The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 89 94
Rank change year-on-year +33 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 62 46 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 4.79% 2.40% 2.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.91% 2.53% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 52 41 60
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,250 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £79,000 £70,000 £62,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 1262 1819 2418
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 97.45% 94.89% 95.38%
Number of salaries quoted 983 1487 1655
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £30,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £74,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, 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 76 (86.36%) Java
2 74 (84.09%) Software Engineering
3 48 (54.55%) Linux
4 40 (45.45%) C++
5 38 (43.18%) SQL
6 36 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (34.09%) Scrum
8 28 (31.82%) JavaScript
8 28 (31.82%) SDLC
9 26 (29.55%) CSS
10 25 (28.41%) OO
10 25 (28.41%) HTML
11 23 (26.14%) OOP
12 22 (25.00%) Ajax
13 20 (22.73%) Git (software)
13 20 (22.73%) BDD
13 20 (22.73%) Python
13 20 (22.73%) Degree
14 19 (21.59%) JIRA
14 19 (21.59%) RESTful
14 19 (21.59%) AngularJS
15 18 (20.45%) Jenkins
16 17 (19.32%) Subversion
16 17 (19.32%) Continuous Integration
17 16 (18.18%) Microservices
18 15 (17.05%) Data Loss Prevention
18 15 (17.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 15 (17.05%) Eclipse
18 15 (17.05%) XML
18 15 (17.05%) Computer Science

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 (4.55%) Apache
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.27%) Confluence
4 1 (1.14%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.14%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.14%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.14%) JBoss
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.82%) SaaS
3 5 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.82%) DNS
1 6 (6.82%) Internet
2 2 (2.27%) ATM
3 1 (1.14%) HTTP
3 1 (1.14%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.91%) NoSQL
2 9 (10.23%) Big Data
3 7 (7.95%) MySQL
4 6 (6.82%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.55%) DB2
6 3 (3.41%) HBase
6 3 (3.41%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.27%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.27%) Neo4j
7 2 (2.27%) OrientDB
8 1 (1.14%) Apache Accumulo
8 1 (1.14%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.14%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 20 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 19 (21.59%) JIRA
3 18 (20.45%) Jenkins
4 17 (19.32%) Subversion
5 15 (17.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 15 (17.05%) Eclipse
6 14 (15.91%) Appium
6 14 (15.91%) Cucumber
6 14 (15.91%) Protractor
6 14 (15.91%) Selenium
6 14 (15.91%) TeamCity
6 14 (15.91%) WebDriver
7 9 (10.23%) Visual Studio
8 7 (7.95%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 3 (3.41%) Ant
9 3 (3.41%) Apache Ivy
9 3 (3.41%) Gradle
9 3 (3.41%) Maven
10 2 (2.27%) JUnit
11 1 (1.14%) Bitbucket
General
1 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.27%) Advertising
2 2 (2.27%) Finance
3 1 (1.14%) Games
3 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (29.55%) CSS
2 25 (28.41%) HTML
3 22 (25.00%) Ajax
4 19 (21.59%) AngularJS
4 19 (21.59%) RESTful
5 15 (17.05%) XML
6 13 (14.77%) Web Services
7 10 (11.36%) .NET
8 9 (10.23%) Spring
9 8 (9.09%) .NET Framework
10 7 (7.95%) Java EE
10 7 (7.95%) Node.js
10 7 (7.95%) WPF
11 3 (3.41%) CSS3
11 3 (3.41%) Ext JS
11 3 (3.41%) Hibernate
11 3 (3.41%) HTML5
11 3 (3.41%) jQuery
11 3 (3.41%) JSON
11 3 (3.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.05%) Computer Science
2 8 (9.09%) Social Media
3 7 (7.95%) Mobile App
4 5 (5.68%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.27%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (2.27%) Wiki
6 1 (1.14%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.14%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.14%) iPad
6 1 (1.14%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 48 (54.55%) Linux
2 10 (11.36%) Unix
3 5 (5.68%) Windows
4 3 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.14%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (84.09%) Software Engineering
2 36 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (34.09%) Scrum
4 28 (31.82%) SDLC
5 25 (28.41%) OO
6 23 (26.14%) OOP
7 20 (22.73%) BDD
8 17 (19.32%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (18.18%) Microservices
10 15 (17.05%) Data Loss Prevention
11 13 (14.77%) OOD
12 11 (12.50%) TDD
13 10 (11.36%) Open Source
14 8 (9.09%) Prototyping
14 8 (9.09%) Rapid Prototyping
15 7 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
15 7 (7.95%) Cybersecurity
15 7 (7.95%) High Availability
15 7 (7.95%) MVVM
15 7 (7.95%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 76 (86.36%) Java
2 40 (45.45%) C++
3 38 (43.18%) SQL
4 28 (31.82%) JavaScript
5 20 (22.73%) Python
6 14 (15.91%) C#
7 12 (13.64%) Bash Shell
8 5 (5.68%) Perl
9 3 (3.41%) C
9 3 (3.41%) Scala
9 3 (3.41%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.14%) AWK
10 1 (1.14%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.14%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.14%) Korn
10 1 (1.14%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.14%) R
10 1 (1.14%) Ruby
10 1 (1.14%) sed
10 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (22.73%) Degree
2 3 (3.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (3.41%) HDFS
2 1 (1.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (1.14%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) Ansible
1 3 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.41%) Puppet
1 3 (3.41%) Salt
2 1 (1.14%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (15.91%) Salesforce.com
2 8 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.09%) Oracle
3 7 (7.95%) DevExpress
3 7 (7.95%) Telerik
4 6 (6.82%) VMware
5 3 (3.41%) Clearswift
6 1 (1.14%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.14%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.14%) IBM
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