Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 21 37
Rank change year-on-year +1 +16 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 187 212 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 9.49% 10.41% 5.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.55% 11.26% 6.48%
Number of salaries quoted 178 195 133
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,450 £22,510 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,125 £54,844 £64,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +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 1,773 1,883 2,330
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 89.95% 92.44% 89.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,438 1,644 1,966
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -1 132 £44,000 +3.53% 60
West Wales +5 50 £38,750 -3.13% 7
North Wales -2 3 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Mid Wales - 2 £26,500 - 3
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 91 (48.66%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (41.71%) Java
3 53 (28.34%) Amazon AWS
4 48 (25.67%) DevOps
5 44 (23.53%) Mentoring
6 37 (19.79%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (18.72%) OO
8 33 (17.65%) TDD
9 32 (17.11%) C#
10 30 (16.04%) Unix
11 29 (15.51%) OOP
11 29 (15.51%) Scrum
12 28 (14.97%) JavaScript
13 27 (14.44%) E-Commerce
14 26 (13.90%) Service Delivery
15 24 (12.83%) SQL
15 24 (12.83%) Web Services
16 23 (12.30%) Degree
16 23 (12.30%) Test Automation
17 22 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
17 22 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
18 21 (11.23%) Git (software)
18 21 (11.23%) QA
18 21 (11.23%) .NET
18 21 (11.23%) Python
19 19 (10.16%) Continuous Delivery
20 18 (9.63%) Case Management
20 18 (9.63%) Problem-Solving
21 17 (9.09%) HTML
22 16 (8.56%) Linux

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 (4.28%) WordPress
2 7 (3.74%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.67%) CMS
4 3 (1.60%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.53%) Anypoint
5 1 (0.53%) Apache
5 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.53%) JBoss
5 1 (0.53%) Jetty
5 1 (0.53%) SAS
5 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 53 (28.34%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 6 (3.21%) GitHub
5 5 (2.67%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.07%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (1.07%) PaaS
7 1 (0.53%) IaaS
7 1 (0.53%) SaaS
7 1 (0.53%) Slack
7 1 (0.53%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 9 (4.81%) DNS
3 8 (4.28%) LAN
3 8 (4.28%) WAN
4 4 (2.14%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.07%) Extranet
5 2 (1.07%) Intranet
6 1 (0.53%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.53%) HTTP
6 1 (0.53%) Modbus
6 1 (0.53%) RS-232
6 1 (0.53%) RS-485
6 1 (0.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.42%) NoSQL
2 9 (4.81%) MySQL
3 6 (3.21%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.21%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.21%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.14%) Cosmos DB
6 3 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.07%) Biml
7 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.53%) Big Data
8 1 (0.53%) GIS
8 1 (0.53%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.53%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.53%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 21 (11.23%) Git (software)
2 13 (6.95%) Subversion
3 7 (3.74%) Gradle
3 7 (3.74%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.74%) Maven
4 5 (2.67%) JIRA
5 4 (2.14%) Ant
5 4 (2.14%) JUnit
5 4 (2.14%) TestNG
5 4 (2.14%) webpack
6 3 (1.60%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.60%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.07%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.53%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.53%) Babel
8 1 (0.53%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.53%) Rational Team Concert
8 1 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (6.42%) Finance
2 7 (3.74%) Advertising
3 5 (2.67%) Aerospace
4 4 (2.14%) Law
5 3 (1.60%) Banking
5 3 (1.60%) Legal
6 2 (1.07%) Electronics
6 2 (1.07%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.07%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.53%) Automotive
7 1 (0.53%) Games
7 1 (0.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 69 (36.90%) Software Engineer
2 46 (24.60%) Developer
3 18 (9.63%) Quality Engineer
