Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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

Software Engineer
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 86 152
Rank change year-on-year -2 +66 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 69 92 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.73% 3.04% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.85% 3.15% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 64 78 63
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.28% -4.44% -10.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £60,000 £62,000
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £43,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +16.28% -9.47% -3.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Permanent vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 2,425 2,918 4,274
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.43% 95.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2,023 2,157 3,445
Reading median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.16% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,200 £68,750
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +5.26%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Reading

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Reading

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Reading over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Reading region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 68 (98.55%) Software Engineering
2 33 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (40.58%) OO
4 25 (36.23%) Linux
4 25 (36.23%) C++
5 24 (34.78%) C#
6 23 (33.33%) .NET
7 22 (31.88%) Java
8 18 (26.09%) C
9 17 (24.64%) SQL
10 14 (20.29%) Scrum
10 14 (20.29%) Python
11 13 (18.84%) TDD
11 13 (18.84%) Microsoft Azure
12 12 (17.39%) OOP
12 12 (17.39%) HTML
12 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
13 11 (15.94%) JavaScript
13 11 (15.94%) Windows
13 11 (15.94%) REST
14 10 (14.49%) Test Automation
14 10 (14.49%) AngularJS
14 10 (14.49%) Web Services
14 10 (14.49%) Device Driver
15 9 (13.04%) Finance
15 9 (13.04%) Firmware
15 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
15 9 (13.04%) OOA/OOD
15 9 (13.04%) Unit Testing
15 9 (13.04%) Mentoring

Software Engineer 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 4 (5.80%) Apache Spark
1 4 (5.80%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.90%) Apache Pig
2 2 (2.90%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.45%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.35%) SaaS
3 2 (2.90%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.80%) HTTP
1 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.90%) DNS
2 2 (2.90%) Firewall
3 1 (1.45%) DHCP
3 1 (1.45%) Internet
3 1 (1.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.25%) Hadoop
2 5 (7.25%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.80%) Big Data
4 2 (2.90%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.90%) HBase
4 2 (2.90%) Impala
4 2 (2.90%) Parquet
5 1 (1.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (11.59%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.70%) Subversion
3 4 (5.80%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.35%) JIRA
4 3 (4.35%) Maven
5 2 (2.90%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.90%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.90%) Selenium
5 2 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.90%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.45%) NUnit
6 1 (1.45%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.45%) WiX
General
1 9 (13.04%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Financial Institution
3 3 (4.35%) Electronics
4 1 (1.45%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (33.33%) .NET
2 12 (17.39%) HTML
3 11 (15.94%) REST
4 10 (14.49%) AngularJS
4 10 (14.49%) Web Services
5 7 (10.14%) CSS
5 7 (10.14%) React
6 6 (8.70%) ASP.NET
6 6 (8.70%) Spring
6 6 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (5.80%) Django
9 3 (4.35%) Ajax
9 3 (4.35%) Java EE
9 3 (4.35%) JMS
9 3 (4.35%) jQuery
9 3 (4.35%) Node.js
9 3 (4.35%) RESTful
10 2 (2.90%) Apache Avro
10 2 (2.90%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) Device Driver
2 7 (10.14%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.70%) Algorithms
3 6 (8.70%) Social Media
4 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.80%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (4.35%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.45%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.45%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.45%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 25 (36.23%) Linux
2 11 (15.94%) Windows
3 6 (8.70%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (4.35%) Unix
5 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.90%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.45%) CentOS
6 1 (1.45%) Debian
6 1 (1.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (98.55%) Software Engineering
2 33 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (40.58%) OO
4 14 (20.29%) Scrum
5 13 (18.84%) TDD
6 12 (17.39%) OOP
7 10 (14.49%) Test Automation
8 9 (13.04%) API Development
8 9 (13.04%) Mentoring
8 9 (13.04%) OOA/OOD
8 9 (13.04%) SDLC
8 9 (13.04%) Unit Testing
9 7 (10.14%) Open Source
9 7 (10.14%) Validation
10 6 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (8.70%) Image Processing
10 6 (8.70%) MVC
10 6 (8.70%) Test Scripting
11 5 (7.25%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (7.25%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 25 (36.23%) C++
2 24 (34.78%) C#
3 22 (31.88%) Java
4 18 (26.09%) C
5 17 (24.64%) SQL
6 14 (20.29%) Python
7 11 (15.94%) JavaScript
8 6 (8.70%) Tcl
9 3 (4.35%) Perl
9 3 (4.35%) R
9 3 (4.35%) Ruby
10 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.90%) Embedded C
10 2 (2.90%) Scala
10 2 (2.90%) VBA
11 1 (1.45%) Go
11 1 (1.45%) VC++
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) Degree
2 1 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (13.04%) Firmware
2 6 (8.70%) Docker
3 2 (2.90%) Apache Flume
3 2 (2.90%) HDFS
3 2 (2.90%) vSphere
4 1 (1.45%) KVM
4 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) Ansible
1 3 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.35%) Puppet
2 1 (1.45%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.70%) Atmel
3 4 (5.80%) Oracle
4 2 (2.90%) Google
4 2 (2.90%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.45%) VMware