Period
to 31 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

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
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 260 574 550
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 35.42% 30.24% 27.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 37.14% 31.59% 27.98%
Number of salaries quoted 295 569 519
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,350 £25,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £57,500 £56,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

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 700 1,817 1,966
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.37% 95.73% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 623 1,524 1,618
Median annual salary £43,500 £41,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.19% +4.38% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £24,618
90th Percentile £56,250 £62,500 £61,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%

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 31 October 2020.

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 31 October 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
South Wales +1 223 £45,000 +5.88% 56
West Wales -1 25 £40,000 -5.88% 12
North Wales +3 6 £35,000 +25.00% 15
Mid Wales -1 2 - -
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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.

1 114 (43.85%) SQL
2 89 (34.23%) JavaScript
3 83 (31.92%) DevOps
4 81 (31.15%) C#
5 78 (30.00%) CSS
6 75 (28.85%) HTML
7 73 (28.08%) .NET
8 71 (27.31%) Agile Software Development
9 64 (24.62%) Azure
10 54 (20.77%) Java
11 42 (16.15%) Python
12 41 (15.77%) SQL Server
12 41 (15.77%) React
13 40 (15.38%) MVC
14 38 (14.62%) Git (software)
14 38 (14.62%) AngularJS
15 33 (12.69%) jQuery
16 31 (11.92%) ASP.NET
17 30 (11.54%) Spring
18 28 (10.77%) Microsoft
19 27 (10.38%) Scrum
19 27 (10.38%) AWS
20 25 (9.62%) PostgreSQL
20 25 (9.62%) GCP
21 24 (9.23%) Front End Development
21 24 (9.23%) Node.js
21 24 (9.23%) Finance
22 23 (8.85%) API Integration
22 23 (8.85%) Fintech
22 23 (8.85%) Terraform

