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Average tech salary in the UK tops £50k, but developers in the US still earn 40% more

by LLT Editor
22nd Mar 22 11:56 am

The average developer salary in the UK has broken through the £50,000 ceiling, according to research by developer recruitment platform CodinGame.

UK developers are paid (in USD) on average $68,664 (£52,078) making them the second highest earners in Europe, after Switzerland ($90,462), and the fourth highest tech earners globally.

The average tech wage in the UK fares favourably next to other key European countries; ahead of Sweden ($66,750), Germany ($61,390) and the Netherlands ($58,348).

Developer salaries in the UK are also 44% higher than the average tech wage in France ($47,617) and almost $40,000 more than average wages earned in Hungary ($28,730).

However, when compared to average salaries in the US ($95,879), UK developers are still the poorer relation. Tech wages are almost 40% higher across the pond. 

More than four-in-ten developers working in the US earn over $100k and 5% rake in more than $200k. The US also remains the top-paying country for tech talent.

At the other end of the global tech pay scale, developers in Tunisia and Morocco earn on average $16,796 and $18,318 respectively. India makes up the bottom three, with developers earning an average wage of $19,553. 

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