The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 60 61
Rank change year-on-year +10 +1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 39 42 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.89% 3.26% 3.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.00% 3.33% 3.50%
Number of salaries quoted 36 31 40
Median salary £45,000 £38,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.88% +4.05%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,925 £27,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,519 £45,000 £40,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 975 1260 1400
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 97.31% 97.83% 97.29%
Number of salaries quoted 842 1079 1157
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,163 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Wales

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Wales.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Wales

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Wales over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 +1 21 £45,000 +16.88% 5
West Wales +1 15 £49,039 +8.97% 1
North Wales +2 3 £37,500 -
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 85 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 62 (72.94%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (64.71%) C#
4 52 (61.18%) Java
5 49 (57.65%) .NET
6 43 (50.59%) SQL Server
7 40 (47.06%) ASP.NET
8 37 (43.53%) MVC
9 36 (42.35%) Subversion
9 36 (42.35%) ASP.NET Web API
10 35 (41.18%) RESTful
10 35 (41.18%) Web Services
11 34 (40.00%) Visual Studio
11 34 (40.00%) Test Automation
11 34 (40.00%) TDD
12 33 (38.82%) .NET Framework
12 33 (38.82%) Unit Testing
12 33 (38.82%) SQL Server 2012
12 33 (38.82%) ASP.NET MVC
12 33 (38.82%) REST
13 32 (37.65%) User Experience
14 31 (36.47%) BDD
14 31 (36.47%) Continuous Deployment
14 31 (36.47%) IIS
14 31 (36.47%) SOAP
14 31 (36.47%) Eclipse
15 30 (35.29%) IBM
15 30 (35.29%) Tomcat
15 30 (35.29%) EJB
15 30 (35.29%) WebSphere

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:

Application Platforms
1 31 (36.47%) IIS
2 30 (35.29%) Tomcat
2 30 (35.29%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.53%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.18%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.18%) CMS
4 1 (1.18%) Drupal
4 1 (1.18%) OpenROAD
4 1 (1.18%) SAS
4 1 (1.18%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.47%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.18%) IaaS
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.18%) PaaS
2 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) HTTP
2 3 (3.53%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (50.59%) SQL Server
2 33 (38.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.35%) Big Data
3 2 (2.35%) Ingres
3 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.35%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.18%) Base SAS
4 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.18%) MySQL
4 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.18%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.18%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 36 (42.35%) Subversion
2 34 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 31 (36.47%) Eclipse
4 30 (35.29%) Maven
5 12 (14.12%) Git (software)
6 4 (4.71%) Artifactory
6 4 (4.71%) Cucumber
6 4 (4.71%) SpecFlow
7 3 (3.53%) Android Studio
7 3 (3.53%) IntelliJ
7 3 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.53%) Xcode
8 1 (1.18%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (1.18%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (5.88%) Military
2 3 (3.53%) Advertising
2 3 (3.53%) Finance
2 3 (3.53%) Games
2 3 (3.53%) Marketing
3 2 (2.35%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.18%) Automotive
4 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (57.65%) .NET
2 40 (47.06%) ASP.NET
3 36 (42.35%) ASP.NET Web API
4 35 (41.18%) RESTful
4 35 (41.18%) Web Services
5 33 (38.82%) .NET Framework
5 33 (38.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 33 (38.82%) REST
6 31 (36.47%) SOAP
7 30 (35.29%) EJB
7 30 (35.29%) Hibernate
7 30 (35.29%) Spring
8 29 (34.12%) Java SE
9 26 (30.59%) Middleware
10 9 (10.59%) AngularJS
10 9 (10.59%) HTML
11 7 (8.24%) CSS
11 7 (8.24%) XML
12 6 (7.06%) Entity Framework
13 5 (5.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 32 (37.65%) User Experience
2 24 (28.24%) Mainframe
3 11 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.88%) Fintech
4 5 (5.88%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.53%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.18%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.18%) CUDA
7 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.18%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.18%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.47%) Unix
2 12 (14.12%) Android
3 9 (10.59%) Windows
4 7 (8.24%) Apple iOS
4 7 (8.24%) Linux
5 4 (4.71%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.18%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.18%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 62 (72.94%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (43.53%) MVC
4 34 (40.00%) TDD
4 34 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 33 (38.82%) Unit Testing
6 31 (36.47%) BDD
6 31 (36.47%) Continuous Deployment
7 30 (35.29%) Customer Insight
7 30 (35.29%) Performance Optimisation
8 24 (28.24%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 18 (21.18%) OO
10 16 (18.82%) Mentoring
11 15 (17.65%) OOP
12 13 (15.29%) Service Delivery
13 11 (12.94%) OOD
14 10 (11.76%) Business Transformation
14 10 (11.76%) SEO
14 10 (11.76%) Software Delivery
15 7 (8.24%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 55 (64.71%) C#
2 52 (61.18%) Java
3 15 (17.65%) C++
4 14 (16.47%) JavaScript
5 12 (14.12%) SQL
6 10 (11.76%) PHP
7 7 (8.24%) C
7 7 (8.24%) Objective-C
8 3 (3.53%) ES6
8 3 (3.53%) Python
8 3 (3.53%) T-SQL
8 3 (3.53%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.18%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.18%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.18%) Fortran
9 1 (1.18%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.18%) Ruby
9 1 (1.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (12.94%) Degree
2 9 (10.59%) SC Cleared
2 9 (10.59%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (32.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 28 (32.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (10.59%) QA
3 2 (2.35%) MISRA
3 2 (2.35%) MISRA C
4 1 (1.18%) DO-178B
4 1 (1.18%) IEC 61508
4 1 (1.18%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 6 (7.06%) Firmware
2 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) Ansible
Vendors
1 30 (35.29%) IBM
2 7 (8.24%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.24%) Xamarin
3 4 (4.71%) Oracle
4 1 (1.18%) Green Hills
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Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Depending on experience
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Cwmbran, Gwent
Colston Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Neath, West Glamorgan
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Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
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Salary: £29832.00 - £32867.00 per annum + +pension
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