Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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

Software Developer
UK > Wales
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 53 89
Rank change year-on-year -8 +36 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 86 124 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.21% 4.65% 2.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.32% 4.81% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 84 119 52
Wales median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £20,000 £24,500 £29,775
90th Percentile £48,250 £48,000 £46,750
UK median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +2.56%

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 1993 2578 2711
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.46% 96.66% 97.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1730 2230 2285
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,025 £52,500
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Wales

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in Wales

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Wales over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Wales

Software 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 Software Developer within the Wales region over the 6 months to 17 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
South Wales -8 53 £35,000 - 1
West Wales -5 20 £37,500 +17.19%
North Wales -12 3 £42,500 -5.56%
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Software Developer 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 61 (70.93%) C#
2 51 (59.30%) JavaScript
3 46 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (47.67%) .NET
5 39 (45.35%) HTML
6 35 (40.70%) SQL Server
6 35 (40.70%) CSS
7 28 (32.56%) OO
8 27 (31.40%) AngularJS
9 26 (30.23%) C++
10 25 (29.07%) ASP.NET
10 25 (29.07%) OOP
11 24 (27.91%) Java
12 23 (26.74%) TDD
12 23 (26.74%) Web Development
12 23 (26.74%) SQL
12 23 (26.74%) MVC
12 23 (26.74%) Scrum
12 23 (26.74%) Microsoft
13 22 (25.58%) Degree
14 20 (23.26%) Finance
15 19 (22.09%) Software Engineering
16 17 (19.77%) Computer Science
16 17 (19.77%) SDLC
17 16 (18.60%) ASP.NET MVC
17 16 (18.60%) Business Intelligence
18 15 (17.44%) Node.js
18 15 (17.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 13 (15.12%) TypeScript
19 13 (15.12%) jQuery

Software 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 2 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (2.33%) IIS
2 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.16%) CMS
2 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.49%) IaaS
3 3 (3.49%) PaaS
4 1 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.16%) npm
4 1 (1.16%) Office 365
4 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.98%) Broadband
2 2 (2.33%) Firewall
3 1 (1.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (40.70%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.79%) MongoDB
2 11 (12.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.49%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.33%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.16%) DB2
6 1 (1.16%) DTS
6 1 (1.16%) MySQL
6 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (8.14%) TeamCity
2 6 (6.98%) NUnit
3 5 (5.81%) Visual Studio
4 4 (4.65%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.65%) Moq
5 3 (3.49%) MSTest
6 2 (2.33%) GoogleTest
7 1 (1.16%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.16%) Bower
7 1 (1.16%) Gradle
7 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.16%) NMock
7 1 (1.16%) StyleCop
7 1 (1.16%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (23.26%) Finance
2 8 (9.30%) Games
2 8 (9.30%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (8.14%) Manufacturing
4 6 (6.98%) Electronics
4 6 (6.98%) Marketing
4 6 (6.98%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.49%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.16%) Automotive
6 1 (1.16%) French Language
6 1 (1.16%) German Language
6 1 (1.16%) Legal
6 1 (1.16%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (1.16%) Military
6 1 (1.16%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (47.67%) .NET
2 39 (45.35%) HTML
3 35 (40.70%) CSS
4 27 (31.40%) AngularJS
5 25 (29.07%) ASP.NET
6 16 (18.60%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (17.44%) Node.js
7 15 (17.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 13 (15.12%) jQuery
9 11 (12.79%) .NET Framework
10 10 (11.63%) XML
11 9 (10.47%) WCF
12 8 (9.30%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (9.30%) Express
12 8 (9.30%) HTML5
13 7 (8.14%) Ajax
13 7 (8.14%) React
13 7 (8.14%) STL
14 6 (6.98%) MEAN Stack
14 6 (6.98%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.77%) Computer Science
2 11 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (9.30%) N-Tier
4 3 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.33%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.33%) NHS
6 1 (1.16%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.16%) Fintech
6 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.65%) Windows
2 2 (2.33%) Linux
3 1 (1.16%) Android
3 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (32.56%) OO
3 25 (29.07%) OOP
4 23 (26.74%) MVC
4 23 (26.74%) Scrum
4 23 (26.74%) TDD
4 23 (26.74%) Web Development
5 19 (22.09%) Software Engineering
6 17 (19.77%) SDLC
7 16 (18.60%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (13.95%) Mathematics
8 12 (13.95%) Physics
9 10 (11.63%) Unit Testing
10 8 (9.30%) Mentoring
11 7 (8.14%) OOD
12 6 (6.98%) Digital Marketing
12 6 (6.98%) Multithreading
12 6 (6.98%) Programme Management
12 6 (6.98%) Test Automation
13 5 (5.81%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 61 (70.93%) C#
2 51 (59.30%) JavaScript
3 26 (30.23%) C++
4 24 (27.91%) Java
5 23 (26.74%) SQL
6 13 (15.12%) TypeScript
7 9 (10.47%) Python
7 9 (10.47%) T-SQL
7 9 (10.47%) VB.NET
8 8 (9.30%) VB
9 5 (5.81%) PHP
10 2 (2.33%) Objective-C
10 2 (2.33%) Ruby
11 1 (1.16%) Go
11 1 (1.16%) Groovy
11 1 (1.16%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 22 (25.58%) Degree
2 13 (15.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (5.81%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.30%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.33%) Docker
1 2 (2.33%) Firmware
2 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.33%) Ansible
2 1 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.16%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (26.74%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.95%) Oracle
3 6 (6.98%) SAP
3 6 (6.98%) Twitter
4 4 (4.65%) Sony
5 2 (2.33%) Google
6 1 (1.16%) Sitecore