Software Engineer salaries by country
Software engineers are a key contributor to companies worldwide.
They are key contributors to both the production and marketing of software and are also key contributors for companies that use the software for both business and personal purposes.
Software engineers in the US employ more than 1.4 million people, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, and their average annual salaries in the U.S. are $63,800.
By comparison, their UK counterparts average $41,100, according the Office for National Statistics.
Software engineer salaries in Australia are more comparable.
The UK has the highest average salary for software engineers in Australia at $65,900, followed by Canada at $52,900 and New Zealand at $43,000.
The U.K. and the UK have a long history of software engineering.
In 2005, a U.N. report called for a “global cultural shift” in how software is developed and used.
The report called on companies to hire more software engineers and for the U of T to establish a software engineering school in its downtown campus.
In 2016, the city launched a new software engineering centre in the heart of the city.
In the UK, software engineers make up approximately 2.5 percent of the workforce.
The average UK salary is $42,300.
The median salary in the United States is $50,900.