8.18%) Scala
7 6 (5.45%) C++
8 4 (3.64%) ES6
8 4 (3.64%) Java 8
8 4 (3.64%) PHP
9 3 (2.73%) Apple Swift
9 3 (2.73%) Groovy
9 3 (2.73%) Kotlin
9 3 (2.73%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.82%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.82%) PHP 7
11 1 (0.91%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 32 (29.09%) Degree
2 7 (6.36%) SAFe Agilist
3 3 (2.73%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.73%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.82%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.73%) Accessibility
2 2 (1.82%) JTAG
3 1 (0.91%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 14 (12.73%) Docker
2 8 (7.27%) vSphere
3 5 (4.55%) Firmware
4 2 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (7.27%) Kubernetes
2 6 (5.45%) Ansible
3 3 (2.73%) Terraform
4 1 (0.91%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.09%) Guidewire
3 8 (7.27%) Dell
3 8 (7.27%) VMware
4 4 (3.64%) CheckPoint
5 3 (2.73%) Hyland
6 1 (0.91%) Google
6 1 (0.91%) Pega
6 1 (0.91%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.91%) Vertica