Period
to 17 July 2018

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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > Wales
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 20 31
Rank change year-on-year -6 +11 +9
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 165 232 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 8.59% 10.86% 6.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.35% 11.95% 7.64%
Number of salaries quoted 156 208 147
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £26,749 £29,000 £28,700
90th Percentile £59,375 £56,250 £57,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%

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 1,765 1,942 2,305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 91.93% 90.88% 85.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,439 1,639 1,938
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £53,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% -

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Wales

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Software Engineering in Wales

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Wales over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

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 17 July 2018. 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 -2 120 £42,500 -5.56% 33
West Wales +6 43 £39,000 -5.45% 1
North Wales -8 2 £47,500 +26.67%
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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 80 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (34.55%) Java
3 48 (29.09%) Mentoring
4 46 (27.88%) Amazon AWS
5 41 (24.85%) DevOps
6 35 (21.21%) SQL
6 35 (21.21%) OO
7 33 (20.00%) C#
8 32 (19.39%) TDD
9 30 (18.18%) OOP
10 26 (15.76%) JavaScript
10 26 (15.76%) Git (software)
11 25 (15.15%) Degree
12 24 (14.55%) Unix
12 24 (14.55%) Python
12 24 (14.55%) E-Commerce
13 23 (13.94%) .NET
13 23 (13.94%) Service Delivery
13 23 (13.94%) Scrum
13 23 (13.94%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (13.33%) QA
14 22 (13.33%) PHP
14 22 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
15 21 (12.73%) Test Automation
15 21 (12.73%) Subversion
16 20 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
17 19 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
17 19 (11.52%) HTML
18 18 (10.91%) C++
18 18 (10.91%) Configuration 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 13 (7.88%) WordPress
2 9 (5.45%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (3.64%) CMS
4 3 (1.82%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.61%) Anypoint
5 1 (0.61%) Apache
5 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.61%) JBoss
5 1 (0.61%) Jetty
5 1 (0.61%) SAS
5 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 46 (27.88%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (7.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 10 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.82%) SaaS
5 2 (1.21%) GitHub
5 2 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.21%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.61%) npm
6 1 (0.61%) PaaS
6 1 (0.61%) Slack
6 1 (0.61%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.30%) TCP/IP
2 14 (8.48%) DNS
3 13 (7.88%) LAN
3 13 (7.88%) WAN
4 2 (1.21%) Extranet
4 2 (1.21%) Internet
4 2 (1.21%) Intranet
4 2 (1.21%) Wireless
5 1 (0.61%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.61%) Modbus
5 1 (0.61%) RS-232
5 1 (0.61%) RS-485
5 1 (0.61%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.09%) MySQL
2 11 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 8 (4.85%) MongoDB
3 8 (4.85%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.03%) Cosmos DB
4 5 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.82%) Biml
6 3 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.61%) GIS
8 1 (0.61%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.61%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 26 (15.76%) Git (software)
2 21 (12.73%) Subversion
3 8 (4.85%) Gradle
3 8 (4.85%) Maven
4 7 (4.24%) JUnit
5 6 (3.64%) Ant
5 6 (3.64%) TestNG
6 4 (2.42%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.42%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.42%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (1.82%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.21%) JIRA
8 2 (1.21%) Selenium
9 1 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.61%) Bower
9 1 (0.61%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.61%) JMeter
9 1 (0.61%) NUnit
9 1 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.61%) webpack
General
1 11 (6.67%) Finance
2 6 (3.64%) Aerospace
3 5 (3.03%) Advertising
3 5 (3.03%) Banking
4 3 (1.82%) Law
4 3 (1.82%) Legal
