Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 37 37
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 +23
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 59 63 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 6.04% 6.05% 6.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.07% 6.83% 7.07%
Number of salaries quoted 55 73 82
Watford median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £67,000 £61,250 £64,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.59% -5.56% +5.88%

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 834 923 933
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 85.36% 88.66% 87.36%
Number of salaries quoted 683 788 747
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £75,000 £72,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +2.43%

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 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 42 (71.19%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (52.54%) Web Services
3 30 (50.85%) Java
4 27 (45.76%) Scrum
5 26 (44.07%) JavaScript
6 25 (42.37%) RESTful
7 21 (35.59%) QA
8 19 (32.20%) Test Automation
8 19 (32.20%) REST
9 18 (30.51%) WebDriver
10 17 (28.81%) JBehave
11 15 (25.42%) Degree
12 14 (23.73%) Maven
12 14 (23.73%) Spring
12 14 (23.73%) SQL
12 14 (23.73%) C#
12 14 (23.73%) .NET
12 14 (23.73%) Collaborative Working
13 13 (22.03%) JAX-RS
13 13 (22.03%) TDD
14 12 (20.34%) Selenium
14 12 (20.34%) Computer Science
14 12 (20.34%) jQuery
14 12 (20.34%) XML
14 12 (20.34%) OO
14 12 (20.34%) QA Automation
14 12 (20.34%) BDD
15 11 (18.64%) Cucumber
15 11 (18.64%) SDET
15 11 (18.64%) JUnit

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 5 (8.47%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.39%) CMS
2 2 (3.39%) IIS
3 1 (1.69%) DNN
3 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.69%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.69%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.56%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (10.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (3.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.95%) Internet
2 1 (1.69%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) MongoDB
1 8 (13.56%) NoSQL
2 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.47%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (5.08%) Redis
5 1 (1.69%) OLAP
5 1 (1.69%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 18 (30.51%) WebDriver
2 17 (28.81%) JBehave
3 14 (23.73%) Maven
4 12 (20.34%) Selenium
5 11 (18.64%) Cucumber
5 11 (18.64%) JUnit
6 8 (13.56%) Bitbucket
6 8 (13.56%) Git (software)
6 8 (13.56%) jMock
7 7 (11.86%) gulp
7 7 (11.86%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (5.08%) LabVIEW
9 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (15.25%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Games
3 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.08%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.08%) Retail
5 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (47.46%) Developer
2 14 (23.73%) Java Engineer
3 13 (22.03%) Software Engineer
4 11 (18.64%) Java Developer
5 7 (11.86%) JavaScript Developer
5 7 (11.86%) Software Test Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Test Automation Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Test Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 6 (10.17%) UI Developer
7 5 (8.47%) .NET Developer
7 5 (8.47%) Agile Developer
7 5 (8.47%) Agile Java Developer
7 5 (8.47%) Architect
7 5 (8.47%) AWS Architect
7 5 (8.47%) C# Developer
7 5 (8.47%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) Java Software Developer
8 4 (6.78%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (52.54%) Web Services
2 25 (42.37%) RESTful
3 19 (32.20%) REST
4 14 (23.73%) .NET
4 14 (23.73%) Spring
5 13 (22.03%) JAX-RS
6 12 (20.34%) jQuery
6 12 (20.34%) XML
7 10 (16.95%) Gherkin
8 9 (15.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (13.56%) SOAP
10 7 (11.86%) CodeMirror
10 7 (11.86%) D3.js
10 7 (11.86%) HTML
10 7 (11.86%) Node.js
11 5 (8.47%) CSS
12 4 (6.78%) AngularJS
12 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET
12 4 (6.78%) React
13 3 (5.08%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) Computer Science
2 10 (16.95%) RIA
3 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.78%) Acoustics
5 3 (5.08%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.69%) Contactless
7 1 (1.69%) EMV
7 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.69%) Fintech
7 1 (1.69%) NHS
7 1 (1.69%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) Linux
2 4 (6.78%) Windows
3 1 (1.69%) Android
3 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (71.19%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (45.76%) Scrum
3 19 (32.20%) Test Automation
4 14 (23.73%) Collaborative Working
5 13 (22.03%) TDD
6 12 (20.34%) BDD
6 12 (20.34%) OO
6 12 (20.34%) QA Automation
7 11 (18.64%) OOP
7 11 (18.64%) SDET
8 10 (16.95%) API Testing
9 8 (13.56%) Product Management
9 8 (13.56%) Unit Testing
10 7 (11.86%) E-Commerce
11 6 (10.17%) Responsive Web Design
11 6 (10.17%) Typography
11 6 (10.17%) Web Design
12 4 (6.78%) MVC
13 3 (5.08%) SOLID
13 3 (5.08%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (50.85%) Java
2 26 (44.07%) JavaScript
3 14 (23.73%) C#
3 14 (23.73%) SQL
4 8 (13.56%) C++
5 7 (11.86%) ES6
6 3 (5.08%) C
6 3 (5.08%) Ruby
7 1 (1.69%) Groovy
7 1 (1.69%) Python
7 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.69%) VB
7 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.69%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) Degree
2 4 (6.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.69%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (35.59%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.47%) Docker
2 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) Ansible
2 1 (1.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 6 (10.17%) Adobe
2 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.69%) Apple
3 1 (1.69%) Dell
3 1 (1.69%) Google
3 1 (1.69%) Sage
3 1 (1.69%) SonicWALL
3 1 (1.69%) Symantec