Software Engineers earn an average salary of £36,554 or £11.00 per hour, with bonus, commission and profit-sharing up to £2,774, £3,750, and £2,028 respectively.
Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineers
The entry-level, years of experience and the average salary for Software Engineers are as follow:
- Entry-level Software Engineers with less than one-year experience earns £29,442 (bonus, overtime pay, and tips are included).
- Early-career Software Engineers with 1-4 years of experience can expect to earn £34,094.
- Mid-career Software Engineers with 5-9 years of experience will pocket £42,433.
- Experienced Software Engineers with 10-19 years of experience will make £45,851.
- Late career Software Engineers with more than twenty years’ experience can look forward to a total average of £46,518 compensation.
Essential Skills for Software Engineers
How Become a Software Engineer?
You need to have a GED or an equivalent qualification and a bachelor’s degree (with a minimum of two years) in computer science, math, engineering, or a related field. You must also have extensive experience in software development.
What Do Software Engineers Do?
Software engineers work within a development team, spending most of their time designing and building high-performance systems.
They use creative and scientific thinking to solve problems and transform ideas into technical design documents, functional specifications, technical specifications, architectural specifications, design specifications, documentation, and code. They must have excellent problem-solving and problem-solving skills to work together effectively.
The main tasks of Software Engineers involve working in teams to make smart use of limited resources and budgeting, working on collaborative projects, establishing trust within organizations, coordinating on technical, management, and budgeting issues, and creating documentation and documentation management plans.