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Average Software Engineer Salary

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Introduction

Hey, Ninjas! Have you ever wondered what is the job description of Software Engineers and how much they earn? Well, they are the technical brains behind any idea or startup. 

On average, they are paid the highest salaries to do their job.

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In this blog, we will discuss the average Software Engineer salary, the skills required to be a Software Engineer and different types of Software Engineer job roles available worldwide.

Who is a Software Engineer?

A Software Engineer designs and creates software applications to solve real-world problems. They use their knowledge of computer science to write codes to perform specific tasks.

With the progress in the tech sector, there are increasing job roles for software engineers, and almost every industry requires software engineers.

You can also read about: What is DevOps

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Software Engineer Job Roles

Here are some of the most common types of Software Engineer job roles.

  • Front-End Engineer: They are the creative brains responsible for creating the user interface of any Software. They are skilled in  HTMLCSSJavascript or Python and have experience with frameworks like ReactAngular or Flask.
     
  • Back-End Engineer: A Back-End Engineer develops server-side components of any software. They work with databases and servers and are skilled in Java, Python or Javascript.
     
  • Full Stack Engineer: A Full Stack Engineer is skilled in front-end and back-end technologies and can develop end-to-end components of any Software application.
     
  • Mobile Engineer: They create mobile applications for iOS and Android platforms. They are skilled in languages such as Swift, Java and Kotlin.
     
  • DevOps Engineer: They are responsible for developing and maintaining the structure and tools that support the Software Development process. They work with technologies such as Cloud Computing and automation.
     
  • Quality Assurance Engineer: They are responsible for testing and maintaining the Software.
     

Also Read, Front End Web Development

Required Qualifications

The Basic Required Qualifications to be a Software Engineer in any organisation are

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science/IT or related field.
     
  • Proficiency in any one of the programming languages- C++, Java, Python or any other object-oriented design skills.
     
  • Knowledge about data structures and algorithms.

Skill Requirements

The most common Software Engineer requirements are

  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Databases
  • Computer Networking 
  • Operating System.
     

The below table shows skill requirements according to job roles.

Job Roles

Skills

 

Front-End Engineers

Programming Language: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Frameworks: React, Angular, and Vue.js.

 

Back-End Engineer

Programming Language: Java, Python, Ruby, and PHP.

Frameworks: Node.js, Spring, Flask, or Laravel.

Database Technology: SQL and NoSQL and familiarity with API.

 

 

Full-Stack Engineer

Programming Language: JavaScript, Python, Ruby and Java.

Frameworks: React, Angular, Vue.js, Node.js, Spring, Flask, or Laravel.

Database Technology: SQL and NoSQL and familiarity with API.

 

Mobile Engineer

Programming Language: Swift, Java, and Kotlin.

Frameworks: React Native and Flutter.

Understanding of mobile applications and design patterns.

 

 

DevOps Engineer

Knowledge of cloud computing platforms like AWS, Azure, and GCP.

Programming Language: Python and Bash.

Knowledge of Docker and Kubernetes.

Understanding of CI/CD pipelines and Git.

 

 

Quality Assurance Engineer

Understanding of software testing concepts, methodologies, and tools.

Experience with test automation tools like Selenium or Appium.

Familiarity with test cases management tools like Jira or TestRail.

Note: **The Specific Skill Requirements depend on the Client or Organisation.

Average Software Engineer Salary

The Average Software Engineer’s Salary Depends on factors such as Location, Experience, Organisation and Job Title.

Based on Location

The average Software Engineer’s salary Based on Location depends upon the country and cost of living.

The below table shows the average Software Engineer salary for some of the most popular countries.

CountryAverage Salary
United States of America$120,000/yr (₹96,00,000/yr)
India$12,000/yr (₹9,60,000/yr)
China$45,000/yr (₹36,00,000/yr)
United Kingdom$70,000/yr (₹56,00,000/yr)
Canada$127,000/yr (₹1,01,60,000/yr)
Germany$80,000/yr (₹64,00,000/yr)
Australia$100,000/yr (₹80,00,000/yr)

** Above salary figures are subject to change.

** Considering an exchange rate of 1 USD = 80 INR (approximately)

Based on Experience

The salary for a Software Engineer increases slowly with experience level.

The average salary structure for a Software Engineer at Google in 2023, based on years of experience, is shown below.

Years of Experience

Annual Salary (In Rupees)

0-1 Years

₹1,665,000/yr

1-3 Years

₹1,995,000/yr

4-6 Years

₹2,160,000/yr

7-9 Years

₹4,300,000/yr

10-12 Years

₹6,810,092/yr

** Above salary figures are subject to change.

Based on Organisations

The below table shows the average Software Engineer Salary in India for the most popular Organisations in 2023.

Organisation

Average Salary (In Rupees)

Google

₹21,00,000/yr

Amazon

₹20,00,000/yr

Microsoft

₹18,00,000 /yr

Cisco

₹15,00,000/yr

Cognizant Technology Solutions

₹6,00,000/yr

LTI

₹5,00,000/yr

Wipro

₹5,22,500/yr

Infosys

₹5,00,000/yr

Tata Consultancy Services

₹4,00,000/yr

** Above salary figures are subject to change.

Based on Job Titles

The below table shows the average Software Engineer Salary in India for different Job Titles in 2023.

Job Title

Average Salary (In Rupees)

Lead Software Engineer

₹15,14,039/yr

Senior Software Engineer

₹9,55,727/yr

Sr. Software Programmer

₹9,08,907/yr

Software Developer

₹5,05,143/yr

Associate Software Engineer

₹4,24,365/yr

Java Developer

₹4,59,055/yr

Web Developer

₹3,10,587/yr

** Above salary figures are subject to change.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average salary for a Software Engineer in India?

The average salary for Software Engineer in India is ₹9,60,000 per year in India.

What factors affect the salary of a Software Engineer?

The factors such as Experience level, Job role, Location, and Company can affect the salary of a Software Engineer.

How does experience level affect the salary of a Software Engineer?

The salary for a Software Engineer increases slowly with experience level.

What are some of the highest-paying job roles for Software Engineers?

Some of the highest-paying job roles for software engineers are Lead Software Engineer, DevOps Engineer and Full Stack Engineer.

How does location affect the salary of a Software Engineer?

The cost of living at a location affects the salary of a Software Engineer.

Conclusion

This article discusses the topic of the average Software Engineer salary. We hope this blog has helped you enhance your knowledge of Software Engineers

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