The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
UK / Wales
Rank 53 39 65
Rank change year-on-year -14 +26  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 49 76 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.52% 5.47% 3.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.69% 5.57% 3.10%
Number of salaries quoted 45 54 34
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £31,150
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,850 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1045 1365 1292
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.49% 98.20% 97.44%
Number of salaries quoted 875 1151 1111
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -5.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -10 37 £34,500 -14.81% 4
West Wales -7 10 £37,500 +25.00% 2
North Wales -1 2 £28,500 -12.30% 1
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 75 (59.52%) C#
2 73 (57.94%) JavaScript
3 71 (56.35%) .NET
4 70 (55.56%) HTML
5 66 (52.38%) CSS
6 64 (50.79%) Agile Software Development
7 52 (41.27%) SQL
8 47 (37.30%) ASP.NET
9 43 (34.13%) MVC
10 42 (33.33%) SQL Server
10 42 (33.33%) jQuery
11 31 (24.60%) Microsoft
11 31 (24.60%) TDD
12 28 (22.22%) Scrum
13 25 (19.84%) ASP.NET MVC
13 25 (19.84%) HTML5
14 22 (17.46%) PHP
14 22 (17.46%) MongoDB
15 21 (16.67%) Software Engineering
16 20 (15.87%) MS Excel
16 20 (15.87%) CSS3
17 19 (15.08%) AngularJS
17 19 (15.08%) Java
18 18 (14.29%) T-SQL
19 17 (13.49%) C++
19 17 (13.49%) XML
19 17 (13.49%) Degree
20 16 (12.70%) Games
21 15 (11.90%) Node.js
22 14 (11.11%) NoSQL

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (4.76%) ColdFusion
1 6 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.17%) IIS
3 2 (1.59%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.59%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.79%) Apache
4 1 (0.79%) CMS
4 1 (0.79%) SAS
4 1 (0.79%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (15.87%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.97%) GitHub
3 4 (3.17%) SaaS
4 2 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.17%) Broadband
2 2 (1.59%) HTTP
2 2 (1.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 22 (17.46%) MongoDB
3 14 (11.11%) NoSQL
4 11 (8.73%) Neo4j
5 9 (7.14%) QlikView
6 7 (5.56%) MySQL
7 6 (4.76%) Relational Database
8 5 (3.97%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (3.97%) MS Access
9 2 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.59%) Riak
10 1 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (10.32%) Git (software)
2 11 (8.73%) NUnit
3 6 (4.76%) Subversion
3 6 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (3.97%) Mercurial
4 5 (3.97%) TeamCity
5 4 (3.17%) Moq
6 2 (1.59%) GitLab
6 2 (1.59%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.79%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.79%) NMock
7 1 (0.79%) Selenium
General
1 16 (12.70%) Games
2 8 (6.35%) Finance
3 6 (4.76%) Marketing
4 4 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.38%) Advertising
6 2 (1.59%) Electronics
6 2 (1.59%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.79%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (56.35%) .NET
2 70 (55.56%) HTML
3 66 (52.38%) CSS
4 47 (37.30%) ASP.NET
5 42 (33.33%) jQuery
6 25 (19.84%) ASP.NET MVC
6 25 (19.84%) HTML5
7 20 (15.87%) CSS3
8 19 (15.08%) AngularJS
9 17 (13.49%) XML
10 15 (11.90%) Node.js
11 14 (11.11%) .NET Framework
12 13 (10.32%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (8.73%) WCF
14 10 (7.94%) KnockoutJS
14 10 (7.94%) Sass
15 8 (6.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 8 (6.35%) XForms
16 7 (5.56%) Express
16 7 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.94%) User Experience
2 8 (6.35%) Mobile App
2 8 (6.35%) NHS
3 6 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.97%) Blog
5 4 (3.17%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.59%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.79%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.79%) EPoS
7 1 (0.79%) Fintech
7 1 (0.79%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.76%) Linux
2 5 (3.97%) Windows
3 4 (3.17%) Android
3 4 (3.17%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.17%) Mac OS
3 4 (3.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (50.79%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (34.13%) MVC
3 31 (24.60%) TDD
4 28 (22.22%) Scrum
5 21 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 13 (10.32%) DevOps
7 11 (8.73%) Mentoring
7 11 (8.73%) OO
8 9 (7.14%) SDLC
9 8 (6.35%) Coaching
9 8 (6.35%) Informatics
9 8 (6.35%) Unit Testing
9 8 (6.35%) Web Development
10 7 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (4.76%) BDD
11 6 (4.76%) Responsive Web Design
12 5 (3.97%) Cross-Platform Development
12 5 (3.97%) Graceful Degradation
12 5 (3.97%) Multithreading
12 5 (3.97%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 75 (59.52%) C#
2 73 (57.94%) JavaScript
3 52 (41.27%) SQL
4 22 (17.46%) PHP
5 19 (15.08%) Java
6 18 (14.29%) T-SQL
7 17 (13.49%) C++
8 11 (8.73%) VB
9 10 (7.94%) VB.NET
10 8 (6.35%) Python
11 7 (5.56%) Objective-C
11 7 (5.56%) Ruby
11 7 (5.56%) TypeScript
12 5 (3.97%) VBA
13 3 (2.38%) C
13 3 (2.38%) Scala
14 2 (1.59%) Clojure
14 2 (1.59%) Erlang
14 2 (1.59%) Haskell
14 2 (1.59%) VB6
Qualifications
1 17 (13.49%) Degree
2 1 (0.79%) HND
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (3.17%) Firmware
2 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 31 (24.60%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.56%) Twitter
3 5 (3.97%) TOWER Software
3 5 (3.97%) Xamarin
4 4 (3.17%) Google
4 4 (3.17%) Oracle
5 3 (2.38%) Sony
5 3 (2.38%) Sybase
6 2 (1.59%) IFS
6 2 (1.59%) RedGate
6 2 (1.59%) SAP
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