Average Software Developer Salary in United Kingdom

Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
Profit Sharing
What am I worth?
Get pay report
How should I pay?
Price a job
The average salary for a Software Developer in United Kingdom is £31,007.
Is Software Developer your job title? Find out what you should be paid

Use our tool to get a personalized report on your market worth.

How it works:
Enter city & years of experience
Add pay factors like skills & education
Find your market worth with a report tailored to you
United States (change)
£22k - £49k
£300 - £5k
Profit Sharing
£99 - £5k
£0 - £3k
Total Pay
£22k - £50k

Your Market Worth Over Time

How has your pay changed over time for your market? Find out by taking our salary quiz.

Job Description for Software Developer

Software Developer Tasks
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded, multi-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.

Job Satisfaction for Software Developer

Not enough data
We need at least 5 ratings before we can calculate a satisfaction score. Are you a Software Developer? Take our survey to help us meet this goal.

Popular Employer Salaries for Software Developer

The top respondents for the job title Software Developer are from the companies J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), MIS Group and Sky plc. Reported salaries are highest at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) where the average pay is £52,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Amazon.com Inc and MIS Group, earning around £42,000 and £32,996, respectively. Capita Resourcing pays the lowest at around £27,000. Civica UK Ltd and Sky plc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying £28,000 and £30,000, respectively.

Software Developer Job Listings

Search for more jobs

Popular Skills for Software Developer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Software Developer

An entry-level Software Developer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £25,009 based on 280 salaries. An early career Software Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £29,558 based on 3,301 salaries. A mid-career Software Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £36,752 based on 1,166 salaries. An experienced Software Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £41,574 based on 494 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £44,270.
Employees with Software Developer in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 28.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cambridge, England: Cambridgeshire (11.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Belfast, Northern Ireland: Belfast (14.5% less), Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh (4.9% less) and Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (4.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 5,406 survey responses.
Entry Level
Early Career
Mid Career
Late Career