Average Software Developer Salary in United Kingdom

£31,007
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
£1,942
Bonus
£2,629
Commission
£1,017
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Software Developer in United Kingdom is £31,007.
10%
£22k
MEDIAN
£31k
90%
£49k
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Salary
£22k - £49k
Bonus
£300 - £5k
Profit Sharing
£99 - £5k
Commission
£0 - £3k
Total Pay
£22k - £50k

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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.

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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.

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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
5.2%
Early Career
61.1%
Mid Career
21.6%
Experienced
9.1%
Late Career
3.1%