Software Engineering Jobs

Since the dawn of the computer age, Software Engineers have shaped our world with programs and apps for desktop and mobile devices alike. If you have coding and development skills, our specialist recruiters can find the software engineering job for you.

Jobs: Software Engineering Jobs

Job Industry: Software Engineering Jobs

Fancy being part of a completely greenfield project with no venture capital involved? Would you like to play an integral part in building a beautiful, functional product and driving its…

Greater London

Permanent

2 days from home

Fancy being part of one of the most well-known and trusted brands in the world? Would you like to deliver new functionality and iterative improvements to one of the worlds…

City of London

Permanent

£35000 - £70000 per annum + ASAP

Python Developer Location: London, UK My client is now looking for an experienced and ambitious Software Developer to join their team in London. Responsibilities - You will be responsible for…

Greater London

Permanent

£40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum

PHP Developer Location: London, UK My client is an established and dynamic design, development and marketing agency that delivers high profile digital campaigns across a wide range of sectors including…

Greater London

Permanent

£30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum

Lead Full Stack DevOps Engineer (Python, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, CI/CD, Kubernetes) - Retail Client - London Rate: £700 Length: 6 -12 months contract 3 days on site - 2…

Greater London

Contract

£600 - £700 per day

Full Stack Developer Contractor - Online Retailer - Ruby or Rails, Nodejs, Reactjs, JavaScript, CMS, WordPress - London Rate: £600 - 650 per day Duration: 6-12 months Working from home…

Greater London

Contract

£600 - £650 per day

Graduate Python Developer Contract (contract to perm available) City of London Trading / brokerage idustry My client provide broker services for Structured Products and Options on the European Gas &…

Greater London

Contract

£100 - £120 per annum

PHP Developer London - 6 Months FinTech My client, a leading independent Boutique are looking for a PHP developer to work on brand new multiple projects for their large European…

Greater London

Contract

£400 - £450 per annum

Ruby on Rails Developer London - 6 Months FinTech My client, a leading independent Boutique are looking for a Ruby on Rails developer to work on brand new multiple projects…

Greater London

Contract

£450 - £500 per annum

Java Developer - Must be DV cleared 6 Months initial Cheltenham My client are in the market for a Java developer with at least 3 years experience to work on…

gloucestershire

Contract

£450 - £475 per annum

Software Engineer - Start ASAP - Location: CheltenhamRole: Software Engineer (Mid Level) (Eligible for SC, DV clearance)Tech Stack: Java, JavaScript - Latest TechSalary and Benefits - Competitive Salary- Bonus -…

gloucestershire

Permanent

Software Engineer - Start ASAP Location: London, Central Role: Software Engineer (Mid Level) (Eligible for SC, DV clearance) Tech Stack: Java, JavaScript - Latest Tech Salary and Benefits - £55K-…

Greater London

Permanent

£50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum

What is Software Engineering?

Software engineering is usually defined as the application of engineering principles to the software development process. In practice, this means giving programming a structured approach in order to improve the quality of the finished product, as well as the efficiency of the project.

Though they do work together, Software Engineers and Programmers have distinct roles: a Software Engineer designs a program, while a Programmer writes the code that brings it to fruition. Software engineering is normally used for larger projects, and it touches on many disciplines, including software design, software maintenance, quality control, strategic planning and, of course, computing and mathematical engineering.

We recruit for all levels of developers, traditionally looking at people with upwards of one year’s experience. We place anything from junior to senior lead software engineers at startups, scale-up companies and big-name businesses. Whether you’re a backend, frontend or full stack developer, we have specialist recruiters who can help you find your ideal role.

We have specialists within each area of development tech, be it front end, back end, full stack, Javascript, React, Node.js, PHP, Python, Java, .net, opensource, or functional.

Salary information and career progression

Software Engineering£30,000 - £50,000
Senior Engineer£50,000 - £70,000
Lead Engineer£70,000 - £90,000
Head of Engineering£90,000 - £120,000

Opportunity within the Software Engineering Industry

Software engineers are always in heavy demand due to the never-ending need for software—both new programs and updates to older ones—across almost every industry. Though there is an increasing number of people with the skills and qualifications to take on software engineering jobs, the evolving nature of the field means that there will always be opportunities for those who stay ahead of the curve.

  • Recent Changes in the Sector

    By its very nature, the software engineering field is always changing. Recent developments include the rise in cloud-based programs, and an increasing reliance on premade architecture from open source libraries. Like many industries, software engineering is being affected by automation. However, while AI is putting people in some fields out of work, it’s actually creating more jobs for Software Engineers, and in some cases making their jobs easier.

  • Future Prospects

    Software Engineers can expect to progress from a junior role, where they handle one aspect of the software engineering process, to middle-weight and senior positions where they oversee the entirety of a project from start to finish. Though the industry is currently booming, it shows no signs of winding down any time soon.

  • Salt’s advice for getting a software engineer job

    Employers’ Requirements

    Employers will require Software Engineers to be experienced in the design and implementation of software programs. A background in any kind of IT role will be a huge advantage. Though it’s software developers who write the code, familiarity with programming languages will certainly do no harm. Backend specialists should have knowledge of PPH, Ruby or Python, while frontend experts should study Javascript and HTML. Interpersonal skills and a propensity towards teamwork are also desired.

    CV Requirements

    A Software Engineer’s CV should emphasise both hard and soft skills. Analytical skills and problem-solving are crucial to the role, so showing examples of how and when you have used these will stand you in good stead. Despite this, employers may well be more interested in your Github or Stack Overflow portfolios as these can better display your work and experience in the field.

    Interview Preparation

    Relocation is common for Software Engineering jobs, particularly from Eastern Europe, so employers will be highly understanding if you need to make travel arrangements for interviews, or take first-round interviews over the phone or online. Interviews for Software Engineer jobs often focus on discussion of your technical skills and how you have previously implemented them. Typical interview questions include:

    1. Which programming languages are you familiar with and how have you used them?
    2. What do you look for when reviewing another team member’s code?
    3. What are the key principles of effective software engineering?
    4. What is your process when approaching a new project?

    Educational Requirements

    Though it is not an essential requirement, a degree in computer science, software engineering or information technology will be advantageous when it comes to securing a job in this sector. More important, though, are the skills employers will look for. These include technical competency, knowledge of computer systems, and the ability to communicate complicated issues to clients and colleagues clearly.

Top Tip

"Github is just as important as your CV so make sure both are updated."

— Ricky Burns, Director

Speak with Ricky Burns about Software Engineering Jobs

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