Period
to 16 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

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
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 71 72
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 39 25 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 4.16% 2.72% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.27% 2.83% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 31 23 27
Watford median annual salary £42,500 £52,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.05% +40.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £31,250 £36,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £67,500 £58,750
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -6.25%

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 913 882 975
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.33% 95.97% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 755 748 833
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -1.96% +7.37%
10th Percentile £26,750 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £67,500 £75,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

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 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Watford

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 32 (82.05%) C#
1 32 (82.05%) .NET
2 30 (76.92%) HTML
3 29 (74.36%) JavaScript
4 22 (56.41%) SQL
5 21 (53.85%) MVC
6 19 (48.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (46.15%) T-SQL
8 17 (43.59%) ASP.NET
9 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (38.46%) SQL Server
9 15 (38.46%) Web Services
9 15 (38.46%) OO
10 14 (35.90%) OOP
10 14 (35.90%) CSS
10 14 (35.90%) Entity Framework
11 13 (33.33%) HTML5
11 13 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (33.33%) .NET Framework
12 10 (25.64%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (25.64%) VBA
12 10 (25.64%) ADO.NET
12 10 (25.64%) Crystal Reports
12 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Excel
12 10 (25.64%) MS Access
12 10 (25.64%) Computer Science
13 9 (23.08%) TDD
14 8 (20.51%) Migration
14 8 (20.51%) ITIL
14 8 (20.51%) VBScript

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 3 (7.69%) Oracle Service Bus
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (5.13%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.56%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (48.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 15 (38.46%) SQL Server
3 10 (25.64%) Crystal Reports
3 10 (25.64%) MS Access
4 3 (7.69%) MongoDB
4 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (5.13%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.13%) SpecFlow
3 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.56%) JIRA
4 1 (2.56%) ProC
4 1 (2.56%) Subversion
General
1 3 (7.69%) Automotive
2 2 (5.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (82.05%) .NET
2 30 (76.92%) HTML
3 17 (43.59%) ASP.NET
4 15 (38.46%) Web Services
5 14 (35.90%) CSS
5 14 (35.90%) Entity Framework
6 13 (33.33%) .NET Framework
6 13 (33.33%) HTML5
7 10 (25.64%) ADO.NET
8 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (17.95%) XML
9 6 (15.38%) AngularJS
9 6 (15.38%) XSD
10 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (12.82%) React
10 5 (12.82%) SOAP
11 4 (10.26%) Spring
12 3 (7.69%) JSP
12 3 (7.69%) WSDL
12 3 (7.69%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.69%) N-Tier
2 2 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (5.13%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (53.85%) MVC
2 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (38.46%) OO
3 14 (35.90%) OOP
4 13 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (25.64%) Computer Science
6 9 (23.08%) TDD
7 8 (20.51%) ITIL
7 8 (20.51%) Migration
8 5 (12.82%) Scrum
9 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (10.26%) Technical Analysis
10 3 (7.69%) DevOps
10 3 (7.69%) Line Management
10 3 (7.69%) Pair Programming
10 3 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
10 3 (7.69%) SDLC
10 3 (7.69%) SOA
10 3 (7.69%) Technical Leadership
11 2 (5.13%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 32 (82.05%) C#
2 29 (74.36%) JavaScript
3 22 (56.41%) SQL
4 18 (46.15%) T-SQL
5 10 (25.64%) VBA
6 8 (20.51%) VB.NET
6 8 (20.51%) VBScript
7 7 (17.95%) Java
8 3 (7.69%) Java 8
8 3 (7.69%) PL/SQL
8 3 (7.69%) Python
9 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle
4 2 (5.13%) Xamarin