Period
to 22 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 79 85
Rank change year-on-year +13 +6 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 33 21 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 3.48% 2.06% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.55% 2.14% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 27 19 11
Watford median annual salary £45,000 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.22% +7.78% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £66,500 £56,250
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +28.57% -17.65%

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 929 981 939
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.89% 96.37% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 782 807 806
Watford median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,400 £26,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £70,000 £74,375
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% -4.26% +4.44%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 29 (87.88%) C#
1 29 (87.88%) .NET
2 25 (75.76%) HTML
3 24 (72.73%) JavaScript
4 23 (69.70%) SQL
5 19 (57.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (54.55%) T-SQL
7 17 (51.52%) MVC
8 15 (45.45%) Web Services
9 14 (42.42%) OOP
9 14 (42.42%) .NET Framework
10 13 (39.39%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (39.39%) OO
10 13 (39.39%) ASP.NET
10 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
11 12 (36.36%) CSS
11 12 (36.36%) Entity Framework
12 11 (33.33%) HTML5
13 10 (30.30%) Computer Science
13 10 (30.30%) VBA
13 10 (30.30%) ADO.NET
13 10 (30.30%) Crystal Reports
13 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Excel
13 10 (30.30%) MS Access
13 10 (30.30%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (24.24%) Migration
14 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (24.24%) VBScript
14 8 (24.24%) VB.NET
14 8 (24.24%) ITIL

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 (9.09%) Oracle Service Bus
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (6.06%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.03%) Apache
3 1 (3.03%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (57.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
3 10 (30.30%) Crystal Reports
3 10 (30.30%) MS Access
4 3 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.06%) SpecFlow
3 2 (6.06%) Subversion
3 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.03%) JIRA
4 1 (3.03%) JUnit
4 1 (3.03%) Maven
4 1 (3.03%) ProC
General
1 2 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.03%) Czech Language
2 1 (3.03%) French Language
2 1 (3.03%) German Language
2 1 (3.03%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (87.88%) .NET
2 25 (75.76%) HTML
3 15 (45.45%) Web Services
4 14 (42.42%) .NET Framework
5 13 (39.39%) ASP.NET
6 12 (36.36%) CSS
6 12 (36.36%) Entity Framework
7 11 (33.33%) HTML5
8 10 (30.30%) ADO.NET
9 5 (15.15%) SOAP
9 5 (15.15%) Spring
10 4 (12.12%) J2EE
10 4 (12.12%) XML
11 3 (9.09%) AngularJS
11 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (9.09%) JSP
11 3 (9.09%) RESTful
11 3 (9.09%) WSDL
11 3 (9.09%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) N-Tier
3 2 (6.06%) NHS
3 2 (6.06%) User Experience
4 1 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) MVC
2 14 (42.42%) OOP
3 13 (39.39%) OO
3 13 (39.39%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (24.24%) ITIL
4 8 (24.24%) Migration
5 5 (15.15%) TDD
6 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (9.09%) Line Management
7 3 (9.09%) Pair Programming
7 3 (9.09%) Proactive Monitoring
7 3 (9.09%) Scrum
7 3 (9.09%) SDLC
7 3 (9.09%) SOA
8 2 (6.06%) Data Privacy
8 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
8 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
8 2 (6.06%) Technical Analysis
9 1 (3.03%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (87.88%) C#
2 24 (72.73%) JavaScript
3 23 (69.70%) SQL
4 18 (54.55%) T-SQL
5 10 (30.30%) VBA
6 8 (24.24%) VB.NET
6 8 (24.24%) VBScript
7 5 (15.15%) Java
8 4 (12.12%) PL/SQL
9 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
10 1 (3.03%) C++
10 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft