Period
to 13 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Developer was £52,500 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.

Senior Developer
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 31 43
Rank change year-on-year -27 +12 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Developer 44 72 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 4.60% 7.64% 4.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.73% 7.94% 4.93%
Number of salaries quoted 37 63 48
Watford median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% -4.35% +27.78%
10th Percentile £41,500 £46,750 £48,375
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £74,750
Hertfordshire median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +12.20%

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%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 28 (63.64%) MVC
1 28 (63.64%) SQL
2 24 (54.55%) Java
2 24 (54.55%) Spring
3 23 (52.27%) J2EE
4 22 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 21 (47.73%) Web Services
6 20 (45.45%) Tomcat
6 20 (45.45%) Git (software)
6 20 (45.45%) Relational Database
7 17 (38.64%) Oracle
8 16 (36.36%) Linux
9 15 (34.09%) .NET
9 15 (34.09%) C#
9 15 (34.09%) jQuery
9 15 (34.09%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (31.82%) Jenkins
10 14 (31.82%) WebSphere
10 14 (31.82%) Eclipse
10 14 (31.82%) Hibernate
10 14 (31.82%) IBM
11 13 (29.55%) JIRA
11 13 (29.55%) Groovy
11 13 (29.55%) Rational Team Concert
12 12 (27.27%) XML
13 11 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (22.73%) TDD
14 10 (22.73%) Scrum
14 10 (22.73%) JavaScript
15 8 (18.18%) OO

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 20 (45.45%) Tomcat
2 14 (31.82%) WebSphere
3 6 (13.64%) SharePoint Server
3 6 (13.64%) WebLogic
4 3 (6.82%) Apache
4 3 (6.82%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (6.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (4.55%) IIS
5 2 (4.55%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (45.45%) Relational Database
3 6 (13.64%) RDBMS
4 4 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 4 (9.09%) NoSQL
5 3 (6.82%) MySQL
5 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database
5 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (4.55%) Power BI
6 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (45.45%) Git (software)
2 14 (31.82%) Eclipse
2 14 (31.82%) Jenkins
3 13 (29.55%) JIRA
3 13 (29.55%) Rational Team Concert
4 7 (15.91%) Maven
5 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.27%) Robot Framework
5 1 (2.27%) Selenium
5 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (54.55%) Spring
2 23 (52.27%) J2EE
3 21 (47.73%) Web Services
4 15 (34.09%) .NET
4 15 (34.09%) jQuery
5 14 (31.82%) Hibernate
6 12 (27.27%) XML
7 8 (18.18%) Spring MVC
8 7 (15.91%) AngularJS
8 7 (15.91%) HTML
8 7 (15.91%) Spring Boot
9 6 (13.64%) DOM
9 6 (13.64%) Java EE
9 6 (13.64%) Java SE
9 6 (13.64%) JAXB
9 6 (13.64%) JDBC
9 6 (13.64%) SAX
9 6 (13.64%) SOAP
10 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET
11 3 (6.82%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.09%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (11.36%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.55%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.55%) User Experience
5 1 (2.27%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 16 (36.36%) Linux
2 2 (4.55%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (63.64%) MVC
2 11 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (22.73%) Scrum
3 10 (22.73%) TDD
4 8 (18.18%) Front End Development
4 8 (18.18%) OO
5 7 (15.91%) BDD
5 7 (15.91%) SDLC
6 6 (13.64%) Systems Analysis
6 6 (13.64%) Test Automation
6 6 (13.64%) Test Scripting
6 6 (13.64%) Test Strategy
6 6 (13.64%) User Stories
6 6 (13.64%) Validation
6 6 (13.64%) Web Application Development
7 5 (11.36%) Line Management
7 5 (11.36%) SOA
7 5 (11.36%) Technical Leadership
8 4 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
8 4 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (63.64%) SQL
2 24 (54.55%) Java
3 15 (34.09%) C#
4 13 (29.55%) Groovy
5 10 (22.73%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.82%) PHP
6 3 (6.82%) PL/SQL
6 3 (6.82%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) QA
2 2 (4.55%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Ansible
Vendors
1 17 (38.64%) Oracle
2 14 (31.82%) IBM
3 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.82%) Zend