June 13, 2023
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Fullstack Developer Salary UK

Eli McGarvie

The average salary for a fullstack developer in UK is £52,250

The Average salary for a fullstack developer in the UK is estimated to be £52,250. That’s £4,350 per month or 3,280 per month after tax (25%).  

Starting their careers, fullstack developers in the UK can expect to earn around £46,000 annually, according to Glassdoor. As they gain experience, senior fullstack developer roles can push earnings above £60,000 per year, often sweetened with bonus and equity options. To help paint a more precise picture of the average engineer's salary, we've compiled a few estimates from various salary sites in the UK. For more detailed, personalised information, feel free to use our salary calculator.

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Salary by Experience 

As developer experience increases, so does salary. Junior and entry-level salaries can vary greatly based on company and education. The base salary is around £40k, £20k less than a senior dev (5+ years of experience). Let's explore the salary ranges for juniors, mids, and seniors.

Taxes in UK 🇬🇧

It’s important to understand how taxes in the UK affect your take home pay. Your contract might state £5,000 monthly gross pay but your bank account will only receive £3,500. As a fullstack developer working in the UK, you’ll most likely be in the 40% tax bracket. Here’s an example of net pay versus gross pay. 

If you are living in England, Wales, or Northern Ireland, and earning a gross annual salary of £52,250, or £4,354 per month, the total amount of taxes and contributions that will be deducted from your salary is £12,895. This means that your net income, or salary after tax, will be £39,355 per year, £3,280 per month, or £757 per week.

Income (GBP) Tax rate (%)
Up to £12,570 0%
£12,571 – £50,270 20%
£50,271 – £125,140 40%
over £125,140 45%

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Salary by type and technology 

For full-stack developers, the median yearly salaries for different technologies in GBP showcase the following trends: Node.js stands at £52,000, Python at £56,500, C# at £55,000, .NET at £56,000, and PHP at £40,170. These median salaries are relevant to full-stack developers since they reflect the compensation associated with their proficiency in multiple technologies and their ability to handle both front-end and back-end development.

The best way to identify what technologies are the most in demand in the UK is to look at the number of job postings in a year. Yahoo finance examined this data in 2020, and found that SQL skills were highly desired, almost double that of developers skilled in Java. Here are the top six skills in demand in the UK. 

Average salary by city 

Estimating engineer salaries across the UK is no simple task. However, with its larger market size compared to countries like Germany or Austria, we fortunately have access to a wealth of data that offers valuable insights into the earnings of data engineers across the region. To provide a broad comparison, we can examine the average salaries of data engineers in different cities. Let's delve into the salary estimates from Glassdoor for the major cities across the UK.

Salary by Company in UK

Salary averages only go so far, sometimes it’s more helpful to see specific salaries at real companies to get an idea of what other fullstack developers are earning. These are not the best companies in the UK but a handful of some of the larger companies in the country where devs have reported salaries. Majority of these companies are paying fullstack developer between €40k - €50k. While far from the highest paying developer salaries, these salaries are generally considered to be good. 

Fullstack Developer Salary UK

June 13, 2023
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