The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 45 60 28
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 29 10 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 4.99% 1.87% 9.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.16% 1.90% 9.68%
Number of salaries quoted 29 9 33
Average salary £40,000 £34,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Programmer
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
562 525 341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 96.73% 98.13% 94.20%
Number of salaries quoted 456 379 260
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Programmer in the job title across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Programmer
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Programmer across the Watford region.

Programmer Salary Trend in Watford

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Watford region that cited Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Programmer in their job title.

1 31 (75.61%) Finance
2 29 (70.73%) UNIX
2 29 (70.73%) Linux
3 27 (65.85%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (63.41%) Shell Script
4 26 (63.41%) C
5 21 (51.22%) Oracle
5 21 (51.22%) Degree
6 18 (43.90%) Computer Science
6 18 (43.90%) XML
6 18 (43.90%) RDBMS
6 18 (43.90%) AIX
6 18 (43.90%) HPUX
6 18 (43.90%) Relational Database
7 16 (39.02%) SQL
7 16 (39.02%) Software Engineering
8 15 (36.59%) Banking
8 15 (36.59%) HTML
8 15 (36.59%) Perl
8 15 (36.59%) Informix
8 15 (36.59%) Python
9 12 (29.27%) C#
10 9 (21.95%) .NET
10 9 (21.95%) Windows
11 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
11 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET
12 7 (17.07%) .NET Framework
12 7 (17.07%) WPF
13 6 (14.63%) Web Services
13 6 (14.63%) VB

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Watford region that cited Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (43.90%) RDBMS
1 18 (43.90%) Relational Database
2 15 (36.59%) Informix
3 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Xcode
1 3 (7.32%) Maven
General
1 31 (75.61%) Finance
2 15 (36.59%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (43.90%) XML
2 15 (36.59%) HTML
3 9 (21.95%) .NET
4 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET
5 7 (17.07%) .NET Framework
5 7 (17.07%) WPF
6 6 (14.63%) Web Services
7 3 (7.32%) J2EE
7 3 (7.32%) XSL
7 3 (7.32%) J2SE
7 3 (7.32%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 27 (65.85%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (43.90%) Computer Science
3 6 (14.63%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (7.32%) User Experience
4 3 (7.32%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 29 (70.73%) UNIX
1 29 (70.73%) Linux
2 18 (43.90%) AIX
2 18 (43.90%) HPUX
3 9 (21.95%) Windows
4 3 (7.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Software Engineering
2 3 (7.32%) Web Development
2 3 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (7.32%) iOS Development
2 3 (7.32%) TDD
3 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (4.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 26 (63.41%) C
1 26 (63.41%) Shell Script
2 16 (39.02%) SQL
3 15 (36.59%) Python
3 15 (36.59%) Perl
4 12 (29.27%) C#
5 6 (14.63%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 6 (14.63%) VB
6 3 (7.32%) C++
6 3 (7.32%) Java
6 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.32%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 21 (51.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 21 (51.22%) Oracle
2 2 (4.88%) HP