With the UK tech sector now worth over $1tn — only the third country to hit the financial milestone after China and the US — tech talent continues to be in high demand across the country.
The sector is having to evolve with changing customer and employee needs, and this has come with shifts in duties and responsibilities for tech leadership roles, as well as the establishment of new positions altogether.
“Tech jobs are in high demand. From coding to software design, data analysis and engineering, there are thousands of jobs in the UK within the tech industry,” said a TechShielder spokesperson.
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“Positions in tech tend to pay highly due to the specific skills and qualifications many of the roles require.
“Many positions require a degree qualification from a STEM subject (science, technology, engineering or mathematics), and some jobs require a postgraduate degree such as a master’s. If you’re looking to work within the tech sector, make sure to research the qualifications you will need to do so.”
Senior software engineer
The role of the senior software engineer topped the list for highest average salary offered in the country, at £63,824.
Leading software development teams, this role entails design, development and installation of software solutions; and roll-out of information systems.
Typically, skills and qualifications needed include an appropriate Master’s degree, around 5+ years’ experience as a software engineer, programming skills and software design.
Coming second on the list is the operations engineer; working to ensure all processes and functions under their control perform correctly and efficiently, the average expected salary for this role was calculated to be £61,745.
Duties include repairs and upgrades to machinery, and coordination with other department leaders to fine-tune operations systems.
Skills needed for the position include operations analysis, mechanical skills and troubleshooting.
With an average salary of £60,731, the data engineer is the third highest-paying tech job in the UK.
This position involves preparing data for analytical or operational uses, and building data pipelines to gather information from different source systems.
Developers across the tech stack
The fourth to eighth place slots on TechShielder’s list were occupied by developer roles, the salaries of which were all in the ballpark of £49,000-£58,000.
Back end developers, responsible for building and maintaining the mechanisms that process data and perform website actions, can expect to earn around £57,550.
Meanwhile, full stack developers overseeing assembly of both the front and back end of websites can earn around £56,915.
In sixth was the front end developer (£55,342); this position involves building the part of a website that audiences interact with rather than the back end of a website.
Below these, software developers can earn £55,015, and net developers can earn £52,677.
Find the full list of tech jobs and their average salaries, compiled by TechShielder, below:
|Job title||Average salary|
|Senior Software Engineer||£63,824|
|Back End Developer||£57,550|
|Full Stack Developer||£56,915|
|Front End Developer||£55,342|
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