The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 41 51 58
Rank change year-on-year +10 +7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 22 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 3.93% 1.88% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.16% 1.94% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 22 11 5
Median salary £42,500 £60,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.16% +30.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £45,400
10% offered a salary of more than £62,250 £60,000 £48,400
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +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 529 568 486
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 94.46% 96.93% 99.18%
Number of salaries quoted 442 493 370
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Watford

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 23 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (52.50%) Java
3 19 (47.50%) Software Engineering
4 18 (45.00%) Scrum
4 18 (45.00%) Node.js
5 16 (40.00%) C++
6 15 (37.50%) Windows
7 14 (35.00%) Degree
8 13 (32.50%) TDD
9 12 (30.00%) OO
9 12 (30.00%) Cucumber
9 12 (30.00%) BDD
10 11 (27.50%) Gherkin
10 11 (27.50%) Computer Science
10 11 (27.50%) QA
10 11 (27.50%) Test Scripting
10 11 (27.50%) Test Automation
10 11 (27.50%) Subversion
10 11 (27.50%) Finance
11 10 (25.00%) LabVIEW
11 10 (25.00%) OOD
11 10 (25.00%) OpenGL
11 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
11 10 (25.00%) Visual Studio
11 10 (25.00%) Image Processing
11 10 (25.00%) Multithreading
11 10 (25.00%) Physics
11 10 (25.00%) OpenCV
11 10 (25.00%) SDET
12 9 (22.50%) AngularJS

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (5.00%) CMS
1 2 (5.00%) IIS
1 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.50%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.00%) SaaS
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (2.50%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.50%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (30.00%) Cucumber
2 11 (27.50%) Subversion
3 10 (25.00%) LabVIEW
3 10 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 8 (20.00%) gulp
4 8 (20.00%) JBehave
4 8 (20.00%) Karma Test Runner
4 8 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
5 3 (7.50%) Selenium
6 1 (2.50%) Bower
6 1 (2.50%) CocoaPods
6 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.50%) JUnit
6 1 (2.50%) NUnit
6 1 (2.50%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.50%) Xcode
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
2 2 (5.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Games
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (45.00%) Node.js
2 11 (27.50%) Gherkin
3 10 (25.00%) OpenCV
3 10 (25.00%) OpenGL
4 9 (22.50%) AngularJS
4 9 (22.50%) HTML
4 9 (22.50%) HTML5
4 9 (22.50%) jQuery
5 8 (20.00%) CodeMirror
5 8 (20.00%) D3.js
5 8 (20.00%) lodash
5 8 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (12.50%) XML
7 4 (10.00%) .NET
8 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET
8 2 (5.00%) J2EE
8 2 (5.00%) JSON
8 2 (5.00%) REST
8 2 (5.00%) Spring
8 2 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.50%) BBC
2 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.50%) FMCG
2 1 (2.50%) iPad
2 1 (2.50%) iPhone
2 1 (2.50%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.50%) Linux
3 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.00%) Unix
5 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (47.50%) Software Engineering
3 18 (45.00%) Scrum
4 13 (32.50%) TDD
5 12 (30.00%) BDD
5 12 (30.00%) OO
6 11 (27.50%) Test Automation
6 11 (27.50%) Test Scripting
7 10 (25.00%) Image Processing
7 10 (25.00%) Multithreading
7 10 (25.00%) OOD
7 10 (25.00%) Physics
8 9 (22.50%) ATDD
8 9 (22.50%) Test Strategy
9 3 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (7.50%) MVC
10 2 (5.00%) Agile Testing
10 2 (5.00%) Software Testing
10 2 (5.00%) Unit Testing
10 2 (5.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 21 (52.50%) Java
2 16 (40.00%) C++
3 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (20.00%) C#
4 8 (20.00%) ES6
4 8 (20.00%) SQL
5 5 (12.50%) C
5 5 (12.50%) VB
6 1 (2.50%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (35.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (27.50%) QA
2 10 (25.00%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) Adobe
3 1 (2.50%) Apple
3 1 (2.50%) Virgin Media
3 1 (2.50%) Xamarin