Software developer salaries in the UK as of January 2023.
According to the latest Government publication (Dec 2021) there has been a 50% rise in overall UK tech job vacancies advertised this year compared to Dec 2020’s figures, with advertised tech vacancies hitting 160,887 in November 2021. Currently, tech vacancies make up 12% of all available jobs in the UK, with just over 50% of these jobs available outside of London and the South East.
Software developers are still the most in-demand tech job across the UK. These positions make up 9% of all tech jobs with prospective developers being offered an average salary of £64,318, a 12% increase on 2020’s figures. Specialist staff such as IT systems architects continue to be able to command high salaries with the average advertised wage for these roles being £93,004.
The UK tech industry continues to lead the way when it comes to hiring practices since technical jobs are well positioned to be carried out remotely. In fact, 21.6% of all job ads in the IT sector are advertised as remote roles. This is also contributing to the spread of the UK tech ecosystem beyond London as businesses can hire across the country and find the staff that they need, regardless of location.
Salary level should be determined by benchmarking the role by type, industry (market trends and demand), complexity, duration of the assignment (compensation for short term contracts will be higher than for a longer term contract). This document has been put together for companies to get some idea of the salary levels being offered in the 6 months to December 2022.
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