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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 44 37 61
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 22 32 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 4.36% 6.23% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.44% 6.44% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 21 32 3
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
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
495 497 393
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 98.02% 96.69% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 384 382 318
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Programmer across the Watford region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Programmer Salary Histogram in Watford

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 21 (72.41%) UNIX
1 21 (72.41%) Linux
2 19 (65.52%) Finance
3 15 (51.72%) Shell Script
3 15 (51.72%) C++
4 14 (48.28%) C
5 13 (44.83%) Banking
6 12 (41.38%) RDBMS
6 12 (41.38%) Relational Database
7 10 (34.48%) Unit Testing
7 10 (34.48%) Test Scripting
7 10 (34.48%) Regression Testing
7 10 (34.48%) Java
8 9 (31.03%) SQL
9 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (24.14%) J2EE
10 7 (24.14%) Oracle
11 6 (20.69%) XML
11 6 (20.69%) Hibernate
11 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
11 6 (20.69%) TDD
11 6 (20.69%) Spring
12 5 (17.24%) Web Services
12 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
13 4 (13.79%) Windows
13 4 (13.79%) Tomcat
13 4 (13.79%) Degree
14 3 (10.34%) .NET Framework
14 3 (10.34%) WPF
14 3 (10.34%) Spring Web Flow

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.79%) Tomcat
2 3 (10.34%) Tuxedo
3 2 (6.90%) JBoss
4 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.45%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Google Apps
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (41.38%) RDBMS
1 12 (41.38%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) Informix
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Maven
2 1 (3.45%) JUnit
2 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.45%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (3.45%) CruiseControl
General
1 19 (65.52%) Finance
2 13 (44.83%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) J2EE
2 6 (20.69%) XML
2 6 (20.69%) Hibernate
2 6 (20.69%) Spring
3 5 (17.24%) Web Services
4 3 (10.34%) JSP
4 3 (10.34%) HTML
4 3 (10.34%) .NET
4 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
4 3 (10.34%) .NET Framework
4 3 (10.34%) WPF
4 3 (10.34%) Spring Web Flow
5 2 (6.90%) GWT
5 2 (6.90%) Java EE
6 1 (3.45%) Ajax
6 1 (3.45%) XSL
6 1 (3.45%) J2SE
6 1 (3.45%) XML Schema
6 1 (3.45%) COM
6 1 (3.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) iSeries
4 1 (3.45%) Derivative
4 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 21 (72.41%) UNIX
1 21 (72.41%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) Windows
3 2 (6.90%) AIX
3 2 (6.90%) HPUX
4 1 (3.45%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Regression Testing
1 10 (34.48%) Unit Testing
1 10 (34.48%) Test Scripting
2 6 (20.69%) TDD
2 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
3 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
3 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.45%) Web Development
4 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.45%) MVC
4 1 (3.45%) Web Design
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL
4 1 (3.45%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) C++
1 15 (51.72%) Shell Script
2 14 (48.28%) C
3 10 (34.48%) Java
4 9 (31.03%) SQL
5 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
6 3 (10.34%) C#
6 3 (10.34%) Python
7 2 (6.90%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 2 (6.90%) VB
8 1 (3.45%) RPG
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) Sybase
2 1 (3.45%) IBM
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Perforce
2 1 (3.45%) Google