3 18 (9.63%) Senior Software Engineer
4 17 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 14 (7.49%) Architect
6 11 (5.88%) Java Engineer
7 10 (5.35%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 10 (5.35%) Embedded Engineer
7 10 (5.35%) Java Software Engineer
7 10 (5.35%) Lead Software Engineer
8 9 (4.81%) Applications Engineer
8 9 (4.81%) Applications Support
8 9 (4.81%) Applications Support Engineer
8 9 (4.81%) Junior
8 9 (4.81%) Lead Architect
8 9 (4.81%) Support Engineer
8 9 (4.81%) Technical Leader
8 9 (4.81%) Test Engineer
9 8 (4.28%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.83%) Web Services
2 21 (11.23%) .NET
3 17 (9.09%) HTML
4 15 (8.02%) Spring
5 14 (7.49%) CSS
5 14 (7.49%) REST
6 13 (6.95%) SOAP
7 11 (5.88%) HTML5
7 11 (5.88%) JSON
7 11 (5.88%) XML
8 10 (5.35%) React
9 9 (4.81%) LAMP
9 9 (4.81%) RESTful
10 8 (4.28%) AngularJS
10 8 (4.28%) CSS3
10 8 (4.28%) Spring Boot
11 6 (3.21%) .NET Core
11 6 (3.21%) ASP.NET
12 5 (2.67%) RxJava
12 5 (2.67%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.88%) Cloud Native
3 10 (5.35%) Computer Science
3 10 (5.35%) Driving Licence
4 9 (4.81%) Clustering
4 9 (4.81%) User Experience
5 7 (3.74%) Digital Media
5 7 (3.74%) Fintech
6 5 (2.67%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.07%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.07%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.07%) Video\Live Streaming
7 2 (1.07%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.53%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.53%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 30 (16.04%) Unix
2 16 (8.56%) Linux
3 6 (3.21%) Android
3 6 (3.21%) Windows
4 5 (2.67%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.14%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.07%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.53%) CentOS
7 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.53%) VMS
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (48.66%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (25.67%) DevOps
3 44 (23.53%) Mentoring
4 37 (19.79%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (18.72%) OO
6 33 (17.65%) TDD
7 29 (15.51%) OOP
7 29 (15.51%) Scrum
8 27 (14.44%) E-Commerce
9 26 (13.90%) Service Delivery
10 23 (12.30%) Test Automation
11 22 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
12 19 (10.16%) Continuous Delivery
13 18 (9.63%) Case Management
13 18 (9.63%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (8.56%) Software Delivery
15 15 (8.02%) Configuration Management
16 12 (6.42%) Microservices
17 11 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
18 10 (5.35%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 78 (41.71%) Java
2 32 (17.11%) C#
3 28 (14.97%) JavaScript
4 24 (12.83%) SQL
5 21 (11.23%) Python
6 15 (8.02%) C++
7 14 (7.49%) PHP
8 12 (6.42%) C
9 8 (4.28%) Bash Shell
9 8 (4.28%) Shell Script
10 7 (3.74%) Go
10 7 (3.74%) Java 8
11 5 (2.67%) Embedded C
11 5 (2.67%) Ruby
12 4 (2.14%) Embedded C++
13 3 (1.60%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.07%) Apple Swift
14 2 (1.07%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.07%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.53%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 23 (12.30%) Degree
2 8 (4.28%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.21%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.14%) PhD
5 2 (1.07%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (1.07%) CITP
5 2 (1.07%) HND
5 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.07%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.53%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (11.23%) QA
2 2 (1.07%) MISRA
3 1 (0.53%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.53%) DO-178B
System Software
1 13 (6.95%) Docker
2 8 (4.28%) Varnish
3 1 (0.53%) Firmware
3 1 (0.53%) HDFS
3 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (4.81%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (4.81%) Puppet
1 9 (4.81%) ZABBIX
2 2 (1.07%) Ansible
3 1 (0.53%) Graphite
3 1 (0.53%) Kibana
3 1 (0.53%) Nagios
3 1 (0.53%) Salt
3 1 (0.53%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (4.81%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.74%) Oracle
3 5 (2.67%) Google
4 4 (2.14%) IBM
5 2 (1.07%) Cognos
5 2 (1.07%) MuleSoft
5 2 (1.07%) Sybase
6 1 (0.53%) Apigee
6 1 (0.53%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.53%) Mashery
6 1 (0.53%) New Relic
6 1 (0.53%) Perforce
6 1 (0.53%) SAP
6 1 (0.53%) Splunk
6 1 (0.53%) VMware