Period
to 19 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 81 118
Rank change year-on-year +18 +37 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 285 230 239
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.24% 3.48% 2.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.41% 3.64% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 251 193 226
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +17.98% -1.11%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £61,250
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +10.47% +1.18%

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 6,469 6,325 9,093
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 95.62% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5,210 5,091 7,402
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +15 107 £50,000 -9.09% 17
Bracknell -6 59 £55,000 +37.50% 4
Wokingham +12 34 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Newbury +12 32 £52,500 +34.62% 1
Slough +24 20 £50,000 -13.04% 2
Maidenhead -45 3 £52,500 -8.70% 2
Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 269 (94.39%) Software Engineering
2 151 (52.98%) C++
3 119 (41.75%) C#
4 108 (37.89%) Java
5 105 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
6 90 (31.58%) Linux
7 87 (30.53%) SQL
8 84 (29.47%) Degree
9 82 (28.77%) C
10 77 (27.02%) OO
11 74 (25.96%) SDLC
12 70 (24.56%) TDD
13 67 (23.51%) .NET
14 66 (23.16%) Unit Testing
15 65 (22.81%) JavaScript
16 64 (22.46%) Microsoft
17 55 (19.30%) STL
17 55 (19.30%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 54 (18.95%) Multithreading
18 54 (18.95%) Visual Studio
19 49 (17.19%) Windows
20 44 (15.44%) Continuous Integration
21 41 (14.39%) Firmware
22 40 (14.04%) SQL Server
22 40 (14.04%) Mentoring
23 38 (13.33%) HTML
23 38 (13.33%) Spring
24 37 (12.98%) AngularJS
25 36 (12.63%) OOD
26 33 (11.58%) CSS

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 10 (3.51%) Apache
2 6 (2.11%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.75%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.05%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.70%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.35%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.35%) JBoss
6 1 (0.35%) Joomla!
Applications
1 3 (1.05%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 26 (9.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (8.42%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.86%) SaaS
4 5 (1.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 5 (1.75%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (1.05%) GitHub
5 3 (1.05%) OpenShift
5 3 (1.05%) PaaS
6 2 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.70%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.91%) Wi-Fi
2 11 (3.86%) Internet
2 11 (3.86%) TCP/IP
3 10 (3.51%) AMQP
4 8 (2.81%) Bluetooth
4 8 (2.81%) Ethernet
4 8 (2.81%) RS-232
5 7 (2.46%) SMS
5 7 (2.46%) SNMP
6 6 (2.11%) LTE
6 6 (2.11%) UMTS
6 6 (2.11%) WiMAX
6 6 (2.11%) ZigBee
6 6 (2.11%) Z-Wave
7 4 (1.40%) SSH
8 3 (1.05%) HTTP
8 3 (1.05%) Wireless
9 2 (0.70%) 5G
10 1 (0.35%) Firewall
10 1 (0.35%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.42%) NoSQL
3 15 (5.26%) Hadoop
3 15 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 14 (4.91%) RDBMS
5 10 (3.51%) Big Data
6 8 (2.81%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (2.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 6 (2.11%) HBase
7 6 (2.11%) Redis
8 5 (1.75%) Amazon QuickSight
8 5 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.75%) Hazelcast
8 5 (1.75%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.75%) MySQL
8 5 (1.75%) Pentaho
8 5 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.70%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 54 (18.95%) Visual Studio
2 32 (11.23%) Git (software)
3 19 (6.67%) Subversion
4 13 (4.56%) Jenkins
4 13 (4.56%) JIRA
5 12 (4.21%) Selenium
6 11 (3.86%) JUnit
7 10 (3.51%) Cucumber
8 7 (2.46%) Maven
8 7 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (1.75%) Bugzilla
9 5 (1.75%) Gatling
9 5 (1.75%) HP UFT
9 5 (1.75%) JMeter
9 5 (1.75%) SpecFlow
9 5 (1.75%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.75%) Xcode
10 3 (1.05%) webpack
