Period
to 23 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

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
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 118 105
Rank change year-on-year +36 -13 +79
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 228 241 283
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.47% 2.57% 2.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.64% 2.67% 2.80%
Number of salaries quoted 192 228 287
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.32% -2.22% -10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £82,125 £61,250 £65,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -5.56%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6268 9010 10118
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 95.30% 96.13% 95.81%
Number of salaries quoted 5037 7343 7577
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 23 July 2017.

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 23 July 2017. 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 +38 102 £55,000 +22.22% 7
Bracknell +16 43 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Newbury -17 9 £39,000 -32.17%
Wokingham +22 8 £50,000 -16.67% 2
Maidenhead +18 6 £53,750 +43.33% 6
Slough +9 6 £57,500 +64.29%
Windsor -9 3 £40,000 -20.00%
Thatcham -2 1 £45,000 +38.46%
Hungerford - 1 £35,000 -
Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, 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.

1 216 (94.74%) Software Engineering
2 123 (53.95%) C++
3 114 (50.00%) Java
4 79 (34.65%) Linux
5 64 (28.07%) SQL
6 61 (26.75%) Degree
7 58 (25.44%) C#
8 57 (25.00%) SDLC
9 56 (24.56%) JavaScript
10 53 (23.25%) HTML
10 53 (23.25%) Agile Software Development
11 52 (22.81%) C
12 50 (21.93%) CSS
13 47 (20.61%) Python
13 47 (20.61%) Computer Science
14 44 (19.30%) TDD
15 42 (18.42%) OO
16 41 (17.98%) Scrum
17 33 (14.47%) Test Automation
18 32 (14.04%) Multithreading
19 30 (13.16%) OOP
20 28 (12.28%) Product Management
20 28 (12.28%) Ajax
21 27 (11.84%) Microsoft
21 27 (11.84%) Visual Studio
21 27 (11.84%) MFC
21 27 (11.84%) Computer Science Degree
22 26 (11.40%) Jenkins
23 25 (10.96%) Microservices
24 24 (10.53%) AngularJS

