Period
to 26 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £44,594 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 26 July 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 363 387 574
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 25.84% 33.48% 32.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.45% 34.90% 33.65%
Number of salaries quoted 272 345 509
10th Percentile £28,750 £29,300 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,594 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.93% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £48,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £59,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

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 1,276 1,109 1,706
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.82% 95.93% 95.41%
Number of salaries quoted 920 944 1,480
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,225
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
75th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £50,000
90th Percentile £60,700 £60,000 £57,775
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -1 277 £45,000 +5.88% 69
West Wales -5 67 £36,154 -9.62% 7
North Wales -8 4 £40,000 - 10
Dyfed - 4 £42,500 -
Mid Wales - 3 £50,000 -
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 159 (43.80%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (42.98%) JavaScript
3 136 (37.47%) SQL
4 125 (34.44%) Java
5 120 (33.06%) .NET
5 120 (33.06%) HTML
6 113 (31.13%) C#
7 112 (30.85%) Azure
8 102 (28.10%) CSS
9 98 (27.00%) Scrum
10 92 (25.34%) Problem-Solving
11 89 (24.52%) Social Skills
12 83 (22.87%) DevOps
13 81 (22.31%) Microservices
14 79 (21.76%) Git (software)
15 78 (21.49%) Spring
16 77 (21.21%) Docker
17 76 (20.94%) SQL Server
18 75 (20.66%) REST
19 73 (20.11%) Microsoft
20 71 (19.56%) React
21 69 (19.01%) AngularJS
22 60 (16.53%) TDD
22 60 (16.53%) TypeScript
23 50 (13.77%) ASP.NET
24 48 (13.22%) Finance
24 48 (13.22%) RESTful
24 48 (13.22%) Jenkins
25 47 (12.95%) MVC
26 46 (12.67%) .NET Framework

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 16 (4.41%) IIS
2 11 (3.03%) CMS
2 11 (3.03%) WordPress
3 10 (2.75%) nginx
4 9 (2.48%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.48%) Umbraco
5 7 (1.93%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.38%) Apache
6 5 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.83%) JBoss
8 2 (0.55%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.55%) Kentico
8 2 (0.55%) OnBase
8 2 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.28%) concrete5
9 1 (0.28%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.28%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.28%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.28%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.55%) Shopify
4 1 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.28%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 112 (30.85%) Azure
2 41 (11.29%) AWS
3 29 (7.99%) GitHub
4 23 (6.34%) Serverless
5 22 (6.06%) OpenShift
6 13 (3.58%) Power Platform
7 12 (3.31%) Twilio
8 8 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (2.20%) Amazon S3
9 7 (1.93%) npm
9 7 (1.93%) SaaS
10 6 (1.65%) Azure Service Bus
10 6 (1.65%) Microsoft 365
10 6 (1.65%) NuGet
11 5 (1.38%) GCP
11 5 (1.38%) PowerApps
12 4 (1.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (1.10%) PaaS
12 4 (1.10%) Power Automate
13 3 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.93%) Intranet
2 4 (1.10%) SMTP
3 3 (0.83%) Firewall
3 3 (0.83%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (20.94%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.34%) Big Data
3 21 (5.79%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (5.79%) MySQL
4 17 (4.68%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (3.58%) Azure SQL Database
5 13 (3.58%) Relational Database
6 11 (3.03%) Power BI
7 9 (2.48%) SQL Server 2017
8 8 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
8 8 (2.20%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.38%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.10%) Tableau
11 3 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.83%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.83%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 3 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.55%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 79 (21.76%) Git (software)
2 48 (13.22%) Jenkins
3 23 (6.34%) Visual Studio
4 20 (5.51%) Maven
5 17 (4.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (3.31%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (2.20%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (2.20%) Visual Studio Code
