Software Engineer Salary

£48,000
per year
per month
£3,000
per month
per year
Bonus
£2,900/year
Bonus
£180/month

Software Engineer - Average Salary

The average salary for a Software Engineer is £48,000 gross per year (£3,000 net per month), which is £18,400 (+62%) higher than the UK's national average salary.
A Software Engineer can expect an average starting salary of £26,000. The highest salaries can exceed £130,000.
£26,000
Low
£48,000
Average
£130,000
High
£1,750
Low
£3,000
Average
£6,600
High
Total compensation includes salary and bonus.
£700
£73,200
£147,000
Base Salary£26,000 - 130,000
Bonus£700 - 17,000
Total Compensation£26,700 - 147,000
£40
£3,810
£7,660
Base Salary£1,750 - 6,600
Bonus£40 - 1,060
Total Compensation£1,790 - 7,660

Software Engineer Salary - Distribution

Low
£26,000
Average
£48,000
Senior
£76,800
High
£130,000
Low
£1,750
Average
£3,000
Senior
£4,420
High
£6,600
Among Software Engineers, Junior/Graduate Software Engineers tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced roles like Senior Software Engineers or Lead Software Engineers enjoy the highest salaries.

Software Engineer - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Lead Software Engineer£78K/year
+62% 
Apple Software Engineer£77K/year
+61% 
Senior Software Engineer£77K/year
+60% 
Principal Software Engineer£63K/year
+32% 
Bloomberg Software Engineer£63K/year
+31% 
Google Software Engineer£61K/year
+28% 
Microsoft Software Engineer£59K/year
+23% 
Goldman Sachs Software Engineer£58K/year
+21% 
Embedded Software Engineer£52K/year
+9% 
Amazon Software Engineer£51K/year
+7% 
SKY Software Engineer£51K/year
+7% 
Asos Software Engineer£50K/year
+5% 
IBM Software Engineer£47K/year
 -2%
BBC Software Engineer£44K/year
 -9%
Graduate Software Engineer£26K/year
 -45%
Junior Software Engineer£26K/year
 -46%

Software Engineer - Pay by Experience Level

An Entry Level Software Engineer with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of £26,700 gross per year. A mid career Software Engineer with 4-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £46,300, while a Senior Software Engineer with 10-20 years of experience makes on average £79,200. Software Engineers with more than 20 years of experience earn £89,000 on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Software Engineer

Late Career▲ +85%
Senior▲ +65%
Average Salary£48,000/year
Mid Career▼ -4%
Entry Level▼ -44%

Gender Breakdown

Female
12%
Male
88%

Software Engineer - Jobs by Location

Software Engineer - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Software Engineer jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months.
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