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Software Engineer Salary (United Kingdom)

The average pay for a Software Engineer is £32,736 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Software Engineer Salary (?
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£22,660 - £50,126
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MEDIAN: £32,736
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Software Engineer Salary (?
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£11.84 - £50.34
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National Salary Data

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£0£18K£36K£54K
Salary
£22,660 - £50,126  
   
Bonus
£0.00 - £6,243  
Profit Sharing
£311.72 - £5,946  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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£23,081 - £53,368  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 10 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,008
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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£0£17£34£51
Hourly Rate
£11.84 - £50.34  
   
Overtime
£6.08 - £50.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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£0£50K£100K£150K
Bonus
£0.00 - £6,243  
   
Profit Sharing
£311.72 - £5,946  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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£23,081 - £53,368  
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 10 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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Pay Difference By Location

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₤34,000
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Cardiff
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Software Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as a Software Engineer?
Software Engineer in Ipswich:
"Brilliant Place To Work!"
Pros: Flexible hours, reliable and friendly team.
Cons: Sometimes communication from the top level does not always get to standard employees.
Software Engineer in London:
"Interesting."
Pros: Interesting. Not boring. Nice environment.
Cons: Pressure. Risky. Technical. Sometimes working long hours.
Software Engineer in Hewlett-Packard Company:
Cons: HP used to lead the world - they had the best of everything. Now they have joined the race to the bottom.

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Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

National Average
₤34,000

Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

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C
up arrow 4%
Linux
up arrow 3%
C++
up arrow 1%
Java
0%
National Average
₤34,000
UNIX
up arrow 4%
C#
up arrow 7%
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SQL
up arrow 10%
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PHP
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 414 votes.

Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 40%