Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 26 39
Rank change year-on-year +14 +13 -4
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 231 160 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 12.00% 8.24% 6.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.58% 8.87% 6.69%
Number of salaries quoted 182 139 148
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.05% +20.83%
10th Percentile £26,749 £21,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,725 £54,844 £85,000
UK median annual salary £52,925 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.85% - +5.26%

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 1,701 1,803 2,182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 88.36% 92.89% 90.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,379 1,490 1,864
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,349 £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 18 January 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 18 January 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 0 152 £40,000 - 74
West Wales +11 72 £49,039 +44.51% 4
Mid Wales +32 5 £36,000 - 2
North Wales +7 2 £43,750 +118.75% 1
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 122 (52.81%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (45.45%) Java
3 81 (35.06%) Amazon AWS
4 74 (32.03%) OO
5 72 (31.17%) C#
6 68 (29.44%) .NET
7 65 (28.14%) JavaScript
8 64 (27.71%) Mentoring
9 58 (25.11%) Unix
10 50 (21.65%) OOP
11 49 (21.21%) Service Delivery
12 43 (18.61%) HTML
13 41 (17.75%) E-Commerce
13 41 (17.75%) DevOps
14 40 (17.32%) Continuous Improvement
15 37 (16.02%) CSS
16 36 (15.58%) SQL
16 36 (15.58%) Degree
17 34 (14.72%) TDD
17 34 (14.72%) Problem-Solving
18 33 (14.29%) AngularJS
19 31 (13.42%) Scrum
20 28 (12.12%) QA
20 28 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
20 28 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
20 28 (12.12%) Software Delivery
21 27 (11.69%) Python
22 26 (11.26%) Git (software)
23 25 (10.82%) Finance
23 25 (10.82%) ASP.NET

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 20 (8.66%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (3.03%) CMS
3 3 (1.30%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.30%) SAS
3 3 (1.30%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.43%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 81 (35.06%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (7.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.46%) npm
3 8 (3.46%) Serverless
4 5 (2.16%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.73%) GitHub
5 4 (1.73%) SaaS
6 3 (1.30%) PaaS
7 2 (0.87%) Office 365
8 1 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.60%) HTTPS
2 4 (1.73%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.30%) HTTP
4 2 (0.87%) SNMP
4 2 (0.87%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.06%) NoSQL
1 14 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.03%) Cosmos DB
3 6 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.73%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (1.73%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.30%) Big Data
5 3 (1.30%) Couchbase
5 3 (1.30%) Hazelcast
5 3 (1.30%) MySQL
5 3 (1.30%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.87%) HPCC
6 2 (0.87%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.43%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.43%) RavenDB
7 1 (0.43%) Redis
Development Applications
1 26 (11.26%) Git (software)
2 19 (8.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (6.49%) webpack
4 11 (4.76%) Jenkins
5 8 (3.46%) gulp
5 8 (3.46%) JIRA
6 7 (3.03%) Maven
7 6 (2.60%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (2.16%) Selenium
9 4 (1.73%) Babel
10 3 (1.30%) git-flow
10 3 (1.30%) Gradle
10 3 (1.30%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.87%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.87%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.43%) Artifactory
12 1 (0.43%) MSBuild
12 1 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.43%) Pylint
12 1 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 25 (10.82%) Finance
2 18 (7.79%) Marketing
3 15 (6.49%) Games
4 9 (3.90%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.46%) Welsh Language
6 7 (3.03%) Automotive
7 6 (2.60%) Law
8 5 (2.16%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.73%) Back Office
9 4 (1.73%) Electronics
10 3 (1.30%) Advertising
