Period
to 13 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £44,250 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 302 636 507
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 25.81% 35.08% 28.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.93% 36.32% 29.84%
Number of salaries quoted 258 588 449
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,925 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £30,318
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,250 £42,500 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.12% +13.33% -6.25%
75th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £63,250 £55,195 £56,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 1,044 1,751 1,699
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.23% 96.58% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 809 1,529 1,439
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,790 £26,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,875 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,790 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.68% +6.25% +3.90%
75th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,750 £59,000
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 13 April 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 13 April 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 0 243 £45,000 +5.88% 95
West Wales 0 44 £38,000 -10.59% 13
North Wales -1 7 £42,500 +6.25% 13
Mid Wales - 3 £35,000 - 2
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 161 (53.31%) JavaScript
2 125 (41.39%) C#
3 122 (40.40%) .NET
4 119 (39.40%) Agile Software Development
5 114 (37.75%) HTML
6 110 (36.42%) CSS
7 94 (31.13%) Azure
8 89 (29.47%) SQL
9 70 (23.18%) Microsoft
10 66 (21.85%) Scrum
11 64 (21.19%) AngularJS
12 62 (20.53%) React
13 58 (19.21%) DevOps
14 57 (18.87%) Java
15 56 (18.54%) PHP
16 50 (16.56%) TypeScript
17 48 (15.89%) Git (software)
18 47 (15.56%) SQL Server
18 47 (15.56%) ASP.NET
19 46 (15.23%) MVC
20 45 (14.90%) Python
21 44 (14.57%) HTML5
22 42 (13.91%) MySQL
23 41 (13.58%) Front End Development
24 40 (13.25%) ASP.NET Web API
25 39 (12.91%) CSS3
26 38 (12.58%) .NET Core
26 38 (12.58%) Web Development
27 36 (11.92%) RESTful
28 35 (11.59%) .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 15 (4.97%) IIS
2 10 (3.31%) WordPress
3 8 (2.65%) CMS
4 7 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.99%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.99%) Confluence
7 2 (0.66%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.33%) Drupal
8 1 (0.33%) nginx
8 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.33%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.66%) NetSuite
1 2 (0.66%) Shopify
2 1 (0.33%) ProductWriter
2 1 (0.33%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 94 (31.13%) Azure
2 32 (10.60%) AWS
3 11 (3.64%) PaaS
4 10 (3.31%) Power Platform
5 8 (2.65%) OpenShift
6 6 (1.99%) SaaS
7 4 (1.32%) Serverless
8 3 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.99%) GitHub
8 3 (0.99%) Microsoft 365
8 3 (0.99%) PowerApps
8 3 (0.99%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 2 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.66%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.66%) Force.com
9 2 (0.66%) GCP
9 2 (0.66%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.33%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.33%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.66%) Intranet
1 2 (0.66%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 42 (13.91%) MySQL
3 18 (5.96%) Azure SQL Database
4 17 (5.63%) MongoDB
4 17 (5.63%) Relational Database
5 12 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (2.65%) Power BI
7 6 (1.99%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.99%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.66%) Tableau
9 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.99%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 2 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.66%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.66%) QlikView
11 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.33%) Big Data
12 1 (0.33%) GIS
Development Applications
1 48 (15.89%) Git (software)
2 11 (3.64%) JIRA
3 9 (2.98%) Visual Studio Team System
4 8 (2.65%) Cucumber
4 8 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (2.32%) Jasmine
5 7 (2.32%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.99%) Maven
6 6 (1.99%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (1.99%) Selenium
7 4 (1.32%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.99%) GitLab
8 3 (0.99%) JUnit
8 3 (0.99%) Storybook
9 2 (0.66%) Mocha
9 2 (0.66%) webpack
10 1 (0.33%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.33%) SOAtest
10 1 (0.33%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.33%) Xdebug
General
1 28 (9.27%) Finance
2 17 (5.63%) Retail
3 15 (4.97%) Back Office
4 13 (4.30%) Games
5 12 (3.97%) Public Sector
6 10 (3.31%) Advertising
6 10 (3.31%) Local Government
6 10 (3.31%) Multimedia
7 5 (1.66%) Legal
7 5 (1.66%) Marketing
8 4 (1.32%) Electronics
8 4 (1.32%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.32%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.33%) Automotive
10 1 (0.33%) Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (40.40%) .NET
2 114 (37.75%) HTML
3 110 (36.42%) CSS
4 64 (21.19%) AngularJS
5 62 (20.53%) React
6 47 (15.56%) ASP.NET
7 44 (14.57%) HTML5
8 40 (13.25%) ASP.NET Web API
9 39 (12.91%) CSS3
10 38 (12.58%) .NET Core
11 36 (11.92%) RESTful
12 35 (11.59%) .NET Framework
13 34 (11.26%) Node.js
14 29 (9.60%) jQuery
15 25 (8.28%) Vue.js
16 24 (7.95%) Spring
17 19 (6.29%) REST
17 19 (6.29%) Spring Boot
18 16 (5.30%) Web Services
19 15 (4.97%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.61%) User Experience
2 19 (6.29%) Mobile App
3 15 (4.97%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.66%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.66%) NHS
7 4 (1.32%) Wiki
8 2 (0.66%) Blog
8 2 (0.66%) Life Science
8 2 (0.66%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.66%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.33%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.33%) Robotics
9 1 (0.33%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.30%) Windows
2 14 (4.64%) Android
3 13 (4.30%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.66%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (39.40%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (21.85%) Scrum
3 58 (19.21%) DevOps
4 46 (15.23%) MVC
5 41 (13.58%) Front End Development
6 38 (12.58%) Web Development
7 35 (11.59%) Software Engineering
8 32 (10.60%) Mentoring
8 32 (10.60%) Microservices
9 31 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
10 26 (8.61%) Kanban
11 24 (7.95%) TDD
12 23 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
13 22 (7.28%) SDLC
14 21 (6.95%) Continuous Improvement
15 19 (6.29%) Fintech
16 17 (5.63%) Artificial Intelligence
16 17 (5.63%) E-Commerce
17 15 (4.97%) Unit Testing
18 14 (4.64%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 161 (53.31%) JavaScript
2 125 (41.39%) C#
3 89 (29.47%) SQL
4 57 (18.87%) Java
5 56 (18.54%) PHP
6 50 (16.56%) TypeScript
7 45 (14.90%) Python
8 10 (3.31%) T-SQL
9 8 (2.65%) Apex Code
9 8 (2.65%) C++
9 8 (2.65%) Go
10 6 (1.99%) Java 8
10 6 (1.99%) PHP 7
11 5 (1.66%) Apple Swift
11 5 (1.66%) Kotlin
11 5 (1.66%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.32%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.99%) Dart
13 3 (0.99%) Perl
14 2 (0.66%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 23 (7.62%) Degree
2 7 (2.32%) MCSD
2 7 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.66%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.66%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.31%) SLA
2 5 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (0.99%) GDPR
3 3 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 21 (6.95%) Docker
2 1 (0.33%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 22 (7.28%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.99%) Terraform
3 4 (1.32%) MIIS
4 3 (0.99%) Ansible
4 3 (0.99%) Puppet
5 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 70 (23.18%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
3 9 (2.98%) Blue Prism
4 6 (1.99%) Oracle
5 5 (1.66%) Google
6 4 (1.32%) SAP
6 4 (1.32%) WooCommerce
7 3 (0.99%) Pardot
8 2 (0.66%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.66%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.33%) Adobe
9 1 (0.33%) Epiphany
9 1 (0.33%) Progress
9 1 (0.33%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.33%) Sage
9 1 (0.33%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.33%) Tagetik