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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 47 66 53
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 28 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 4.86% 0.94% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.05% 0.95% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 28 5 6
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,600 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,000 £46,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Software Engineer
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
555 525 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 96.35% 98.50% 93.28%
Number of salaries quoted 453 379 265
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Software Engineer Salary Trend in Watford

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Watford region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Watford

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Watford region that cited Software Engineer 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 Software Engineer in their job title.

1 37 (97.37%) Software Engineering
2 32 (84.21%) C
3 30 (78.95%) C++
4 19 (50.00%) Linux
5 18 (47.37%) Computer Science
6 16 (42.11%) Python
7 13 (34.21%) OO
7 13 (34.21%) Embedded C++
7 13 (34.21%) C#
7 13 (34.21%) LabVIEW
8 11 (28.95%) Software Testing
8 11 (28.95%) Embedded Linux
8 11 (28.95%) Security Cleared
8 11 (28.95%) Embedded Software Development
8 11 (28.95%) Java
8 11 (28.95%) Intel
9 10 (26.32%) PhD
9 10 (26.32%) Mathematics
9 10 (26.32%) Physics
9 10 (26.32%) SDLC
10 9 (23.68%) Degree
10 9 (23.68%) Finance
11 8 (21.05%) RDBMS
11 8 (21.05%) AIX
11 8 (21.05%) HPUX
11 8 (21.05%) Oracle
11 8 (21.05%) UNIX
11 8 (21.05%) Shell Script
11 8 (21.05%) Relational Database
11 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Watford region that cited Software Engineer 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 Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) RDBMS
1 8 (21.05%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.53%) Informix
Development Applications
1 13 (34.21%) LabVIEW
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) XML
2 4 (10.53%) HTML
3 3 (7.89%) .NET
4 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (47.37%) Computer Science
2 10 (26.32%) Mathematics
2 10 (26.32%) Physics
3 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.89%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 19 (50.00%) Linux
2 11 (28.95%) Embedded Linux
3 8 (21.05%) UNIX
3 8 (21.05%) AIX
3 8 (21.05%) HPUX
4 2 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (97.37%) Software Engineering
2 13 (34.21%) OO
3 11 (28.95%) Software Testing
3 11 (28.95%) Embedded Software Development
4 10 (26.32%) SDLC
5 3 (7.89%) Time Management
6 1 (2.63%) Validation
6 1 (2.63%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 32 (84.21%) C
2 30 (78.95%) C++
3 16 (42.11%) Python
4 13 (34.21%) Embedded C++
4 13 (34.21%) C#
5 11 (28.95%) Java
6 8 (21.05%) Shell Script
7 4 (10.53%) Perl
8 3 (7.89%) SQL
9 2 (5.26%) Assembly Language
9 2 (5.26%) Embedded C
10 1 (2.63%) VB
10 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
10 1 (2.63%) PHP
10 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) Security Cleared
2 10 (26.32%) PhD
3 9 (23.68%) Degree
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) Intel
2 8 (21.05%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) HP