Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

Software Engineer
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 90 60
Rank change year-on-year +8 -30 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 13 4 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.33% 0.39% 4.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 0.40% 4.26%
Number of salaries quoted 15 4 51
Watford median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -20.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £41,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £64,000 £50,950 £52,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 940 1002 1034
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.31% 96.62% 97.92%
Number of salaries quoted 791 863 853
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
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 Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Watford

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Watford.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Watford

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Watford over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Watford

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 7 (53.85%) C++
3 6 (46.15%) Java
3 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) Spring
4 5 (38.46%) OOP
5 4 (30.77%) Linux
5 4 (30.77%) Web Services
5 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
5 4 (30.77%) Product Management
5 4 (30.77%) RESTful
5 4 (30.77%) QA
5 4 (30.77%) jMock
5 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Maven
5 4 (30.77%) Scrum
5 4 (30.77%) Bitbucket
5 4 (30.77%) JAX-RS
5 4 (30.77%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (23.08%) Acoustics
6 3 (23.08%) Windows
6 3 (23.08%) C
6 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
7 2 (15.38%) LabVIEW
7 2 (15.38%) Degree
7 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
7 2 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (15.38%) Data Acquisition
7 2 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree

Software Engineer 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 1 (7.69%) CMS
1 1 (7.69%) IIS
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (7.69%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Bluetooth
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.69%) Redis
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Bitbucket
1 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
1 4 (30.77%) jMock
1 4 (30.77%) Maven
2 2 (15.38%) LabVIEW
General
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) Spring
2 4 (30.77%) JAX-RS
2 4 (30.77%) RESTful
2 4 (30.77%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) CSS
3 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
3 1 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) J2EE
3 1 (7.69%) JNI
3 1 (7.69%) React
3 1 (7.69%) REST
3 1 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Acoustics
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (7.69%) Contactless
3 1 (7.69%) EMV
3 1 (7.69%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) Android
3 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) OOP
4 4 (30.77%) Collaborative Working
4 4 (30.77%) Product Management
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Data Acquisition
6 1 (7.69%) Analytical Thinking
6 1 (7.69%) Content Management
6 1 (7.69%) CRM
6 1 (7.69%) Logistics
6 1 (7.69%) Mobile Development
6 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
6 1 (7.69%) OO
6 1 (7.69%) Open Source
6 1 (7.69%) TDD
6 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C++
1 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 6 (46.15%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) C
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) Ruby
4 1 (7.69%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) VB
4 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Ansible
1 1 (7.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 1 (7.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Apple
1 1 (7.69%) Dell
1 1 (7.69%) Google
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.69%) Sage
1 1 (7.69%) SonicWALL
1 1 (7.69%) Symantec