Period
to 23 May 2019

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 23 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > Wales
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 32 19
Rank change year-on-year +18 -13 +14
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 197 136 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 11.67% 7.56% 9.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.68% 8.03% 10.32%
Number of salaries quoted 170 123 170
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £27,425 £26,749 £28,750
90th Percentile £58,200 £54,844 £56,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 1,554 1,693 1,861
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 92.06% 94.16% 91.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,309 1,387 1,536
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,749 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £56,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 2019. 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 +7 165 £42,500 +6.25% 48
West Wales +10 30 £49,039 +44.51% 1
North Wales - 2 £28,000 - 3
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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.

1 103 (52.28%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (32.99%) Java
3 47 (23.86%) SQL
3 47 (23.86%) .NET
4 46 (23.35%) JavaScript
5 45 (22.84%) C#
6 38 (19.29%) Degree
7 36 (18.27%) Problem-Solving
8 33 (16.75%) QA
9 32 (16.24%) Scrum
10 30 (15.23%) Python
11 29 (14.72%) SDLC
12 26 (13.20%) PHP
13 25 (12.69%) C++
13 25 (12.69%) Amazon AWS
14 24 (12.18%) Git (software)
14 24 (12.18%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (12.18%) Elasticsearch
15 23 (11.68%) HTML
15 23 (11.68%) Spring
16 22 (11.17%) Computer Science
16 22 (11.17%) OO
17 21 (10.66%) Web Services
17 21 (10.66%) C
18 20 (10.15%) MySQL
19 19 (9.64%) Web Development
19 19 (9.64%) AngularJS
20 18 (9.14%) DevOps
20 18 (9.14%) Mentoring
20 18 (9.14%) .NET Core

