Top Paying Companies in United Kingdom

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The compensation figures below reflect median total yearly compensation amounts, including base salaries, stock grants, and bonuses.

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Typically 0-2 years of experience.
New-grads or little to no industry experience. Develop and maintain low to moderately complex components working on a team. Typically receives guidance and support from more experienced team members.
Typically 2-5+ years of experience.
Develop and own moderate to complex components. Possibly lead a small team or project. Ability to mentor engineers, provide technical guidance, code reviews, design and deliver on small projects end-to-end. Impact is typically at the immediate team scope. At many companies, this is considered a 'career-level', as in you can spend the rest of your career operating at this level without being pushed out for not being promoted.
Typically 5+ years of experience.
Typically less than 30% of employees in a company are at this level. Expected to lead and own complex technical initiatives. Begin setting the vision and future direction of team. Impact across multiple related teams within an org. Role shifts more towards design rather than implementation depending on size and expectations at company.
Typically 10+ years of experience.
This level is much more coveted than the previous ones. Typically less than 10% of employees in a company are at this level. Impact spans across organizations. Entrusted with business-critical projects and for setting technical vision for an org or multiple orgs. Responsible for reviewing and providing feedback on technical designs across an org. Little to no day-to-day coding. Role depends highly on organizational and company needs and becomes loosely defined. Expected to operate fully autonomously.
Typically 15+ years of experience.
Usually less than 3% of employees in a company are at this level. Smaller companies may not have any individuals at this level. Impact spans across the company and sometimes industry. Expected to operate fully autonomously.
RankCompanyTitle Name
Compensation (USD)
Base | Stock | Bonus
180K | 0 | N/A
Jane StreetNew Grad
186K | 0 | N/A
Hudson River Trading
195K | 0 | N/A
4 Balyasny Asset Management L.P.L5
205K | 0 | N/A
5 XTX Markets3
197K | 52K | N/A
6 Maven Securities
165K | 0 | N/A
7 FacebookE5
134K | 100K | N/A
8 MillenniumL4
153K | 0 | N/A
9 Stripe
103K | 108K | N/A
10 HopinSenior
116K | 86K | N/A
11 AppleICT4
108K | 90K | N/A
12 Coinbase
138K | 56K | N/A
13 GoogleL4
117K | 84K | N/A
14 OnfidoE4
154K | 21K | N/A
15 Red Hat
128K | 50K | N/A
16 SnapL4
102K | 85K | N/A
17 DiscoveryL2
111K | 72K | N/A
18 G-Research
146K | 0 | N/A
19 Standard CharteredL6
159K | 0 | N/A
20 ByteDance3-1
171K | 18K | N/A
21 Two Sigma
131K | 0 | N/A
22 Woven Planet GroupSenior
124K | 0 | N/A
23 CrowdStrikeSenior Engineer I
129K | 37K | N/A
24 HashiCorp
154K | 28K | N/A
25 Crypto.comL2
119K | 57K | N/A
26 T. Rowe PriceKM3
147K | 0 | N/A
27 The Trade Desk
116K | 56K | N/A
28 WiseL3
140K | 32K | N/A
29 Bank of AmericaSoftware Engineer 3
139K | 6K | N/A
30 WorldQuant
135K | 0 | N/A
31 MicrosoftSenior SDE
104K | 44K | N/A
32 TwitterSWE II
101K | 48K | N/A
33 Samsara
119K | 33K | N/A
34 OakNorthSenior Team Lead
143K | 0 | N/A
35 YelpIC3
110K | 43K | N/A
36 Datadog
Software Engineer II
110K | 49K | N/A
37 BloombergSoftware Engineer
135K | 0 | N/A
38 Marshall WaceGraduate
91K | 0 | N/A
39 Intercom
Senior Product Engineer
138K | 12K | N/A
40 Squarepoint CapitalL4
112K | 0 | N/A
41 Blockchain.comL4
82K | 56K | N/A
42 BP
126K | 4.6K | N/A
43 TwilioIC3
97K | 56K | N/A
44 GoDaddySDE 3
101K | 24K | N/A
45 Binance
150K | 0 | N/A
46 PalantirSoftware Engineer
112K | 35K | N/A
47 ShopifyL6
145K | 0 | N/A
48 Qualcomm
Staff Engineer
85K | 45K | N/A
49 SpotifyEngineer II
112K | 27K | N/A
50 VMwareSenior MTS
119K | 0 | N/A
Last Updated: September 21, 2023
How is this table calculated?

We aggregate our submissions from the last two years to calculate the data.

For 'All Levels', we compute the median entry across all submission for a particular company, location and job role.

For Software Engineers, we support a standardized framework based around company leveling data. We compute the median entry for a particular company, location, standard level and job role.