Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 31 41
Rank change year-on-year -4 +10 +5
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 59 68 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 6.36% 6.34% 4.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.35% 6.93% 5.78%
Number of salaries quoted 57 82 56
Watford median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £33,250 £32,500 £31,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
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 803 981 899
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 86.53% 91.43% 83.01%
Number of salaries quoted 705 806 766
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £29,185 £29,875 £30,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £70,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £47,100 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.46% -0.84% +5.56%

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 24 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 39 (66.10%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (49.15%) Java
2 29 (49.15%) JavaScript
3 26 (44.07%) OO
4 25 (42.37%) QA
5 24 (40.68%) OOP
5 24 (40.68%) Scrum
6 23 (38.98%) React
7 21 (35.59%) Test Automation
8 20 (33.90%) Git (software)
9 19 (32.20%) WebDriver
9 19 (32.20%) MVC
9 19 (32.20%) HTML
10 17 (28.81%) C#
10 17 (28.81%) Node.js
11 16 (27.12%) AngularJS
11 16 (27.12%) HTML5
12 15 (25.42%) SaaS
12 15 (25.42%) jQuery
12 15 (25.42%) Karma Test Runner
12 15 (25.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 15 (25.42%) D3.js
12 15 (25.42%) lodash
12 15 (25.42%) gulp
12 15 (25.42%) CodeMirror
12 15 (25.42%) React Native
12 15 (25.42%) ES6
13 14 (23.73%) Jenkins
13 14 (23.73%) JBehave
14 12 (20.34%) .NET

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 (3.39%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 15 (25.42%) SaaS
2 4 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) Broadband
1 2 (3.39%) Ethernet
1 2 (3.39%) RS-485
2 1 (1.69%) BIG-IP
2 1 (1.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.47%) MongoDB
2 5 (8.47%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (8.47%) Redis
3 4 (6.78%) Big Data
4 2 (3.39%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.39%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.39%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 20 (33.90%) Git (software)
2 19 (32.20%) WebDriver
3 15 (25.42%) gulp
3 15 (25.42%) Karma Test Runner
4 14 (23.73%) JBehave
4 14 (23.73%) Jenkins
5 9 (15.25%) Maven
6 6 (10.17%) LabVIEW
7 5 (8.47%) JUnit
7 5 (8.47%) Selenium
8 4 (6.78%) Visual Studio
9 3 (5.08%) Subversion
10 2 (3.39%) Bitbucket
10 2 (3.39%) CocoaPods
10 2 (3.39%) jMock
10 2 (3.39%) Xcode
11 1 (1.69%) SpecFlow
11 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (15.25%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (62.71%) Developer
2 21 (35.59%) Software Engineer
3 17 (28.81%) JavaScript Developer
4 15 (25.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 12 (20.34%) Node.js Developer
6 7 (11.86%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 7 (11.86%) Junior
7 5 (8.47%) C# Developer
7 5 (8.47%) Java Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) QA Automation Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) QA Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 4 (6.78%) C# WPF Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Java Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Junior Software Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) QA Test Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Software Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Test Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (38.98%) React
2 19 (32.20%) HTML
3 17 (28.81%) Node.js
4 16 (27.12%) AngularJS
4 16 (27.12%) HTML5
5 15 (25.42%) CodeMirror
5 15 (25.42%) D3.js
5 15 (25.42%) jQuery
5 15 (25.42%) lodash
5 15 (25.42%) React Native
5 15 (25.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 12 (20.34%) .NET
7 6 (10.17%) Web Services
7 6 (10.17%) WPF
8 5 (8.47%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (6.78%) .NET Framework
9 4 (6.78%) Spring
10 3 (5.08%) CSS
10 3 (5.08%) XML
11 2 (3.39%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.47%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (6.78%) NHS
4 2 (3.39%) Acoustics
4 2 (3.39%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (3.39%) VHDL
5 1 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) Linux
3 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (66.10%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (44.07%) OO
3 24 (40.68%) OOP
3 24 (40.68%) Scrum
4 21 (35.59%) Test Automation
5 19 (32.20%) MVC
6 7 (11.86%) BDD
6 7 (11.86%) TDD
7 5 (8.47%) Analytical Thinking
7 5 (8.47%) Manual Testing
7 5 (8.47%) Open Source
7 5 (8.47%) QA Automation
7 5 (8.47%) SDET
8 4 (6.78%) Mathematics
8 4 (6.78%) Physics
9 3 (5.08%) Separation of Concerns
10 2 (3.39%) Data Acquisition
10 2 (3.39%) Front End Development
10 2 (3.39%) iOS Development
10 2 (3.39%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 29 (49.15%) Java
1 29 (49.15%) JavaScript
2 17 (28.81%) C#
3 15 (25.42%) ES6
4 11 (18.64%) C++
5 10 (16.95%) C
6 9 (15.25%) Python
7 5 (8.47%) Groovy
7 5 (8.47%) Ruby
7 5 (8.47%) SQL
8 2 (3.39%) Embedded C
8 2 (3.39%) F#
8 2 (3.39%) Haskell
8 2 (3.39%) Java 8
8 2 (3.39%) MATLAB
8 2 (3.39%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.69%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (13.56%) Degree
2 4 (6.78%) PhD
3 2 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (42.37%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) GDPR
2 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (8.47%) Ansible
2 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.69%) F5
2 1 (1.69%) Talend