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 24 (12.18%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (3.55%) Apache
3 6 (3.05%) Confluence
3 6 (3.05%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.54%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.54%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (1.52%) CMS
6 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.51%) JBoss
6 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 25 (12.69%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (6.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.58%) GitHub
3 11 (5.58%) Serverless
4 7 (3.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.03%) SaaS
6 3 (1.52%) IaaS
6 3 (1.52%) PaaS
7 2 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.51%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.51%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.51%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.54%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.02%) SNMP
2 2 (1.02%) VoIP
3 1 (0.51%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.51%) DNS
3 1 (0.51%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.51%) HTTP
3 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.15%) MySQL
2 17 (8.63%) SQL Server
3 14 (7.11%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.55%) Big Data
4 7 (3.55%) Cosmos DB
4 7 (3.55%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.54%) Informix
6 4 (2.03%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (2.03%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.51%) Power BI
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.51%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 24 (12.18%) Git (software)
2 12 (6.09%) Jenkins
3 9 (4.57%) Subversion
4 7 (3.55%) Cucumber
4 7 (3.55%) JIRA
4 7 (3.55%) Selenium
5 3 (1.52%) git-flow
6 2 (1.02%) Maven
6 2 (1.02%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (1.02%) Spinnaker
6 2 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.51%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.51%) Ant
7 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.51%) Gradle
7 1 (0.51%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.51%) JUnit
7 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (9.14%) Finance
2 13 (6.60%) Games
3 8 (4.06%) Welsh Language
4 6 (3.05%) Automotive
4 6 (3.05%) Law
5 5 (2.54%) Military
6 4 (2.03%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.52%) Advertising
7 3 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.52%) Retail
8 2 (1.02%) Electronics
9 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 87 (44.16%) Software Engineer
2 64 (32.49%) Developer
3 24 (12.18%) Java Developer
4 22 (11.17%) Senior Software Engineer
5 19 (9.64%) C# Developer
6 17 (8.63%) Business Analyst
7 16 (8.12%) Analyst
8 14 (7.11%) Agile Business Analyst
8 14 (7.11%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 14 (7.11%) Digital Business Analyst
8 14 (7.11%) IT Business Analyst
8 14 (7.11%) PHP Software Engineer
8 14 (7.11%) Technical Business Analyst
9 13 (6.60%) Business IT Analyst
9 13 (6.60%) Digital Analyst
9 13 (6.60%) IT Analyst
9 13 (6.60%) Lead Software Engineer
9 13 (6.60%) Technical Analyst
9 13 (6.60%) Technical Leader
10 12 (6.09%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (23.86%) .NET
2 23 (11.68%) HTML
2 23 (11.68%) Spring
3 21 (10.66%) Web Services
4 19 (9.64%) AngularJS
5 18 (9.14%) .NET Core
5 18 (9.14%) CSS
6 10 (5.08%) Hibernate
6 10 (5.08%) J2EE
6 10 (5.08%) REST
7 9 (4.57%) JSON
7 9 (4.57%) RESTful
8 8 (4.06%) XML
9 6 (3.05%) React
9 6 (3.05%) SOAP
10 5 (2.54%) Spring Boot
10 5 (2.54%) TensorFlow
11 4 (2.03%) Apache Camel
11 4 (2.03%) Laravel
11 4 (2.03%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.55%) Cloud Native
3 5 (2.54%) Cyberthreat
3 5 (2.54%) User Experience
4 4 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.52%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.52%) Fintech
5 3 (1.52%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.02%) Digital TV
6 2 (1.02%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.02%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.02%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.51%) Clustering
7 1 (0.51%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.51%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.11%) Unix
2 7 (3.55%) Linux
3 6 (3.05%) Android
4 2 (1.02%) Windows
5 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.51%) CentOS
5 1 (0.51%) Fedora
5 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.51%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (52.28%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (18.27%) Problem-Solving
3 32 (16.24%) Scrum
4 29 (14.72%) SDLC
5 24 (12.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (11.17%) Computer Science
6 22 (11.17%) OO
7 19 (9.64%) Web Development
8 18 (9.14%) DevOps
8 18 (9.14%) Mentoring
8 18 (9.14%) OOP
9 17 (8.63%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (8.63%) Machine Learning
10 16 (8.12%) Artificial Intelligence
10 16 (8.12%) Front End Development
11 15 (7.61%) PRINCE2
11 15 (7.61%) Project Management
12 14 (7.11%) Business Analysis
12 14 (7.11%) MVC
12 14 (7.11%) UML
Programming Languages
1 65 (32.99%) Java
2 47 (23.86%) SQL
3 46 (23.35%) JavaScript
4 45 (22.84%) C#
5 30 (15.23%) Python
6 26 (13.20%) PHP
7 25 (12.69%) C++
8 21 (10.66%) C
9 9 (4.57%) Ruby
10 8 (4.06%) TypeScript
11 6 (3.05%) MATLAB
12 5 (2.54%) Groovy
13 3 (1.52%) Go
13 3 (1.52%) VB.NET
14 2 (1.02%) Apple Swift
14 2 (1.02%) Kotlin
14 2 (1.02%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.02%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.51%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.51%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 38 (19.29%) Degree
2 7 (3.55%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (3.55%) SC Cleared
2 7 (3.55%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.52%) CISMP
3 3 (1.52%) CISSP
3 3 (1.52%) HND
4 2 (1.02%) Master's Degree
4 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.51%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (16.75%) QA
2 2 (1.02%) ISO 13485
2 2 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.02%) JTAG
3 1 (0.51%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.51%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.51%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.51%) MISRA
3 1 (0.51%) MISRA C
System Software
1 9 (4.57%) Docker
2 6 (3.05%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (1.52%) Ansible
1 3 (1.52%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.02%) Kibana
2 2 (1.02%) MIIS
2 2 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.02%) Puppet
2 2 (1.02%) Terraform
3 1 (0.51%) Salt
3 1 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 12 (6.09%) Oracle
2 8 (4.06%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.54%) Google
3 5 (2.54%) IBM
4 3 (1.52%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.02%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.02%) Cognos
6 1 (0.51%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.51%) VMware
6 1 (0.51%) Xamarin