5 2 (1.21%) Automotive
5 2 (1.21%) Electronics
5 2 (1.21%) Retail
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Military
6 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (37.58%) Software Engineer
2 32 (19.39%) Developer
3 17 (10.30%) Senior Software Engineer
4 14 (8.48%) Lead DevOps
5 13 (7.88%) Quality Engineer
6 12 (7.27%) C# Developer
6 12 (7.27%) Lead Software Engineer
7 11 (6.67%) Embedded Engineer
8 10 (6.06%) Junior
9 9 (5.45%) Architect
9 9 (5.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 9 (5.45%) Junior Software Engineer
9 9 (5.45%) Test Engineer
10 7 (4.24%) .NET Developer
10 7 (4.24%) Applications Support
10 7 (4.24%) Applications Support Engineer
10 7 (4.24%) AWS DevOps
10 7 (4.24%) Support Engineer
10 7 (4.24%) Team Leader
10 7 (4.24%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.94%) .NET
2 19 (11.52%) HTML
3 16 (9.70%) CSS
3 16 (9.70%) REST
3 16 (9.70%) Spring
3 16 (9.70%) Web Services
4 15 (9.09%) LAMP
4 15 (9.09%) SOAP
5 12 (7.27%) HTML5
6 11 (6.67%) .NET Core
7 10 (6.06%) XML
8 9 (5.45%) AngularJS
8 9 (5.45%) RESTful
9 6 (3.64%) Aurelia
9 6 (3.64%) Spring Boot
10 5 (3.03%) Ajax
10 5 (3.03%) ASP.NET
10 5 (3.03%) CSS3
10 5 (3.03%) JSON
11 4 (2.42%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.48%) Clustering
3 9 (5.45%) Cloud Native
3 9 (5.45%) Fintech
4 8 (4.85%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.85%) Driving Licence
5 7 (4.24%) User Experience
6 5 (3.03%) Digital Media
6 5 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.21%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.21%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.21%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.21%) Video\Live Streaming
8 1 (0.61%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.61%) CAN bus
8 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.61%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 24 (14.55%) Unix
2 16 (9.70%) Linux
3 8 (4.85%) Android
3 8 (4.85%) Windows
4 6 (3.64%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.21%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.61%) CentOS
6 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (29.09%) Mentoring
3 41 (24.85%) DevOps
4 35 (21.21%) OO
5 32 (19.39%) TDD
6 30 (18.18%) OOP
7 24 (14.55%) E-Commerce
8 23 (13.94%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (13.94%) Scrum
8 23 (13.94%) Service Delivery
9 21 (12.73%) Test Automation
10 20 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
11 19 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (10.91%) Configuration Management
13 16 (9.70%) Microservices
14 14 (8.48%) Continuous Delivery
14 14 (8.48%) High Availability
14 14 (8.48%) Load Balancing
14 14 (8.48%) Software Delivery
15 13 (7.88%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (34.55%) Java
2 35 (21.21%) SQL
3 33 (20.00%) C#
4 26 (15.76%) JavaScript
5 24 (14.55%) Python
6 22 (13.33%) PHP
7 18 (10.91%) C++
8 14 (8.48%) Bash Shell
8 14 (8.48%) C
9 13 (7.88%) Shell Script
10 6 (3.64%) TypeScript
11 5 (3.03%) Embedded C
11 5 (3.03%) Ruby
12 4 (2.42%) Embedded C++
12 4 (2.42%) Go
13 2 (1.21%) Java 8
13 2 (1.21%) Perl
14 1 (0.61%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.61%) ES8
14 1 (0.61%) RPG
Qualifications
1 25 (15.15%) Degree
2 12 (7.27%) SC Cleared
2 12 (7.27%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.42%) PhD
4 3 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.21%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (1.21%) CITP
5 2 (1.21%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.61%) HND
6 1 (0.61%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.33%) QA
2 3 (1.82%) MISRA
3 2 (1.21%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.61%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.61%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.61%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.61%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.61%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (7.88%) Varnish
2 9 (5.45%) Docker
3 1 (0.61%) Firmware
3 1 (0.61%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 14 (8.48%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (8.48%) Puppet
1 14 (8.48%) ZABBIX
2 2 (1.21%) Ansible
2 2 (1.21%) PTC Integrity
3 1 (0.61%) Graphite
3 1 (0.61%) Kibana
3 1 (0.61%) Nagios
3 1 (0.61%) Salt
3 1 (0.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (7.27%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.64%) IBM
3 5 (3.03%) Oracle
4 3 (1.82%) Cognos
5 2 (1.21%) Google
5 2 (1.21%) PTC
5 2 (1.21%) Sybase
6 1 (0.61%) Apigee
6 1 (0.61%) Green Hills
6 1 (0.61%) Mashery
6 1 (0.61%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.61%) New Relic
6 1 (0.61%) Perforce
6 1 (0.61%) Splunk