US vs. UK: the IT pay gap


Programming Language

US

UK

Pay gap

Java

£58,500

£42,000

28%

C++

£67,000

£44,000

34%

C#

£51,000

£38,000

25%

Python

£63,000

£41,500

34%

PHP

£36,500

£30,000

28%

Based on 747 UK and US developers' salaries


There is a consequent pay difference between US and UK developers:The average pay gap is 30% widening to 34% for C++ developers.


Choosing the right coding specialism has a bigger impact on remuneration in the US : C++ developers get paid almost twice as much as PHP developers in the USA. In the UK, there is only a 32% pay difference between the two.


The pay gap between the US and the UK is wider for top paying specialisms : Sought-after specialisms are particularly well-rewarded in the US (£10,000 more than average), vs. £4,000 more than average in the UK.

 

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