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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 66 46 59
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 6 13 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.15% 3.19% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 3.25% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 6 13 8
Average salary £34,500 £40,000 £42,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.75% -6.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £37,500 £36,400
10% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £45,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
497 400 458
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 95.03% 98.28% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 363 305 353
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 £27,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 13 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (53.85%) Degree
2 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (53.85%) C++
2 7 (53.85%) Oracle
3 6 (46.15%) RDBMS
3 6 (46.15%) Shell Script
3 6 (46.15%) UNIX
3 6 (46.15%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) AIX
3 6 (46.15%) HPUX
3 6 (46.15%) Linux
3 6 (46.15%) Relational Database
3 6 (46.15%) Computer Science
3 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 6 (46.15%) Banking
4 5 (38.46%) C#
4 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 5 (38.46%) .NET
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
5 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
5 4 (30.77%) XML
5 4 (30.77%) VB.NET
5 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
5 4 (30.77%) WPF
6 3 (23.08%) C
7 2 (15.38%) LAN
7 2 (15.38%) WAN
7 2 (15.38%) SLA
7 2 (15.38%) Cisco

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) LAN
1 2 (15.38%) WAN
1 2 (15.38%) MPLS
1 2 (15.38%) OSPF
1 2 (15.38%) BGP
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
1 2 (15.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) RDBMS
1 6 (46.15%) Relational Database
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
1 6 (46.15%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
2 4 (30.77%) XML
2 4 (30.77%) WPF
3 1 (7.69%) WinForms
3 1 (7.69%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (46.15%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) UNIX
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
1 6 (46.15%) AIX
1 6 (46.15%) HPUX
1 6 (46.15%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (15.38%) Network Design
2 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) Demand Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C++
2 6 (46.15%) Shell Script
3 5 (38.46%) C#
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) VB.NET
5 3 (23.08%) C
6 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) CCNP
2 2 (15.38%) CCNA
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Fortinet
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
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