Average Software Engineer Salary in United Kingdom

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The average salary for a Software Engineer in United Kingdom is £36,033.
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£25k - £59k
£496 - £8k
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£207 - £14k
£500 - £12k
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£25k - £62k

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Popular Employer Salaries for Software Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Software Engineer are from the companies J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), BAE Systems Inc. and Bloomberg LP. Reported salaries are highest at Bloomberg LP where the average pay is £62,982. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Amazon.com Inc and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), earning around £46,523 and £44,494, respectively. Capgemini pays the lowest at around £28,127. BAE Systems Inc. and Renishaw Plc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying £30,024 and £30,862, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

Skills that pay less than market rate include SQL, C++ Programming Language, JavaScript, C# Programming Language and Java.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

An entry-level Software Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £28,755 based on 277 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £33,488 based on 3,319 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £41,524 based on 1,382 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £45,302 based on 621 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £47,383.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 24.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cambridge, England: Cambridgeshire (2.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Belfast, Northern Ireland: Belfast (19.2% less), Manchester, England: Manchester (10.1% less) and Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh (7.0% less).

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