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Average Software Engineer Salary in London, England: London

£46,540
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
£4,545
Bonus
£1,250
Commission
£4,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Software Engineer in London, England: London is £46,540.
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£30k
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£47k
90%
£74k
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£30k - £74k
Bonus
£1k - £14k
Profit Sharing
£505 - £26k
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£30k - £80k
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What Do Software Engineers Do?

Popular Employer Salaries for Software Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Software Engineer are from the companies Bloomberg LP, Amazon.com Inc and Facebook Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Facebook Inc where the average pay is £71,998. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Bloomberg LP and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), earning around £62,401 and £59,955, respectively. BBC pays the lowest at around £40,452. Ocado and Google, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying £43,676 and £45,000, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Engineers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineers?

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 £36,603 based on 128 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £43,921 based on 1,171 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £56,139 based on 497 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £66,310 based on 155 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £65,244.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in London, England earn an average of 5.6% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Belfast, Northern Ireland: Belfast (37.1% less), Manchester, England: Manchester (30.5% less) and Bristol, England: Bristol (27.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,979 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.5%
Early Career
59.2%
Mid Career
25.1%
Experienced
7.8%
Late Career
1.4%