Period
to 16 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £48,000 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 278 325 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 31.59% 30.69% 16.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.36% 31.96% 16.60%
Number of salaries quoted 245 290 141
Watford median annual salary £48,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% -9.09% +22.22%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £70,000 £70,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 859 1,017 952
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.61% 96.03% 97.64%
Number of salaries quoted 745 836 813
Watford median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,200 £29,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £72,300 £72,500 £70,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 16 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Developer in Watford

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

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 163 (58.63%) SQL
2 122 (43.88%) .NET
2 122 (43.88%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (41.01%) C#
4 113 (40.65%) JavaScript
5 96 (34.53%) SQL Server
6 92 (33.09%) HTML
7 87 (31.29%) Java
8 79 (28.42%) Web Services
9 75 (26.98%) MVC
10 68 (24.46%) CSS
11 62 (22.30%) Git (software)
12 59 (21.22%) XML
13 56 (20.14%) ASP.NET
14 52 (18.71%) Spring
14 52 (18.71%) Oracle
14 52 (18.71%) Microsoft
15 48 (17.27%) TDD
16 47 (16.91%) jQuery
16 47 (16.91%) HTML5
17 45 (16.19%) T-SQL
18 44 (15.83%) J2EE
19 41 (14.75%) AngularJS
20 40 (14.39%) Relational Database
21 39 (14.03%) Linux
21 39 (14.03%) .NET Framework
22 37 (13.31%) IBM
23 36 (12.95%) Jenkins
23 36 (12.95%) Problem-Solving
24 35 (12.59%) BDD