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 22 (8.46%) Apache
2 21 (8.08%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (7.31%) Apache Spark
4 8 (3.08%) WordPress
5 6 (2.31%) CMS
6 4 (1.54%) SAS
7 3 (1.15%) Confluence
7 3 (1.15%) Drupal
7 3 (1.15%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.77%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.77%) Sage 200
2 2 (0.77%) Shopify
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.38%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 64 (24.62%) Azure
2 27 (10.38%) AWS
3 25 (9.62%) GCP
4 22 (8.46%) GitHub
5 19 (7.31%) Stackdriver
6 6 (2.31%) npm
7 4 (1.54%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.77%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (0.77%) Amazon EKS
9 2 (0.77%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.77%) PaaS
9 2 (0.77%) SaaS
9 2 (0.77%) Serverless
10 1 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.38%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.38%) FinancialForce
10 1 (0.38%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.77%) Intranet
2 1 (0.38%) HTTP
2 1 (0.38%) Internet
2 1 (0.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (15.77%) SQL Server
2 25 (9.62%) PostgreSQL
3 21 (8.08%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (6.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (6.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (5.77%) Big Data
7 14 (5.38%) NoSQL
8 12 (4.62%) MongoDB
8 12 (4.62%) Tableau
9 11 (4.23%) Relational Database
10 9 (3.46%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (3.08%) MySQL
12 7 (2.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (2.31%) Biml
13 6 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
15 4 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
15 4 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
15 4 (1.54%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 38 (14.62%) Git (software)
2 19 (7.31%) Gradle
3 12 (4.62%) Visual Studio Team System
4 11 (4.23%) Jenkins
5 9 (3.46%) Visual Studio
6 7 (2.69%) JIRA
6 7 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.92%) webpack
8 4 (1.54%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.15%) gulp
9 3 (1.15%) Jasmine
9 3 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.77%) ESLint
10 2 (0.77%) GitLab
10 2 (0.77%) JUnit
11 1 (0.38%) Grunt
11 1 (0.38%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (0.38%) Spinnaker
11 1 (0.38%) Travis CI
General
1 24 (9.23%) Finance
2 19 (7.31%) Public Sector
3 12 (4.62%) Advertising
4 6 (2.31%) Games
5 5 (1.92%) Retail
6 2 (0.77%) Back Office
6 2 (0.77%) Legal
7 1 (0.38%) Automotive
7 1 (0.38%) Banking
7 1 (0.38%) Law
7 1 (0.38%) Marketing
7 1 (0.38%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (30.00%) CSS
2 75 (28.85%) HTML
3 73 (28.08%) .NET
4 41 (15.77%) React
5 38 (14.62%) AngularJS
6 33 (12.69%) jQuery
7 31 (11.92%) ASP.NET
8 30 (11.54%) Spring
9 24 (9.23%) Node.js
10 19 (7.31%) RabbitMQ
10 19 (7.31%) Spring Integration
11 18 (6.92%) REST
12 17 (6.54%) ASP.NET Web API
12 17 (6.54%) Spring Boot
12 17 (6.54%) Web Services
13 16 (6.15%) .NET Framework
13 16 (6.15%) HTML5
13 16 (6.15%) RESTful
14 15 (5.77%) SOAP
14 15 (5.77%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.54%) User Experience
2 12 (4.62%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.46%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (1.54%) Mobile Payment
5 3 (1.15%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.15%) Cloud Native
6 2 (0.77%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.77%) Blog
6 2 (0.77%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.38%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.38%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.38%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.38%) Smart Energy
7 1 (0.38%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.77%) Android
2 7 (2.69%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.31%) Windows Server 2016
4 3 (1.15%) Linux
5 2 (0.77%) Solaris
5 2 (0.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (31.92%) DevOps
2 71 (27.31%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (15.38%) MVC
4 27 (10.38%) Scrum
5 24 (9.23%) Front End Development
6 23 (8.85%) API Integration
6 23 (8.85%) Fintech
7 22 (8.46%) ETL
7 22 (8.46%) Microservices
8 21 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (7.69%) Web Development
10 19 (7.31%) ITSM
10 19 (7.31%) Service Management
11 17 (6.54%) OO
11 17 (6.54%) OOP
11 17 (6.54%) Software Engineering
11 17 (6.54%) TDD
12 16 (6.15%) Test Automation
13 15 (5.77%) Mentoring
14 14 (5.38%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 114 (43.85%) SQL
2 89 (34.23%) JavaScript
3 81 (31.15%) C#
4 54 (20.77%) Java
5 42 (16.15%) Python
6 20 (7.69%) PHP
6 20 (7.69%) T-SQL
6 20 (7.69%) TypeScript
7 11 (4.23%) C++
8 9 (3.46%) PL/SQL
9 8 (3.08%) PowerShell
10 7 (2.69%) Go
11 6 (2.31%) Java 8
11 6 (2.31%) Kotlin
11 6 (2.31%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.92%) Scala
13 4 (1.54%) Apex Code
13 4 (1.54%) ES6
13 4 (1.54%) R
14 2 (0.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (7.31%) SC Cleared
1 19 (7.31%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.85%) Degree
3 2 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.38%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.69%) QA
2 2 (0.77%) GDPR
2 2 (0.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (6.54%) Docker
2 2 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (8.85%) Terraform
2 22 (8.46%) Kubernetes
3 19 (7.31%) Grafana
4 3 (1.15%) Puppet
5 2 (0.77%) Ansible
6 1 (0.38%) MIIS
6 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (10.77%) Microsoft
2 21 (8.08%) Google
3 19 (7.31%) ServiceNow
3 19 (7.31%) Splunk
4 11 (4.23%) Oracle
5 6 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.54%) RedGate
7 2 (0.77%) Adobe
7 2 (0.77%) IBM
7 2 (0.77%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.77%) Sage
7 2 (0.77%) Zend
8 1 (0.38%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.38%) Samsung
8 1 (0.38%) SAP
8 1 (0.38%) Xamarin