The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £47,500 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 Engineer
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 59 48 54
Rank change year-on-year -11 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 4 14 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 0.71% 2.39% 1.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 2.46% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3 14 9
Median salary £47,500 £32,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +48.43% -7.24%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 11 (100.00%) C++
1 11 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
3 9 (81.82%) C
4 7 (63.64%) C#
4 7 (63.64%) Linux
5 6 (54.55%) Telecoms
5 6 (54.55%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (45.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 5 (45.45%) Windows 10
6 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (45.45%) Logistics
6 5 (45.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
6 5 (45.45%) SonicWALL
6 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (45.45%) Hyper-V
6 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
6 5 (45.45%) Sage 200
6 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
6 5 (45.45%) Dell
6 5 (45.45%) Sage
6 5 (45.45%) Symantec
6 5 (45.45%) Firewall
6 5 (45.45%) SOLIDWORKS
6 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
6 5 (45.45%) CRM
6 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
6 5 (45.45%) SQL
6 5 (45.45%) VB

Software Engineer 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 5 (45.45%) IIS
1 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
1 5 (45.45%) MS Office
1 5 (45.45%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) SNMP
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) LabVIEW
General
1 6 (54.55%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) CSS
2 4 (36.36%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) Ajax
3 1 (9.09%) HTML5
3 1 (9.09%) HTML5 Canvas
3 1 (9.09%) JSON
3 1 (9.09%) Node.js
3 1 (9.09%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Linux
3 5 (45.45%) Windows 10
3 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (54.55%) Mobile Device Management
3 5 (45.45%) CRM
3 5 (45.45%) Logistics
4 3 (27.27%) Multithreading
5 1 (9.09%) Data Acquisition
5 1 (9.09%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C++
2 9 (81.82%) C
3 7 (63.64%) C#
4 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 5 (45.45%) VB
4 5 (45.45%) VB.NET
5 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
6 1 (9.09%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 5 (45.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Dell
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
1 5 (45.45%) Sage
1 5 (45.45%) SonicWALL
1 5 (45.45%) Symantec