Period
to 18 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 18 June 2019.

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
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 50 70
Rank change year-on-year +4 +20 +55
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 125 112 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 5.30% 4.61% 4.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.52% 4.76% 4.28%
Number of salaries quoted 112 106 90
Reading median annual salary £62,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -9.09% +15.79%
10th Percentile £38,775 £37,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,125 £65,000
Berkshire median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +15.00% - +11.11%

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 2,263 2,355 2,499
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.97% 97.03% 97.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,948 2,006 1,979
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £76,000 £72,500 £71,250
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 18 June 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 Reading region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 119 (95.20%) Software Engineering
2 79 (63.20%) Java
3 77 (61.60%) Linux
4 71 (56.80%) JavaScript
5 59 (47.20%) C#
6 56 (44.80%) Amazon AWS
7 53 (42.40%) Cloud Computing
7 53 (42.40%) Docker
8 51 (40.80%) AngularJS
8 51 (40.80%) .NET
9 49 (39.20%) Google
10 46 (36.80%) Microsoft Azure
11 44 (35.20%) Google Cloud Platform
12 43 (34.40%) RESTful
12 43 (34.40%) Objective-C
13 42 (33.60%) Python
14 41 (32.80%) C++
14 41 (32.80%) SaaS
14 41 (32.80%) Ansible
15 36 (28.80%) Puppet
16 35 (28.00%) Opscode Chef
16 35 (28.00%) TypeScript
16 35 (28.00%) webpack
16 35 (28.00%) gulp
16 35 (28.00%) Babel
16 35 (28.00%) IBM Cloud
16 35 (28.00%) npm
16 35 (28.00%) IBM
17 31 (24.80%) Agile Software Development
18 28 (22.40%) Node.js

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 12 (9.60%) Apache Spark
2 7 (5.60%) Hyperledger
3 4 (3.20%) Apache
3 4 (3.20%) Apache Pig
4 3 (2.40%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 56 (44.80%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (42.40%) Cloud Computing
3 46 (36.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 44 (35.20%) Google Cloud Platform
5 41 (32.80%) SaaS
6 35 (28.00%) IBM Cloud
6 35 (28.00%) npm
7 9 (7.20%) Force.com
8 8 (6.40%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (3.20%) Amazon EMR
10 4 (3.20%) Amazon Kinesis
10 4 (3.20%) Amazon S3
11 2 (1.60%) GitHub
12 1 (0.80%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.00%) Skype
2 8 (6.40%) H.323
3 5 (4.00%) Firewall
3 5 (4.00%) HTTP
3 5 (4.00%) Network Security
3 5 (4.00%) SSH
3 5 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.20%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.00%) Big Data
2 13 (10.40%) Hadoop
2 13 (10.40%) MongoDB
3 12 (9.60%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (5.60%) Blockchain
5 6 (4.80%) HBase
5 6 (4.80%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (4.00%) NoSQL
6 5 (4.00%) SQL Server
7 4 (3.20%) Amazon Athena
7 4 (3.20%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (3.20%) Apache Hive
7 4 (3.20%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (3.20%) Redis
8 1 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 35 (28.00%) Babel
1 35 (28.00%) gulp
1 35 (28.00%) webpack
2 19 (15.20%) Git (software)
3 12 (9.60%) Selenium
4 8 (6.40%) Bitbucket
5 7 (5.60%) Jenkins
6 6 (4.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (4.00%) Robot Framework
8 4 (3.20%) Maven
9 2 (1.60%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.60%) GitLab
10 1 (0.80%) CircleCI
10 1 (0.80%) JIRA
10 1 (0.80%) Moq
10 1 (0.80%) NUnit
10 1 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.80%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (7.20%) Finance
2 3 (2.40%) Electronics
2 3 (2.40%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.80%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (40.80%) .NET
1 51 (40.80%) AngularJS
2 43 (34.40%) RESTful
3 28 (22.40%) Node.js
4 14 (11.20%) WebRTC
5 12 (9.60%) HTML
6 11 (8.80%) HTML5
6 11 (8.80%) jQuery
7 9 (7.20%) Visualforce
8 8 (6.40%) Akka
8 8 (6.40%) Django
8 8 (6.40%) Pandas
8 8 (6.40%) scikit-learn
8 8 (6.40%) Spring
8 8 (6.40%) Spring Cloud
8 8 (6.40%) Twisted
9 7 (5.60%) OAuth
9 7 (5.60%) SAML
9 7 (5.60%) Swagger
10 6 (4.80%) React
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.40%) Device Driver
2 14 (11.20%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (6.40%) Algorithms
3 8 (6.40%) Private Cloud
3 8 (6.40%) Public Cloud
4 5 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (4.00%) User Experience
5 4 (3.20%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.60%) Analogue Electronics
7 1 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 77 (61.60%) Linux
2 14 (11.20%) Android
2 14 (11.20%) Apple iOS
3 9 (7.20%) Ubuntu
4 5 (4.00%) CentOS
4 5 (4.00%) Debian
4 5 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (95.20%) Software Engineering
2 31 (24.80%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (17.60%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (17.60%) Open Source
4 20 (16.00%) TDD
5 19 (15.20%) OO
6 18 (14.40%) Computer Science
6 18 (14.40%) OOP
7 15 (12.00%) Scrum
8 14 (11.20%) DevOps
8 14 (11.20%) High Availability
8 14 (11.20%) Mathematics
8 14 (11.20%) SDLC
8 14 (11.20%) Test Automation
9 12 (9.60%) Data Science
10 11 (8.80%) Microservices
11 10 (8.00%) CRM
12 8 (6.40%) Android Development
12 8 (6.40%) iOS Development
13 7 (5.60%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 79 (63.20%) Java
2 71 (56.80%) JavaScript
3 59 (47.20%) C#
4 43 (34.40%) Objective-C
5 42 (33.60%) Python
6 41 (32.80%) C++
7 35 (28.00%) TypeScript
8 25 (20.00%) C
9 12 (9.60%) Ruby
10 11 (8.80%) Scala
11 9 (7.20%) Apex Code
11 9 (7.20%) SQL
12 8 (6.40%) Go
13 5 (4.00%) Bash Shell
14 4 (3.20%) Assembly Language
14 4 (3.20%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.80%) CoffeeScript
15 1 (0.80%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (16.80%) Degree
2 17 (13.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (9.60%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.60%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 53 (42.40%) Docker
2 14 (11.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.80%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 41 (32.80%) Ansible
2 36 (28.80%) Puppet
3 35 (28.00%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.00%) Ambari
4 5 (4.00%) SELinux
5 2 (1.60%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.80%) Terraform
Vendors
1 49 (39.20%) Google
2 35 (28.00%) IBM
3 16 (12.80%) Salesforce.com
4 15 (12.00%) Microsoft
5 14 (11.20%) VMware
6 4 (3.20%) Informatica
6 4 (3.20%) Oracle
6 4 (3.20%) Tableau
6 4 (3.20%) Teradata
7 1 (0.80%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 1 (0.80%) SAP