Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £49,039 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

Senior Software Engineer
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 129 152
Rank change year-on-year +18 +23 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 28 29 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.38% 1.10% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.14% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 28 29 6
Wales median annual salary £49,039 £50,000 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.92% +15.61% +1.76%
10th Percentile £40,125 £42,100 £35,625
90th Percentile £54,844 £85,000 £52,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%

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 1978 2549 2696
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.44% 96.63% 97.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1716 2208 2273
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £22,875 £22,000 £22,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,250 £52,500
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in Wales

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in Wales.

Salary trend for Senior Software Engineer in Wales

Senior Software Engineer
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer within the Wales region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
West Wales +8 23 £49,039 +8.97%
South Wales +12 5 £40,000 -23.81% 1
Senior Software Engineer
UK

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Senior Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Wales region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 28 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 27 (96.43%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (89.29%) Java
4 23 (82.14%) Unix
4 23 (82.14%) OOP
4 23 (82.14%) OO
4 23 (82.14%) Service Delivery
4 23 (82.14%) SEO
4 23 (82.14%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (82.14%) Business Transformation
4 23 (82.14%) Mentoring
4 23 (82.14%) Software Delivery
4 23 (82.14%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
5 3 (10.71%) Python
5 3 (10.71%) SQL
6 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.14%) C#
6 2 (7.14%) CSS
6 2 (7.14%) Scrum
6 2 (7.14%) TDD
6 2 (7.14%) Pair Programming
6 2 (7.14%) DevOps
6 2 (7.14%) Go
6 2 (7.14%) Dependency Management
6 2 (7.14%) Django
6 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
6 2 (7.14%) Scala
6 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
6 2 (7.14%) Apache Spark

Senior Software Engineer 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 2 (7.14%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 23 (82.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) PaaS
2 2 (7.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
2 2 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) CSS
1 2 (7.14%) CSS3
1 2 (7.14%) Django
1 2 (7.14%) Node.js
1 2 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) ADO.NET
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 23 (82.14%) Unix
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 27 (96.43%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (82.14%) Business Transformation
3 23 (82.14%) Customer Requirements
3 23 (82.14%) Mentoring
3 23 (82.14%) OO
3 23 (82.14%) OOP
3 23 (82.14%) SEO
3 23 (82.14%) Service Delivery
3 23 (82.14%) Software Delivery
4 2 (7.14%) BDD
4 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (7.14%) Dependency Management
4 2 (7.14%) DevOps
4 2 (7.14%) Open Source
4 2 (7.14%) Pair Programming
4 2 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (7.14%) Scrum
4 2 (7.14%) TDD
4 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (89.29%) Java
2 3 (10.71%) Python
2 3 (10.71%) SQL
3 2 (7.14%) C#
3 2 (7.14%) Go
3 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.14%) R
3 2 (7.14%) Ruby
3 2 (7.14%) Scala
4 1 (3.57%) C
4 1 (3.57%) C++
4 1 (3.57%) PHP
4 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
1 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle