Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £41,250 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 80 71
Rank change year-on-year +40 -9 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 116 79 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 5.58% 2.99% 3.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.73% 3.10% 3.46%
Number of salaries quoted 106 78 73
Wales median annual salary £41,250 £45,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +25.00% -1.37%
10th Percentile £22,637 £22,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £54,844 £85,000 £49,750
UK median annual salary £49,039 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.97% - +5.88%

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 2025 2550 2661
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.40% 96.63% 98.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1758 2209 2243
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,476 £22,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,250 £52,500
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +19 63 £42,500 -5.56% 2
West Wales +31 50 £33,934 -24.59% 1
North Wales -1 3 £29,500 -34.44%
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 115 (99.14%) Software Engineering
2 68 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (45.69%) Java
4 41 (35.34%) OO
5 39 (33.62%) Business Transformation
5 39 (33.62%) Software Delivery
6 37 (31.90%) SQL
7 32 (27.59%) OOP
7 32 (27.59%) SEO
8 28 (24.14%) C#
9 27 (23.28%) JavaScript
10 25 (21.55%) Mentoring
10 25 (21.55%) Amazon AWS
11 24 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
12 23 (19.83%) SC Cleared
12 23 (19.83%) Security Cleared
12 23 (19.83%) QA
12 23 (19.83%) Unix
12 23 (19.83%) Service Delivery
13 22 (18.97%) Customer Requirements
14 20 (17.24%) C++
15 16 (13.79%) Web Services
15 16 (13.79%) CSS
16 12 (10.34%) HTML
16 12 (10.34%) .NET
16 12 (10.34%) Finance
16 12 (10.34%) Configuration Management
17 11 (9.48%) Git (software)
17 11 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
17 11 (9.48%) Algorithms

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 6 (5.17%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.59%) IIS
3 2 (1.72%) Drupal
4 1 (0.86%) MTS
4 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.86%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 25 (21.55%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.90%) SaaS
3 6 (5.17%) PaaS
4 1 (0.86%) IaaS
4 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.03%) Internet
2 6 (5.17%) Modbus
3 3 (2.59%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.72%) HTTP
5 1 (0.86%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.03%) MySQL
1 7 (6.03%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.17%) Hadoop
2 6 (5.17%) NoSQL
2 6 (5.17%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.72%) Big Data
3 2 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.86%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.86%) HPCC
4 1 (0.86%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.86%) SQLite
4 1 (0.86%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 11 (9.48%) Git (software)
2 9 (7.76%) Maven
3 5 (4.31%) Subversion
3 5 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.59%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.72%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.86%) Ant
6 1 (0.86%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.86%) Gradle
6 1 (0.86%) JUnit
6 1 (0.86%) TestNG
General
1 12 (10.34%) Finance
2 5 (4.31%) Legal
2 5 (4.31%) Military
2 5 (4.31%) Retail
3 4 (3.45%) Advertising
4 3 (2.59%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.86%) Automotive
5 1 (0.86%) Electronics
5 1 (0.86%) French Language
5 1 (0.86%) German Language
5 1 (0.86%) Law
5 1 (0.86%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (0.86%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.79%) CSS
1 16 (13.79%) Web Services
2 12 (10.34%) .NET
2 12 (10.34%) HTML
3 11 (9.48%) Spring
4 10 (8.62%) XML
5 9 (7.76%) SOAP
6 7 (6.03%) Node.js
7 6 (5.17%) CSS3
7 6 (5.17%) Django
7 6 (5.17%) Hibernate
7 6 (5.17%) Ruby on Rails
7 6 (5.17%) Symfony
8 4 (3.45%) ASP.NET
8 4 (3.45%) REST
9 3 (2.59%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.59%) MFC
9 3 (2.59%) RESTful
10 2 (1.72%) HTML5
10 2 (1.72%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.48%) Algorithms
3 10 (8.62%) Computer Science
4 9 (7.76%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.72%) Fintech
5 2 (1.72%) User Experience
6 1 (0.86%) Animation
6 1 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.86%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (19.83%) Unix
2 10 (8.62%) Windows
3 9 (7.76%) Apple iOS
4 8 (6.90%) Android
5 3 (2.59%) Linux
5 3 (2.59%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (99.14%) Software Engineering
2 68 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (35.34%) OO
4 39 (33.62%) Business Transformation
4 39 (33.62%) Software Delivery
5 32 (27.59%) OOP
5 32 (27.59%) SEO
6 25 (21.55%) Mentoring
7 23 (19.83%) Service Delivery
8 22 (18.97%) Customer Requirements
9 12 (10.34%) Configuration Management
10 11 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (8.62%) DevOps
12 9 (7.76%) Refactoring
12 9 (7.76%) Scrum
12 9 (7.76%) SDLC
13 8 (6.90%) Information Security
14 7 (6.03%) BDD
14 7 (6.03%) TDD
15 6 (5.17%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 53 (45.69%) Java
2 37 (31.90%) SQL
3 28 (24.14%) C#
4 27 (23.28%) JavaScript
5 20 (17.24%) C++
6 10 (8.62%) PHP
6 10 (8.62%) Python
7 9 (7.76%) C
8 7 (6.03%) Scala
9 6 (5.17%) Embedded C++
9 6 (5.17%) Go
9 6 (5.17%) R
9 6 (5.17%) Ruby
10 5 (4.31%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.72%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.86%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.86%) Erlang
12 1 (0.86%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.86%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (19.83%) SC Cleared
1 23 (19.83%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.62%) Degree
3 9 (7.76%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (19.83%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) IEC 62304
2 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (6.03%) Firmware
2 2 (1.72%) Docker
Vendors
1 7 (6.03%) Oracle
2 4 (3.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.86%) Apple
3 1 (0.86%) IBM
3 1 (0.86%) Zend