Period
to 21 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 58 56
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 +56
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 76 89 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.84% 4.37% 4.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.97% 4.48% 4.16%
Number of salaries quoted 66 86 99
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £21,375 £20,000 £23,300
90th Percentile £48,750 £48,250 £47,500
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 1,916 1,988 2,527
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.87% 97.59% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1,584 1,735 2,169
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £54,499
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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -14 48 £42,500 +13.33% 12
West Wales +23 20 £30,000 -20.00% 7
North Wales +4 7 £34,000 -20.00% 2
Mid Wales - 1 - -
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 51 (67.11%) C#
2 46 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (56.58%) JavaScript
4 40 (52.63%) .NET
5 30 (39.47%) SQL Server
6 26 (34.21%) MVC
7 24 (31.58%) ASP.NET
8 22 (28.95%) QA
9 21 (27.63%) Java
10 19 (25.00%) Scrum
11 17 (22.37%) Mobile App
12 16 (21.05%) Finance
12 16 (21.05%) HTML
12 16 (21.05%) Linux
13 15 (19.74%) Git (software)
13 15 (19.74%) Node.js
14 14 (18.42%) MongoDB
14 14 (18.42%) User Experience
14 14 (18.42%) Unit Testing
14 14 (18.42%) Windows
14 14 (18.42%) CSS
15 13 (17.11%) SOAP
15 13 (17.11%) SQL
15 13 (17.11%) TDD
15 13 (17.11%) Docker
15 13 (17.11%) DevOps
15 13 (17.11%) Elasticsearch
16 12 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
16 12 (15.79%) CoffeeScript
16 12 (15.79%) Problem-Solving

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 13 (17.11%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (15.79%) nginx
3 3 (3.95%) Anypoint
3 3 (3.95%) Apache
4 2 (2.63%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.32%) IIS
5 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.84%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (9.21%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (39.47%) SQL Server
2 14 (18.42%) MongoDB
3 5 (6.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (6.58%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (3.95%) MySQL
5 2 (2.63%) GIS
6 1 (1.32%) Big Data
6 1 (1.32%) HPCC
6 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (19.74%) Git (software)
2 12 (15.79%) TeamCity
3 5 (6.58%) JUnit
3 5 (6.58%) Selenium
3 5 (6.58%) WebDriver
4 4 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.26%) Protractor
4 4 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.32%) Ant
6 1 (1.32%) Maven
6 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (21.05%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Advertising
2 4 (5.26%) Back Office
3 3 (3.95%) Games
4 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.32%) Marketing
5 1 (1.32%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (52.63%) .NET
2 24 (31.58%) ASP.NET
3 16 (21.05%) HTML
4 15 (19.74%) Node.js
5 14 (18.42%) CSS
6 13 (17.11%) SOAP
7 12 (15.79%) .NET Framework
8 11 (14.47%) REST
8 11 (14.47%) XML
9 8 (10.53%) AngularJS
9 8 (10.53%) jQuery
10 7 (9.21%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (9.21%) React
11 6 (7.89%) JSON
11 6 (7.89%) KnockoutJS
11 6 (7.89%) Web Services
12 5 (6.58%) WCF
12 5 (6.58%) XSLT
13 3 (3.95%) RESTful
13 3 (3.95%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.37%) Mobile App
2 14 (18.42%) User Experience
3 12 (15.79%) e-Learning
4 4 (5.26%) Fintech
5 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.95%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.05%) Linux
2 14 (18.42%) Windows
3 1 (1.32%) Android
3 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.32%) CentOS
3 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (34.21%) MVC
3 19 (25.00%) Scrum
4 14 (18.42%) Unit Testing
5 13 (17.11%) DevOps
5 13 (17.11%) TDD
6 12 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (15.79%) OO
6 12 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (15.79%) Server Management
7 9 (11.84%) Mentoring
7 9 (11.84%) Software Testing
8 7 (9.21%) Coaching
8 7 (9.21%) Continuous Deployment
8 7 (9.21%) Decision-Making
8 7 (9.21%) Open Source
8 7 (9.21%) Pair Programming
9 6 (7.89%) SDLC
9 6 (7.89%) Web Application Development
10 5 (6.58%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 51 (67.11%) C#
2 43 (56.58%) JavaScript
3 21 (27.63%) Java
4 13 (17.11%) SQL
5 12 (15.79%) CoffeeScript
5 12 (15.79%) Ruby
6 10 (13.16%) C++
7 9 (11.84%) PHP
8 5 (6.58%) C
8 5 (6.58%) XPath
9 3 (3.95%) Embedded C
9 3 (3.95%) Embedded C++
9 3 (3.95%) Python
10 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.32%) Go
11 1 (1.32%) Java 8
11 1 (1.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (11.84%) Degree
2 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (28.95%) QA
System Software
1 13 (17.11%) Docker
2 12 (15.79%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 12 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.26%) MuleSoft
3 2 (2.63%) OutSystems
3 2 (2.63%) Zend
4 1 (1.32%) Capita
4 1 (1.32%) Google
4 1 (1.32%) Twitter