Period
to 16 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 16 December 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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 106 144
Rank change year-on-year -13 +38 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 144 228 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.26% 2.71% 2.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.37% 2.83% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 128 206 198
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.53% -5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,250 £58,750 £57,875
South East median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +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 6088 8065 10634
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.59% 95.94% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 4902 6334 8586
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £74,750 £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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -19 50 £52,500 +23.53% 9
Maidenhead +39 24 £57,500 +27.78% 1
Bracknell -40 15 £30,000 -25.00% 2
Newbury -5 14 £47,500 -5.00% 4
Slough +6 12 £57,500 +21.05%
Wokingham -3 6 £55,000 - 1
Thatcham -1 2 £47,500 +46.15%
Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 138 (95.83%) Software Engineering
2 68 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (43.75%) C#
4 59 (40.97%) Java
5 52 (36.11%) .NET
6 50 (34.72%) C
7 43 (29.86%) C++
8 41 (28.47%) Degree
9 40 (27.78%) Computer Science
10 36 (25.00%) OO
11 35 (24.31%) Linux
12 34 (23.61%) Multithreading
13 33 (22.92%) JavaScript
14 31 (21.53%) Python
15 30 (20.83%) SQL
16 23 (15.97%) TDD
16 23 (15.97%) Computer Science Degree
17 22 (15.28%) SDLC
18 21 (14.58%) Scrum
18 21 (14.58%) HTML
18 21 (14.58%) jQuery
19 19 (13.19%) .NET Framework
19 19 (13.19%) Test Automation
19 19 (13.19%) OOD
19 19 (13.19%) Microsoft
20 18 (12.50%) Windows
20 18 (12.50%) Electronics
21 16 (11.11%) Web Services
21 16 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
21 16 (11.11%) Analytical Skills

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 (4.17%) Apache Spark
2 4 (2.78%) Apache Pig
2 4 (2.78%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.39%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.69%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.78%) SaaS
3 2 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.86%) DHCP
2 5 (3.47%) Firewall
3 4 (2.78%) AMQP
4 3 (2.08%) HTTP
4 3 (2.08%) Internet
5 2 (1.39%) DNS
5 2 (1.39%) GSM
5 2 (1.39%) LTE
5 2 (1.39%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.39%) UMTS
6 1 (0.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.25%) Big Data
2 9 (6.25%) Hadoop
2 9 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.17%) HBase
5 4 (2.78%) Apache Hive
5 4 (2.78%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.08%) SQLPlus
7 2 (1.39%) Impala
7 2 (1.39%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.39%) MySQL
7 2 (1.39%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.39%) Parquet
7 2 (1.39%) Redis
8 1 (0.69%) DB2
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (7.64%) Jenkins
2 9 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 8 (5.56%) Maven
4 7 (4.86%) JIRA
4 7 (4.86%) Selenium
5 6 (4.17%) Git (software)
6 5 (3.47%) JUnit
6 5 (3.47%) Subversion
7 4 (2.78%) Gradle
7 4 (2.78%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.08%) Appium
8 3 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (2.08%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.08%) Hudson
8 3 (2.08%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.69%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.69%) jMock
9 1 (0.69%) JSUnit
9 1 (0.69%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (12.50%) Electronics
2 7 (4.86%) Finance
3 4 (2.78%) Financial Institution
3 4 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.39%) Banking
4 2 (1.39%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.69%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (36.11%) .NET
2 21 (14.58%) HTML
2 21 (14.58%) jQuery
3 19 (13.19%) .NET Framework
4 16 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
4 16 (11.11%) Web Services
5 15 (10.42%) AngularJS
5 15 (10.42%) CSS
6 12 (8.33%) REST
7 8 (5.56%) ASP.NET
7 8 (5.56%) Django
7 8 (5.56%) React
7 8 (5.56%) XML
8 7 (4.86%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (4.86%) Node.js
8 7 (4.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (4.17%) RESTful
9 6 (4.17%) Spring
10 5 (3.47%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 40 (27.78%) Computer Science
2 16 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (4.17%) Algorithms
4 6 (4.17%) Device Driver
4 6 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (4.17%) Social Media
5 5 (3.47%) User Experience
6 4 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.08%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.39%) Robotics
9 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.69%) Fintech
9 1 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.69%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.69%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 35 (24.31%) Linux
2 18 (12.50%) Windows
3 13 (9.03%) Unix
4 7 (4.86%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.69%) CentOS
6 1 (0.69%) Debian
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.69%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.69%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (95.83%) Software Engineering
2 68 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (25.00%) OO
4 34 (23.61%) Multithreading
5 23 (15.97%) TDD
6 22 (15.28%) SDLC
7 21 (14.58%) Scrum
8 19 (13.19%) OOD
8 19 (13.19%) Test Automation
9 14 (9.72%) Product Management
10 12 (8.33%) Mathematics
10 12 (8.33%) Unit Testing
11 11 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (6.94%) Cybersecurity
12 10 (6.94%) OOA/OOD
12 10 (6.94%) Open Source
12 10 (6.94%) Physics
13 9 (6.25%) API Development
14 8 (5.56%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 63 (43.75%) C#
2 59 (40.97%) Java
3 50 (34.72%) C
4 43 (29.86%) C++
5 33 (22.92%) JavaScript
6 31 (21.53%) Python
7 30 (20.83%) SQL
8 11 (7.64%) Ruby
9 9 (6.25%) PHP
10 7 (4.86%) Scala
11 6 (4.17%) Perl
12 4 (2.78%) R
13 3 (2.08%) Go
13 3 (2.08%) Tcl
13 3 (2.08%) T-SQL
13 3 (2.08%) TypeScript
13 3 (2.08%) VB
13 3 (2.08%) XAML
14 2 (1.39%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (28.47%) Degree
2 23 (15.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.69%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.69%) GAMP
System Software
1 9 (6.25%) Docker
2 3 (2.08%) Firmware
2 3 (2.08%) HDFS
3 2 (1.39%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.69%) KVM
4 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.08%) Puppet
2 2 (1.39%) Ansible
3 1 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (13.19%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.17%) Oracle
3 3 (2.08%) Atmel
4 2 (1.39%) Google
4 2 (1.39%) Perforce
4 2 (1.39%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.69%) IBM
5 1 (0.69%) VMware