Period
to 17 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 75 123 109
Rank change year-on-year +48 -14 +54
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 224 151 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.94% 2.32% 2.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.15% 2.43% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 217 139 188
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +23.53% -10.53%
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,750 £75,000 £58,750
South East median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% -

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 5,396 6,204 7,571
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 95.46% 95.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4,328 5,042 5,884
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £75,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 2019.

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 2019. 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 +39 95 £57,500 +9.52% 27
Bracknell +41 69 £55,000 +83.33% 3
Maidenhead -26 17 £60,000 +4.35% 2
Slough -10 14 £50,000 -13.04% 2
Wokingham +17 8 £55,000 +15.79% 3
Newbury -6 5 £72,500 +52.63% 9
Hungerford - 2 £47,500 - 1
Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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.

1 221 (98.66%) Software Engineering
2 140 (62.50%) C#
3 126 (56.25%) C++
4 98 (43.75%) Microsoft
5 94 (41.96%) C
6 84 (37.50%) Linux
7 81 (36.16%) Java
8 77 (34.38%) JavaScript
9 64 (28.57%) SQL
10 63 (28.13%) Degree
11 60 (26.79%) OO
12 59 (26.34%) Python
13 58 (25.89%) TDD
14 57 (25.45%) .NET
14 57 (25.45%) Visual Studio
15 53 (23.66%) Multithreading
16 51 (22.77%) SDLC
17 50 (22.32%) Agile Software Development
18 46 (20.54%) Computer Science
19 45 (20.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
20 44 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
20 44 (19.64%) AngularJS
20 44 (19.64%) STL
21 42 (18.75%) COM
22 41 (18.30%) MFC
23 40 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
23 40 (17.86%) Mathematics
24 38 (16.96%) Google
25 36 (16.07%) HTML
26 35 (15.63%) Objective-C

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 (1.34%) CMS
1 3 (1.34%) EPiServer
1 3 (1.34%) nginx
2 2 (0.89%) Apache
2 2 (0.89%) Confluence
2 2 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.45%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.45%) IPython
3 1 (0.45%) MQSeries
Cloud Services
1 44 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (15.63%) Cloud Computing
4 26 (11.61%) SaaS
5 20 (8.93%) Google Cloud Platform
6 18 (8.04%) IBM Cloud
6 18 (8.04%) npm
7 7 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (3.13%) Amazon S3
7 7 (3.13%) Serverless
8 5 (2.23%) Azure Functions
8 5 (2.23%) GitHub
9 3 (1.34%) PaaS
10 2 (0.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.59%) H.323
2 10 (4.46%) Skype
3 7 (3.13%) Wireless
4 5 (2.23%) Unified Communications
5 3 (1.34%) 3G
5 3 (1.34%) 4G
5 3 (1.34%) 5G
5 3 (1.34%) LTE
6 1 (0.45%) Broadband
6 1 (0.45%) HTTP
6 1 (0.45%) Internet
6 1 (0.45%) RS-232
6 1 (0.45%) RS-422
6 1 (0.45%) VoIP
6 1 (0.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.82%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (2.68%) Redis
5 3 (1.34%) MySQL
5 3 (1.34%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.89%) Big Data
7 1 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.45%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.45%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 57 (25.45%) Visual Studio
2 23 (10.27%) webpack
3 18 (8.04%) Babel
3 18 (8.04%) gulp
4 11 (4.91%) Git (software)
5 8 (3.57%) NUnit
6 7 (3.13%) Jenkins
7 6 (2.68%) Cucumber
7 6 (2.68%) Maven
7 6 (2.68%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (2.23%) JUnit
8 5 (2.23%) SpecFlow
9 4 (1.79%) Subversion
10 3 (1.34%) Gradle
10 3 (1.34%) Grunt
10 3 (1.34%) JIRA
10 3 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.89%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.89%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.89%) Selenium
General
1 9 (4.02%) Telecoms
2 8 (3.57%) Aerospace
3 7 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.23%) Electronics
4 5 (2.23%) Retail
5 3 (1.34%) Marketing
6 2 (0.89%) Finance
7 1 (0.45%) Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (25.45%) .NET
2 45 (20.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 44 (19.64%) AngularJS
3 44 (19.64%) STL
4 42 (18.75%) COM
5 41 (18.30%) MFC
6 36 (16.07%) HTML
7 23 (10.27%) ASP.NET
7 23 (10.27%) RESTful
8 22 (9.82%) HTML5
9 19 (8.48%) CSS
10 18 (8.04%) Web Services
11 17 (7.59%) .NET Framework
11 17 (7.59%) Django
11 17 (7.59%) REST
11 17 (7.59%) WebRTC
12 13 (5.80%) React
13 12 (5.36%) Entity Framework
14 11 (4.91%) Spring
15 10 (4.46%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.59%) User Experience
1 17 (7.59%) Video Conferencing
2 14 (6.25%) Device Driver
3 13 (5.80%) Social Media
4 10 (4.46%) Embedded Systems
4 10 (4.46%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.34%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.89%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.45%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.45%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.45%) Fintech
7 1 (0.45%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.45%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.45%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.45%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 84 (37.50%) Linux
2 25 (11.16%) Windows
3 17 (7.59%) Android
3 17 (7.59%) Apple iOS
4 7 (3.13%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (1.34%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (98.66%) Software Engineering
2 60 (26.79%) OO
3 58 (25.89%) TDD
4 53 (23.66%) Multithreading
5 51 (22.77%) SDLC
6 50 (22.32%) Agile Software Development
7 46 (20.54%) Computer Science
8 40 (17.86%) Mathematics
9 35 (15.63%) Unit Testing
10 30 (13.39%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (10.27%) Physics
12 22 (9.82%) MVC
12 22 (9.82%) OOD
13 19 (8.48%) UML
14 18 (8.04%) OOP
15 17 (7.59%) Android Development
15 17 (7.59%) High Availability
15 17 (7.59%) iOS Development
16 16 (7.14%) BDD
17 13 (5.80%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 140 (62.50%) C#
2 126 (56.25%) C++
3 94 (41.96%) C
4 81 (36.16%) Java
5 77 (34.38%) JavaScript
6 64 (28.57%) SQL
7 59 (26.34%) Python
8 35 (15.63%) Objective-C
9 23 (10.27%) Ruby
10 21 (9.38%) Go
11 18 (8.04%) TypeScript
12 14 (6.25%) Assembly Language
13 6 (2.68%) Embedded C++
14 5 (2.23%) Bash Shell
14 5 (2.23%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.79%) Embedded C
15 4 (1.79%) Java 8
16 2 (0.89%) Perl
16 2 (0.89%) Scala
17 1 (0.45%) ES6
Qualifications
1 63 (28.13%) Degree
2 14 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (4.02%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.23%) ISO 9001
1 5 (2.23%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.45%) PSD2
System Software
1 34 (15.18%) Docker
2 17 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.46%) Firmware
4 7 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (8.48%) Ansible
2 18 (8.04%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (8.04%) Puppet
3 3 (1.34%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 98 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 38 (16.96%) Google
3 18 (8.04%) IBM
3 18 (8.04%) VMware
4 4 (1.79%) Oracle
5 2 (0.89%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.45%) Apiary
6 1 (0.45%) Apple
6 1 (0.45%) BroadSoft
6 1 (0.45%) Samsung