10 3 (1.30%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.87%) Military
11 2 (0.87%) Retail
12 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 122 (52.81%) Software Engineer
2 62 (26.84%) Developer
3 55 (23.81%) Senior Software Engineer
4 26 (11.26%) Java Developer
5 24 (10.39%) Lead Software Engineer
6 23 (9.96%) Architect
7 21 (9.09%) Technical Leader
8 19 (8.23%) Lead Architect
8 19 (8.23%) Technical Architect
9 18 (7.79%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 16 (6.93%) Java Engineer
10 16 (6.93%) Java Software Engineer
10 16 (6.93%) Junior
11 14 (6.06%) Junior Software Engineer
12 13 (5.63%) Applications Engineer
12 13 (5.63%) Applications Support
12 13 (5.63%) Applications Support Engineer
12 13 (5.63%) C# Developer
12 13 (5.63%) Support Engineer
13 11 (4.76%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (29.44%) .NET
2 43 (18.61%) HTML
3 37 (16.02%) CSS
4 33 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 25 (10.82%) ASP.NET
6 24 (10.39%) React
7 23 (9.96%) Web Services
8 20 (8.66%) HTML5
9 16 (6.93%) .NET Core
9 16 (6.93%) XML
10 15 (6.49%) Node.js
11 14 (6.06%) jQuery
11 14 (6.06%) REST
12 13 (5.63%) Sass
13 12 (5.19%) Redux
14 11 (4.76%) Spring
14 11 (4.76%) Vue.js
15 9 (3.90%) Ajax
15 9 (3.90%) JSON
15 9 (3.90%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.66%) Digital Media
3 19 (8.23%) Fintech
4 13 (5.63%) Driving Licence
5 11 (4.76%) User Experience
6 8 (3.46%) Cloud Native
6 8 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.73%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.30%) Animation
9 3 (1.30%) Digital TV
10 2 (0.87%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.87%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.87%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.87%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.43%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.43%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.43%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 58 (25.11%) Unix
2 14 (6.06%) Linux
3 7 (3.03%) Android
4 5 (2.16%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.16%) Mac OS
4 5 (2.16%) Windows
5 2 (0.87%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.87%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.43%) VMS
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (52.81%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (32.03%) OO
3 64 (27.71%) Mentoring
4 50 (21.65%) OOP
5 49 (21.21%) Service Delivery
6 41 (17.75%) DevOps
6 41 (17.75%) E-Commerce
7 40 (17.32%) Continuous Improvement
8 34 (14.72%) Problem-Solving
8 34 (14.72%) TDD
9 31 (13.42%) Scrum
10 28 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (12.12%) Software Delivery
11 24 (10.39%) Computer Science
12 23 (9.96%) Functional Programming
12 23 (9.96%) Technical Leadership
13 21 (9.09%) Front End Development
13 21 (9.09%) SDLC
14 19 (8.23%) Data Security
14 19 (8.23%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 105 (45.45%) Java
2 72 (31.17%) C#
3 65 (28.14%) JavaScript
4 36 (15.58%) SQL
5 27 (11.69%) Python
6 21 (9.09%) C++
7 19 (8.23%) PHP
8 16 (6.93%) TypeScript
9 14 (6.06%) C
10 11 (4.76%) ES6
11 9 (3.90%) Go
12 8 (3.46%) T-SQL
13 6 (2.60%) Java 8
13 6 (2.60%) Objective-C
14 5 (2.16%) VB.NET
15 4 (1.73%) Apple Swift
15 4 (1.73%) Groovy
15 4 (1.73%) Scala
16 3 (1.30%) Clojure
16 3 (1.30%) R
Qualifications
1 36 (15.58%) Degree
2 10 (4.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.60%) HND
3 6 (2.60%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.73%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (12.12%) QA
2 2 (0.87%) ISO 13485
2 2 (0.87%) JTAG
System Software
1 15 (6.49%) Docker
2 7 (3.03%) Firmware
3 2 (0.87%) HDFS
4 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.16%) Kibana
2 3 (1.30%) Ansible
2 3 (1.30%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.87%) Terraform
4 1 (0.43%) Consul
4 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.43%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.43%) Puppet
4 1 (0.43%) Salt
Vendors
1 9 (3.90%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.60%) Google
2 6 (2.60%) Oracle
3 3 (1.30%) SAP
4 2 (0.87%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.43%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.43%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (0.43%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.43%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.43%) Perforce
5 1 (0.43%) VMware