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 32 (11.51%) WebSphere
2 31 (11.15%) Tomcat
3 13 (4.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 12 (4.32%) Apache
4 12 (4.32%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (2.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 8 (2.88%) Oracle Service Bus
5 8 (2.88%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.16%) CMS
6 6 (2.16%) MQSeries
6 6 (2.16%) Mule
6 6 (2.16%) Mule ESB
7 4 (1.44%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.08%) Drupal
8 3 (1.08%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.72%) Commerce Server
9 2 (0.72%) Confluence
9 2 (0.72%) CoreMedia CMS
9 2 (0.72%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.80%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.08%) GIMP
4 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.60%) Magento
2 9 (3.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.72%) Fredhopper
4 2 (0.72%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.36%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 30 (10.79%) Amazon AWS
1 30 (10.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.88%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (2.52%) Boomi
4 6 (2.16%) SaaS
5 2 (0.72%) Office 365
5 2 (0.72%) Trello
6 1 (0.36%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.36%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.24%) SSL
2 7 (2.52%) Internet
3 6 (2.16%) HTTP
4 4 (1.44%) DNS
4 4 (1.44%) Firewall
4 4 (1.44%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.36%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (34.53%) SQL Server
2 40 (14.39%) Relational Database
3 34 (12.23%) NoSQL
4 33 (11.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 29 (10.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (6.12%) Power BI
6 17 (6.12%) SQL Server 2016
7 16 (5.76%) MongoDB
7 16 (5.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (4.68%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (4.32%) MS Access
10 11 (3.96%) RDBMS
11 9 (3.24%) DB2
11 9 (3.24%) Oracle Database
12 7 (2.52%) Big Data
12 7 (2.52%) Oracle Database 12c
12 7 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (2.16%) Jackrabbit
13 6 (2.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 62 (22.30%) Git (software)
2 36 (12.95%) Jenkins
3 30 (10.79%) JIRA
4 27 (9.71%) Eclipse
5 17 (6.12%) Rational Team Concert
5 17 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (5.76%) Subversion
7 11 (3.96%) LabVIEW
8 9 (3.24%) JUnit
9 8 (2.88%) Maven
10 7 (2.52%) Ant
10 7 (2.52%) gulp
10 7 (2.52%) Karma Test Runner
10 7 (2.52%) Log4j
10 7 (2.52%) Mockito
10 7 (2.52%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
11 5 (1.80%) Cucumber
11 5 (1.80%) JBehave
11 5 (1.80%) Mercurial
11 5 (1.80%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (8.27%) Retail
2 14 (5.04%) Finance
3 10 (3.60%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.88%) Marketing
5 5 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.44%) Games
7 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.36%) Advertising
8 1 (0.36%) Automotive
8 1 (0.36%) Czech Language
8 1 (0.36%) French Language
8 1 (0.36%) German Language
8 1 (0.36%) Legal
8 1 (0.36%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (43.88%) .NET
2 92 (33.09%) HTML
3 79 (28.42%) Web Services
4 68 (24.46%) CSS
5 59 (21.22%) XML
6 56 (20.14%) ASP.NET
7 52 (18.71%) Spring
8 47 (16.91%) HTML5
8 47 (16.91%) jQuery
9 44 (15.83%) J2EE
10 41 (14.75%) AngularJS
11 39 (14.03%) .NET Framework
12 31 (11.15%) Hibernate
13 29 (10.43%) SOAP
14 26 (9.35%) REST
15 25 (8.99%) JSP
16 24 (8.63%) RESTful
17 22 (7.91%) Sass
18 21 (7.55%) Node.js
18 21 (7.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.87%) Computer Science
2 27 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (9.35%) Enterprise Software
4 20 (7.19%) User Experience
5 15 (5.40%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (5.04%) Reference Data
7 10 (3.60%) Acoustics
7 10 (3.60%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (2.88%) Mainframe
8 8 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.44%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.08%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.72%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.72%) NHS
11 2 (0.72%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.72%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.72%) W3C
12 1 (0.36%) Cloud Native
12 1 (0.36%) Fintech
12 1 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 39 (14.03%) Linux
2 35 (12.59%) Windows
3 17 (6.12%) Unix
4 9 (3.24%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.16%) Android
5 6 (2.16%) HPUX
5 6 (2.16%) Solaris
6 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (43.88%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (26.98%) MVC
3 48 (17.27%) TDD
4 36 (12.95%) Problem-Solving
5 35 (12.59%) BDD
6 34 (12.23%) OO
7 29 (10.43%) Test Automation
8 25 (8.99%) Business Intelligence
8 25 (8.99%) Scrum
8 25 (8.99%) Software Engineering
9 24 (8.63%) E-Commerce
9 24 (8.63%) OOP
10 22 (7.91%) Data Migration
10 22 (7.91%) Migration
10 22 (7.91%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 20 (7.19%) SOA
12 19 (6.83%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (6.83%) Unit Testing
13 18 (6.47%) ETL
13 18 (6.47%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 163 (58.63%) SQL
2 114 (41.01%) C#
3 113 (40.65%) JavaScript
4 87 (31.29%) Java
5 45 (16.19%) T-SQL
6 33 (11.87%) PL/SQL
7 20 (7.19%) ES6
8 18 (6.47%) VB.NET
9 17 (6.12%) Groovy
10 14 (5.04%) PowerShell
11 13 (4.68%) VBA
12 12 (4.32%) C++
13 8 (2.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 8 (2.88%) Ruby
14 7 (2.52%) Python
15 6 (2.16%) Bash Shell
15 6 (2.16%) Perl
15 6 (2.16%) PHP
16 5 (1.80%) TypeScript
17 4 (1.44%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 26 (9.35%) Degree
2 14 (5.04%) SC Cleared
2 14 (5.04%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.88%) PhD
4 7 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.72%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.19%) QA
2 14 (5.04%) Data Quality
3 7 (2.52%) GCP
4 2 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.52%) Puppet
2 7 (2.52%) Terraform
3 4 (1.44%) Ansible
4 2 (0.72%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.36%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.36%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.36%) MOM
Vendors
1 52 (18.71%) Microsoft
1 52 (18.71%) Oracle
2 37 (13.31%) IBM
3 16 (5.76%) Talend
4 11 (3.96%) Google
4 11 (3.96%) hybris
5 8 (2.88%) Blue Martini
5 8 (2.88%) Demandware
5 8 (2.88%) Elastic Path
5 8 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (2.88%) WSO2
6 7 (2.52%) Dell
6 7 (2.52%) MuleSoft
6 7 (2.52%) SAP
6 7 (2.52%) TIBCO
6 7 (2.52%) webMethods
7 6 (2.16%) ATG
8 5 (1.80%) Cognos
9 4 (1.44%) SnapLogic
10 3 (1.08%) Xamarin