Period
to 13 June 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 13 June 2021.

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

Software Engineer
UK > Wales
6 months to
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 71 61 46
Rank change year-on-year -10 -15 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 35 46 78
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 2.58% 3.34% 4.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.87% 3.47% 4.82%
Number of salaries quoted 33 34 71
10th Percentile £31,400 £32,875 £29,750
25th Percentile £35,745 £40,556 £35,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £60,700 £55,938 £51,000
90th Percentile " £65,013 £57,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

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 1,219 1,324 1,617
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.03% 96.15% 95.68%
Number of salaries quoted 857 1,140 1,394
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,050 £57,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Wales

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Wales

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineer in Wales over the 6 months to 13 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Wales

Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the Wales region over the 6 months to 13 June 2021. 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 +6 34 £51,250 +13.89% 30
West Wales -13 1 £73,000 +73.81% 1
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 13 June 2021, Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 29 (82.86%) Software Engineering
2 18 (51.43%) C#
3 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (40.00%) .NET
5 13 (37.14%) Software Testing
6 12 (34.29%) Degree
6 12 (34.29%) DevOps
7 10 (28.57%) Azure
8 9 (25.71%) Git (software)
8 9 (25.71%) Software Delivery
9 8 (22.86%) GitLab
9 8 (22.86%) Software Licensing
9 8 (22.86%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 8 (22.86%) Rational Quality Manager
9 8 (22.86%) Decision-Making
9 8 (22.86%) vSphere
9 8 (22.86%) Artifactory
9 8 (22.86%) Jenkins
9 8 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (22.86%) Avionics
9 8 (22.86%) Dell
9 8 (22.86%) Scrum
9 8 (22.86%) VMware
9 8 (22.86%) Conflict Resolution
10 7 (20.00%) SQL
11 6 (17.14%) C++
11 6 (17.14%) Visual Studio
11 6 (17.14%) Use Case
11 6 (17.14%) Docker
11 6 (17.14%) Rational Team Concert

Software Engineer 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 10 (28.57%) Azure
2 1 (2.86%) AWS
2 1 (2.86%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) HTTP
2 1 (2.86%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.86%) Blockchain
2 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Git (software)
2 8 (22.86%) Artifactory
2 8 (22.86%) GitLab
2 8 (22.86%) Jenkins
2 8 (22.86%) Rational Quality Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Rational Team Concert
3 6 (17.14%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.86%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.86%) Cypress.io
General
1 8 (22.86%) Avionics
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.86%) Marketing
2 1 (2.86%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.86%) Social Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (40.00%) .NET
2 5 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (8.57%) .NET Core
3 3 (8.57%) AngularJS
3 3 (8.57%) Node.js
3 3 (8.57%) React
4 2 (5.71%) REST
5 1 (2.86%) CGI
5 1 (2.86%) CSS
5 1 (2.86%) Django
5 1 (2.86%) Express
5 1 (2.86%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.86%) HTML
5 1 (2.86%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (2.86%) Sinatra
5 1 (2.86%) Spring
5 1 (2.86%) Vue.js
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
1 3 (8.57%) Windows 10
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (82.86%) Software Engineering
2 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (37.14%) Software Testing
4 12 (34.29%) DevOps
5 9 (25.71%) Software Delivery
6 8 (22.86%) Conflict Resolution
6 8 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (22.86%) Decision-Making
6 8 (22.86%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 8 (22.86%) Scrum
6 8 (22.86%) Software Licensing
7 6 (17.14%) Use Case
8 5 (14.29%) High Availability
8 5 (14.29%) Validation
9 4 (11.43%) BDD
9 4 (11.43%) SOLID
9 4 (11.43%) TDD
10 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
10 2 (5.71%) Microservices
10 2 (5.71%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (51.43%) C#
2 7 (20.00%) SQL
3 6 (17.14%) C++
4 5 (14.29%) C
4 5 (14.29%) Java
4 5 (14.29%) Python
5 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.71%) Groovy
6 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.71%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.86%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.86%) ES6
7 1 (2.86%) Go
7 1 (2.86%) PHP
7 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (34.29%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) JTAG
2 1 (2.86%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) vSphere
2 6 (17.14%) Docker
3 4 (11.43%) Firmware
4 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Dell
1 8 (22.86%) VMware
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.86%) Pega