Period
to 23 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 31 41
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10 -4
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 71 71 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 7.15% 6.50% 4.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.35% 7.16% 5.66%
Number of salaries quoted 67 95 47
Watford median annual salary £57,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +43.75% - -3.03%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £31,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £61,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +29.41% -5.56% -

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Watford
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 850 992 883
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 85.60% 90.76% 82.68%
Number of salaries quoted 765 821 753
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £54,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.41% +17.39% +2.22%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £70,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Watford

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Salary trend for Software Engineering in Watford

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Watford over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Watford

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 57 (80.28%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (52.11%) JavaScript
3 36 (50.70%) Java
4 31 (43.66%) Scrum
4 31 (43.66%) QA
5 28 (39.44%) OO
6 27 (38.03%) OOP
7 26 (36.62%) C#
8 24 (33.80%) Test Automation
9 23 (32.39%) WebDriver
10 22 (30.99%) React
10 22 (30.99%) .NET
11 17 (23.94%) Web Services
12 16 (22.54%) HTML
12 16 (22.54%) jQuery
12 16 (22.54%) AngularJS
12 16 (22.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 15 (21.13%) HTML5
13 15 (21.13%) JBehave
13 15 (21.13%) Git (software)
14 14 (19.72%) SaaS
14 14 (19.72%) D3.js
14 14 (19.72%) Karma Test Runner
14 14 (19.72%) Node.js
14 14 (19.72%) lodash
14 14 (19.72%) gulp
14 14 (19.72%) CodeMirror
14 14 (19.72%) ES6
14 14 (19.72%) Maven
14 14 (19.72%) Degree

Software Engineering
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 2 (2.82%) CMS
1 2 (2.82%) IIS
2 1 (1.41%) DNN
2 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.41%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.41%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 14 (19.72%) SaaS
2 9 (12.68%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) Internet
2 1 (1.41%) BIG-IP
2 1 (1.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (1.41%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.68%) MongoDB
1 9 (12.68%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (12.68%) Redis
2 8 (11.27%) NoSQL
3 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.82%) SQLite
5 1 (1.41%) OLAP
5 1 (1.41%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 23 (32.39%) WebDriver
2 15 (21.13%) Git (software)
2 15 (21.13%) JBehave
3 14 (19.72%) gulp
3 14 (19.72%) Karma Test Runner
3 14 (19.72%) Maven
4 11 (15.49%) Selenium
5 10 (14.08%) JUnit
6 9 (12.68%) Jenkins
7 6 (8.45%) Bitbucket
7 6 (8.45%) jMock
8 5 (7.04%) Visual Studio
9 3 (4.23%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.82%) CocoaPods
10 2 (2.82%) Xcode
11 1 (1.41%) LabVIEW
11 1 (1.41%) Subversion
General
1 11 (15.49%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (64.79%) Developer
2 17 (23.94%) Software Engineer
3 16 (22.54%) JavaScript Developer
4 13 (18.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 13 (18.31%) Java Engineer
5 11 (15.49%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 9 (12.68%) Java Developer
7 8 (11.27%) Architect
7 8 (11.27%) Node.js Developer
7 8 (11.27%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 7 (9.86%) .NET Architect
8 7 (9.86%) AWS Architect
8 7 (9.86%) C# Developer
8 7 (9.86%) Java Software Developer
8 7 (9.86%) Software Developer
8 7 (9.86%) Test Automation Engineer
8 7 (9.86%) Test Engineer
9 6 (8.45%) .NET Technical Architect
9 6 (8.45%) Junior
9 6 (8.45%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (30.99%) .NET
1 22 (30.99%) React
2 17 (23.94%) Web Services
3 16 (22.54%) AngularJS
3 16 (22.54%) HTML
3 16 (22.54%) jQuery
3 16 (22.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 15 (21.13%) HTML5
5 14 (19.72%) CodeMirror
5 14 (19.72%) D3.js
5 14 (19.72%) lodash
5 14 (19.72%) Node.js
6 13 (18.31%) React Native
7 11 (15.49%) REST
8 10 (14.08%) RESTful
9 9 (12.68%) Ruby on Rails
10 8 (11.27%) SOAP
11 7 (9.86%) Spring
12 6 (8.45%) JAX-RS
12 6 (8.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.31%) Computer Science
2 10 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.04%) NHS
4 2 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.82%) RIA
5 1 (1.41%) Acoustics
5 1 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.63%) Windows
2 3 (4.23%) Linux
3 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (80.28%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (43.66%) Scrum
3 28 (39.44%) OO
4 27 (38.03%) OOP
5 24 (33.80%) Test Automation
6 14 (19.72%) MVC
7 12 (16.90%) TDD
8 11 (15.49%) BDD
8 11 (15.49%) QA Automation
9 10 (14.08%) SDET
10 9 (12.68%) Analytical Thinking
10 9 (12.68%) Open Source
11 7 (9.86%) Collaborative Working
12 6 (8.45%) Product Management
12 6 (8.45%) Unit Testing
13 5 (7.04%) Manual Testing
14 4 (5.63%) Mathematics
15 3 (4.23%) Physics
15 3 (4.23%) Separation of Concerns
15 3 (4.23%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 37 (52.11%) JavaScript
2 36 (50.70%) Java
3 26 (36.62%) C#
4 14 (19.72%) ES6
5 12 (16.90%) Python
6 9 (12.68%) Ruby
7 8 (11.27%) Groovy
7 8 (11.27%) SQL
8 7 (9.86%) C++
9 5 (7.04%) C
10 2 (2.82%) F#
10 2 (2.82%) Haskell
10 2 (2.82%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.82%) Objective-C
10 2 (2.82%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.41%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.41%) VB
11 1 (1.41%) XAML
Qualifications
1 14 (19.72%) Degree
2 3 (4.23%) PhD
3 2 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.41%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (43.66%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) GDPR
2 1 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (7.04%) Docker
2 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (12.68%) Ansible
2 1 (1.41%) Puppet
2 1 (1.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (1.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.41%) Dell
2 1 (1.41%) F5
2 1 (1.41%) Sage
2 1 (1.41%) SonicWALL
2 1 (1.41%) Symantec