Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

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

Software Engineer
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 93 111
Rank change year-on-year +36 +18 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 293 197 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.54% 3.13% 2.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.75% 3.28% 2.87%
Number of salaries quoted 269 170 225
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +17.65% -10.53%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,750 £66,250 £60,000
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,875
% change year-on-year +11.11% +0.28% +5.59%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. 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
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 6,167 6,000 8,505
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.60% 95.48% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5,045 4,809 6,801
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
South East median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +3.45%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Berkshire

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Berkshire

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Berkshire over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Berkshire

Software Engineer
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +25 103 £57,500 +15.00% 11
Bracknell +18 74 £55,000 +83.33% 6
Wokingham +24 39 £41,500 -24.55% 2
Slough +8 17 £50,000 -13.04% 8
Newbury +2 16 £57,500 +47.44% 1
Maidenhead -44 11 £60,000 +4.35% 5
Hungerford +17 1 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 277 (94.54%) Software Engineering
2 160 (54.61%) C++
3 152 (51.88%) C#
4 117 (39.93%) Agile Software Development
5 100 (34.13%) Java
6 95 (32.42%) Microsoft
7 94 (32.08%) Degree
8 93 (31.74%) SQL
9 90 (30.72%) C
10 88 (30.03%) OO
11 85 (29.01%) Linux
12 81 (27.65%) JavaScript
13 76 (25.94%) .NET
14 73 (24.91%) Unit Testing
15 68 (23.21%) Visual Studio
16 67 (22.87%) SDLC
17 66 (22.53%) TDD
18 62 (21.16%) STL
18 62 (21.16%) Boost C++ Libraries
19 54 (18.43%) Windows
20 53 (18.09%) Multithreading
20 53 (18.09%) AngularJS
21 48 (16.38%) Computer Science
22 46 (15.70%) Microsoft Azure
23 45 (15.36%) HTML
24 43 (14.68%) REST
25 42 (14.33%) Web Services
25 42 (14.33%) Continuous Integration
26 41 (13.99%) CSS
27 40 (13.65%) Python

