Software Developer Salary

The average salary for a Software Developer in the UK is:


Job profile for a Software Developer

Fault analysis and bug fixing of existing code when new business changes are deployed to the system; Updating, repairing, modifying, and expanding the existing standard system to client specific requirements; strong knowledge of the software life cycle, with proven object-oriented systems design experience; Testing requirements, planning, execution and reporting for new functional developments; Produced specifications, design documents and end-user documentation.

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Software Developer Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £39,924.

The average salary in 2009 was £34,584, based on 255 respondents (a difference of -13% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £33,873, based on 361 respondents (a difference of -2% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £32,876, based on 275 respondents (a difference of -3% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £33,671, based on 138 respondents (a difference of 2% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Software Developer based on all salary survey responses is: £30,000

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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 Software Developer is £16.6.

Assorted Software Developer Salary Information

£34,000North West24-December-18
£31,000South East28-September-17
£29,000Yorkshire and North East27-July-17
£30,000North West8-February-17
£36,500South East18-August-16
£38,000East of England19-June-16
Chart to the right shows ten most recent raw datapoints. Outlying points may be discarded.
Graph of Software Developer salary data

Software Developer Salary By UK Region

£34,170South East
£33,422South West
£30,687North West
£34,249East of England
£28,306Yorkshire and North East
£27,246Northern Ireland

With regard to age and impact on salary for a Software Developer, 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: £24,904 for a worker in their 20s, £32,541 (30s), £38,518 (40s) and £38,518 (50s).
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The average salary figure above for a Software Developer 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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