Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > Wales
6 months to
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 17 20
Rank change year-on-year -16 +3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 53 184 187
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 6.89% 9.61% 9.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.69% 10.63% 10.46%
Number of salaries quoted 56 187 187
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £29,143
90th Percentile £63,125 £57,500 £61,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 689 1,731 1,787
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 89.60% 90.44% 90.57%
Number of salaries quoted 605 1,477 1,452
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £29,340 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £62,500 £61,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -11 45 £45,000 - 22
West Wales -13 5 £50,000 +17.65% 2
Mid Wales - 1 £55,000 - 1
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 20 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (33.96%) JavaScript
3 16 (30.19%) Python
4 15 (28.30%) C#
4 15 (28.30%) React
5 14 (26.42%) DevOps
6 12 (22.64%) Java
7 11 (20.75%) Git (software)
7 11 (20.75%) Mentoring
8 9 (16.98%) Node.js
8 9 (16.98%) Degree
8 9 (16.98%) HTML
8 9 (16.98%) SQL
8 9 (16.98%) .NET
9 8 (15.09%) CSS
9 8 (15.09%) AWS
9 8 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (13.21%) TDD
10 7 (13.21%) Web Services
10 7 (13.21%) PHP
10 7 (13.21%) Azure
10 7 (13.21%) TypeScript
11 6 (11.32%) AngularJS
11 6 (11.32%) Analytics
11 6 (11.32%) Machine Learning
11 6 (11.32%) Sass
11 6 (11.32%) Data Science
11 6 (11.32%) Mathematics
11 6 (11.32%) jQuery
11 6 (11.32%) Test Automation

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 5 (9.43%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.77%) WordPress
3 1 (1.89%) Confluence
3 1 (1.89%) Drupal
3 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Sketch
1 1 (1.89%) Zeplin
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.09%) AWS
2 7 (13.21%) Azure
3 4 (7.55%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.89%) Amazon ECS
4 1 (1.89%) Amazon EKS
4 1 (1.89%) GitHub
4 1 (1.89%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) HTTP
1 1 (1.89%) SSL
1 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) Hadoop
1 5 (9.43%) MongoDB
2 4 (7.55%) NoSQL
2 4 (7.55%) Power BI
3 3 (5.66%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (5.66%) Big Data
3 3 (5.66%) Neo4j
4 2 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.89%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (1.89%) GIS
5 1 (1.89%) MySQL
5 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.89%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (20.75%) Git (software)
2 5 (9.43%) webpack
3 4 (7.55%) Maven
4 3 (5.66%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.66%) Grunt
4 3 (5.66%) gulp
5 1 (1.89%) Firebug
5 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.89%) JIRA
5 1 (1.89%) JUnit
5 1 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.89%) Selenium
5 1 (1.89%) Subversion
5 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (7.55%) Retail
2 3 (5.66%) Finance
3 2 (3.77%) Electronics
4 1 (1.89%) Advertising
4 1 (1.89%) Games
4 1 (1.89%) Local Government
4 1 (1.89%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 19 (35.85%) Developer
2 17 (32.08%) Software Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) .NET Developer
3 5 (9.43%) Software Developer
4 4 (7.55%) Data Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Java Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Senior Developer
4 4 (7.55%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (5.66%) HTML CSS Developer
5 3 (5.66%) HTML Developer
5 3 (5.66%) Java Software Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (5.66%) React Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Chief Technology Officer
6 2 (3.77%) Junior
6 2 (3.77%) Lead Software Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) PHP Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (3.77%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.30%) React
2 9 (16.98%) .NET
2 9 (16.98%) HTML
2 9 (16.98%) Node.js
3 8 (15.09%) CSS
4 7 (13.21%) Web Services
5 6 (11.32%) AngularJS
5 6 (11.32%) jQuery
5 6 (11.32%) Sass
6 5 (9.43%) Spring
6 5 (9.43%) Vue.js
7 4 (7.55%) Kafka
7 4 (7.55%) Laravel
7 4 (7.55%) RESTful
7 4 (7.55%) Spring Boot
8 3 (5.66%) Dropwizard
8 3 (5.66%) JPA
8 3 (5.66%) JSF
8 3 (5.66%) LESS
8 3 (5.66%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) User Experience
2 3 (5.66%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.66%) Public Cloud
2 3 (5.66%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Android
1 3 (5.66%) Windows
2 2 (3.77%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (26.42%) DevOps
3 11 (20.75%) Mentoring
4 8 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (13.21%) TDD
6 6 (11.32%) Analytics
6 6 (11.32%) Data Science
6 6 (11.32%) Machine Learning
6 6 (11.32%) Mathematics
6 6 (11.32%) Test Automation
7 5 (9.43%) Fintech
7 5 (9.43%) Scrum
8 4 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (7.55%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (7.55%) Data Analysis
8 4 (7.55%) Data Visualisation
8 4 (7.55%) Front End Development
8 4 (7.55%) Software Architecture
8 4 (7.55%) Visualisation
9 3 (5.66%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.96%) JavaScript
2 16 (30.19%) Python
3 15 (28.30%) C#
4 12 (22.64%) Java
5 9 (16.98%) SQL
6 7 (13.21%) PHP
6 7 (13.21%) TypeScript
7 5 (9.43%) R
8 4 (7.55%) C++
9 3 (5.66%) Go
9 3 (5.66%) PL/SQL
10 2 (3.77%) C
10 2 (3.77%) ES6
10 2 (3.77%) Ruby
11 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.89%) ES7
11 1 (1.89%) Scala
11 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (16.98%) Degree
2 4 (7.55%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (5.66%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.89%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) Docker
2 1 (1.89%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Terraform
2 2 (3.77%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (7.55%) Tableau
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle
2 3 (5.66%) Perforce
3 2 (3.77%) IBM
3 2 (3.77%) SAP
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.89%) Zend