These are the top tech jobs with the highest average salaries in the UK

According to Gov UK the UK tech industry now stands at over $1 billion in 2023. It is the third country to surpass this milestone, after China and the US.

These figures combine the valuations from UK’s private and public technology companies and put the UK’s tech industry at over twice the value of Germany. They are almost five times greater than France and Sweden. 

There are thousands of tech jobs available in the UK, but which ones offer the highest salaries? The team at TechShielder have used data from Indeed’s Salary Guide tool to calculate the average wages for jobs in the tech sector.  

Below are the highest paid positions in the UK.

      Job Title     Average Salary 
    Senior Software Engineer   £63,824 
    Operations Engineer   £61,745 
    Data Engineer   £60,731 
    Back End Developer   £57,550 
    Full Stack Developer   £56,915 
    Front End Developer   £55,342 
    Software Developer   £55,015 
    Net Developer   £52,677 
    Software Engineer   £49,267 
    UX Designer   £45,305 

The UK’s top-paid tech job is Senior Software Engineer at £63,824. The job involves the development of information systems, design, development, and installation of software solutions, as well as supporting the developing software team. A master’s degree in the relevant field, approximately 5+ years experience as a software engineer, programming skills, and software design are required.  

Operations Engineers expect to earn an average of £61,745, second on the list of the highest-paying tech jobs. Operations engineers ensure that all functions and processes under their control are efficient and properly run. They coordinate with other department heads to optimize operations systems and are responsible for machinery repairs and upgrades. Operations analysis, troubleshooting, and mechanical skills are all required skills.  

With an average salary of £60,731, Data Engineer is the third highest-paying tech job in the UK. This role involves the preparation of data for operational or analytical purposes and the building of data pipelines to collect information from different sources.

Back End Developers can expect to earn around £57,550. This role involves building and maintaining the systems that process data and perform web actions. 

Full Stack Developers can earn around £56,915 on average in the UK. A full-stack developer is a developer or engineer who can build both the front and back end of a website. This role requires analytical skills, software programming, and computing programming.

The list also includes Front End Developers who can earn around £55,342. This role involves building the part that users interact with on a website, rather than the backend.  

Software developers can earn £55,015, Net Developers can earn £52,677 and Software Engineers £49,267. 

Finally, UX designer can earn around £45,305 a year in the UK. UX designers have the primary responsibility of developing a relationship between users and products. They can help with product design, usability, function, and other aspects.  

A spokesperson from TechShielder said: “Tech jobs are in high demand. There are thousands of tech jobs available in the UK, including software design, data analysis, programming, and engineering. Tech jobs tend to be highly paid due to the skills and qualifications required for many of these roles.  

“Many jobs require a degree in a STEM subject (science technology, engineering, or mathematics). Some jobs require a master’s degree. If you’re looking to work within the tech sector, make sure to research the qualifications you will need to do so.” 

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