Period
to 21 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 116 112
Rank change year-on-year +52 -4 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 260 161 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.23% 2.53% 2.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.45% 2.65% 2.74%
Number of salaries quoted 246 147 204
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +23.53% -7.61%
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,400 £27,500
90th Percentile £84,375 £65,500 £58,750
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 5,849 6,084 8,323
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.17% 95.65% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4,673 4,873 6,520
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £73,750
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +36 96 £57,500 +9.52% 19
Bracknell +32 71 £55,000 +83.33% 4
Slough +11 26 £50,000 -13.04% 5
Wokingham +30 23 £51,500 -6.36% 2
Maidenhead -44 9 £60,000 +4.35% 2
Newbury +5 6 £58,750 +30.56% 3
Hungerford +11 2 £47,500 +35.71%
Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 246 (94.62%) Software Engineering
2 151 (58.08%) C++
3 146 (56.15%) C#
4 100 (38.46%) C
4 100 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 89 (34.23%) Java
6 84 (32.31%) Linux
6 84 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
7 83 (31.92%) OO
8 82 (31.54%) JavaScript
8 82 (31.54%) Degree
9 69 (26.54%) .NET
10 68 (26.15%) SQL
11 63 (24.23%) Visual Studio
12 58 (22.31%) TDD
12 58 (22.31%) Multithreading
13 53 (20.38%) SDLC
14 51 (19.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 50 (19.23%) Computer Science
15 50 (19.23%) STL
15 50 (19.23%) AngularJS
16 48 (18.46%) Python
16 48 (18.46%) Unit Testing
17 46 (17.69%) Microsoft Azure
17 46 (17.69%) HTML
18 41 (15.77%) Windows
18 41 (15.77%) Continuous Integration
19 39 (15.00%) Mathematics
20 37 (14.23%) COM
20 37 (14.23%) MFC

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 3 (1.15%) CMS
1 3 (1.15%) EPiServer
2 2 (0.77%) Apache
2 2 (0.77%) Confluence
2 2 (0.77%) OpenStack
2 2 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.38%) Alfresco
3 1 (0.38%) IPython
3 1 (0.38%) Joomla!
3 1 (0.38%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (0.77%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 46 (17.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (8.08%) SaaS
4 14 (5.38%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (3.46%) Serverless
6 8 (3.08%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (2.31%) IBM Cloud
7 6 (2.31%) npm
8 5 (1.92%) Azure Functions
9 4 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.54%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.54%) GitHub
9 4 (1.54%) PaaS
10 2 (0.77%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
1 10 (3.85%) Wireless
2 8 (3.08%) H.323
3 7 (2.69%) LTE
3 7 (2.69%) RS-232
4 6 (2.31%) Bluetooth
4 6 (2.31%) Ethernet
4 6 (2.31%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.92%) 5G
5 5 (1.92%) Internet
5 5 (1.92%) SNMP
6 4 (1.54%) Skype
6 4 (1.54%) UMTS
6 4 (1.54%) WiMAX
7 3 (1.15%) 3G
7 3 (1.15%) 4G
7 3 (1.15%) AMQP
8 2 (0.77%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.38%) Firewall
9 1 (0.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (12.69%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.77%) NoSQL
3 7 (2.69%) RDBMS
3 7 (2.69%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.31%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.92%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.54%) MySQL
7 3 (1.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.77%) Amazon QuickSight
8 2 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.77%) Hazelcast
8 2 (0.77%) Pentaho
8 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.38%) Big Data
9 1 (0.38%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 63 (24.23%) Visual Studio
2 20 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 16 (6.15%) Subversion
4 14 (5.38%) JIRA
4 14 (5.38%) webpack
5 13 (5.00%) Jenkins
6 10 (3.85%) Cucumber
7 9 (3.46%) Selenium
8 8 (3.08%) Maven
9 7 (2.69%) SpecFlow
