The median annual salary for a Software Consultant was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Consultant
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 122 135
Rank change year-on-year +32 +13  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Consultant 17 10 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.30% 0.56% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 0.58% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 14 7 11
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -14.44% +5.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1272 1711 2221
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 97.10% 96.39% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1047 1353 1658
Median salary £45,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading that featured Software Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Consultant in Reading

Software Consultant
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Consultant in Reading.

Salary trend for Software Consultant in Reading

Software Consultant
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Consultant in Reading over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Consultant in Reading

Software Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Software Consultant 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 Reading region featuring Software Consultant in the job title.

1 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 9 (39.13%) Java
2 9 (39.13%) Front Office
2 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 9 (39.13%) Fintech
3 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
3 7 (30.43%) QA
3 7 (30.43%) HP
3 7 (30.43%) C#
3 7 (30.43%) C++
3 7 (30.43%) Unix
3 7 (30.43%) Windows
4 5 (21.74%) Relational Database
5 4 (17.39%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.04%) Degree
6 3 (13.04%) Banking
7 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
7 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
7 2 (8.70%) Spring
7 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
7 2 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (8.70%) Endeca
7 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
7 2 (8.70%) Market Research
7 2 (8.70%) Apache Solr
7 2 (8.70%) Fredhopper
7 2 (8.70%) Big Data
7 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing

Software Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 2 (8.70%) Apache Solr
1 2 (8.70%) CMS
1 2 (8.70%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Fredhopper
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.70%) Big Data
2 2 (8.70%) Endeca
2 2 (8.70%) MySQL
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
1 9 (39.13%) Front Office
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) J2EE
1 2 (8.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Fintech
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.35%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Unix
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
2 4 (17.39%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
3 2 (8.70%) B2B
3 2 (8.70%) B2C
3 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.70%) CRM
3 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
3 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
3 2 (8.70%) Market Research
3 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
3 2 (8.70%) Presales
3 2 (8.70%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
3 2 (8.70%) Software Asset Management
3 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
3 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
3 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 9 (39.13%) Java
3 7 (30.43%) C#
3 7 (30.43%) C++
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.70%) PHP
4 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.70%) MCP
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) HP
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) Snow