Senior Software Engineer Salary

The average salary for a Senior Software Engineer in the UK is:


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Green field development of applications from business ideas, quick prototyping to allow for short time-to-market of products, versatility in multiple technologies

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Senior Software Engineer Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £43,215.

The average salary in 2009 was £40,135, based on 82 respondents (a difference of -7% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £39,560, based on 118 respondents (a difference of -1% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £40,707, based on 95 respondents (a difference of 3% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £46,025, based on 39 respondents (a difference of 13% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Senior Software Engineer based on all salary survey responses is: £40,000

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About the Salary Survey Data in this survey is based on over 368,000 individual salary records. The date period for which job information was gathered varies, but is usually between 2008 - 2012. For precise date related information, custom reports may be ordered with greater granularity. Working 8 hours a day, 250 days of the year, the data suggests the hourly rate for Senior Software Engineer is £20.82.

Assorted Senior Software Engineer Salary Information

£40,000South East17-April-17
£45,000North West12-February-17
£49,000North West1-January-17
£49,000North West1-January-17
£40,000Northern Ireland15-November-14
Chart to the right shows ten most recent raw datapoints. Outlying points may be discarded.
Graph of Senior Software Engineer salary data

Senior Software Engineer Salary By UK Region

£43,726South East
£35,334North West
£39,750East of England
£38,108South West
£36,667Yorkshire and North East

With regard to age and impact on salary for a Senior Software Engineer, a statistical average weighting (that is based on how salary varies by age and not for a specific job which may vary considerably) suggests these figures: £31,225 for a worker in their 20s, £40,801 (30s), £48,295 (40s) and £48,295 (50s).
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The average salary figure above for a Senior Software Engineer is considered highly likely to be representative of the UK market average due to the high number of respondents who had this exact job title.

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