10 6 (2.31%) Babel
10 6 (2.31%) gulp
10 6 (2.31%) JUnit
10 6 (2.31%) NUnit
10 6 (2.31%) TeamCity
10 6 (2.31%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (1.92%) Bugzilla
11 5 (1.92%) HP UFT
12 3 (1.15%) Gradle
12 3 (1.15%) Xcode
General
1 18 (6.92%) Electronics
2 15 (5.77%) Marketing
3 12 (4.62%) Finance
4 10 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.46%) Aerospace
5 9 (3.46%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.92%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.54%) Retail
8 3 (1.15%) Advertising
8 3 (1.15%) Automotive
8 3 (1.15%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.77%) Games
10 1 (0.38%) Banking
10 1 (0.38%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (26.54%) .NET
2 51 (19.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 50 (19.23%) AngularJS
3 50 (19.23%) STL
4 46 (17.69%) HTML
5 37 (14.23%) COM
5 37 (14.23%) MFC
6 36 (13.85%) ASP.NET
7 35 (13.46%) Web Services
8 32 (12.31%) CSS
8 32 (12.31%) REST
9 27 (10.38%) .NET Framework
10 24 (9.23%) Spring
11 20 (7.69%) HTML5
11 20 (7.69%) React
12 18 (6.92%) WPF
13 17 (6.54%) ASP.NET Web API
14 13 (5.00%) OpenCV
14 13 (5.00%) Qt
14 13 (5.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 50 (19.23%) Computer Science
2 23 (8.85%) Social Media
3 17 (6.54%) Embedded Systems
4 10 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.46%) Device Driver
5 9 (3.46%) Mobile App
5 9 (3.46%) User Experience
6 8 (3.08%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (2.31%) CAN bus
7 6 (2.31%) Robotics
8 5 (1.92%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.92%) Digital Currency
8 5 (1.92%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.92%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.15%) Internet of Things
9 3 (1.15%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.77%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.38%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 84 (32.31%) Linux
2 41 (15.77%) Windows
3 15 (5.77%) Android
3 15 (5.77%) Apple iOS
4 13 (5.00%) Embedded Linux
5 7 (2.69%) Unix
6 2 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (94.62%) Software Engineering
2 84 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (31.92%) OO
4 58 (22.31%) Multithreading
4 58 (22.31%) TDD
5 53 (20.38%) SDLC
6 48 (18.46%) Unit Testing
7 41 (15.77%) Continuous Integration
8 39 (15.00%) Mathematics
9 34 (13.08%) OOD
10 28 (10.77%) Physics
10 28 (10.77%) UML
11 26 (10.00%) OOA/OOD
12 24 (9.23%) API Development
12 24 (9.23%) MVC
13 22 (8.46%) Test Automation
13 22 (8.46%) Web Development
14 21 (8.08%) Mentoring
15 20 (7.69%) Microservices
16 19 (7.31%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 151 (58.08%) C++
2 146 (56.15%) C#
3 100 (38.46%) C
4 89 (34.23%) Java
5 82 (31.54%) JavaScript
6 68 (26.15%) SQL
7 48 (18.46%) Python
8 16 (6.15%) Go
8 16 (6.15%) Objective-C
9 15 (5.77%) Embedded C++
10 12 (4.62%) Assembly Language
11 10 (3.85%) Embedded C
11 10 (3.85%) Ruby
12 9 (3.46%) Java 8
13 7 (2.69%) TypeScript
14 6 (2.31%) Scala
15 5 (1.92%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.92%) Erlang
16 3 (1.15%) XAML
17 2 (0.77%) R
Qualifications
1 82 (31.54%) Degree
2 12 (4.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (3.46%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.77%) ISEB
4 2 (0.77%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.08%) QA
2 7 (2.69%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.38%) ECSS
3 1 (0.38%) PSD2
System Software
1 21 (8.08%) Firmware
2 13 (5.00%) Docker
3 8 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (3.08%) Ansible
2 6 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.31%) Puppet
3 2 (0.77%) Terraform
Vendors
1 100 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.77%) Google
3 10 (3.85%) VMware
4 6 (2.31%) Assembla
4 6 (2.31%) IBM
5 4 (1.54%) Oracle
6 3 (1.15%) Yahoo!
7 2 (0.77%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.77%) Birst
7 2 (0.77%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.77%) SAP
8 1 (0.38%) Apiary
8 1 (0.38%) Apple
8 1 (0.38%) BroadSoft
8 1 (0.38%) Samsung