Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £53,750 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 79 83
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 24 16 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.46% 1.54% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.55% 1.59% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 22 20 16
Watford median annual salary £53,750 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +43.33% -16.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £35,750 £33,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £56,250 £51,250
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
% 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 942 1004 1046
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.42% 96.45% 97.94%
Number of salaries quoted 790 865 853
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.89% +1.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £70,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 18 November 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 18 November 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 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (66.67%) C#
3 13 (54.17%) Git (software)
3 13 (54.17%) Test Automation
4 12 (50.00%) OO
5 11 (45.83%) .NET
5 11 (45.83%) REST
6 10 (41.67%) Degree
6 10 (41.67%) XML
6 10 (41.67%) Finance
7 9 (37.50%) SQL
7 9 (37.50%) Java
8 8 (33.33%) TDD
8 8 (33.33%) Cucumber
8 8 (33.33%) BDD
9 7 (29.17%) Open Source
9 7 (29.17%) Gherkin
9 7 (29.17%) Agile Testing
9 7 (29.17%) User Stories
9 7 (29.17%) JSON
9 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
9 7 (29.17%) Software Testing
9 7 (29.17%) MVC
9 7 (29.17%) Scenario Testing
10 6 (25.00%) Virgin Media
10 6 (25.00%) SDET
10 6 (25.00%) API Testing
10 6 (25.00%) BBC
10 6 (25.00%) Games
10 6 (25.00%) NUnit

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 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (12.50%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) SaaS
2 1 (4.17%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) MongoDB
2 4 (16.67%) NoSQL
3 2 (8.33%) SQLite
4 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.17%) Redis
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (54.17%) Git (software)
2 8 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 6 (25.00%) NUnit
3 6 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 6 (25.00%) Subversion
4 2 (8.33%) Xcode
5 1 (4.17%) CocoaPods
5 1 (4.17%) gulp
5 1 (4.17%) JBehave
5 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.17%) JIRA
5 1 (4.17%) JUnit
5 1 (4.17%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (4.17%) Selenium
5 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (41.67%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Games
2 6 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (8.33%) Back Office
3 2 (8.33%) Legal
4 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) .NET
1 11 (45.83%) REST
2 10 (41.67%) XML
3 7 (29.17%) Gherkin
3 7 (29.17%) JSON
4 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (20.83%) Web Services
6 4 (16.67%) Hibernate
6 4 (16.67%) SOAP
6 4 (16.67%) Spring
7 2 (8.33%) Cocoa Touch
7 2 (8.33%) iOS SDK
7 2 (8.33%) JavaScriptCore
7 2 (8.33%) XSLT
8 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
8 1 (4.17%) D3.js
8 1 (4.17%) lodash
8 1 (4.17%) React
8 1 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) BBC
2 5 (20.83%) iPhone
3 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.50%) User Experience
4 2 (8.33%) Derivative
4 2 (8.33%) Fixed Income
5 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (4.17%) iPad
5 1 (4.17%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (4.17%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
1 5 (20.83%) Windows 10
1 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
1 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
1 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 2 (8.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Test Automation
3 12 (50.00%) OO
4 8 (33.33%) BDD
4 8 (33.33%) TDD
5 7 (29.17%) Agile Testing
5 7 (29.17%) MVC
5 7 (29.17%) Open Source
5 7 (29.17%) Scenario Testing
5 7 (29.17%) Software Testing
5 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
5 7 (29.17%) User Stories
6 6 (25.00%) API Testing
6 6 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
6 6 (25.00%) iOS Development
6 6 (25.00%) SDET
7 5 (20.83%) Logistics
7 5 (20.83%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (20.83%) OOP
8 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) C#
2 9 (37.50%) Java
2 9 (37.50%) SQL
3 5 (20.83%) C
3 5 (20.83%) VB
4 4 (16.67%) C++
5 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.33%) Objective-C
6 1 (4.17%) ES6
6 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.17%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Ansible
1 1 (4.17%) HockeyApp
1 1 (4.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 1 (4.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Virgin Media
2 5 (20.83%) Dell
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) Sage
3 3 (12.50%) Xamarin
4 1 (4.17%) SonicWALL
4 1 (4.17%) Symantec