Average Senior Software Engineer Salary in United Kingdom

£50,751
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
£4,093
Bonus
£4,095
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer in United Kingdom is £50,751.
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£37k
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£51k
90%
£77k
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£37k - £77k
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£873 - £18k
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What Do Senior Software Engineers Do?

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

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Software Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Senior Software Engineer are from the companies Arm, Inc., Bloomberg LP and Barclays Bank PLC. Reported salaries are highest at Bloomberg LP where the average pay is £93,557. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Skyscanner and Amazon.com Inc, earning around £65,295 and £65,000, respectively. Barclays Bank PLC pays the lowest at around £49,382. Arm, Inc. and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying £50,279 and £52,114, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Software Engineers?

Skills in Java and JavaScript are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include .NET, SQL and C# Programming Language.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Software Engineers?

An early career Senior Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £45,323 based on 316 salaries. A mid-career Senior Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £50,783 based on 959 salaries. An experienced Senior Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £52,714 based on 810 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £51,781.
Employees with Senior Software Engineer in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 30.5% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Belfast, Northern Ireland: Belfast (22.4% less), Bristol, England: Bristol (15.3% less) and Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh (11.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,330 survey responses.
Early Career
13.6%
Mid Career
41.2%
Experienced
34.8%
Late Career
10.5%