Period
to 20 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 94 80
Rank change year-on-year +35 -14 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 95 62 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 4.29% 2.71% 3.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.41% 2.82% 3.63%
Number of salaries quoted 86 53 115
Reading median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +23.53% -5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £61,000 £57,500
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +17.65% -5.56%

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 2,152 2,198 3,331
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.20% 96.07% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,834 1,817 2,539
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,900 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £72,000
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -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 20 October 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 20 October 2018, 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 Reading region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 95 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 58 (61.05%) OO
3 53 (55.79%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (50.53%) C#
5 42 (44.21%) Java
5 42 (44.21%) AngularJS
6 41 (43.16%) .NET
7 37 (38.95%) JavaScript
8 36 (37.89%) Microsoft
9 35 (36.84%) REST
10 33 (34.74%) Microsoft Azure
10 33 (34.74%) C++
11 31 (32.63%) Web Services
12 28 (29.47%) OOA/OOD
12 28 (29.47%) Degree
12 28 (29.47%) API Development
13 27 (28.42%) Linux
14 26 (27.37%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (27.37%) Social Media
15 22 (23.16%) Unit Testing
16 21 (22.11%) ASP.NET
17 20 (21.05%) SQL
18 19 (20.00%) Mentoring
19 18 (18.95%) React
19 18 (18.95%) SQL Server
20 17 (17.89%) Business Intelligence
20 17 (17.89%) CSS
20 17 (17.89%) OOD
20 17 (17.89%) Web Development
20 17 (17.89%) SaaS

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 1 (1.05%) Alfresco
1 1 (1.05%) Apache
1 1 (1.05%) Joomla!
Cloud Services
1 33 (34.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (17.89%) SaaS
3 10 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.21%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (4.21%) GitHub
5 3 (3.16%) PaaS
6 2 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (2.11%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (2.11%) npm
7 1 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.05%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.11%) H.323
1 2 (2.11%) Internet
2 1 (1.05%) Firewall
2 1 (1.05%) Skype
2 1 (1.05%) SNMP
2 1 (1.05%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.95%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.58%) NoSQL
3 6 (6.32%) Hadoop
4 5 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.26%) RDBMS
4 5 (5.26%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.05%) Big Data
5 1 (1.05%) HBase
Development Applications
1 12 (12.63%) Visual Studio
2 9 (9.47%) webpack
3 3 (3.16%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.11%) Babel
4 2 (2.11%) Gradle
4 2 (2.11%) gulp
4 2 (2.11%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.11%) JUnit
4 2 (2.11%) Maven
4 2 (2.11%) Subversion
5 1 (1.05%) Ant
5 1 (1.05%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.05%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.05%) Mockito
5 1 (1.05%) Selenium
5 1 (1.05%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.05%) TestNG
General
1 7 (7.37%) Finance
2 5 (5.26%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.16%) Retail
4 2 (2.11%) Games
4 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (44.21%) AngularJS
2 41 (43.16%) .NET
3 35 (36.84%) REST
4 31 (32.63%) Web Services
5 21 (22.11%) ASP.NET
6 18 (18.95%) React
7 17 (17.89%) CSS
8 16 (16.84%) ASP.NET Web API
9 14 (14.74%) Spring
10 12 (12.63%) HTML
11 9 (9.47%) HTML5
12 8 (8.42%) Kafka
13 7 (7.37%) Hibernate
14 6 (6.32%) Backbone.js
15 5 (5.26%) .NET Framework
15 5 (5.26%) Angular 2
15 5 (5.26%) Entity Framework
15 5 (5.26%) JPA
15 5 (5.26%) Node.js
15 5 (5.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (27.37%) Social Media
2 9 (9.47%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.32%) Device Driver
3 6 (6.32%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.26%) Client/Server
4 5 (5.26%) Digital Currency
4 5 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.16%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.11%) User Experience
6 2 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.05%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.05%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.05%) Fintech
7 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.05%) PKI
7 1 (1.05%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 27 (28.42%) Linux
2 5 (5.26%) Unix
3 3 (3.16%) Android
3 3 (3.16%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.16%) Windows
4 1 (1.05%) Debian
4 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.05%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 58 (61.05%) OO
3 53 (55.79%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (29.47%) API Development
4 28 (29.47%) OOA/OOD
5 26 (27.37%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (23.16%) Unit Testing
7 19 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 17 (17.89%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (17.89%) Continuous Delivery
8 17 (17.89%) OOD
8 17 (17.89%) SDLC
8 17 (17.89%) Web Development
9 16 (16.84%) MVC
10 12 (12.63%) UML
11 11 (11.58%) Mobile Development
12 10 (10.53%) CMMI
12 10 (10.53%) Process Improvement
12 10 (10.53%) Release Management
12 10 (10.53%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 48 (50.53%) C#
2 42 (44.21%) Java
3 37 (38.95%) JavaScript
4 33 (34.74%) C++
5 20 (21.05%) SQL
6 16 (16.84%) Python
7 11 (11.58%) C
8 10 (10.53%) Go
9 6 (6.32%) Java 8
9 6 (6.32%) Objective-C
10 5 (5.26%) Erlang
11 4 (4.21%) Scala
12 3 (3.16%) Ruby
13 2 (2.11%) Assembly Language
13 2 (2.11%) TypeScript
14 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
14 1 (1.05%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (29.47%) Degree
2 5 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.53%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.05%) ECSS
2 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 15 (15.79%) Firmware
2 3 (3.16%) Docker
3 2 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.05%) HDFS
4 1 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) Ansible
2 2 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (37.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.21%) Google
3 3 (3.16%) VMware
3 3 (3.16%) Yahoo!
4 2 (2.11%) IBM
4 2 (2.11%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.05%) Apple
5 1 (1.05%) Samsung