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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 61 28 61
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 10 33 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.87% 9.12% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 9.68% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 9 33 4
Average salary £34,000 £40,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% -23.80%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,731
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.97%
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
525 341 354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 98.13% 94.20% 97.25%
Number of salaries quoted 379 260 229
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £58,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 2014.

Programmer Salary Histogram in Watford

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 37 (84.09%) UNIX
2 35 (79.55%) Linux
3 31 (70.45%) Finance
4 28 (63.64%) Oracle
5 22 (50.00%) SQL
6 21 (47.73%) C
7 20 (45.45%) XML
8 19 (43.18%) Informix
9 17 (38.64%) Degree
10 16 (36.36%) Shell Script
10 16 (36.36%) HTML
11 15 (34.09%) Java
11 15 (34.09%) Perl
12 14 (31.82%) C++
13 13 (29.55%) RDBMS
13 13 (29.55%) Relational Database
14 12 (27.27%) Spring
14 12 (27.27%) Hibernate
15 11 (25.00%) Eclipse
15 11 (25.00%) Python
15 11 (25.00%) JavaScript
15 11 (25.00%) Banking
15 11 (25.00%) Computer Science
16 9 (20.45%) Web Services
17 8 (18.18%) Perforce
17 8 (18.18%) JSP
17 8 (18.18%) AIX
18 7 (15.91%) HPUX
18 7 (15.91%) JBoss
18 7 (15.91%) J2EE

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 7 (15.91%) Tomcat
1 7 (15.91%) Tuxedo
2 6 (13.64%) CMS
3 3 (6.82%) Liferay
4 2 (4.55%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.27%) IIS
5 1 (2.27%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (13.64%) MS Office
2 3 (6.82%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (43.18%) Informix
2 13 (29.55%) RDBMS
2 13 (29.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.27%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 7 (15.91%) JUnit
3 4 (9.09%) Maven
4 1 (2.27%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 1 (2.27%) Subversion
General
1 31 (70.45%) Finance
2 11 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (45.45%) XML
2 16 (36.36%) HTML
3 12 (27.27%) Hibernate
3 12 (27.27%) Spring
4 9 (20.45%) Web Services
5 8 (18.18%) JSP
6 7 (15.91%) J2EE
6 7 (15.91%) CSS
7 6 (13.64%) Struts
8 3 (6.82%) Spring Security
8 3 (6.82%) Spring Web Flow
8 3 (6.82%) jQuery
9 1 (2.27%) Apache Wicket
9 1 (2.27%) JSTL
9 1 (2.27%) XHTML
9 1 (2.27%) JMS
9 1 (2.27%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 37 (84.09%) UNIX
2 35 (79.55%) Linux
3 8 (18.18%) AIX
4 7 (15.91%) HPUX
5 1 (2.27%) Solaris
5 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.91%) TDD
2 6 (13.64%) Integration Testing
3 5 (11.36%) Software Engineering
4 4 (9.09%) OO
5 3 (6.82%) Web Design
6 1 (2.27%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.27%) RAD
6 1 (2.27%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.27%) MVC
6 1 (2.27%) Web Development
6 1 (2.27%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (50.00%) SQL
2 21 (47.73%) C
3 16 (36.36%) Shell Script
4 15 (34.09%) Perl
4 15 (34.09%) Java
5 14 (31.82%) C++
6 11 (25.00%) Python
6 11 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 6 (13.64%) C#
7 6 (13.64%) T-SQL
7 6 (13.64%) VB
7 6 (13.64%) VBA
8 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (38.64%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 28 (63.64%) Oracle
2 8 (18.18%) Perforce
3 7 (15.91%) JBoss
4 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.27%) Sun
5 1 (2.27%) IBM