The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 27 41 45
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 32 28 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 5.91% 5.24% 5.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.10% 6.59% 6.29%
Number of salaries quoted 32 24 30
Average salary £44,250 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.62% -
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Software Engineering
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
451 425 477
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 83.36% 79.59% 82.81%
Number of salaries quoted 373 309 370
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £34,066 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 30 April 2016.

Software Engineering Salary Histogram in Watford

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 38 (73.08%) C++
2 31 (59.62%) C
3 23 (44.23%) Degree
4 21 (40.38%) Computer Science
5 19 (36.54%) Linux
6 17 (32.69%) Embedded C++
7 16 (30.77%) Java
8 15 (28.85%) OO
9 14 (26.92%) JavaScript
10 12 (23.08%) C#
10 12 (23.08%) Scrum
10 12 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (23.08%) RESTful
11 11 (21.15%) Git (software)
11 11 (21.15%) OOP
12 10 (19.23%) Python
12 10 (19.23%) PhD
12 10 (19.23%) LabVIEW
12 10 (19.23%) SDLC
12 10 (19.23%) Embedded Linux
12 10 (19.23%) Mathematics
12 10 (19.23%) Physics
13 9 (17.31%) Software Testing
13 9 (17.31%) Embedded Software Development
14 8 (15.38%) Android Development
14 8 (15.38%) iOS Development
14 8 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
14 8 (15.38%) Apple iOS
14 8 (15.38%) Scala
14 8 (15.38%) JPA

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 3 (5.77%) Node.js
2 1 (1.92%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) MS Access
3 4 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.77%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (21.15%) Git (software)
2 10 (19.23%) LabVIEW
3 8 (15.38%) Maven
3 8 (15.38%) Subversion
4 3 (5.77%) Bitbucket
5 2 (3.85%) gulp
6 1 (1.92%) JBehave
6 1 (1.92%) JUnit
6 1 (1.92%) Selenium
6 1 (1.92%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (13.46%) Electronics
2 4 (7.69%) Banking
2 4 (7.69%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Military
Job Titles
1 28 (53.85%) Software Engineer
2 20 (38.46%) C++ Software Engineer
3 18 (34.62%) Developer
4 12 (23.08%) Software Developer
5 11 (21.15%) C Software Engineer
5 11 (21.15%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 11 (21.15%) JavaScript Developer
6 10 (19.23%) Java Developer
7 9 (17.31%) Agile Developer
7 9 (17.31%) Agile Java Developer
7 9 (17.31%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 9 (17.31%) Embedded Engineer
7 9 (17.31%) Java Software Developer
8 7 (13.46%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 7 (13.46%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 4 (7.69%) Android Software Engineer
9 4 (7.69%) Consultant
9 4 (7.69%) Embedded Linux Engineer
9 4 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.08%) RESTful
2 8 (15.38%) Hibernate
2 8 (15.38%) JPA
2 8 (15.38%) Spring
3 6 (11.54%) HTML
4 5 (9.62%) Web Services
5 4 (7.69%) Classic ASP
5 4 (7.69%) CSS
5 4 (7.69%) HTML5
5 4 (7.69%) JFC
6 3 (5.77%) AngularJS
6 3 (5.77%) CSS3
6 3 (5.77%) jQuery
7 2 (3.85%) .NET
7 2 (3.85%) Backbone.js
7 2 (3.85%) lodash
7 2 (3.85%) React
7 2 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.92%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 21 (40.38%) Computer Science
2 10 (19.23%) Mathematics
2 10 (19.23%) Physics
3 8 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (5.77%) Algorithms
4 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.77%) Fintech
5 1 (1.92%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.92%) NHS
5 1 (1.92%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 19 (36.54%) Linux
2 10 (19.23%) Embedded Linux
3 8 (15.38%) Android
3 8 (15.38%) Apple iOS
4 7 (13.46%) Unix
5 3 (5.77%) AIX
5 3 (5.77%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) OO
2 12 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (23.08%) Scrum
3 11 (21.15%) OOP
4 10 (19.23%) SDLC
5 9 (17.31%) Embedded Software Development
5 9 (17.31%) Software Testing
6 8 (15.38%) Android Development
6 8 (15.38%) iOS Development
6 8 (15.38%) Test Scripting
7 7 (13.46%) Automated Testing
7 7 (13.46%) Line Management
7 7 (13.46%) Project Management
8 4 (7.69%) Web Design
9 2 (3.85%) Unit Testing
10 1 (1.92%) BDD
10 1 (1.92%) Performance Monitoring
10 1 (1.92%) QA Automation
10 1 (1.92%) TDD
10 1 (1.92%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 38 (73.08%) C++
2 31 (59.62%) C
3 17 (32.69%) Embedded C++
4 16 (30.77%) Java
5 14 (26.92%) JavaScript
6 12 (23.08%) C#
7 10 (19.23%) Python
8 8 (15.38%) Embedded C
8 8 (15.38%) Scala
9 5 (9.62%) VBA
10 4 (7.69%) VB
11 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
12 2 (3.85%) VB.NET
13 1 (1.92%) Ruby
13 1 (1.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (44.23%) Degree
2 10 (19.23%) PhD
3 2 (3.85%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) HL7
1 1 (1.92%) QA
1 1 (1.92%) SDET
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) Apple
2 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.77%) Oracle
4 2 (3.85%) Intel
5 1 (1.92%) HP