Period
to 18 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £37,367 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 69 42
Rank change year-on-year +22 -27 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 97 79 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.87% 3.88% 4.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.07% 3.99% 5.10%
Number of salaries quoted 88 77 124
Wales median annual salary £37,367 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.76% -6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,500 £20,000 £26,075
90th Percentile £47,500 £49,950 £51,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 1,914 1,982 2,491
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.18% 97.25% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,581 1,702 2,165
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £56,250 £55,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +4.40%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +3 63 £37,500 +7.14% 30
West Wales +21 27 £37,367 -0.35% 1
North Wales +9 7 £34,000 -2.16% 2
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 65 (67.01%) C#
2 56 (57.73%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (55.67%) .NET
4 52 (53.61%) JavaScript
5 36 (37.11%) SQL Server
6 26 (26.80%) Java
6 26 (26.80%) MVC
7 25 (25.77%) ASP.NET
7 25 (25.77%) Scrum
8 22 (22.68%) HTML
9 21 (21.65%) Mentoring
10 20 (20.62%) QA
11 18 (18.56%) Windows
11 18 (18.56%) Microsoft
11 18 (18.56%) Mobile App
11 18 (18.56%) Node.js
12 17 (17.53%) Git (software)
12 17 (17.53%) User Experience
12 17 (17.53%) Linux
12 17 (17.53%) CSS
12 17 (17.53%) SQL
13 15 (15.46%) SOAP
13 15 (15.46%) XML
13 15 (15.46%) Finance
13 15 (15.46%) .NET Framework
13 15 (15.46%) DevOps
13 15 (15.46%) Problem-Solving
14 13 (13.40%) Unit Testing
14 13 (13.40%) C++
14 13 (13.40%) OO

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 12 (12.37%) Elasticsearch
1 12 (12.37%) nginx
2 4 (4.12%) Apache
2 4 (4.12%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.09%) Anypoint
3 3 (3.09%) CMS
4 2 (2.06%) IIS
5 1 (1.03%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.03%) Drupal
5 1 (1.03%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.03%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.22%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.06%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (37.11%) SQL Server
2 12 (12.37%) MongoDB
3 6 (6.19%) MySQL
4 5 (5.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (5.15%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.06%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.03%) GIS
7 1 (1.03%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (17.53%) Git (software)
2 12 (12.37%) TeamCity
3 7 (7.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.06%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.06%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.03%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.03%) Grunt
5 1 (1.03%) JUnit
5 1 (1.03%) Protractor
5 1 (1.03%) Selenium
5 1 (1.03%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (15.46%) Finance
2 7 (7.22%) Advertising
3 5 (5.15%) Back Office
4 4 (4.12%) Games
5 3 (3.09%) Legal
6 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.06%) Publishing
7 1 (1.03%) Electronics
7 1 (1.03%) Marketing
7 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.03%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (55.67%) .NET
2 25 (25.77%) ASP.NET
3 22 (22.68%) HTML
4 18 (18.56%) Node.js
5 17 (17.53%) CSS
6 15 (15.46%) .NET Framework
6 15 (15.46%) SOAP
6 15 (15.46%) XML
7 12 (12.37%) React
8 11 (11.34%) AngularJS
8 11 (11.34%) HTML5
8 11 (11.34%) jQuery
9 9 (9.28%) Web Services
10 8 (8.25%) KnockoutJS
11 6 (6.19%) CSS3
11 6 (6.19%) JSON
11 6 (6.19%) REST
11 6 (6.19%) Vue.js
11 6 (6.19%) XSLT
12 5 (5.15%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.56%) Mobile App
2 17 (17.53%) User Experience
3 12 (12.37%) e-Learning
4 4 (4.12%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.03%) Fintech
5 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.56%) Windows
2 17 (17.53%) Linux
3 3 (3.09%) Unix
4 2 (2.06%) Android
4 2 (2.06%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.06%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.03%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (57.73%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (26.80%) MVC
3 25 (25.77%) Scrum
4 21 (21.65%) Mentoring
5 15 (15.46%) DevOps
5 15 (15.46%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (13.40%) OO
6 13 (13.40%) Unit Testing
7 12 (12.37%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (12.37%) Server Management
8 11 (11.34%) Decision-Making
8 11 (11.34%) TDD
9 10 (10.31%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (10.31%) E-Commerce
9 10 (10.31%) Service Delivery
10 9 (9.28%) Coaching
11 8 (8.25%) Continuous Deployment
11 8 (8.25%) Open Source
11 8 (8.25%) Pair Programming
11 8 (8.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 65 (67.01%) C#
2 52 (53.61%) JavaScript
3 26 (26.80%) Java
4 17 (17.53%) SQL
5 13 (13.40%) C++
6 12 (12.37%) CoffeeScript
6 12 (12.37%) PHP
6 12 (12.37%) Ruby
7 5 (5.15%) C
7 5 (5.15%) XPath
8 3 (3.09%) Objective-C
8 3 (3.09%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.06%) Embedded C
9 2 (2.06%) Embedded C++
9 2 (2.06%) ES6
9 2 (2.06%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.03%) CFML
10 1 (1.03%) Python
10 1 (1.03%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (12.37%) Degree
2 2 (2.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (20.62%) QA
System Software
1 12 (12.37%) Docker
1 12 (12.37%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 12 (12.37%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (18.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.12%) MuleSoft
3 3 (3.09%) Zend
4 2 (2.06%) OutSystems
5 1 (1.03%) IBM
5 1 (1.03%) Marketo
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle
5 1 (1.03%) SAP