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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 60 53 52
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 7 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.21% 1.33% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.43% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 5
Average salary £40,000 £35,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.67% -5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £32,500 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £35,500 £57,500
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
564 349 367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 97.24% 93.07% 95.08%
Number of salaries quoted 420 269 247
Average salary £45,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.33% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £55,000 £60,000
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
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 24 October 2014.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Watford

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 9 (81.82%) Software Engineering
2 7 (63.64%) Degree
3 6 (54.55%) Finance
3 6 (54.55%) C++
3 6 (54.55%) Oracle
3 6 (54.55%) Linux
3 6 (54.55%) Computer Science
3 6 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (45.45%) Relational Database
4 5 (45.45%) AIX
4 5 (45.45%) HPUX
4 5 (45.45%) UNIX
4 5 (45.45%) RDBMS
4 5 (45.45%) Shell Script
4 5 (45.45%) Banking
5 3 (27.27%) Network Security
6 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Fortinet
6 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
6 2 (18.18%) Network Design
6 2 (18.18%) Firewall
6 2 (18.18%) VMware
6 2 (18.18%) MPLS
6 2 (18.18%) OSPF
6 2 (18.18%) BGP
6 2 (18.18%) CCNP
6 2 (18.18%) CCNA
6 2 (18.18%) HP
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (18.18%) SLA

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Network Security
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) LAN
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
2 2 (18.18%) MPLS
2 2 (18.18%) OSPF
2 2 (18.18%) BGP
3 1 (9.09%) RTP
3 1 (9.09%) HTTP
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) VPN
3 1 (9.09%) HTTPS
3 1 (9.09%) Internet
3 1 (9.09%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) RDBMS
1 5 (45.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
1 1 (9.09%) InstallShield
1 1 (9.09%) CruiseControl
1 1 (9.09%) Subversion
1 1 (9.09%) Maven
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) MFC
1 1 (9.09%) WinForms
1 1 (9.09%) JSON
1 1 (9.09%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Computer Science
1 6 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Streaming Video
2 1 (9.09%) Statistics
2 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) UNIX
2 5 (45.45%) AIX
2 5 (45.45%) HPUX
3 2 (18.18%) Windows
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Android
4 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Software Engineering
2 2 (18.18%) Network Design
2 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Release Management
3 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) Demand Management
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C++
2 5 (45.45%) Shell Script
3 2 (18.18%) C
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) CCNP
2 2 (18.18%) CCNA
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (9.09%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco
2 2 (18.18%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) Fortinet
3 1 (9.09%) Macrovision
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
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