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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 52 36 43
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 13 34 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.65% 5.57% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.67% 5.83% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 13 34 4
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
486 583 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 98.98% 95.57% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 356 450 222
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 29 May 2015.

Programmer Salary Histogram in Watford

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 22 (62.86%) UNIX
1 22 (62.86%) Linux
1 22 (62.86%) Finance
2 14 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 14 (40.00%) Banking
2 14 (40.00%) C
2 14 (40.00%) C++
2 14 (40.00%) SQL
3 12 (34.29%) Java
4 11 (31.43%) RDBMS
4 11 (31.43%) Relational Database
5 10 (28.57%) Unit Testing
5 10 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 10 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 10 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 10 (28.57%) Windows
6 9 (25.71%) C#
6 9 (25.71%) .NET
6 9 (25.71%) J2EE
7 8 (22.86%) Oracle
7 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
7 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET
7 8 (22.86%) XML
7 8 (22.86%) TDD
8 7 (20.00%) Web Services
8 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 7 (20.00%) .NET Framework
8 7 (20.00%) WPF
8 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (17.14%) Enterprise Software

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (11.43%) Tomcat
2 3 (8.57%) Tuxedo
3 2 (5.71%) JBoss
4 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.86%) Liferay
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (31.43%) RDBMS
1 11 (31.43%) Relational Database
2 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.86%) Informix
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Maven
2 1 (2.86%) JUnit
2 1 (2.86%) CruiseControl
2 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.86%) PowerBuilder
General
1 22 (62.86%) Finance
2 14 (40.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.71%) .NET
1 9 (25.71%) J2EE
2 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET
2 8 (22.86%) XML
3 7 (20.00%) Web Services
3 7 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 7 (20.00%) WPF
4 6 (17.14%) Spring
4 6 (17.14%) Hibernate
5 3 (8.57%) J2SE
5 3 (8.57%) XSL
5 3 (8.57%) JSP
5 3 (8.57%) HTML
5 3 (8.57%) XML Schema
5 3 (8.57%) Spring Web Flow
6 2 (5.71%) GWT
6 2 (5.71%) Java EE
7 1 (2.86%) CSS
7 1 (2.86%) Ajax
7 1 (2.86%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (17.14%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (8.57%) Derivative
4 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (62.86%) UNIX
1 22 (62.86%) Linux
2 10 (28.57%) Windows
3 1 (2.86%) AIX
3 1 (2.86%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Unit Testing
1 10 (28.57%) Test Scripting
1 10 (28.57%) Software Engineering
1 10 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 8 (22.86%) TDD
3 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.57%) Web Development
5 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
5 2 (5.71%) SDLC
6 1 (2.86%) ITIL
6 1 (2.86%) Web Design
6 1 (2.86%) SOA
6 1 (2.86%) MVC
6 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) Shell Script
1 14 (40.00%) C
1 14 (40.00%) C++
1 14 (40.00%) SQL
2 12 (34.29%) Java
3 9 (25.71%) C#
4 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (17.14%) VB
5 6 (17.14%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 3 (8.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Oracle
2 1 (2.86%) Sybase
2 1 (2.86%) Perforce