Period
to 14 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 14 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > Wales
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 29 14 26
Rank change year-on-year -15 +12 -7
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 87 184 160
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 7.10% 10.40% 8.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.02% 11.41% 8.89%
Number of salaries quoted 77 179 158
Median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £31,400 £27,700 £26,749
90th Percentile £65,013 £55,450 £59,125
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +10.53%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,085 1,612 1,800
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 88.57% 91.07% 93.46%
Number of salaries quoted 927 1,390 1,470
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Wales

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Software Engineering in Wales

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in Wales over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Wales

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Wales region over the 6 months to 14 July 2020. 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 -14 73 £45,000 - 19
West Wales -5 13 £50,000 -
Mid Wales - 1 £55,000 -
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 42 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (31.03%) JavaScript
3 25 (28.74%) Java
4 24 (27.59%) Mentoring
5 23 (26.44%) Finance
6 22 (25.29%) C#
6 22 (25.29%) React
6 22 (25.29%) Test Automation
7 21 (24.14%) SQL
8 20 (22.99%) Python
8 20 (22.99%) Degree
8 20 (22.99%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (22.99%) Vue.js
9 19 (21.84%) DevOps
9 19 (21.84%) Git (software)
10 18 (20.69%) HTML
11 17 (19.54%) CSS
11 17 (19.54%) AngularJS
12 16 (18.39%) Node.js
12 16 (18.39%) Web Services
13 14 (16.09%) Front End Development
13 14 (16.09%) Problem-Solving
13 14 (16.09%) Project Delivery
14 13 (14.94%) Data Science
15 12 (13.79%) Analytics
15 12 (13.79%) NoSQL
15 12 (13.79%) jQuery
15 12 (13.79%) .NET
15 12 (13.79%) Spring
16 11 (12.64%) Risk Management

Software Engineering
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 8 (9.20%) Apache Spark
2 7 (8.05%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.90%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.90%) WebSphere
4 5 (5.75%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.15%) Apache
5 1 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.15%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.64%) Azure
2 9 (10.34%) AWS
3 2 (2.30%) SaaS
4 1 (1.15%) GCP
4 1 (1.15%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.05%) Firewall
2 1 (1.15%) HTTP
2 1 (1.15%) SSL
2 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.79%) NoSQL
2 10 (11.49%) Relational Database
3 8 (9.20%) Hadoop
3 8 (9.20%) MySQL
4 5 (5.75%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.75%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.60%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (4.60%) Big Data
5 4 (4.60%) Neo4j
6 3 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.30%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.15%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (1.15%) GIS
8 1 (1.15%) HPCC
8 1 (1.15%) Power BI
8 1 (1.15%) Snowflake Schema
8 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (21.84%) Git (software)
2 11 (12.64%) Grunt
2 11 (12.64%) gulp
2 11 (12.64%) webpack
3 5 (5.75%) Cucumber
3 5 (5.75%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.75%) Maven
4 2 (2.30%) Mocha
4 2 (2.30%) Selenium
4 2 (2.30%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.15%) Cypress.io
5 1 (1.15%) JIRA
5 1 (1.15%) JMeter
5 1 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.15%) PhpStorm
5 1 (1.15%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.15%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.15%) Xdebug
5 1 (1.15%) Zephyr
General
1 23 (26.44%) Finance
2 9 (10.34%) Advertising
3 7 (8.05%) Retail
4 6 (6.90%) Banking
5 2 (2.30%) Automotive
5 2 (2.30%) Electronics
5 2 (2.30%) Welsh Language
6 1 (1.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (42.53%) Software Engineer
2 34 (39.08%) Developer
3 12 (13.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 11 (12.64%) HTML CSS Developer
4 11 (12.64%) HTML Developer
4 11 (12.64%) JavaScript Developer
5 8 (9.20%) Senior Developer
6 6 (6.90%) Java Developer
6 6 (6.90%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (6.90%) Software Developer
7 5 (5.75%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.75%) Java Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Java Software Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) Software Manager
9 3 (3.45%) Software Test Manager
9 3 (3.45%) Systems Manager
9 3 (3.45%) Test Manager
10 2 (2.30%) Firmware Developer
10 2 (2.30%) IoT Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (25.29%) React
2 20 (22.99%) Vue.js
3 18 (20.69%) HTML
4 17 (19.54%) AngularJS
4 17 (19.54%) CSS
5 16 (18.39%) Node.js
5 16 (18.39%) Web Services
6 12 (13.79%) .NET
6 12 (13.79%) jQuery
6 12 (13.79%) Spring
7 11 (12.64%) Sass
8 8 (9.20%) Laravel
9 7 (8.05%) RESTful
10 5 (5.75%) Hibernate
10 5 (5.75%) Spring Boot
10 5 (5.75%) Struts
11 4 (4.60%) Java EE
11 4 (4.60%) JMX
11 4 (4.60%) JPA
11 4 (4.60%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.75%) User Experience
3 4 (4.60%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.45%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.34%) Linux
2 4 (4.60%) Unix
3 3 (3.45%) Android
3 3 (3.45%) Windows
4 2 (2.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (27.59%) Mentoring
3 22 (25.29%) Test Automation
4 20 (22.99%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (21.84%) DevOps
6 14 (16.09%) Front End Development
6 14 (16.09%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (16.09%) Project Delivery
7 13 (14.94%) Data Science
8 12 (13.79%) Analytics
9 11 (12.64%) Risk Management
10 8 (9.20%) Technical Leadership
11 7 (8.05%) Coaching
11 7 (8.05%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (8.05%) Scrum
11 7 (8.05%) TOGAF
12 6 (6.90%) Project Management
12 6 (6.90%) SDLC
12 6 (6.90%) TDD
13 5 (5.75%) OO
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.03%) JavaScript
2 25 (28.74%) Java
3 22 (25.29%) C#
4 21 (24.14%) SQL
5 20 (22.99%) Python
6 10 (11.49%) PHP
7 9 (10.34%) Go
8 8 (9.20%) R
9 7 (8.05%) Ruby
10 6 (6.90%) C
11 5 (5.75%) C++
11 5 (5.75%) TypeScript
12 4 (4.60%) PL/SQL
13 1 (1.15%) ES6
13 1 (1.15%) Java 8
13 1 (1.15%) Kotlin
13 1 (1.15%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (22.99%) Degree
2 4 (4.60%) Sun Certification
3 3 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.30%) ISEB
5 1 (1.15%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.15%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.15%) MBA
5 1 (1.15%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.15%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) QA
System Software
1 10 (11.49%) Docker
2 3 (3.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (3.45%) Kubernetes
1 3 (3.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (9.20%) IBM
2 4 (4.60%) Oracle
2 4 (4.60%) Perforce
3 3 (3.45%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.45%) Zend
4 2 (2.30%) SAP
5 1 (1.15%) Adobe
5 1 (1.15%) Google
5 1 (1.15%) Tableau