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

Software Engineer/Backend Developer (Java 8, Springboot) - Telecoms - 100% Remote Working Rate: 350 - 400 per day Duration: 1 month rolling contract Urgent *******Need to be able to start…

Europe

Contract

£340 - £400 per day

Software Engineer - C++ - Linux - £40,000 My client is an exciting dynamic small/medium size Fintech business and is able to offer a great opportunity for a QA/Support/Junior Software…

Greater London

Permanent

Global leading Client is currently recruiting for Spark Developer that has experience Spark and Scala. Based in Germany, Herzogenaurach. 6 month rolling contract paying up to 700 Euro's per day…

Europe

Contract

€550 - €700 per day + Benefits

Global leading Client is currently recruiting for Scala Developer that has experience Spark and Scala. Based in Germany, Herzogenaurach. 6 month rolling contract paying up to 700 Euro's per day…

Europe

Contract

€550 - €700 per day + Benefits

Ruby or Rails Contractor - Online Retailer - TDD, MYSQL, JavaScript, Ruby - London Rate: £700 - £800 per day Duration: 6-12 months Working from home 2 days per week.…

Greater London

Contract

£700 - £800 per day

Global leading Client is currently recruiting for a ServiceNow Integration Developer who has experience working with Business users to translate business requirements into technical specifications. Based in Sunbury, 6 month…

Surrey

Contract

Java, Full Stack, AWS, DevOps, Enterprise Cloud software provider World's leading provider of cloud enterprise software solutions is looking for an experienced Java Developer to join their Sales Performance management…

Berkshire

Permanent

£65000.00 - £80000 per annum + benefits

KOBALT MISSION Kobalt was founded in 2000 with a mission: Make the music industry fairer and rewarding for creators. We wanted to give creators, our artists, songwriters, musicians, labels and…

Greater London

Permanent

£70000 - £110000.00 per annum + benefits

They are one of the UK's top FinTechs building a Payments API that is currently processing billions of dollars every year and are looking for a senior Engineer to help…

Greater London

Permanent

£60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits + bonus

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

£50000.00 - £80000.00 per annum

Node Engineer required for a well-known eCommerce platform. The platform allows its customers to reduce costs for a number of products and services. They are now looking to innovate and…

Greater London

Permanent

£40000 - £75000 per annum

Tech Lead- £500.00 per day- Berkshire Our client is a global leader within the connected car space, you will have the opportunity to work on a global app to shape…

Berkshire

Contract

Up to £500.00 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

Salt News


Our Hong Kong office is moving!

26 June 19


Happy Moving Week to our Hong Kong team who will be moving into their new office next Monday! Beginning July 1st, our Hong Kong office will be located at 15F, The Phoenix, 23 Luard Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Our contact number will change to +852 5802 2330 while our email address remains the same. More...


Read More

Introducing Sarah Perry, Senior Consultant, Marketing, London

26 June 19


My Universe is... Media and Entertainment. A fun fact about me is… I performed on the Old Vic stage in the new musical Groundhog Day. At the weekend I love to… head into London to try and see a show or some new theatre, followed by brunch or dinner in town. I always like trying More...


Read More

So, you’ve got an interview!

6 December 19


Your CV has been noticed and your interview is all scheduled (yay!), now it’s time to prep! Interviews can make even the most confident of people nervous, but preparation beforehand will help it go a lot smoother, so here are some of our interview tips.  We know you probably know these common interview tips already More...


Read More

Introducing Stew Salazar, Managing Consultant, London

6 December 19


My Universe is... UX/UI/Service and Product Design A fun fact about me is… I worked with Leonardo DiCaprio on The Great Gatsby. Was pretty cool! At the weekend I love to… go out and explore. The emoji I use the most is… My favourite lunch spot is… Lady Macquaries Chair in Sydney. My spirit animal would More...


Read More

Still not found the right role? Why not get in touch and we will help.

Or to save scrolling head back to the top.

×
UK

Upload your CV

Upload your CV and one of our consultants will be in touch with you as soon as possible.






Please let us know where you are, or where you would like to be in the world so we can point you in the right direction.

  • Click here to find out more about Salt's Privacy Policy
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Cookie Consent×

Salt uses cookies to improve the user experience of our site. Cookies allow you to have a more enhanced journey through the site when searching for a specific job or location. Cookies are also used to help us understand how our site is being used. You can find out more about how Salt uses cookies here. By continuing to use the Salt site you are consenting to use our cookies.

OK