Period
to 19 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 273 361 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 28.71% 35.50% 19.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.32% 36.87% 19.68%
Number of salaries quoted 246 318 186
Watford median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £66,250
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -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 931 979 940
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.90% 96.26% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 786 805 809
Watford median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £27,250 £28,350 £26,000
90th Percentile £76,875 £70,750 £72,750
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -3.23% +3.33%

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 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Developer in Watford

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 167 (61.17%) SQL
2 156 (57.14%) C#
3 140 (51.28%) .NET
4 117 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 117 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 114 (41.76%) Agile Software Development
6 91 (33.33%) MVC
7 83 (30.40%) Web Services
8 79 (28.94%) HTML
9 77 (28.21%) Java
10 73 (26.74%) T-SQL
10 73 (26.74%) CSS
11 69 (25.27%) ASP.NET
12 58 (21.25%) TDD
13 56 (20.51%) Git (software)
14 54 (19.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 49 (17.95%) Microsoft
16 48 (17.58%) Oracle
16 48 (17.58%) XML
17 44 (16.12%) Migration
18 43 (15.75%) Spring
18 43 (15.75%) Software Engineering
19 42 (15.38%) Computer Science
19 42 (15.38%) BDD
20 41 (15.02%) Problem-Solving
20 41 (15.02%) PL/SQL
21 40 (14.65%) jQuery
22 37 (13.55%) .NET Framework
23 36 (13.19%) Data Migration
23 36 (13.19%) OOP

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 27 (9.89%) Tomcat
1 27 (9.89%) WebSphere
2 11 (4.03%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.83%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (1.83%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.10%) Apache
5 3 (1.10%) IIS
5 3 (1.10%) JBoss
5 3 (1.10%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.10%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.10%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.73%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.73%) Commerce Server
6 2 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.37%) CMS
7 1 (0.37%) MQSeries
Applications
1 16 (5.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.73%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.73%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.73%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 33 (12.09%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.10%) Office 365
4 1 (0.37%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.37%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (0.37%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.37%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.83%) SSL
2 4 (1.47%) DNS
2 4 (1.47%) Firewall
3 2 (0.73%) HTTP
4 1 (0.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 54 (19.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 30 (10.99%) Relational Database
4 27 (9.89%) NoSQL
4 27 (9.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (7.69%) MS Access
6 20 (7.33%) SQL Server 2016
7 19 (6.96%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (6.23%) MongoDB
9 15 (5.49%) Power BI
9 15 (5.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (5.13%) Crystal Reports
11 13 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (2.56%) RDBMS
14 4 (1.47%) Oracle Database
14 4 (1.47%) SAP Data Services
15 3 (1.10%) DB2
15 3 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
16 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 56 (20.51%) Git (software)
2 34 (12.45%) JIRA
3 23 (8.42%) Eclipse
3 23 (8.42%) Jenkins
4 20 (7.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (6.96%) Rational Team Concert
6 15 (5.49%) Subversion
7 8 (2.93%) LabVIEW
8 7 (2.56%) Maven
8 7 (2.56%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.83%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.10%) PostCSS
10 3 (1.10%) webpack
11 2 (0.73%) gulp
11 2 (0.73%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.73%) JUnit
11 2 (0.73%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (0.73%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.73%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.73%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 16 (5.86%) Retail
2 14 (5.13%) Finance
3 8 (2.93%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.83%) Marketing
4 5 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.73%) Games
6 1 (0.37%) Automotive
6 1 (0.37%) Back Office
6 1 (0.37%) Czech Language
6 1 (0.37%) French Language
6 1 (0.37%) German Language
6 1 (0.37%) Legal
6 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.37%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (51.28%) .NET
2 83 (30.40%) Web Services
3 79 (28.94%) HTML
4 73 (26.74%) CSS
5 69 (25.27%) ASP.NET
6 48 (17.58%) XML
7 43 (15.75%) Spring
8 40 (14.65%) jQuery
9 37 (13.55%) .NET Framework
10 35 (12.82%) AngularJS
10 35 (12.82%) J2EE
11 30 (10.99%) HTML5
12 29 (10.62%) RESTful
13 27 (9.89%) Hibernate
14 22 (8.06%) Entity Framework
15 19 (6.96%) REST
15 19 (6.96%) WPF
16 17 (6.23%) ADO.NET
16 17 (6.23%) Sass
17 16 (5.86%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 42 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 28 (10.26%) Enterprise Software
3 26 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
4 25 (9.16%) User Experience
5 23 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (7.69%) Reference Data
7 8 (2.93%) Acoustics
7 8 (2.93%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (2.93%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.47%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.47%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.10%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.73%) Fintech
10 2 (0.73%) NHS
10 2 (0.73%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.73%) W3C
11 1 (0.37%) Blog
11 1 (0.37%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (10.99%) Windows
2 25 (9.16%) Linux
3 10 (3.66%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.47%) Android
5 3 (1.10%) Unix
6 1 (0.37%) HPUX
6 1 (0.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (41.76%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (33.33%) MVC
3 58 (21.25%) TDD
4 44 (16.12%) Migration
5 43 (15.75%) Software Engineering
6 42 (15.38%) BDD
7 41 (15.02%) Problem-Solving
8 36 (13.19%) Data Migration
8 36 (13.19%) OOP
8 36 (13.19%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 32 (11.72%) OO
10 28 (10.26%) Test Automation
11 22 (8.06%) ETL
12 21 (7.69%) Data Mapping
13 20 (7.33%) Unit Testing
14 18 (6.59%) Microservices
15 17 (6.23%) Scrum
16 16 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
17 15 (5.49%) Data Analysis
17 15 (5.49%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 167 (61.17%) SQL
2 156 (57.14%) C#
3 117 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 77 (28.21%) Java
5 73 (26.74%) T-SQL
6 41 (15.02%) PL/SQL
7 24 (8.79%) VB.NET
8 21 (7.69%) VBA
9 19 (6.96%) Groovy
10 14 (5.13%) ES6
11 12 (4.40%) PowerShell
12 9 (3.30%) C++
12 9 (3.30%) Java 8
13 8 (2.93%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 8 (2.93%) VBScript
14 7 (2.56%) Python
15 4 (1.47%) Java 9
15 4 (1.47%) Ruby
16 2 (0.73%) Kotlin
16 2 (0.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 21 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.23%) Degree
3 15 (5.49%) PhD
4 2 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.69%) Data Quality
2 10 (3.66%) QA
3 3 (1.10%) WAI
4 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.37%) Ansible
Vendors
1 49 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 48 (17.58%) Oracle
3 24 (8.79%) Talend
4 23 (8.42%) IBM
5 14 (5.13%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.83%) Google
7 4 (1.47%) SAP
7 4 (1.47%) Xamarin
8 3 (1.10%) hybris
8 3 (1.10%) Sybase
9 2 (0.73%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.73%) New Relic
9 2 (0.73%) Nintex
10 1 (0.37%) ATG
10 1 (0.37%) Automation Anywhere
10 1 (0.37%) Blue Prism
10 1 (0.37%) Castleton
10 1 (0.37%) Demandware
10 1 (0.37%) Elastic Path
10 1 (0.37%) UiPath