Period
to 14 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 102 87
Rank change year-on-year +43 -15 +50
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 92 53 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 4.48% 2.18% 3.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.68% 2.27% 3.39%
Number of salaries quoted 85 48 95
Reading median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +23.53% -5.56%
10th Percentile £34,250 £30,000 £32,350
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,875 £57,500
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +23.53% -6.59%

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 1,967 2,332 3,218
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 95.89% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,693 1,922 2,418
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -8.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,050 £25,625 £27,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 92 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 51 (55.43%) OO
3 50 (54.35%) JavaScript
4 47 (51.09%) Linux
5 46 (50.00%) Java
6 42 (45.65%) C#
7 36 (39.13%) Microsoft
7 36 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (39.13%) AngularJS
8 35 (38.04%) C++
8 35 (38.04%) .NET
9 29 (31.52%) Degree
10 28 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
11 26 (28.26%) Python
12 25 (27.17%) Amazon AWS
13 23 (25.00%) Objective-C
13 23 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (23.91%) Cloud Computing
14 22 (23.91%) Google
15 21 (22.83%) HTML
15 21 (22.83%) Web Services
15 21 (22.83%) Go
16 20 (21.74%) C
17 19 (20.65%) REST
18 18 (19.57%) SaaS
18 18 (19.57%) Social Media
18 18 (19.57%) Docker
18 18 (19.57%) API Development
18 18 (19.57%) ASP.NET
18 18 (19.57%) OOA/OOD

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 2 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 28 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (27.17%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (23.91%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (19.57%) SaaS
5 10 (10.87%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (10.87%) IBM Cloud
5 10 (10.87%) npm
6 5 (5.43%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (5.43%) Amazon S3
6 5 (5.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.04%) H.323
2 7 (7.61%) Skype
3 2 (2.17%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.96%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.70%) NoSQL
3 5 (5.43%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (5.43%) Hadoop
3 5 (5.43%) RDBMS
3 5 (5.43%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.26%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (16.30%) webpack
2 10 (10.87%) Babel
2 10 (10.87%) gulp
3 5 (5.43%) Visual Studio
4 4 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.26%) Maven
6 2 (2.17%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.09%) CruiseControl
7 1 (1.09%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.09%) Gradle
7 1 (1.09%) JUnit
7 1 (1.09%) Mockito
7 1 (1.09%) Selenium
7 1 (1.09%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.09%) Subversion
General
1 8 (8.70%) Finance
2 5 (5.43%) Financial Institution
2 5 (5.43%) Retail
3 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.09%) Banking
4 1 (1.09%) Games
4 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (39.13%) AngularJS
2 35 (38.04%) .NET
3 21 (22.83%) HTML
3 21 (22.83%) Web Services
4 19 (20.65%) REST
5 18 (19.57%) ASP.NET
6 17 (18.48%) HTML5
7 15 (16.30%) React
8 13 (14.13%) ASP.NET Web API
9 12 (13.04%) Django
9 12 (13.04%) RESTful
9 12 (13.04%) WebRTC
10 9 (9.78%) Kafka
11 8 (8.70%) CSS
11 8 (8.70%) Spring
12 6 (6.52%) Backbone.js
13 5 (5.43%) .NET Framework
13 5 (5.43%) Entity Framework
13 5 (5.43%) Node.js
13 5 (5.43%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.57%) Social Media
2 12 (13.04%) User Experience
2 12 (13.04%) Video Conferencing
3 11 (11.96%) Device Driver
4 7 (7.61%) Mobile App
5 6 (6.52%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (5.43%) Client/Server
6 5 (5.43%) Digital Currency
6 5 (5.43%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.17%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.09%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 47 (51.09%) Linux
2 12 (13.04%) Android
2 12 (13.04%) Apple iOS
3 5 (5.43%) Unix
4 2 (2.17%) Windows
5 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 51 (55.43%) OO
3 36 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (19.57%) API Development
5 18 (19.57%) OOA/OOD
6 17 (18.48%) High Availability
6 17 (18.48%) Unit Testing
7 15 (16.30%) Computer Science
7 15 (16.30%) Mathematics
8 14 (15.22%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (14.13%) MVC
9 13 (14.13%) OOD
9 13 (14.13%) OOP
9 13 (14.13%) SDLC
10 12 (13.04%) Android Development
10 12 (13.04%) iOS Development
11 10 (10.87%) Web Development
12 9 (9.78%) E-Commerce
13 8 (8.70%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 50 (54.35%) JavaScript
2 46 (50.00%) Java
3 42 (45.65%) C#
4 35 (38.04%) C++
5 26 (28.26%) Python
6 23 (25.00%) Objective-C
7 21 (22.83%) Go
8 20 (21.74%) C
9 15 (16.30%) SQL
10 14 (15.22%) Ruby
11 11 (11.96%) Assembly Language
12 10 (10.87%) TypeScript
13 5 (5.43%) Erlang
14 2 (2.17%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 29 (31.52%) Degree
2 11 (11.96%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.52%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.09%) PSD2
2 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 18 (19.57%) Docker
2 12 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (11.96%) Firmware
4 5 (5.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (10.87%) Ansible
1 10 (10.87%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (10.87%) Puppet
2 1 (1.09%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 36 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 22 (23.91%) Google
3 12 (13.04%) VMware
4 10 (10.87%) IBM
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle
5 2 (2.17%) Yahoo!
6 1 (1.09%) Apple
6 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.09%) Samsung