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 4 (1.75%) Apache
1 4 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 4 (1.75%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.88%) Apache Pig
2 2 (0.88%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.44%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.44%) CMS
3 1 (0.44%) Drupal
3 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.44%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (3.95%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.44%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.26%) SaaS
2 8 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.58%) Internet
2 12 (5.26%) Wireless
3 10 (4.39%) TCP/IP
4 9 (3.95%) Ethernet
4 9 (3.95%) GPRS
4 9 (3.95%) GSM
4 9 (3.95%) RS-232
4 9 (3.95%) RS-485
5 7 (3.07%) DNS
6 5 (2.19%) AMQP
6 5 (2.19%) Firewall
6 5 (2.19%) HTTP
7 3 (1.32%) SMTP
8 2 (0.88%) ATM
8 2 (0.88%) DHCP
9 1 (0.44%) SSL
9 1 (0.44%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.39%) MySQL
1 10 (4.39%) NoSQL
2 6 (2.63%) DB2
2 6 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.75%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.75%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.32%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.88%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.88%) Big Data
6 1 (0.44%) Endeca
6 1 (0.44%) HBase
6 1 (0.44%) Parquet
6 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.44%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 27 (11.84%) Visual Studio
2 26 (11.40%) Jenkins
3 23 (10.09%) Git (software)
4 20 (8.77%) Eclipse
5 19 (8.33%) Subversion
6 13 (5.70%) JIRA
7 9 (3.95%) Cucumber
7 9 (3.95%) Selenium
8 8 (3.51%) Appium
8 8 (3.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (3.51%) Protractor
8 8 (3.51%) TeamCity
8 8 (3.51%) WebDriver
9 7 (3.07%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 6 (2.63%) Maven
11 5 (2.19%) JUnit
12 4 (1.75%) Apache Ivy
12 4 (1.75%) Bitbucket
12 4 (1.75%) Gradle
12 4 (1.75%) Mercurial
General
1 10 (4.39%) Electronics
2 5 (2.19%) Games
2 5 (2.19%) Marketing
3 4 (1.75%) Advertising
4 3 (1.32%) Finance
5 1 (0.44%) Banking
5 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (23.25%) HTML
2 50 (21.93%) CSS
3 28 (12.28%) Ajax
4 27 (11.84%) MFC
5 24 (10.53%) AngularJS
6 22 (9.65%) .NET
6 22 (9.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 22 (9.65%) STL
7 19 (8.33%) XML
8 18 (7.89%) COM
9 14 (6.14%) RESTful
10 12 (5.26%) Spring
10 12 (5.26%) Web Services
11 11 (4.82%) Node.js
12 10 (4.39%) .NET Framework
13 8 (3.51%) Ext JS
13 8 (3.51%) React
14 7 (3.07%) Ember.js
14 7 (3.07%) Java EE
14 7 (3.07%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 47 (20.61%) Computer Science
2 21 (9.21%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (4.39%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (4.39%) Social Media
4 9 (3.95%) Embedded Systems
4 9 (3.95%) Home Automation
5 7 (3.07%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.63%) iPad
7 5 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.19%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.32%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.88%) User Experience
10 1 (0.44%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.44%) Fintech
10 1 (0.44%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.44%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.44%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 79 (34.65%) Linux
2 24 (10.53%) Unix
3 11 (4.82%) Windows
4 5 (2.19%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.32%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (94.74%) Software Engineering
2 57 (25.00%) SDLC
3 53 (23.25%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (19.30%) TDD
5 42 (18.42%) OO
6 41 (17.98%) Scrum
7 33 (14.47%) Test Automation
8 32 (14.04%) Multithreading
9 30 (13.16%) OOP
10 28 (12.28%) Product Management
11 25 (10.96%) Microservices
12 18 (7.89%) Mathematics
13 16 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (6.58%) Data Loss Prevention
14 15 (6.58%) OOD
15 14 (6.14%) BDD
15 14 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
15 14 (6.14%) Cybersecurity
16 13 (5.70%) Embedded Software Development
17 12 (5.26%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 123 (53.95%) C++
2 114 (50.00%) Java
3 64 (28.07%) SQL
4 58 (25.44%) C#
5 56 (24.56%) JavaScript
6 52 (22.81%) C
7 47 (20.61%) Python
8 16 (7.02%) Bash Shell
9 12 (5.26%) Embedded C++
10 11 (4.82%) Embedded C
11 7 (3.07%) Perl
12 6 (2.63%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.75%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.75%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.32%) PHP
14 3 (1.32%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.44%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.44%) AWK
15 1 (0.44%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.44%) sed
Qualifications
1 61 (26.75%) Degree
2 27 (11.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.44%) ISEB
3 1 (0.44%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.44%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
System Software
1 9 (3.95%) Firmware
2 4 (1.75%) Docker
3 2 (0.88%) HDFS
4 1 (0.44%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.44%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 9 (3.95%) Puppet
2 5 (2.19%) Ansible
2 5 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.75%) Salt
4 1 (0.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 27 (11.84%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.02%) Oracle
3 9 (3.95%) EMC
3 9 (3.95%) NEC
4 8 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (3.07%) DevExpress
5 7 (3.07%) Telerik
6 6 (2.63%) VMware
7 4 (1.75%) PayPal
8 3 (1.32%) Clearswift
9 2 (0.88%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.88%) IBM
9 2 (0.88%) Perforce
10 1 (0.44%) Ab Initio
Berkshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
NST Recruitment Limited
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
IntaPeople
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Catalyst Consultants
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Veritas Technologies (Uk) Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45,000 per annum + Benefits + Career Progression
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £32,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Sage UK Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum Competitive plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Veritas Technologies (Uk) Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Opensauce /New Growth Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead
Spectrum IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Maidenhead
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Maidenhead
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Maidenhead
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago