Period
to 6 May 2021

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 6 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > Wales
6 months to
6 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 33 24 14
Rank change year-on-year -9 -10 +19
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 68 146 202
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 5.58% 8.88% 11.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.14% 9.84% 12.63%
Number of salaries quoted 65 124 170
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £26,749
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
75th Percentile £60,700 £51,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 1,108 1,484 1,600
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 90.97% 90.21% 92.70%
Number of salaries quoted 826 1,285 1,350
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £33,125 £33,750 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,305 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.25% +6.25% +0.63%
75th Percentile £55,000 £50,000 £50,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 6 May 2021.

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 6 May 2021. 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 +3 64 £47,500 +5.56% 33
West Wales -22 3 £38,000 -24.00% 2
North Wales +3 1 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 6 May 2021, 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 30 (44.12%) .NET
2 26 (38.24%) C#
2 26 (38.24%) JavaScript
3 25 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (29.41%) Azure
5 15 (22.06%) SQL
6 12 (17.65%) PHP
6 12 (17.65%) Python
6 12 (17.65%) Relational Database
6 12 (17.65%) React
7 11 (16.18%) DevOps
7 11 (16.18%) Vue.js
7 11 (16.18%) MySQL
7 11 (16.18%) AWS
8 10 (14.71%) Degree
9 9 (13.24%) C++
9 9 (13.24%) HTML
9 9 (13.24%) Java
9 9 (13.24%) Scrum
9 9 (13.24%) Docker
9 9 (13.24%) Mobile App
9 9 (13.24%) Mobile Development
10 8 (11.76%) AngularJS
10 8 (11.76%) E-Commerce
10 8 (11.76%) Git (software)
11 7 (10.29%) Software Testing
11 7 (10.29%) .NET Core
12 6 (8.82%) Analytics
12 6 (8.82%) Laravel
12 6 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement

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 2 (2.94%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.47%) Apache
2 1 (1.47%) Apache Airflow
2 1 (1.47%) Confluence
2 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 20 (29.41%) Azure
2 11 (16.18%) AWS
3 2 (2.94%) GCP
4 1 (1.47%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.47%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.47%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) HTTP
1 2 (2.94%) Internet
1 2 (2.94%) VoIP
2 1 (1.47%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.65%) Relational Database
2 11 (16.18%) MySQL
3 5 (7.35%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.41%) Big Data
4 3 (4.41%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.41%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.41%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.41%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.47%) Amazon Athena
5 1 (1.47%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.47%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.47%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.47%) Delta Lake
5 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.47%) Parquet
5 1 (1.47%) Power BI
5 1 (1.47%) Spark SQL
5 1 (1.47%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 8 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.82%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.35%) Artifactory
4 4 (5.88%) GitLab
4 4 (5.88%) Rational Quality Manager
4 4 (5.88%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.41%) JIRA
6 2 (2.94%) Rational Team Concert
6 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.47%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.47%) Cypress.io
7 1 (1.47%) JUnit
7 1 (1.47%) Maven
7 1 (1.47%) Mockito
7 1 (1.47%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.47%) webpack
General
1 5 (7.35%) Games
1 5 (7.35%) Marketing
1 5 (7.35%) Retail
2 4 (5.88%) Avionics
3 3 (4.41%) Finance
4 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.47%) Law
5 1 (1.47%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.47%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 34 (50.00%) Developer
2 22 (32.35%) Software Engineer
3 14 (20.59%) Senior Developer
4 7 (10.29%) .NET Developer
4 7 (10.29%) C# Developer
4 7 (10.29%) Software Developer
5 5 (7.35%) Mobile Developer
5 5 (7.35%) Senior .NET Developer
5 5 (7.35%) Senior C# Developer
6 4 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Principal Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Principal Software Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Digital Marketing Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Django Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Junior
7 3 (4.41%) Marketing Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Python Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Architect
8 2 (2.94%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (44.12%) .NET
2 12 (17.65%) React
3 11 (16.18%) Vue.js
4 9 (13.24%) HTML
5 8 (11.76%) AngularJS
6 7 (10.29%) .NET Core
7 6 (8.82%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (8.82%) Laravel
8 5 (7.35%) Django
8 5 (7.35%) Node.js
9 4 (5.88%) CSS
9 4 (5.88%) REST
9 4 (5.88%) Spring
9 4 (5.88%) Web Services
10 3 (4.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 3 (4.41%) STL
11 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET
11 2 (2.94%) Flask
11 2 (2.94%) jQuery
11 2 (2.94%) Pyramid
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.88%) Algorithms
3 3 (4.41%) User Experience
4 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.41%) Windows
1 3 (4.41%) Windows 10
2 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (1.47%) Linux
3 1 (1.47%) Unix
3 1 (1.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (16.18%) DevOps
3 9 (13.24%) Mobile Development
3 9 (13.24%) Scrum
4 8 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 7 (10.29%) Software Testing
6 6 (8.82%) Analytics
6 6 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (8.82%) Software Delivery
7 5 (7.35%) Computer Science
7 5 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (7.35%) Mentoring
8 4 (5.88%) Conflict Resolution
8 4 (5.88%) Data Science
8 4 (5.88%) Microservices
8 4 (5.88%) Natural Language Processing
8 4 (5.88%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 4 (5.88%) Software Licensing
8 4 (5.88%) Test Automation
8 4 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 26 (38.24%) C#
1 26 (38.24%) JavaScript
2 15 (22.06%) SQL
3 12 (17.65%) PHP
3 12 (17.65%) Python
4 9 (13.24%) C++
4 9 (13.24%) Java
5 5 (7.35%) PHP 7
6 4 (5.88%) C
6 4 (5.88%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.94%) Groovy
7 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.47%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.47%) ES6
8 1 (1.47%) Java 8
8 1 (1.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (14.71%) Degree
2 1 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.47%) Numerate Degree
2 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) JTAG
2 1 (1.47%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 9 (13.24%) Docker
2 4 (5.88%) Firmware
2 4 (5.88%) vSphere
3 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) Ansible
1 3 (4.41%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (5.88%) Dell
1 4 (5.88%) VMware
2 1 (1.47%) Google
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.47%) Pega