The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £46,000 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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

Software Developer
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 53 56
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 10 5 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.85% 1.03% 3.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 1.05% 3.75%
Number of salaries quoted 9 4 18
Median salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.15% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £44,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £58,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year - +1.26%  

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 527 474 533
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 97.23% 97.93% 99.44%
Number of salaries quoted 430 411 392
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,758 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford that featured Software Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Watford

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in Watford

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Watford over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Watford

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 26 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (62.50%) Java
3 19 (59.38%) Test Automation
4 16 (50.00%) Finance
4 16 (50.00%) Scrum
5 15 (46.88%) TDD
6 14 (43.75%) Test Scripting
6 14 (43.75%) Cucumber
6 14 (43.75%) BDD
6 14 (43.75%) Gherkin
6 14 (43.75%) SDET
7 12 (37.50%) QA
8 11 (34.38%) ATDD
8 11 (34.38%) Test Strategy
9 10 (31.25%) OO
10 8 (25.00%) SQL
11 7 (21.88%) XML
11 7 (21.88%) C#
11 7 (21.88%) .NET
11 7 (21.88%) Software Engineering
11 7 (21.88%) Node.js
11 7 (21.88%) Degree
12 6 (18.75%) jQuery
12 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
12 6 (18.75%) HTML5
12 6 (18.75%) AngularJS
12 6 (18.75%) C++
12 6 (18.75%) HTML
12 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
13 5 (15.63%) Subversion

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.25%) CMS
2 1 (3.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) SaaS
2 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.25%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQLite
2 2 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (43.75%) Cucumber
2 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
3 5 (15.63%) gulp
3 5 (15.63%) JBehave
3 5 (15.63%) Karma Test Runner
3 5 (15.63%) Subversion
3 5 (15.63%) WebDriver
4 4 (12.50%) Selenium
5 3 (9.38%) CocoaPods
5 3 (9.38%) NUnit
5 3 (9.38%) SpecFlow
5 3 (9.38%) Xcode
6 2 (6.25%) LabVIEW
6 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.13%) Bower
General
1 16 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Games
2 3 (9.38%) Retail
3 2 (6.25%) Back Office
3 2 (6.25%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Legal
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (43.75%) Gherkin
2 7 (21.88%) .NET
2 7 (21.88%) Node.js
2 7 (21.88%) XML
3 6 (18.75%) AngularJS
3 6 (18.75%) HTML
3 6 (18.75%) HTML5
3 6 (18.75%) jQuery
4 5 (15.63%) CodeMirror
4 5 (15.63%) D3.js
4 5 (15.63%) lodash
4 5 (15.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (9.38%) Cocoa Touch
6 3 (9.38%) iOS SDK
6 3 (9.38%) JavaScriptCore
6 3 (9.38%) JSON
6 3 (9.38%) REST
7 2 (6.25%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) BBC
1 3 (9.38%) User Experience
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) Derivative
2 2 (6.25%) Fixed Income
2 2 (6.25%) iPad
2 2 (6.25%) iPhone
2 2 (6.25%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.13%) FMCG
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Unix
3 1 (3.13%) Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (59.38%) Test Automation
3 16 (50.00%) Scrum
4 15 (46.88%) TDD
5 14 (43.75%) BDD
5 14 (43.75%) SDET
5 14 (43.75%) Test Scripting
6 11 (34.38%) ATDD
6 11 (34.38%) Test Strategy
7 10 (31.25%) OO
8 7 (21.88%) Software Engineering
9 4 (12.50%) MVC
10 3 (9.38%) Agile Testing
10 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (9.38%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (9.38%) iOS Development
10 3 (9.38%) OOP
10 3 (9.38%) Open Source
10 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
10 3 (9.38%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 20 (62.50%) Java
2 8 (25.00%) SQL
3 7 (21.88%) C#
4 6 (18.75%) C++
4 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 5 (15.63%) ES6
6 3 (9.38%) Objective-C
7 1 (3.13%) C
7 1 (3.13%) VB
7 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Virgin Media
2 2 (6.25%) Adobe
2 2 (6.25%) Apple
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) Xamarin
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Posted: 4 days ago
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