Period
to 24 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Developer
UK > Wales
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 301 588 534
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 31.75% 31.18% 27.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.86% 32.17% 29.12%
Number of salaries quoted 355 601 506
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,000 £57,500 £56,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in 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
Wales
Permanent vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 889 1,828 1,834
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.78% 96.92% 95.52%
Number of salaries quoted 734 1,553 1,537
Median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £27,250 £26,250 £24,400
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £61,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Wales

Developer
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Developer in Wales.

Salary trend for Developer in Wales

Developer
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Developer in Wales over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Developer in Wales

Developer
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Wales region over the 6 months to 24 January 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
South Wales +1 248 £45,000 +5.88% 59
West Wales +1 38 £38,000 -10.59% 16
North Wales -1 7 £35,000 +32.37% 15
Mid Wales -2 2 - -
Developer
UK

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, Developer 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 Wales region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 136 (45.18%) JavaScript
2 117 (38.87%) SQL
3 114 (37.87%) C#
4 102 (33.89%) .NET
5 98 (32.56%) HTML
5 98 (32.56%) CSS
6 90 (29.90%) Azure
7 87 (28.90%) Agile Software Development
8 69 (22.92%) DevOps
9 59 (19.60%) Java
10 58 (19.27%) React
11 51 (16.94%) SQL Server
12 49 (16.28%) Python
12 49 (16.28%) AngularJS
13 47 (15.61%) Git (software)
14 45 (14.95%) Microsoft
15 42 (13.95%) Scrum
15 42 (13.95%) MVC
15 42 (13.95%) TypeScript
16 41 (13.62%) ASP.NET
17 39 (12.96%) PHP
18 37 (12.29%) Software Engineering
19 36 (11.96%) Microservices
20 35 (11.63%) jQuery
21 33 (10.96%) AWS
21 33 (10.96%) Spring
21 33 (10.96%) Front End Development
22 31 (10.30%) ASP.NET Web API
22 31 (10.30%) RESTful
23 30 (9.97%) Web Development

