Period
to 25 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £37,750 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 25 June 2018.

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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 63 43
Rank change year-on-year -8 -20 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 62 87 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.29% 4.18% 4.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.41% 4.31% 4.84%
Number of salaries quoted 56 82 101
Wales median annual salary £37,750 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.86% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,100 £22,500
90th Percentile £48,750 £47,500 £47,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 1,818 2,018 2,626
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.34% 97.02% 98.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1,508 1,710 2,225
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £24,350 £23,225 £21,990
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £53,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 25 June 2018.

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 25 June 2018. 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 47 £39,500 +12.86% 16
West Wales -1 7 £32,500 -13.33% 4
Mid Wales - 5 £36,250 -
North Wales -7 3 £40,000 +40.35% 2
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2018, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 31 (50.00%) C#
1 31 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 29 (46.77%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (41.94%) .NET
4 23 (37.10%) CSS
5 21 (33.87%) HTML
5 21 (33.87%) MVC
6 17 (27.42%) Microsoft
6 17 (27.42%) SQL Server
7 14 (22.58%) ASP.NET
7 14 (22.58%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (20.97%) Scrum
8 13 (20.97%) jQuery
9 12 (19.35%) PHP
9 12 (19.35%) SQL
9 12 (19.35%) AngularJS
10 11 (17.74%) REST
10 11 (17.74%) Java
11 10 (16.13%) Finance
12 9 (14.52%) Visual Studio
12 9 (14.52%) TDD
12 9 (14.52%) Software Engineering
13 8 (12.90%) Software Testing
13 8 (12.90%) Web Services
13 8 (12.90%) OO
13 8 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
13 8 (12.90%) RESTful
14 7 (11.29%) Greenfield Project
14 7 (11.29%) Management Information System
15 6 (9.68%) GIS

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 4 (6.45%) SharePoint
1 4 (6.45%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.84%) IIS
3 2 (3.23%) ArcGIS
3 2 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.61%) Apache
4 1 (1.61%) CMS
4 1 (1.61%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.84%) SaaS
4 2 (3.23%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) HTTP
1 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (27.42%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.68%) GIS
3 4 (6.45%) Geospatial Data
3 4 (6.45%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.84%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.84%) MySQL
5 2 (3.23%) Big Data
5 2 (3.23%) HPCC
5 2 (3.23%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (14.52%) Visual Studio
2 5 (8.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (6.45%) JUnit
3 4 (6.45%) Selenium
3 4 (6.45%) WebDriver
4 3 (4.84%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.84%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.84%) Protractor
5 2 (3.23%) Bower
5 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.61%) Ant
6 1 (1.61%) Maven
6 1 (1.61%) Rational Team Concert
6 1 (1.61%) Subversion
General
1 10 (16.13%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Manufacturing
3 5 (8.06%) Marketing
4 4 (6.45%) Electronics
4 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.84%) Games
6 2 (3.23%) Advertising
6 2 (3.23%) Banking
7 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.61%) Automotive
7 1 (1.61%) French Language
7 1 (1.61%) German Language
7 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.61%) Law
7 1 (1.61%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (1.61%) Military
7 1 (1.61%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (41.94%) .NET
2 23 (37.10%) CSS
3 21 (33.87%) HTML
4 14 (22.58%) ASP.NET
4 14 (22.58%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (20.97%) jQuery
6 12 (19.35%) AngularJS
7 11 (17.74%) REST
8 8 (12.90%) RESTful
8 8 (12.90%) Web Services
9 6 (9.68%) JSON
9 6 (9.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (8.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 5 (8.06%) Node.js
10 5 (8.06%) SOAP
10 5 (8.06%) XML
11 4 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (6.45%) iOS SDK
11 4 (6.45%) WCF
11 4 (6.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Greenfield Project
1 7 (11.29%) Management Information System
2 6 (9.68%) Fintech
3 5 (8.06%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.84%) Algorithms
4 3 (4.84%) NHS
5 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.61%) Robotics
6 1 (1.61%) Social Media
6 1 (1.61%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Android
1 6 (9.68%) Apple iOS
2 4 (6.45%) Windows
3 3 (4.84%) Linux
4 2 (3.23%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.61%) CentOS
5 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (46.77%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (33.87%) MVC
3 13 (20.97%) Scrum
4 9 (14.52%) Software Engineering
4 9 (14.52%) TDD
5 8 (12.90%) OO
5 8 (12.90%) Software Testing
6 6 (9.68%) SDET
6 6 (9.68%) Test Automation
7 5 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (8.06%) Information Management
7 5 (8.06%) Mentoring
7 5 (8.06%) Microservices
7 5 (8.06%) Open Source
7 5 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (8.06%) Web Application Development
8 4 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (6.45%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (6.45%) OOD
8 4 (6.45%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (50.00%) C#
1 31 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 12 (19.35%) PHP
2 12 (19.35%) SQL
3 11 (17.74%) Java
4 5 (8.06%) C++
5 4 (6.45%) C
5 4 (6.45%) Python
5 4 (6.45%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.84%) TypeScript
7 2 (3.23%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.61%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.61%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.61%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.61%) Go
8 1 (1.61%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.61%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (4.84%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) Docker
2 2 (3.23%) Firmware
Vendors
1 17 (27.42%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.06%) Xamarin
3 4 (6.45%) Oracle
3 4 (6.45%) SAP
4 2 (3.23%) Apple
4 2 (3.23%) Twitter
5 1 (1.61%) Google
5 1 (1.61%) IBM
5 1 (1.61%) Sitecore