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

React Native Contract- London- £550-650 per day Our client is an incubated start-up looking to revolutionise and disrupt a relatively untapped marketplace building a new platform for homeowners completely re-imagining…

Greater London

Contract

£550.00 - £650.00 per day

.NET Developer Salary - £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum Location - Central London Role - .NET Developer Tech Stack: C#, ASP.NET, Microsoft Advanced SQL, JavaScript Salary & Benefits: £40,000 -…

Greater London

Permanent

£40000 - £45000 per annum

My client is a global market-disrupting security coding company that makes software development better and more secure. Their vision is to empower developers to be the first line of defence…

Europe

Permanent

Up to €50000 per annum

My client is a global market-disrupting security coding company that makes software development better and more secure. Their vision is to empower developers to be the first line of defence…

Europe

Permanent

Up to €55000 per annum

C# Developer London £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum Location - London Role - C# Developer Tech Stack: C#, ASP.NET, MVC, WebApi, MicroServices Salary & Benefits: £50,000 - £65,000, Holiday +…

Greater London

Permanent

£50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum

Javascript contract- London- £550.00 per day Our client are harnessing human and machine intelligence to disrupt the logistics industry. Their ultimate goal is to build a sustainable transportation network through…

Greater London

Contract

Up to £550.00 per day

Location - Maidenhead Role - Lead Developer Tech Stack: C#, .NET, HTML, JavaScript Salary & Benefits: £60,000 - £75,000, Holiday + Private Healthcare + Pension Great office location including breakout…

Berkshire

Permanent

£60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum

Python contract- London- £550-650.00 per day Our client is an incubated start-up looking to revolutionise and disrupt a relatively untapped marketplace building a new platform for homeowners completely re-imagining the…

Greater London

Contract

£550 - £650 per day

FinTech, Java, Microservices, AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, TDD A well-funded FinTech who are pioneering change by building a cloud native platform to transform the banking industry are currently hiring a number…

Greater London

Permanent

£65000 - £100000 per annum + benefits

Application / Software Packager (Citrix, App-v Sequence, InstallShield) - Banking - Brussels Rate: €500 - €600 per day Length: 6 - 12 months Looking for someone who is happy to…

Europe

Contract

€500 - €600 per day

I am looking for someone to help my client implement and extend functionality in a SAAS product they have developed for a client - this is in very early stages…

Greater London

Contract

£450 - £500 per day

12 month contract- London- £600 per day Our client is looking for a software engineer to join a globally distributed streaming platform team. You will work for a global eCommerce…

Greater London

Contract

Up to £600.00 per day

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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