Programmer analysts working in the UK generally earn between £24,269 and £49,925 a year including bonuses and profit sharing, with the median salary at £32,776 a year according to Payscale. The reported bonuses range from £103.91 to £5,119 a year, and earnings from profit sharing amount to up to £3,551 a year.
Senior programmer analysts make between £30,967 and £61,054 a year in total pay, with the median salary at £39,960 a year. They are paid yearly bonuses in the range from £244.68 to £5,872, and they report earnings from profit sharing ranging from £509 to £30,252 a year.
Programmer analysts employed in entry-level positions generally have salaries in the range from £23,207 to £43,257 a year including bonuses and profit sharing, with the average annual salary around £30,218 a year according to Payscale. They are generally paid between £408.51 and £4,823 a year in bonuses, and their earnings from profit sharing range from £1,376 to £2,543 a year on average.
The starting salaries are significantly higher in London, where professionals working in entry-level jobs are paid between £28,447 and £56,188 a year, with the median salary at £36,801 a year. London-based programmer analysts typically get bonuses in the range from £600 to £6,000 a year.
Professionals whose skills include HTML and Java generally make between £25,209 and £39,940 a year, with the average salary around £32,639 a year. They report annual bonuses ranging from £1,030 to £3,587.
The average contract rate for analyst programmers employed in the UK is £375 per day according to IT Jobs Watch. 90 percent of these professionals make more than £250 per day, and 10 percent of them are offered a daily rate of more than £475. The median daily wage for the UK not including London is slightly lower, at £306.
The average hourly rate for analyst programmers employed on a contract basis in the UK is £47 according to IT Jobs Watch. The hourly rate for these professionals is significantly higher than in 2012, when they reported being paid £28.25 per hour on average.
The median hourly rate for programmer analysts working eight hours a day, 250 days a year, is £16.55 according to MySalary.co.uk.
General salary information
The average salary for programmer analysts employed in the UK is £33,092 a year according to MySalary.co.uk. The median salary for the profession has slightly decreased in recent years. In 2011, the average salary was £36,000 a year and, in 2010, these professionals earned £39,073 a year on average. Programmer analysts' annual salaries were even higher in 2010, when the median salary for the profession was £40,456 a year.
Programmer analysts' salaries vary from region to region. The best paid jobs are in London, where the median salary for the profession is £36,071 a year, followed by the South East (£34,085 a year), the Midlands (£30,776 a year), Northern Ireland (£29,783), the North West (£29,121), and the South West (£28,791). The lowest salaries are in Yorkshire and the Northeast, where programmer analysts are paid £26,474 a year on average.
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