Period
to 13 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

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

Developer
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 271 363 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 28.35% 38.49% 21.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.11% 40.02% 22.48%
Number of salaries quoted 229 331 243
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £66,250
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford. 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
Watford
Permanent vacancies in Watford with a recognized job title 931 907 974
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.38% 96.18% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 767 766 833
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £26,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £67,500 £75,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Watford

Developer
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Salary trend for Developer in Watford

Developer
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Watford over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Developer in Watford

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 Watford region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 159 (58.67%) C#
2 154 (56.83%) SQL
3 127 (46.86%) .NET
4 124 (45.76%) JavaScript
5 123 (45.39%) Agile Software Development
6 105 (38.75%) SQL Server
7 100 (36.90%) MVC
8 81 (29.89%) T-SQL
9 77 (28.41%) HTML
10 74 (27.31%) Java
11 71 (26.20%) Web Services
12 70 (25.83%) ASP.NET
12 70 (25.83%) CSS
13 69 (25.46%) TDD
14 59 (21.77%) Migration
14 59 (21.77%) Microsoft
14 59 (21.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 57 (21.03%) XML
16 55 (20.30%) Software Engineering
16 55 (20.30%) AngularJS
17 49 (18.08%) Problem-Solving
18 48 (17.71%) PL/SQL
19 47 (17.34%) Git (software)
20 46 (16.97%) Oracle
21 45 (16.61%) Data Migration
21 45 (16.61%) BDD
21 45 (16.61%) Scaled Agile Framework
22 41 (15.13%) Computer Science
23 40 (14.76%) OOP
24 38 (14.02%) Test Automation

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 22 (8.12%) Tomcat
2 18 (6.64%) WebSphere
3 10 (3.69%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.21%) Apache
4 6 (2.21%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (2.21%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.85%) Umbraco
6 4 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.11%) IIS
7 3 (1.11%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.74%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.74%) CMS
8 2 (0.74%) Commerce Server
8 2 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.74%) JBoss
8 2 (0.74%) WordPress
9 1 (0.37%) Confluence
9 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.95%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.74%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.74%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.37%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 15 (5.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.74%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 32 (11.81%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (8.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.21%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (1.85%) SaaS
5 1 (0.37%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.85%) SSL
2 3 (1.11%) DNS
2 3 (1.11%) Firewall
2 3 (1.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (38.75%) SQL Server
2 59 (21.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 31 (11.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (9.96%) PostgreSQL
5 23 (8.49%) Relational Database
6 21 (7.75%) SQL Server 2016
7 19 (7.01%) MS Access
8 17 (6.27%) NoSQL
9 14 (5.17%) Crystal Reports
9 14 (5.17%) MongoDB
9 14 (5.17%) Power BI
9 14 (5.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (4.06%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (2.58%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.85%) MySQL
13 3 (1.11%) Oracle Database
13 3 (1.11%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (1.11%) SAP Data Services
14 2 (0.74%) DB2
Development Applications
1 47 (17.34%) Git (software)
2 34 (12.55%) JIRA
3 20 (7.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (7.01%) Jenkins
4 19 (7.01%) Subversion
5 14 (5.17%) Eclipse
6 13 (4.80%) Rational Team Concert
7 8 (2.95%) gulp
7 8 (2.95%) Visual Studio
8 7 (2.58%) Maven
9 6 (2.21%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.48%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (1.48%) LabVIEW
10 4 (1.48%) PostCSS
10 4 (1.48%) WebDriver
10 4 (1.48%) webpack
11 3 (1.11%) JBehave
12 2 (0.74%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.74%) ProC
12 2 (0.74%) SpecFlow
General
1 22 (8.12%) Finance
2 13 (4.80%) Retail
3 5 (1.85%) Marketing
4 4 (1.48%) Automotive
4 4 (1.48%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.74%) Games
7 1 (0.37%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (46.86%) .NET
2 77 (28.41%) HTML
3 71 (26.20%) Web Services
4 70 (25.83%) ASP.NET
4 70 (25.83%) CSS
5 57 (21.03%) XML
6 55 (20.30%) AngularJS
7 36 (13.28%) jQuery
8 34 (12.55%) Spring
9 33 (12.18%) RESTful
10 31 (11.44%) HTML5
11 26 (9.59%) React
12 25 (9.23%) J2EE
13 24 (8.86%) .NET Framework
14 21 (7.75%) .NET Core
14 21 (7.75%) JSON
15 20 (7.38%) REST
16 19 (7.01%) Angular 2
16 19 (7.01%) Entity Framework
17 18 (6.64%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 38 (14.02%) Greenfield Project
2 28 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (9.96%) Reference Data
4 25 (9.23%) User Experience
5 16 (5.90%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (4.06%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.48%) Acoustics
7 4 (1.48%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (1.48%) Fintech
7 4 (1.48%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.11%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.74%) NHS
10 1 (0.37%) Blog
10 1 (0.37%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.37%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.12%) Linux
2 18 (6.64%) Windows
3 6 (2.21%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.74%) Unix
5 1 (0.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (45.39%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (36.90%) MVC
3 69 (25.46%) TDD
4 59 (21.77%) Migration
5 55 (20.30%) Software Engineering
6 49 (18.08%) Problem-Solving
7 45 (16.61%) BDD
7 45 (16.61%) Data Migration
7 45 (16.61%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 41 (15.13%) Computer Science
9 40 (14.76%) OOP
10 38 (14.02%) Test Automation
11 36 (13.28%) OO
12 27 (9.96%) Data Mapping
12 27 (9.96%) Scrum
13 26 (9.59%) ETL
14 22 (8.12%) Front End Development
15 21 (7.75%) Microservices
16 20 (7.38%) Analytics
16 20 (7.38%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 159 (58.67%) C#
2 154 (56.83%) SQL
3 124 (45.76%) JavaScript
4 81 (29.89%) T-SQL
5 74 (27.31%) Java
6 48 (17.71%) PL/SQL
7 19 (7.01%) VBA
8 18 (6.64%) VB.NET
9 15 (5.54%) ES6
10 13 (4.80%) Groovy
10 13 (4.80%) Java 8
11 9 (3.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 9 (3.32%) Python
12 8 (2.95%) PowerShell
12 8 (2.95%) VBScript
13 6 (2.21%) PHP
14 4 (1.48%) C++
14 4 (1.48%) Java 9
15 2 (0.74%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.74%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 27 (9.96%) SC Cleared
1 27 (9.96%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.64%) PhD
3 12 (4.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.96%) Data Quality
2 11 (4.06%) QA
3 3 (1.11%) WAI
System Software
1 6 (2.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.37%) Ansible
Vendors
1 59 (21.77%) Microsoft
2 46 (16.97%) Oracle
3 33 (12.18%) Talend
4 16 (5.90%) IBM
5 14 (5.17%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.85%) Blue Prism
6 5 (1.85%) Xamarin
7 4 (1.48%) Google
7 4 (1.48%) Zend
8 3 (1.11%) SAP
8 3 (1.11%) Sybase
9 2 (0.74%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.74%) New Relic
10 1 (0.37%) Apple
10 1 (0.37%) Automation Anywhere
10 1 (0.37%) Castleton
10 1 (0.37%) hybris
10 1 (0.37%) Nintex
10 1 (0.37%) UiPath