£47,602
Avg. Salary
£48.83
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

£3,436

Bonus

£2,750

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Software Engineer is £48.83 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Software Engineer is £47,602 per year.

10%
£25.76
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£48.83
50%
£73.76
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MEDIAN £48.83
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£35k
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£48k
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£71k
90%
90%
MEDIAN £47,602
£34,616 - £70,900
£35K
£48K
£71K
MEDIAN: £47,602
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50%
90%
£25.76 - £73.76
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MEDIAN: £48.83
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£0£75K
Salary £34,616 - £70,900
Bonus £802 - £10,003
Profit Sharing £249 - £12,080
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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£35,183 - £75,146
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,049
Hourly Data £0£2K
Hourly Rate £25.76 - £73.76
Overtime £12.91 - £2,003
Annual Data £0£75K
Bonus £802 - £10,003
Profit Sharing £249 - £12,080
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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£35,183 - £75,146
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

Job Description for Senior Software Engineer

A senior software engineer typically has a background in computer science, web development, and/or engineering. A bachelor's degree in any of those fields is generally considered a plus, as is experience working in web development. Some abilities they might have are a strong attention to detail, an ability to multitask, and an ability to work independently and on a team. Senior software engineers usually work in an office. They may work with other people to complete projects, but staying focused and working alone is typical.

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Senior Software Engineer Tasks
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Guide and review work of junior engineers.
  • Translate business requirements into technical specifications and help manage project priorities and timelines.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.

Senior Software Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$183K

Microsoft Corp
176 profiles
$141,043

$116,457

$137,152

$99,651

$152,026

$118,472

Qualcomm Inc
79 profiles
$108,987

Amazon.com Inc
74 profiles
$137,894

$129,251

Google, Inc.
70 profiles
$155,742

Common Career Paths for Senior Software Engineer


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Popular Skills for Senior Software Engineer

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Software Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Software Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Software Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤41,000 based on 239 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Software Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤46,000 based on 535 salaries. An experienced Senior Software Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤51,000 based on 392 salaries. A Senior Software Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤51,000 based on 76 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

23%

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-34%

National Average: £48,965

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Senior Software Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Software Engineer?

Senior Software Engineer in London:
Pros: Work from home. Always a challenge
Cons: Not learning enough. Lack of prospect

Senior Software Engineer in Basingstoke:
"Choose wisely."
Choose your employer wisely as there are a lot of employers to select from.

Senior Software Engineer in Abingdon:
"Fulfilling work, but little career progression."
Need to decide whether to take a technical progression route or managerial. My experience is that most software engineers, like myself, do not enjoy man-management, but often end up doing so because it is likely to be the only available route to career progression. If management is not your thing, then find an organisation to work for who are more modern in their approach and include technically based career routes.

Senior Software Engineer in London:
"Change at a large organisation is not fast."
Lead by example. In time your new colleagues will respect you as an authority because your hard work shows you are a team player.

Senior Software Engineer in London:
"Discipline."
As Software Engineer on Web Application base on JavaScript one of the most important thing is discipline. This is a good way to excel in a context where most of the competition has no Computer Science background. This area of software engineering is relatively new and lacks of usual tools you can find in other part of the web app stack or desktop/embedded application development. Being able to keep an high level of consistency is the key to deliver maintainable software solutions.

Senior Software Engineer in Reading:
"How to get noticed."
Make sure you get noticed and play the game.

Senior Software Engineer in London:
"Support handling cases raised by users"
Handle tickets and configuration changes which comes out the support as enhancement.

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Key Stats for Senior Software Engineer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Senior Software Engineer Salaries

▲5%

▲4%

National Average
₤49,000

▼7%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Senior Software Engineer Salaries

▲1%

National Average
₤49,000



Java
▼4%

JavaScript
▼4%

C++
▼6%

C
▼6%


▼10%

C#
▼13%


SQL
▼14%

▼15%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
no benefits
None: 37%