The first table below looks at the demand for Software Engineering skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Watford region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 41 26 26
Rank change year-on-year
-15 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 32 28 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 5.33% 7.89% 10.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.91% 10.26% 12.17%
Number of salaries quoted 32 27 28
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
463 273 304
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 77.17% 76.90% 83.52%
Number of salaries quoted 342 226 191
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -0.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,052
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.12%
Software Engineering
Hertfordshire

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Software Engineering Salary Trend in Watford

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Watford region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Software Engineering Salary Histogram in Watford

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 41 (77.36%) Degree
2 39 (73.58%) Finance
3 37 (69.81%) Linux
4 32 (60.38%) Oracle
5 31 (58.49%) UNIX
5 31 (58.49%) RDBMS
5 31 (58.49%) Banking
5 31 (58.49%) Computer Science
5 31 (58.49%) Relational Database
6 20 (37.74%) C++
7 19 (35.85%) HTML
8 18 (33.96%) Java
8 18 (33.96%) OO
8 18 (33.96%) TDD
9 17 (32.08%) Informix
9 17 (32.08%) JavaScript
10 16 (30.19%) AIX
10 16 (30.19%) HPUX
10 16 (30.19%) Web Services
10 16 (30.19%) Shell Script
10 16 (30.19%) Spring
10 16 (30.19%) Maven
11 15 (28.30%) Hibernate
11 15 (28.30%) JSP
11 15 (28.30%) Struts
11 15 (28.30%) Eclipse
12 14 (26.42%) C
13 13 (24.53%) XML
14 12 (22.64%) SQL
15 10 (18.87%) C#

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.89%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (16.98%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) NFC
2 3 (5.66%) GPRS
2 3 (5.66%) GSM
2 3 (5.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (58.49%) RDBMS
1 31 (58.49%) Relational Database
2 17 (32.08%) Informix
3 10 (18.87%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.89%) DB2
Development Applications
1 16 (30.19%) Maven
2 15 (28.30%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.89%) PhoneGap
3 1 (1.89%) JUnit
3 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (73.58%) Finance
2 31 (58.49%) Banking
3 6 (11.32%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (73.58%) Developer
2 18 (33.96%) Software Engineer
2 18 (33.96%) Programmer
3 16 (30.19%) Java Developer
4 11 (20.75%) Java Programmer
5 10 (18.87%) C++ Developer
6 9 (16.98%) C# Developer
7 6 (11.32%) Software Developer
8 5 (9.43%) C++ Programmer
8 5 (9.43%) C++ Software Developer
9 4 (7.55%) C++ Software Engineer
9 4 (7.55%) C Developer
10 3 (5.66%) Software Programmer
10 3 (5.66%) Java Software Engineer
10 3 (5.66%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 2 (3.77%) C Programmer
11 2 (3.77%) C Software Engineer
11 2 (3.77%) Android Developer
12 1 (1.89%) C# .NET Developer
12 1 (1.89%) Senior Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (35.85%) HTML
2 16 (30.19%) Web Services
2 16 (30.19%) Spring
3 15 (28.30%) JSP
3 15 (28.30%) Struts
3 15 (28.30%) Hibernate
4 13 (24.53%) XML
5 10 (18.87%) .NET
6 9 (16.98%) ASP.NET
7 6 (11.32%) Middleware
8 2 (3.77%) CSS
8 2 (3.77%) J2EE
9 1 (1.89%) XSLT
9 1 (1.89%) XHTML
9 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.89%) Java EE
9 1 (1.89%) JSON
9 1 (1.89%) WCF
9 1 (1.89%) jQuery
9 1 (1.89%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 31 (58.49%) Computer Science
2 6 (11.32%) Smartcard
2 6 (11.32%) Mobile Payment
3 3 (5.66%) EPoS
3 3 (5.66%) EFTPOS
3 3 (5.66%) Firmware
4 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 37 (69.81%) Linux
2 31 (58.49%) UNIX
3 16 (30.19%) AIX
3 16 (30.19%) HPUX
4 2 (3.77%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.96%) OO
1 18 (33.96%) TDD
2 6 (11.32%) Test Scripting
2 6 (11.32%) Validation
3 3 (5.66%) Benchmarking
4 2 (3.77%) Scrum
4 2 (3.77%) Android Development
5 1 (1.89%) Web Development
5 1 (1.89%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.89%) MVC
5 1 (1.89%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 20 (37.74%) C++
2 18 (33.96%) Java
3 17 (32.08%) JavaScript
4 16 (30.19%) Shell Script
5 14 (26.42%) C
6 12 (22.64%) SQL
7 10 (18.87%) C#
8 9 (16.98%) VB.NET
9 6 (11.32%) Embedded C
9 6 (11.32%) Embedded C++
10 3 (5.66%) MATLAB
11 2 (3.77%) Python
11 2 (3.77%) Perl
12 1 (1.89%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 41 (77.36%) Degree
Vendors
1 32 (60.38%) Oracle
2 6 (11.32%) HP
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