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 18 (5.98%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (5.32%) Apache
3 15 (4.98%) Apache Spark
4 9 (2.99%) WordPress
5 7 (2.33%) IIS
6 5 (1.66%) CMS
6 5 (1.66%) Confluence
7 3 (1.00%) Drupal
7 3 (1.00%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Shopify
2 2 (0.66%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.66%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.33%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 90 (29.90%) Azure
2 33 (10.96%) AWS
3 18 (5.98%) GCP
3 18 (5.98%) GitHub
4 15 (4.98%) Stackdriver
5 6 (1.99%) PaaS
6 5 (1.66%) SaaS
7 3 (1.00%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.00%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.00%) Serverless
8 2 (0.66%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (0.66%) Amazon EKS
8 2 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.66%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.66%) npm
9 1 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.33%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.66%) Intranet
1 2 (0.66%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (16.94%) SQL Server
2 30 (9.97%) MySQL
3 29 (9.63%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (5.32%) Relational Database
6 15 (4.98%) Azure SQL Database
6 15 (4.98%) MongoDB
7 13 (4.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (3.65%) Big Data
8 11 (3.65%) NoSQL
8 11 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (3.65%) Tableau
9 7 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (1.99%) Biml
11 4 (1.33%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (1.33%) SQL Server 2019
12 3 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 47 (15.61%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.98%) Gradle
3 11 (3.65%) Visual Studio Team System
4 9 (2.99%) JIRA
5 7 (2.33%) Cucumber
6 6 (1.99%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.66%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.33%) Jasmine
9 3 (1.00%) Maven
9 3 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.00%) Selenium
9 3 (1.00%) webpack
10 2 (0.66%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.66%) GitLab
10 2 (0.66%) Storybook
10 2 (0.66%) Subversion
11 1 (0.33%) ESLint
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.33%) Travis CI
General
1 24 (7.97%) Finance
2 18 (5.98%) Public Sector
3 14 (4.65%) Retail
4 13 (4.32%) Back Office
5 12 (3.99%) Games
6 10 (3.32%) Advertising
7 6 (1.99%) Local Government
8 3 (1.00%) Legal
8 3 (1.00%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.66%) Banking
9 2 (0.66%) Law
10 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.33%) Automotive
10 1 (0.33%) Electronics
10 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.33%) Marketing
10 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.33%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (33.89%) .NET
2 98 (32.56%) CSS
2 98 (32.56%) HTML
3 58 (19.27%) React
4 49 (16.28%) AngularJS
5 41 (13.62%) ASP.NET
6 35 (11.63%) jQuery
7 33 (10.96%) Spring
8 31 (10.30%) ASP.NET Web API
8 31 (10.30%) RESTful
9 30 (9.97%) Node.js
10 27 (8.97%) HTML5
11 25 (8.31%) .NET Core
11 25 (8.31%) .NET Framework
11 25 (8.31%) Spring Boot
12 23 (7.64%) CSS3
13 21 (6.98%) Django
14 19 (6.31%) Vue.js
15 15 (4.98%) RabbitMQ
15 15 (4.98%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.98%) User Experience
2 15 (4.98%) Mobile App
3 13 (4.32%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.33%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.66%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.66%) Blog
7 2 (0.66%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.33%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.33%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.33%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.33%) Smart Energy
8 1 (0.33%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.65%) Windows
2 10 (3.32%) Android
3 7 (2.33%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.99%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (1.66%) Linux
6 2 (0.66%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (28.90%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (22.92%) DevOps
3 42 (13.95%) MVC
3 42 (13.95%) Scrum
4 37 (12.29%) Software Engineering
5 36 (11.96%) Microservices
6 33 (10.96%) Front End Development
7 30 (9.97%) Web Development
8 24 (7.97%) Mentoring
9 23 (7.64%) TDD
10 20 (6.64%) API Integration
10 20 (6.64%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (6.31%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (5.65%) ETL
12 17 (5.65%) Fintech
13 15 (4.98%) Artificial Intelligence
13 15 (4.98%) E-Commerce
13 15 (4.98%) OOP
13 15 (4.98%) SDLC
13 15 (4.98%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 136 (45.18%) JavaScript
2 117 (38.87%) SQL
3 114 (37.87%) C#
4 59 (19.60%) Java
5 49 (16.28%) Python
6 42 (13.95%) TypeScript
7 39 (12.96%) PHP
8 13 (4.32%) T-SQL
9 11 (3.65%) C++
10 7 (2.33%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.99%) Go
11 6 (1.99%) Java 8
11 6 (1.99%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.66%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.33%) Apex Code
13 4 (1.33%) Scala
14 3 (1.00%) ES6
14 3 (1.00%) Kotlin
14 3 (1.00%) PHP 7
15 2 (0.66%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 19 (6.31%) Degree
2 17 (5.65%) SC Cleared
2 17 (5.65%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.66%) MCSD
3 5 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.33%) SLA
2 6 (1.99%) QA
3 4 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.66%) GDPR
5 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (5.98%) Docker
2 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (7.64%) Terraform
2 20 (6.64%) Kubernetes
3 15 (4.98%) Grafana
4 3 (1.00%) Ansible
4 3 (1.00%) MIIS
4 3 (1.00%) Puppet
5 1 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 45 (14.95%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.32%) ServiceNow
3 15 (4.98%) Google
3 15 (4.98%) Splunk
4 8 (2.66%) Oracle
5 5 (1.66%) Blue Prism
6 4 (1.33%) RedGate
6 4 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.00%) WooCommerce
8 2 (0.66%) Sage
8 2 (0.66%) SAP
9 1 (0.33%) Adobe
9 1 (0.33%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.33%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.33%) Tagetik
9 1 (0.33%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.33%) Zend