The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,269 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
UK / Wales
Rank 53 49 56
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 48 58 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.34% 4.16% 3.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.50% 4.24% 3.91%
Number of salaries quoted 44 46 41
Median salary £45,269 £41,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.41% +15.49%  
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 1067 1369 1279
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.56% 98.21% 97.48%
Number of salaries quoted 890 1154 1100
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 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 24 March 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 24 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 0 40 £45,269 +10.41% 7
West Wales - 6 £45,269 -
North Wales -3 1 - - 3
Mid Wales -14 1 £39,000 -
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 84 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 51 (60.71%) C#
3 45 (53.57%) Java
4 42 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (47.62%) TDD
6 39 (46.43%) .NET
7 37 (44.05%) Web Services
7 37 (44.05%) BDD
7 37 (44.05%) REST
8 36 (42.86%) SQL Server
9 35 (41.67%) MVC
10 34 (40.48%) ASP.NET
10 34 (40.48%) Subversion
11 33 (39.29%) Unit Testing
11 33 (39.29%) SOAP
11 33 (39.29%) Tomcat
12 32 (38.10%) Visual Studio
12 32 (38.10%) .NET Framework
12 32 (38.10%) ASP.NET MVC
12 32 (38.10%) SQL Server 2012
12 32 (38.10%) ASP.NET Web API
13 31 (36.90%) Continuous Deployment
13 31 (36.90%) Spring
13 31 (36.90%) Maven
13 31 (36.90%) IIS
13 31 (36.90%) Eclipse
14 30 (35.71%) Hibernate
14 30 (35.71%) User Experience
14 30 (35.71%) Performance Optimisation
14 30 (35.71%) Customer Insight

Software Engineer 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 33 (39.29%) Tomcat
2 31 (36.90%) IIS
3 29 (34.52%) WebSphere
4 8 (9.52%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (7.14%) Apache Spark
5 6 (7.14%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (4.76%) Apache
6 4 (4.76%) JBoss
7 1 (1.19%) OpenROAD
7 1 (1.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.19%) IaaS
3 1 (1.19%) PaaS
3 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) HTTP
1 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.19%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 32 (38.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 7 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 6 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (7.14%) Big Data
4 6 (7.14%) Hadoop
4 6 (7.14%) HBase
4 6 (7.14%) Sqoop
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.19%) Ingres
6 1 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 34 (40.48%) Subversion
2 32 (38.10%) Visual Studio
3 31 (36.90%) Eclipse
3 31 (36.90%) Maven
4 7 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (8.33%) Selenium
5 5 (5.95%) Cucumber
5 5 (5.95%) Git (software)
6 4 (4.76%) Artifactory
6 4 (4.76%) SpecFlow
7 3 (3.57%) IntelliJ
7 3 (3.57%) JMeter
7 3 (3.57%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.38%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.38%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (1.19%) NetBeans
9 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (4.76%) Aerospace
1 4 (4.76%) Finance
1 4 (4.76%) Marketing
2 3 (3.57%) Automotive
2 3 (3.57%) Games
2 3 (3.57%) Military
3 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.19%) Advertising
4 1 (1.19%) Electronics
4 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (46.43%) .NET
2 37 (44.05%) REST
2 37 (44.05%) Web Services
3 34 (40.48%) ASP.NET
4 33 (39.29%) SOAP
5 32 (38.10%) .NET Framework
5 32 (38.10%) ASP.NET MVC
5 32 (38.10%) ASP.NET Web API
6 31 (36.90%) Spring
7 30 (35.71%) Hibernate
7 30 (35.71%) RESTful
8 29 (34.52%) EJB
8 29 (34.52%) Java SE
9 26 (30.95%) Middleware
10 7 (8.33%) jQuery
11 6 (7.14%) HTML
11 6 (7.14%) JSON
11 6 (7.14%) XML
12 4 (4.76%) AngularJS
12 4 (4.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (35.71%) User Experience
2 24 (28.57%) Mainframe
3 11 (13.10%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.95%) Blog
5 1 (1.19%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.19%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.19%) Fintech
5 1 (1.19%) Life Science
5 1 (1.19%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.10%) Windows
2 9 (10.71%) Linux
2 9 (10.71%) Unix
3 6 (7.14%) Android
3 6 (7.14%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.19%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.19%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 42 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (47.62%) TDD
4 37 (44.05%) BDD
5 35 (41.67%) MVC
6 33 (39.29%) Unit Testing
7 31 (36.90%) Continuous Deployment
8 30 (35.71%) Customer Insight
8 30 (35.71%) Performance Optimisation
9 13 (15.48%) OO
10 10 (11.90%) UML
11 9 (10.71%) Configuration Management
11 9 (10.71%) DevOps
12 7 (8.33%) Mathematics
12 7 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
13 6 (7.14%) Requirements Management
13 6 (7.14%) Software Architecture
13 6 (7.14%) Statistics
14 5 (5.95%) OOD
14 5 (5.95%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 51 (60.71%) C#
2 45 (53.57%) Java
3 20 (23.81%) C++
4 14 (16.67%) SQL
5 13 (15.48%) JavaScript
5 13 (15.48%) Python
6 12 (14.29%) C
7 9 (10.71%) Scala
8 8 (9.52%) Embedded C
9 7 (8.33%) Ruby
10 6 (7.14%) Embedded C++
10 6 (7.14%) Go
11 4 (4.76%) Objective-C
11 4 (4.76%) PHP
12 2 (2.38%) Shell Script
13 1 (1.19%) Assembly Language
13 1 (1.19%) Fortran
13 1 (1.19%) MATLAB
13 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (23.81%) Degree
2 11 (13.10%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (33.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 28 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (9.52%) QA
3 4 (4.76%) MISRA
3 4 (4.76%) MISRA C
4 1 (1.19%) DO-178B
4 1 (1.19%) IEC 61508
4 1 (1.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (7.14%) HDFS
2 3 (3.57%) Firmware
3 1 (1.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) Ansible
1 2 (2.38%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 29 (34.52%) IBM
2 6 (7.14%) Cloudera
2 6 (7.14%) Hortonworks
3 4 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle
4 3 (3.57%) Xamarin
5 2 (2.38%) Green Hills
5 2 (2.38%) Red Hat
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