11 2 (0.70%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.35%) Ant
General
1 28 (9.82%) Marketing
2 22 (7.72%) Electronics
3 20 (7.02%) Finance
4 17 (5.96%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.11%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.11%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.75%) Automotive
6 5 (1.75%) Games
6 5 (1.75%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.05%) Advertising
8 2 (0.70%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.35%) German Language
9 1 (0.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (23.51%) .NET
2 55 (19.30%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 55 (19.30%) STL
3 38 (13.33%) HTML
3 38 (13.33%) Spring
4 37 (12.98%) AngularJS
5 33 (11.58%) CSS
6 32 (11.23%) COM
6 32 (11.23%) MFC
7 30 (10.53%) Web Services
8 29 (10.18%) REST
9 25 (8.77%) ASP.NET
10 24 (8.42%) WPF
11 23 (8.07%) OpenCV
12 19 (6.67%) .NET Framework
12 19 (6.67%) Hibernate
13 16 (5.61%) Qt
14 15 (5.26%) WCF
15 14 (4.91%) JPA
15 14 (4.91%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.18%) Computer Science
2 24 (8.42%) Embedded Systems
3 13 (4.56%) Social Media
4 11 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.86%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (3.86%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.81%) CAN bus
5 8 (2.81%) Robotics
6 5 (1.75%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.75%) Digital Currency
6 5 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.75%) Internet of Things
6 5 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.75%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.05%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.05%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.70%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.70%) Device Driver
8 2 (0.70%) Fintech
9 1 (0.35%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 90 (31.58%) Linux
2 49 (17.19%) Windows
3 15 (5.26%) Embedded Linux
4 9 (3.16%) Android
4 9 (3.16%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.11%) Unix
6 5 (1.75%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.40%) Debian
8 1 (0.35%) CentOS
8 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (94.39%) Software Engineering
2 105 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (27.02%) OO
4 74 (25.96%) SDLC
5 70 (24.56%) TDD
6 66 (23.16%) Unit Testing
7 54 (18.95%) Multithreading
8 44 (15.44%) Continuous Integration
9 40 (14.04%) Mentoring
10 36 (12.63%) OOD
11 30 (10.53%) UML
12 26 (9.12%) Scrum
12 26 (9.12%) Test Automation
12 26 (9.12%) Validation
13 25 (8.77%) Microservices
14 23 (8.07%) BDD
14 23 (8.07%) Process Improvement
15 22 (7.72%) Problem-Solving
15 22 (7.72%) Web Development
16 21 (7.37%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 151 (52.98%) C++
2 119 (41.75%) C#
3 108 (37.89%) Java
4 87 (30.53%) SQL
5 82 (28.77%) C
6 65 (22.81%) JavaScript
7 28 (9.82%) Python
8 20 (7.02%) Embedded C++
9 18 (6.32%) Java 8
10 12 (4.21%) PHP
10 12 (4.21%) Scala
11 7 (2.46%) Embedded C
11 7 (2.46%) Go
12 5 (1.75%) Assembly Language
12 5 (1.75%) Erlang
12 5 (1.75%) Tcl
12 5 (1.75%) XAML
13 4 (1.40%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.40%) VB
14 3 (1.05%) R
Qualifications
1 84 (29.47%) Degree
2 9 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.46%) Numerate Degree
4 6 (2.11%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.40%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.05%) ISEB
6 3 (1.05%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.12%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.40%) QA
3 2 (0.70%) GCP
4 1 (0.35%) ECSS
System Software
1 41 (14.39%) Firmware
2 6 (2.11%) HDFS
3 2 (0.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (3.16%) Ansible
2 5 (1.75%) Terraform
3 3 (1.05%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 64 (22.46%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.81%) Assembla
3 5 (1.75%) Atmel
3 5 (1.75%) Birst
3 5 (1.75%) Red Hat
3 5 (1.75%) SAP
4 3 (1.05%) Atlassian
4 3 (1.05%) Yahoo!
5 1 (0.35%) Allen-Bradley
5 1 (0.35%) Capita
5 1 (0.35%) Cisco
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle
5 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.35%) VMware