The average pay for a Software Engineer is £34,142 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

£24,297 - £55,471
£24K
£35K
£55K
MEDIAN: £34,542
10%
50%
90%
£8.56 - £57.60
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£22
£58
MEDIAN: £22.00
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£0£59K
Salary £24,297 - £55,471
Bonus £397 - £7,928
Profit Sharing £126 - £9,919
Commission £2,260
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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£24,470 - £59,127
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,076
Hourly Data £0£57
Hourly Rate £8.56 - £57.60
Overtime £9.64 - £40.79
Annual Data £0£59K
Bonus £397 - £7,928
Commission £2,260
Profit Sharing £126 - £9,919
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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£24,470 - £59,127
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 92

Job Description for Software Engineer

In the world of software design and development, a software engineer plays a key role. The engineer is typically the person who helps to develop the ways that software functions created by a software design team will work. The software engineer will work with designers to help consolidate disparate program functions into a unified whole. The engineer also works with programmers and coders to help map out various programming tasks and smaller functions, which are then combined into larger, functioning programs or new features for existing software.

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Software Engineer Tasks

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

Software Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$142K

Google, Inc.
458 profiles
$113,378

Microsoft Corp
455 profiles
$112,071

$84,750

Intel Corporation
350 profiles
$93,435

Cisco Systems Inc
327 profiles
$102,505

$77,523

$73,169

Amazon.com Inc
262 profiles
$106,431

The Boeing Company
203 profiles
$70,946

Cerner Corporation
193 profiles
$69,228

Common Career Paths for Software Engineer


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Software Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Software Engineer

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Software Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤32,000 based on 1,716 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 ₤40,000 based on 717 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤45,000 based on 329 salaries. A 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

National Average: £35,229

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

Software Engineer Reviews

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

Software Engineer in Peterborough:
"Great!!!. Love it."
Pros: Be able to build new software that is being used by our customers.
Cons: Corporate.

Software Engineer in Ipswich:
"Brilliant Place To Work!"
Pros: Flexible hours, reliable and friendly team.
Cons: Sometimes communication from the top level does not always get to standard employees.

Software Engineer in London:
"Interesting."
Pros: Interesting. Not boring. Nice environment.
Cons: Pressure. Risky. Technical. Sometimes working long hours.

Software Engineer in Warrington:
"Great job with great benefits, learning environment"
Pros: Great culture Open plan office Room to learn and advance yourself
Cons: Management can be slow to make decisions

Software Engineer in London:
"Good office conditions"
Pros: Great location Good office conditions
Cons: corporate culture

Software Engineer in Hewlett-Packard Company:
Pros:
Cons: HP used to lead the world - they had the best of everything. Now they have joined the race to the bottom.

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Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 138 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

▲45%

▲29%

▲15%

National Average
₤35,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

▲4%

C++
▼0%

▼0%

National Average
₤35,000

Java
▼1%

JavaScript
▼1%



SQL
▼4%



▼7%


▼8%

C#
▼10%

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 138 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
no benefits
None: 43%