Period
to 22 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

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

Senior Software Developer
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 92 89
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 5 1 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 0.44% 0.097% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.100% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 12
Watford median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.00% +38.89% -
10th Percentile £52,500 £58,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £62,750 £66,250 £47,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £55,000 £41,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +32.53% -17.00% +5.26%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Watford
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1083 1001 1088
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 96.35% 97.37% 99.36%
Number of salaries quoted 893 859 830
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,300 £26,200 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £68,750
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Developer in Watford

Senior Software Developer
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Salary trend for Senior Software Developer in Watford

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, Senior Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Watford region featuring Senior Software Developer in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (80.00%) XML
1 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (60.00%) REST
2 3 (60.00%) API Testing
2 3 (60.00%) SDET
2 3 (60.00%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
2 3 (60.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (60.00%) Gherkin
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Testing
2 3 (60.00%) User Stories
2 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) JSON
2 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) Open Source
2 3 (60.00%) OO
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) NUnit
2 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) BBC

Senior Software 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (60.00%) NUnit
1 3 (60.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) Games
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 4 (80.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) Gherkin
2 3 (60.00%) JSON
2 3 (60.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) J2EE
3 1 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (20.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Testing
2 3 (60.00%) API Testing
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
2 3 (60.00%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (60.00%) OO
2 3 (60.00%) Open Source
2 3 (60.00%) Scenario Testing
2 3 (60.00%) SDET
2 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Microservices
3 1 (20.00%) Presales
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Virgin Media
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle