Period
to 14 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

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
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 39 72
Rank change year-on-year -2 +33 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 61 101 65
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 4.98% 5.71% 3.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.17% 5.98% 3.49%
Number of salaries quoted 56 104 62
Median annual salary £40,000 £33,811 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.30% -6.73% +3.57%
10th Percentile £30,391 £24,450 £21,275
90th Percentile £49,308 £50,000 £48,625
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 1,181 1,688 1,864
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.41% 95.37% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,005 1,454 1,545
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,200
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £58,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Wales

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Developer in Wales.

Salary trend for Software Developer in Wales

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Developer in Wales over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

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 14 July 2020. 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 51 £40,000 +14.29% 9
West Wales -2 10 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, 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 28 (45.90%) .NET
2 22 (36.07%) Java
3 21 (34.43%) JavaScript
4 17 (27.87%) C#
4 17 (27.87%) Azure
5 16 (26.23%) SOAP
6 15 (24.59%) Web Services
7 14 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (22.95%) Scala
7 14 (22.95%) Docker
7 14 (22.95%) DevOps
8 13 (21.31%) REST
9 12 (19.67%) TypeScript
10 11 (18.03%) Java SE
10 11 (18.03%) SQL Server
10 11 (18.03%) PHP
10 11 (18.03%) Kubernetes
11 10 (16.39%) Spring
11 10 (16.39%) Test Automation
12 9 (14.75%) Play Framework
12 9 (14.75%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (14.75%) WebSphere
12 9 (14.75%) IBM Integration Bus
12 9 (14.75%) Git (software)
12 9 (14.75%) SQL
12 9 (14.75%) CSS
12 9 (14.75%) Tomcat
12 9 (14.75%) IBM
13 8 (13.11%) OO
13 8 (13.11%) HTML

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 9 (14.75%) Tomcat
1 9 (14.75%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.64%) Apache
2 1 (1.64%) CMS
2 1 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.64%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.64%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 17 (27.87%) Azure
2 2 (3.28%) AWS
2 2 (3.28%) SaaS
3 1 (1.64%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.03%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (9.84%) MySQL
4 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.64%) Big Data
5 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.92%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.28%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (3.28%) YouTrack
4 1 (1.64%) gulp
4 1 (1.64%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.64%) webpack
General
1 6 (9.84%) Advertising
2 5 (8.20%) Finance
3 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.64%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (45.90%) .NET
2 16 (26.23%) SOAP
3 15 (24.59%) Web Services
4 13 (21.31%) REST
5 11 (18.03%) Java SE
6 10 (16.39%) Spring
7 9 (14.75%) CSS
7 9 (14.75%) IBM Integration Bus
7 9 (14.75%) Play Framework
8 8 (13.11%) HTML
9 6 (9.84%) JSON
9 6 (9.84%) Laravel
9 6 (9.84%) XML
10 5 (8.20%) jQuery
10 5 (8.20%) Vue.js
11 4 (6.56%) ActiveMQ
11 4 (6.56%) Java EE
11 4 (6.56%) Material Design
11 4 (6.56%) React
11 4 (6.56%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) User Experience
2 2 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.28%) Android
2 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (22.95%) DevOps
2 10 (16.39%) Test Automation
3 8 (13.11%) Continuous Deployment
3 8 (13.11%) MVC
3 8 (13.11%) OO
3 8 (13.11%) Performance Optimisation
3 8 (13.11%) Unit Testing
4 6 (9.84%) Scrum
4 6 (9.84%) Software Engineering
5 5 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (8.20%) Web Development
6 4 (6.56%) Mentoring
6 4 (6.56%) OOA/OOD
6 4 (6.56%) OOD
6 4 (6.56%) OOP
7 3 (4.92%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (4.92%) Data Analysis
7 3 (4.92%) Kanban
7 3 (4.92%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.07%) Java
2 21 (34.43%) JavaScript
3 17 (27.87%) C#
4 14 (22.95%) Scala
5 12 (19.67%) TypeScript
6 11 (18.03%) PHP
7 9 (14.75%) SQL
8 4 (6.56%) Groovy
9 3 (4.92%) Python
10 1 (1.64%) C++
10 1 (1.64%) Go
10 1 (1.64%) Perl
10 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 6 (9.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.28%) QA
System Software
1 14 (22.95%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (18.03%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.28%) Terraform
3 1 (1.64%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (14.75%) IBM
2 6 (9.84%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.56%) MuleSoft
4 3 (4.92%) Zend
5 1 (1.64%) Google