Period
to 20 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 20 June 2019.

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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 74 55 70
Rank change year-on-year -19 +15 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 12 41 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.43% 4.33% 2.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 4.44% 2.85%
Number of salaries quoted 12 41 32
Watford median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% - -21.74%
10th Percentile £24,850 £29,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £62,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% +12.50% -3.61%

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 820 923 1,051
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.74% 97.57% 95.81%
Number of salaries quoted 626 825 877
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,200 £25,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £67,500 £73,750
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 20 June 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Watford

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

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, 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 11 (91.67%) C#
2 10 (83.33%) .NET
3 8 (66.67%) REST
4 7 (58.33%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (58.33%) MVC
4 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
5 6 (50.00%) SQL
5 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (50.00%) SOAP
5 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (41.67%) MongoDB
6 5 (41.67%) NoSQL
7 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
7 4 (33.33%) jQuery
7 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
7 4 (33.33%) Web Development
7 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
7 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 3 (25.00%) N-Tier
8 3 (25.00%) HTML
8 3 (25.00%) OOP
8 3 (25.00%) Node.js
9 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
9 2 (16.67%) Xamarin
9 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (16.67%) User Experience
9 2 (16.67%) React
9 2 (16.67%) SDLC

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 (16.67%) IIS
1 2 (16.67%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 7 (58.33%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) MongoDB
2 5 (41.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (8.33%) Games
1 1 (8.33%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) .NET
2 8 (66.67%) REST
3 6 (50.00%) SOAP
4 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 4 (33.33%) jQuery
5 3 (25.00%) HTML
5 3 (25.00%) Node.js
6 2 (16.67%) .NET Core
6 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
6 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Core
6 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (16.67%) CSS
6 2 (16.67%) JSON
6 2 (16.67%) React
7 1 (8.33%) Web Services
7 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (16.67%) User Experience
3 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (58.33%) MVC
2 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Web Development
3 3 (25.00%) OOP
4 2 (16.67%) Front End Development
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) SDLC
4 2 (16.67%) Server Management
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) Conversational UI
5 1 (8.33%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (8.33%) OO
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) C#
2 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) WAI
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Xamarin