Period
to 19 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Developer
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 84 72 105
Rank change year-on-year -12 +33 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 68 160 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.64% 3.86% 2.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.76% 3.94% 2.85%
Number of salaries quoted 63 153 121
Hertfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £32,500 £37,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £70,000 £56,250
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies in Hertfordshire with a recognized job title 2,467 4,059 4,004
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 97.81% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,876 3,212 3,420
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -2.17%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
East of England median annual salary £46,500 £45,070 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.17% +0.15% -

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Hertfordshire

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer in Hertfordshire.

Salary trend for Software Developer in Hertfordshire

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Hertfordshire

Software Developer
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
St Albans +15 30 £52,500 - 2
Bishop's Stortford +10 12 £40,000 -30.43%
Watford +3 5 £62,500 +28.21%
Letchworth -7 5 £41,250 +8.55% 2
Welwyn Garden City +22 3 £65,000 -7.14% 4
Harpenden -5 2 £32,500 -18.75%
Hitchin - 2 £46,250 - 5
Royston - 2 - - 2
Stevenage +4 1 £35,000 +34.62% 1
Software Developer
East of England

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Hertfordshire region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 63 (92.65%) C#
2 52 (76.47%) SQL
2 52 (76.47%) .NET
3 34 (50.00%) Azure
4 33 (48.53%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (47.06%) TDD
6 30 (44.12%) JavaScript
7 28 (41.18%) SQL Server
7 28 (41.18%) Scrum
7 28 (41.18%) Degree
8 27 (39.71%) CSS
9 26 (38.24%) Computer Science
10 25 (36.76%) AWS
10 25 (36.76%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (35.29%) Git (software)
11 24 (35.29%) BDD
11 24 (35.29%) HTML
11 24 (35.29%) MVC
11 24 (35.29%) Computer Science Degree
12 23 (33.82%) Continuous Delivery
12 23 (33.82%) Velocity
13 22 (32.35%) User Experience
14 21 (30.88%) AngularJS
14 21 (30.88%) Product Roadmap
14 21 (30.88%) jQuery
15 20 (29.41%) E-Commerce
15 20 (29.41%) ASP.NET
15 20 (29.41%) SOLID
16 18 (26.47%) B2C
17 16 (23.53%) Twitter Bootstrap

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.41%) Apache
2 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.47%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 34 (50.00%) Azure
2 25 (36.76%) AWS
3 1 (1.47%) Azure Functions
3 1 (1.47%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.47%) GCP
3 1 (1.47%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.47%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) Internet
2 1 (1.47%) HTTP
2 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 12 (17.65%) MongoDB
3 6 (8.82%) Big Data
4 4 (5.88%) MySQL
5 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.47%) BigQuery
6 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.47%) Redis
6 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (35.29%) Git (software)
2 11 (16.18%) NUnit
2 11 (16.18%) Selenium
3 4 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.88%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.41%) Jasmine
4 3 (4.41%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (2.94%) Subversion
6 1 (1.47%) JIRA
6 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 10 (14.71%) Retail
2 6 (8.82%) Finance
3 4 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.41%) Games
4 3 (4.41%) Military
4 3 (4.41%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.94%) Legal
5 2 (2.94%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (76.47%) .NET
2 27 (39.71%) CSS
3 24 (35.29%) HTML
4 23 (33.82%) Velocity
5 21 (30.88%) AngularJS
5 21 (30.88%) jQuery
6 20 (29.41%) ASP.NET
7 16 (23.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 15 (22.06%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (10.29%) Entity Framework
10 6 (8.82%) .NET Framework
10 6 (8.82%) React
11 4 (5.88%) .NET Core
11 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (4.41%) JSON
12 3 (4.41%) REST
12 3 (4.41%) Sass
12 3 (4.41%) Unity DI Container
13 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 2 (2.94%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 22 (32.35%) User Experience
2 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.41%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.94%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.94%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.88%) Android
2 2 (2.94%) Windows
3 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (48.53%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (47.06%) TDD
3 28 (41.18%) Scrum
4 26 (38.24%) Computer Science
5 25 (36.76%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (35.29%) BDD
6 24 (35.29%) MVC
7 23 (33.82%) Continuous Delivery
8 21 (30.88%) Product Roadmap
9 20 (29.41%) E-Commerce
9 20 (29.41%) SOLID
10 18 (26.47%) B2C
11 11 (16.18%) Mobile Development
11 11 (16.18%) Software Engineering
12 8 (11.76%) OOP
13 5 (7.35%) CRM
13 5 (7.35%) Microservices
13 5 (7.35%) OO
14 4 (5.88%) DevOps
14 4 (5.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 63 (92.65%) C#
2 52 (76.47%) SQL
3 30 (44.12%) JavaScript
4 8 (11.76%) Java
4 8 (11.76%) Python
5 7 (10.29%) Kotlin
5 7 (10.29%) T-SQL
6 6 (8.82%) Clojure
6 6 (8.82%) F#
6 6 (8.82%) Haskell
6 6 (8.82%) Scala
6 6 (8.82%) VB
7 4 (5.88%) PHP
7 4 (5.88%) TypeScript
8 3 (4.41%) C++
8 3 (4.41%) Erlang
8 3 (4.41%) Go
8 3 (4.41%) OCaml
8 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.41%) Rust
Qualifications
1 28 (41.18%) Degree
2 24 (35.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.47%) MBCS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) Grafana
1 1 (1.47%) Graphite
Vendors
1 12 (17.65%) Xamarin
2 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.41%) Oracle
4 1 (1.47%) Google
4 1 (1.47%) WooCommerce