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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 58 64 34
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Programmer 18 13 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 3.25% 2.22% 6.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.33% 2.29% 7.21%
Number of salaries quoted 18 13 22
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 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
541 567 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 97.65% 96.76% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 413 410 230
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £53,500 £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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 26 (63.41%) UNIX
1 26 (63.41%) Linux
1 26 (63.41%) Finance
2 18 (43.90%) Shell Script
2 18 (43.90%) C
2 18 (43.90%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (41.46%) SQL
4 16 (39.02%) Oracle
4 16 (39.02%) Software Engineering
5 15 (36.59%) Degree
6 14 (34.15%) Relational Database
6 14 (34.15%) XML
6 14 (34.15%) RDBMS
7 13 (31.71%) Banking
8 12 (29.27%) C#
9 11 (26.83%) Java
9 11 (26.83%) AIX
9 11 (26.83%) HPUX
9 11 (26.83%) Computer Science
10 10 (24.39%) Windows
10 10 (24.39%) Web Services
11 9 (21.95%) Informix
11 9 (21.95%) Python
11 9 (21.95%) HTML
11 9 (21.95%) .NET
11 9 (21.95%) J2EE
12 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET
12 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
12 8 (19.51%) Perl
12 8 (19.51%) TDD

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (9.76%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.88%) JBoss
3 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.44%) Tuxedo
3 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.44%) Liferay
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (34.15%) RDBMS
1 14 (34.15%) Relational Database
2 9 (21.95%) Informix
3 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Maven
2 3 (7.32%) Xcode
3 1 (2.44%) CruiseControl
3 1 (2.44%) JUnit
3 1 (2.44%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.44%) PowerBuilder
General
1 26 (63.41%) Finance
2 13 (31.71%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (34.15%) XML
2 10 (24.39%) Web Services
3 9 (21.95%) HTML
3 9 (21.95%) .NET
3 9 (21.95%) J2EE
4 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET
5 7 (17.07%) .NET Framework
5 7 (17.07%) WPF
6 6 (14.63%) Hibernate
6 6 (14.63%) Spring
7 3 (7.32%) JSP
7 3 (7.32%) XSL
7 3 (7.32%) J2SE
7 3 (7.32%) XML Schema
7 3 (7.32%) Spring Web Flow
8 2 (4.88%) GWT
8 2 (4.88%) Java EE
9 1 (2.44%) Spring Security
9 1 (2.44%) Ajax
9 1 (2.44%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (43.90%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (26.83%) Computer Science
3 6 (14.63%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (7.32%) User Experience
4 3 (7.32%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 26 (63.41%) UNIX
1 26 (63.41%) Linux
2 11 (26.83%) AIX
2 11 (26.83%) HPUX
3 10 (24.39%) Windows
4 3 (7.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Software Engineering
2 8 (19.51%) TDD
3 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (7.32%) iOS Development
4 3 (7.32%) Web Development
4 3 (7.32%) Unit Testing
4 3 (7.32%) Test Scripting
4 3 (7.32%) Regression Testing
5 2 (4.88%) SDLC
5 2 (4.88%) Waterfall
6 1 (2.44%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.44%) MVC
6 1 (2.44%) Web Design
6 1 (2.44%) ITIL
6 1 (2.44%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 18 (43.90%) C
1 18 (43.90%) Shell Script
2 17 (41.46%) SQL
3 12 (29.27%) C#
4 11 (26.83%) Java
5 9 (21.95%) Python
6 8 (19.51%) Perl
7 7 (17.07%) JavaScript
7 7 (17.07%) C++
8 6 (14.63%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 6 (14.63%) VB
9 3 (7.32%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 15 (36.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 16 (39.02%) Oracle
2 2 (4.88%) HP
3 1 (2.44%) Perforce
3 1 (2.44%) Sybase
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