Software Engineer Salary

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


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Innovation research and helping to write and create software

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Software Engineer Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £33,802.

The average salary in 2009 was £33,520, based on 320 respondents (a difference of -1% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £35,464, based on 445 respondents (a difference of 6% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £36,355, based on 378 respondents (a difference of 3% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £34,701, based on 171 respondents (a difference of -5% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Software Engineer based on all salary survey responses is: £32,250

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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 Engineer is £17.58.

Assorted Software Engineer Salary Information

£31,000South West11-September-21
£38,000Yorkshire and North East17-May-21
£40,000South East17-April-17
£40,000South East17-April-17
£40,000East of England12-April-17
£30,000South West17-October-16
£30,000South West17-October-16
Chart to the right shows ten most recent raw datapoints. Outlying points may be discarded.
Graph of Software Engineer salary data

Software Engineer Salary By UK Region

£35,820South East
£28,970Northern Ireland
£31,935North West
£31,347South West
£37,450East of England
£28,984Yorkshire and North East

With regard to age and impact on salary for a 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: £26,370 for a worker in their 20s, £34,456 (30s), £40,785 (40s) and £40,785 (50s).
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The average salary figure above for a 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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