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 6 (2.05%) Apache
2 4 (1.37%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.02%) CMS
3 3 (1.02%) EPiServer
4 2 (0.68%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.68%) Confluence
5 1 (0.34%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.34%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.34%) IPython
5 1 (0.34%) JBoss
5 1 (0.34%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.34%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.02%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 46 (15.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (7.17%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (5.12%) SaaS
4 9 (3.07%) Serverless
5 5 (1.71%) Azure Functions
6 4 (1.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 4 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (1.37%) GitHub
6 4 (1.37%) PaaS
7 2 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.78%) Wi-Fi
2 10 (3.41%) Internet
3 8 (2.73%) Bluetooth
3 8 (2.73%) Ethernet
3 8 (2.73%) RS-232
3 8 (2.73%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.39%) SNMP
5 6 (2.05%) AMQP
5 6 (2.05%) LTE
5 6 (2.05%) UMTS
5 6 (2.05%) WiMAX
6 3 (1.02%) Wireless
7 2 (0.68%) 5G
7 2 (0.68%) SMS
8 1 (0.34%) Firewall
8 1 (0.34%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.34%) VoIP
8 1 (0.34%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.34%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.34%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (12.97%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.85%) NoSQL
3 11 (3.75%) RDBMS
3 11 (3.75%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.73%) Hadoop
5 7 (2.39%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (2.05%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.05%) MySQL
7 5 (1.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (1.37%) Amazon QuickSight
8 4 (1.37%) Big Data
8 4 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.37%) Hazelcast
8 4 (1.37%) Pentaho
8 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.02%) HBase
10 2 (0.68%) Redis
11 1 (0.34%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.34%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 68 (23.21%) Visual Studio
2 24 (8.19%) Git (software)
3 18 (6.14%) Subversion
4 16 (5.46%) JIRA
5 14 (4.78%) Cucumber
5 14 (4.78%) Jenkins
6 11 (3.75%) Selenium
7 10 (3.41%) JUnit
8 9 (3.07%) SpecFlow
9 8 (2.73%) webpack
10 7 (2.39%) Maven
11 6 (2.05%) NUnit
11 6 (2.05%) TeamCity
11 6 (2.05%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (1.71%) Bugzilla
12 5 (1.71%) HP UFT
12 5 (1.71%) Xcode
13 4 (1.37%) Gatling
13 4 (1.37%) Gradle
13 4 (1.37%) JMeter
General
1 29 (9.90%) Marketing
2 20 (6.83%) Electronics
3 18 (6.14%) Finance
4 12 (4.10%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.07%) Aerospace
6 6 (2.05%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.71%) Automotive
7 5 (1.71%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.71%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.02%) Advertising
9 2 (0.68%) Games
9 2 (0.68%) Retail
10 1 (0.34%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (25.94%) .NET
2 62 (21.16%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 62 (21.16%) STL
3 53 (18.09%) AngularJS
4 45 (15.36%) HTML
5 43 (14.68%) REST
6 42 (14.33%) Web Services
7 41 (13.99%) CSS
8 38 (12.97%) ASP.NET
9 37 (12.63%) COM
9 37 (12.63%) MFC
9 37 (12.63%) Spring
10 28 (9.56%) .NET Framework
11 25 (8.53%) OpenCV
12 21 (7.17%) React
13 20 (6.83%) WPF
14 18 (6.14%) ASP.NET Web API
14 18 (6.14%) Qt
15 15 (5.12%) Hibernate
16 12 (4.10%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 48 (16.38%) Computer Science
2 26 (8.87%) Social Media
3 23 (7.85%) Embedded Systems
4 12 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.73%) CAN bus
6 8 (2.73%) Robotics
7 6 (2.05%) Device Driver
8 5 (1.71%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.71%) Digital Currency
8 5 (1.71%) Internet of Things
8 5 (1.71%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.71%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.02%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.02%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.02%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.02%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.68%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 85 (29.01%) Linux
2 54 (18.43%) Windows
3 10 (3.41%) Embedded Linux
4 9 (3.07%) Android
4 9 (3.07%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.39%) Unix
6 3 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.68%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.34%) CentOS
8 1 (0.34%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (94.54%) Software Engineering
2 117 (39.93%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (30.03%) OO
4 73 (24.91%) Unit Testing
5 67 (22.87%) SDLC
6 66 (22.53%) TDD
7 53 (18.09%) Multithreading
8 42 (14.33%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (12.97%) OOD
10 35 (11.95%) Mentoring
11 34 (11.60%) UML
12 33 (11.26%) Mathematics
13 31 (10.58%) OOA/OOD
14 28 (9.56%) API Development
14 28 (9.56%) Test Automation
15 27 (9.22%) Web Development
16 25 (8.53%) BDD
16 25 (8.53%) Physics
17 24 (8.19%) Microservices
18 23 (7.85%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 160 (54.61%) C++
2 152 (51.88%) C#
3 100 (34.13%) Java
4 93 (31.74%) SQL
5 90 (30.72%) C
6 81 (27.65%) JavaScript
7 40 (13.65%) Python
8 21 (7.17%) Embedded C++
9 17 (5.80%) Java 8
10 8 (2.73%) Go
10 8 (2.73%) Scala
11 7 (2.39%) Embedded C
11 7 (2.39%) PHP
12 6 (2.05%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.71%) Assembly Language
13 5 (1.71%) Erlang
13 5 (1.71%) XAML
14 4 (1.37%) Ruby
14 4 (1.37%) VB
15 3 (1.02%) Perl
Qualifications
1 94 (32.08%) Degree
2 11 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (3.41%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.02%) ISEB
4 3 (1.02%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.34%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.80%) ISO 9001
2 9 (3.07%) QA
3 1 (0.34%) ECSS
System Software
1 32 (10.92%) Firmware
2 3 (1.02%) HDFS
3 2 (0.68%) Docker
4 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (1.71%) Ansible
2 4 (1.37%) Terraform
3 1 (0.34%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 95 (32.42%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.73%) Assembla
3 4 (1.37%) Birst
3 4 (1.37%) Red Hat
3 4 (1.37%) SAP
4 3 (1.02%) Atlassian
4 3 (1.02%) Yahoo!
5 2 (0.68%) VMware
6 1 (0.34%) Apiary
6 1 (0.34%) BroadSoft
6 1 (0.34%) Google
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle