Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 107 161
Rank change year-on-year -14 +54 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 151 210 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.32% 2.65% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.43% 2.78% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 139 188 177
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.53% -10.53% -2.06%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £58,750 £58,750
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 6,205 7,564 10,355
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.48% 95.58% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 5,042 5,883 8,406
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +6.38%
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £71,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -6 68 £52,500 +23.53% 28
Maidenhead +26 24 £57,500 +4.55% 3
Newbury -4 16 £47,500 -5.00% 6
Bracknell -43 11 £30,000 -25.00% 2
Slough +10 7 £57,500 +32.95%
Wokingham -4 7 £47,500 -13.64% 1
Thatcham -1 1 £50,000 +52.67%
Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Berkshire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 144 (95.36%) Software Engineering
2 72 (47.68%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (45.03%) C#
4 63 (41.72%) Java
5 58 (38.41%) C
6 56 (37.09%) C++
7 55 (36.42%) .NET
8 46 (30.46%) Linux
9 45 (29.80%) OO
10 44 (29.14%) Degree
11 38 (25.17%) Computer Science
12 34 (22.52%) Python
13 29 (19.21%) SQL
13 29 (19.21%) Multithreading
14 28 (18.54%) JavaScript
15 25 (16.56%) Scrum
16 24 (15.89%) Test Automation
17 23 (15.23%) TDD
18 22 (14.57%) Windows
18 22 (14.57%) SDLC
18 22 (14.57%) Computer Science Degree
19 21 (13.91%) jQuery
20 20 (13.25%) OOD
20 20 (13.25%) Microsoft
20 20 (13.25%) HTML
21 19 (12.58%) Electronics
21 19 (12.58%) .NET Framework
22 16 (10.60%) SQL Server
22 16 (10.60%) KnockoutJS
23 15 (9.93%) Web Services

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 (3.97%) Apache Spark
2 4 (2.65%) Apache Pig
2 4 (2.65%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.32%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.66%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.66%) nginx
4 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.99%) SaaS
4 2 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.97%) DHCP
2 4 (2.65%) HTTP
2 4 (2.65%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.32%) AMQP
3 2 (1.32%) DNS
3 2 (1.32%) Firewall
3 2 (1.32%) GSM
3 2 (1.32%) Internet
3 2 (1.32%) LTE
3 2 (1.32%) UMTS
4 1 (0.66%) SSL
4 1 (0.66%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.66%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.60%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.96%) Big Data
2 9 (5.96%) Hadoop
3 7 (4.64%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (4.64%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.97%) HBase
5 4 (2.65%) Apache Hive
5 4 (2.65%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.99%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.99%) Redis
6 3 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.99%) SQLPlus
7 2 (1.32%) Impala
7 2 (1.32%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.32%) MySQL
7 2 (1.32%) Parquet
8 1 (0.66%) DB2
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (7.95%) Jenkins
2 10 (6.62%) Selenium
3 9 (5.96%) Visual Studio
4 8 (5.30%) Git (software)
4 8 (5.30%) Maven
5 7 (4.64%) JIRA
6 6 (3.97%) Subversion
6 6 (3.97%) WebDriver
7 5 (3.31%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.65%) Gradle
9 3 (1.99%) Appium
9 3 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.99%) Hudson
9 3 (1.99%) JUnit
9 3 (1.99%) Vagrant
10 2 (1.32%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.66%) JSUnit
11 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.66%) WiX
General
1 19 (12.58%) Electronics
2 10 (6.62%) Finance
3 4 (2.65%) Financial Institution
3 4 (2.65%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.32%) Banking
4 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (36.42%) .NET
2 21 (13.91%) jQuery
3 20 (13.25%) HTML
4 19 (12.58%) .NET Framework
5 16 (10.60%) KnockoutJS
6 15 (9.93%) Web Services
7 13 (8.61%) AngularJS
7 13 (8.61%) CSS
8 12 (7.95%) REST
9 8 (5.30%) ASP.NET
10 7 (4.64%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (4.64%) React
10 7 (4.64%) Spring
10 7 (4.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (3.97%) Node.js
11 6 (3.97%) RESTful
12 5 (3.31%) Django
12 5 (3.31%) STL
13 4 (2.65%) WPF
13 4 (2.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (25.17%) Computer Science
2 12 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.28%) Algorithms
4 10 (6.62%) Device Driver
5 7 (4.64%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (3.97%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (3.97%) Social Media
7 4 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.65%) User Experience
8 3 (1.99%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.32%) Renewable Energy
9 2 (1.32%) Robotics
10 1 (0.66%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.66%) Fintech
10 1 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.66%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.66%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 46 (30.46%) Linux
2 22 (14.57%) Windows
3 13 (8.61%) Unix
4 9 (5.96%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.32%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.66%) CentOS
6 1 (0.66%) Debian
6 1 (0.66%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (95.36%) Software Engineering
2 72 (47.68%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (29.80%) OO
4 29 (19.21%) Multithreading
5 25 (16.56%) Scrum
6 24 (15.89%) Test Automation
7 23 (15.23%) TDD
8 22 (14.57%) SDLC
9 20 (13.25%) OOD
10 15 (9.93%) Mathematics
11 14 (9.27%) OOP
12 13 (8.61%) Mentoring
12 13 (8.61%) Open Source
13 12 (7.95%) Unit Testing
14 10 (6.62%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (6.62%) Physics
15 9 (5.96%) API Development
15 9 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
15 9 (5.96%) OOA/OOD
16 8 (5.30%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 68 (45.03%) C#
2 63 (41.72%) Java
3 58 (38.41%) C
4 56 (37.09%) C++
5 34 (22.52%) Python
6 29 (19.21%) SQL
7 28 (18.54%) JavaScript
8 12 (7.95%) Ruby
9 8 (5.30%) PHP
10 7 (4.64%) Scala
11 6 (3.97%) Perl
11 6 (3.97%) Tcl
12 4 (2.65%) R
12 4 (2.65%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.99%) Go
13 3 (1.99%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.99%) VB
13 3 (1.99%) XAML
14 2 (1.32%) MATLAB
14 2 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (29.14%) Degree
2 22 (14.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.66%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.31%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.66%) GAMP
System Software
1 11 (7.28%) Firmware
2 10 (6.62%) Docker
3 3 (1.99%) HDFS
4 2 (1.32%) Apache Flume
4 2 (1.32%) vSphere
5 1 (0.66%) KVM
5 1 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.99%) Ansible
1 3 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.99%) Puppet
2 1 (0.66%) HAProxy
2 1 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (13.25%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.97%) Atmel
3 5 (3.31%) Oracle
4 2 (1.32%) Google
4 2 (1.32%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.66%) IBM
5 1 (0.66%) VMware