US software engineers are the highest paid in the world • The Register

A survey has highlighted the disparity in engineering salaries around the world, with US developers pocketing far more than their UK counterparts.

The report, from gamified programming company Codingame, was pulled from its community of two million developers (as well as tech recruiters) and showed that the United States remained the highest-paying country for software engineers, with an average annual salary of $95,879.

Additionally, more than 40% of developers working in the United States earned over $100,000 per year and 5% over $200,000 per year, according to the report.

Switzerland followed closely, with an average salary of $90,462, Canada was at $71,193, while British technicians followed in fourth place, with an average salary of $68,664. Still nothing to sneeze at, but quite far behind the United States.

It could be worse. Germany came in sixth place with $61,390. France was ninth with $47,617, and Spain rounded out the top 10 with an average salary of $39,459 for software engineers.

Before anyone felt too beat up, software engineers in India, Morocco and Tunisia were at the bottom of the table, with averages of $19,553, $18,318 and $16,796 respectively.

The survey did not take into account the cost of living in the countries featured in the league table (comparing the cost of a house in San Francisco with one in Pune would provide more context), nor did it break down the figures into paid languages. the best. However, he told us that the mean he quoted was the mean rather than the median.

A look at the Stack Overflow survey for 2021 shows that Clojure is a high-paying language, DynamoDB engineers make a lot of money, while AWS just beats Azure on cloud expert pay.

Still, although UK coders may not be the highest paid in the world, the average salary has comfortably breached the £50,000 ($66,300) barrier and remains above the national average. After Switzerland, the British also pocket the most money compared to their European counterparts.

Is that enough to stop technicians looking for a better deal from jumping through the hoops set by some companies? Well, we are in the midst of the Great Resignation after all… ®