8 7 (1.93%) JIRA
8 7 (1.93%) Selenium
9 6 (1.65%) webpack
10 4 (1.10%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.83%) Ant
11 3 (0.83%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.83%) git-flow
11 3 (0.83%) JMeter
11 3 (0.83%) JUnit
11 3 (0.83%) Protractor
11 3 (0.83%) Subversion
11 3 (0.83%) TeamCity
General
1 89 (24.52%) Social Skills
2 48 (13.22%) Finance
3 38 (10.47%) Advertising
4 31 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (6.06%) Retail
6 17 (4.68%) Legal
7 15 (4.13%) Telecoms
8 12 (3.31%) Law
9 11 (3.03%) Public Sector
10 10 (2.75%) Back Office
11 8 (2.20%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 7 (1.93%) Games
12 7 (1.93%) Multimedia
13 6 (1.65%) Organisational Skills
13 6 (1.65%) Welsh Language
14 5 (1.38%) Electronics
15 4 (1.10%) Documentation Skills
15 4 (1.10%) Marketing
16 3 (0.83%) Billing
16 3 (0.83%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (33.06%) .NET
1 120 (33.06%) HTML
2 102 (28.10%) CSS
3 78 (21.49%) Spring
4 75 (20.66%) REST
5 71 (19.56%) React
6 69 (19.01%) AngularJS
7 50 (13.77%) ASP.NET
8 48 (13.22%) RESTful
9 46 (12.67%) .NET Framework
10 45 (12.40%) HTML5
11 43 (11.85%) Spring Boot
12 42 (11.57%) Web Services
13 37 (10.19%) ASP.NET Web API
14 35 (9.64%) .NET Core
15 32 (8.82%) CSS3
16 31 (8.54%) Node.js
17 29 (7.99%) Hibernate
18 27 (7.44%) Entity Framework
19 25 (6.89%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.61%) User Experience
2 13 (3.58%) Mobile App
2 13 (3.58%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (3.31%) NHS
4 10 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (2.75%) Virtual Team
5 5 (1.38%) Housing Association
6 4 (1.10%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.10%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.10%) Wiki
7 3 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.83%) Legacy Systems
7 3 (0.83%) SCADA
8 2 (0.55%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (0.55%) Legacy Applications
8 2 (0.55%) Life Science
8 2 (0.55%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.28%) Raspberry Pi
9 1 (0.28%) Robotics
9 1 (0.28%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.99%) Linux
2 28 (7.71%) Android
3 25 (6.89%) Apple iOS
4 15 (4.13%) Windows
5 6 (1.65%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (43.80%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (27.00%) Scrum
3 92 (25.34%) Problem-Solving
4 83 (22.87%) DevOps
5 81 (22.31%) Microservices
6 60 (16.53%) TDD
7 47 (12.95%) MVC
8 42 (11.57%) BDD
8 42 (11.57%) Continuous Improvement
9 40 (11.02%) Business Intelligence
10 36 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (9.92%) Front End Development
11 34 (9.37%) Kanban
12 33 (9.09%) SOA
12 33 (9.09%) Web Development
13 32 (8.82%) Mentoring
14 29 (7.99%) Coaching
15 28 (7.71%) Software Engineering
16 24 (6.61%) Open Source
16 24 (6.61%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 156 (42.98%) JavaScript
2 136 (37.47%) SQL
3 125 (34.44%) Java
4 113 (31.13%) C#
5 60 (16.53%) TypeScript
6 43 (11.85%) Java 8
7 42 (11.57%) PHP
8 40 (11.02%) T-SQL
9 30 (8.26%) Python
10 16 (4.41%) VB.NET
11 8 (2.20%) C
11 8 (2.20%) Kotlin
12 5 (1.38%) Apex Code
13 4 (1.10%) Apple Swift
13 4 (1.10%) Go
13 4 (1.10%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.83%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.83%) C++
14 3 (0.83%) Perl
14 3 (0.83%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 44 (12.12%) SC Cleared
1 44 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 13 (3.58%) Degree
3 6 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.55%) SAFe Agilist
5 1 (0.28%) HND
5 1 (0.28%) MCSD
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.10%) QA
2 1 (0.28%) Accessibility
2 1 (0.28%) GDPR
2 1 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.28%) PMO
2 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 77 (21.21%) Docker
2 1 (0.28%) Varnish
2 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 45 (12.40%) Kubernetes
2 24 (6.61%) Terraform
3 5 (1.38%) Ansible
4 2 (0.55%) MIIS
5 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 73 (20.11%) Microsoft
2 12 (3.31%) Oracle
3 7 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (1.65%) Guidewire
5 5 (1.38%) Google
5 5 (1.38%) Xamarin
6 4 (1.10%) Blue Prism
6 4 (1.10%) IBM
7 3 (0.83%) Pardot
7 3 (0.83%) SAP
8 2 (0.55%) Hyland
8 2 (0.55%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.55%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.28%) Adobe
9 1 (0.28%) Birst
9 1 (0.28%) Databricks
9 1 (0.28%) Epiphany
9 1 (0.28%) Progress
9 1 (0.28%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.28%) WooCommerce