Period
to 18 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

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

Senior Developer
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 35 58
Rank change year-on-year -12 +23 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 53 76 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 5.57% 7.44% 3.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.69% 7.72% 3.72%
Number of salaries quoted 47 68 30
Watford median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £61,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -2.04% +34.62%
10th Percentile £41,000 £48,375 £48,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £83,625 £80,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +15.00%

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 931 984 942
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.79% 96.28% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 787 808 811
Watford median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £27,300 £28,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £76,750 £70,750 £72,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year +5.56% -2.70% +2.78%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Watford

Senior Developer
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Salary trend for Senior Developer in Watford

Senior Developer
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Watford over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Developer in Watford

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 36 (67.92%) SQL
2 32 (60.38%) Web Services
3 31 (58.49%) Java
4 29 (54.72%) MVC
5 28 (52.83%) SQL Server
5 28 (52.83%) J2EE
5 28 (52.83%) Spring
6 27 (50.94%) Git (software)
7 25 (47.17%) Oracle
8 24 (45.28%) Relational Database
9 23 (43.40%) Tomcat
10 22 (41.51%) Eclipse
10 22 (41.51%) Hibernate
10 22 (41.51%) WebSphere
10 22 (41.51%) jQuery
11 21 (39.62%) IBM
11 21 (39.62%) Enterprise Software
12 20 (37.74%) Jenkins
12 20 (37.74%) Linux
13 19 (35.85%) C#
13 19 (35.85%) .NET
13 19 (35.85%) JIRA
13 19 (35.85%) Groovy
13 19 (35.85%) Rational Team Concert
14 18 (33.96%) JavaScript
15 14 (26.42%) HTML
16 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
17 8 (15.09%) CSS
17 8 (15.09%) OO
17 8 (15.09%) SDLC

Senior 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 23 (43.40%) Tomcat
2 22 (41.51%) WebSphere
3 4 (7.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (5.66%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (3.77%) IIS
5 2 (3.77%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (3.77%) Umbraco
5 2 (3.77%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.89%) Apache
6 1 (1.89%) CMS
6 1 (1.89%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) SSL
2 1 (1.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (52.83%) SQL Server
2 24 (45.28%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.55%) MongoDB
3 4 (7.55%) NoSQL
3 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (5.66%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.77%) Power BI
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.89%) DB2
6 1 (1.89%) Jackrabbit
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 27 (50.94%) Git (software)
2 22 (41.51%) Eclipse
3 20 (37.74%) Jenkins
4 19 (35.85%) JIRA
4 19 (35.85%) Rational Team Concert
5 3 (5.66%) Maven
5 3 (5.66%) Subversion
6 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.89%) Ant
7 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.89%) JUnit
7 1 (1.89%) Log4j
7 1 (1.89%) Mockito
7 1 (1.89%) PostCSS
7 1 (1.89%) Robot Framework
7 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio Code
7 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.89%) webpack
7 1 (1.89%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 5 (9.43%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Marketing
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (60.38%) Web Services
2 28 (52.83%) J2EE
2 28 (52.83%) Spring
3 22 (41.51%) Hibernate
3 22 (41.51%) jQuery
4 19 (35.85%) .NET
5 14 (26.42%) HTML
6 8 (15.09%) CSS
7 7 (13.21%) AngularJS
7 7 (13.21%) XML
8 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET
9 5 (9.43%) Spring MVC
10 4 (7.55%) HTML5
10 4 (7.55%) JSP
10 4 (7.55%) SOAP
10 4 (7.55%) XSD
11 3 (5.66%) Java EE
11 3 (5.66%) JDBC
11 3 (5.66%) WSDL
11 3 (5.66%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (39.62%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (7.55%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.77%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.77%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.77%) User Experience
5 1 (1.89%) Fintech
5 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (37.74%) Linux
2 5 (9.43%) Windows
3 2 (3.77%) Android
3 2 (3.77%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.89%) HPUX
4 1 (1.89%) Solaris
4 1 (1.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (54.72%) MVC
2 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (15.09%) OO
3 8 (15.09%) SDLC
4 6 (11.32%) Scrum
4 6 (11.32%) SOA
4 6 (11.32%) TDD
5 5 (9.43%) Line Management
6 4 (7.55%) Dependency Injection
6 4 (7.55%) Front End Development
6 4 (7.55%) OOP
6 4 (7.55%) Unit Testing
7 3 (5.66%) BDD
7 3 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (5.66%) E-Commerce
7 3 (5.66%) High Availability
7 3 (5.66%) Pair Programming
7 3 (5.66%) Proactive Monitoring
7 3 (5.66%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (3.77%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (67.92%) SQL
2 31 (58.49%) Java
3 19 (35.85%) C#
3 19 (35.85%) Groovy
4 18 (33.96%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.55%) PL/SQL
6 3 (5.66%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.77%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.89%) ES6
8 1 (1.89%) Perl
8 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.89%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) WAI
3 1 (1.89%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Ansible
Vendors
1 25 (47.17%) Oracle
2 21 (39.62%) IBM
3 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.89%) ATG
4 1 (1.89%) Blue Martini
4 1 (1.89%) Demandware
4 1 (1.89%) Elastic Path
4 1 (1.89%) hybris
4 1 (1.89%) Nintex