Software Engineer

A Software Engineer designs and writes code to make sure that software is working correctly. They design, develop and test software which ensures that the systems that enable computer applications to run are working properly.
Earning potential
Average £35,000*
*based on Leeds area average base pay per year, data from
Useful skills
  • Logical thinker
  • Good at learning languages
  • Programmer
Useful qualifications and training routes

Programming skills including Oracle, C#, Java, PHP and SQL.

What types of businesses could
you work for?

It’s not just IT. Businesses who develop their own systems and applications need Software Engineers to make sure that everything is running correctly.

Key industries include IT, technical, gaming, utilities, media, robotics and financial services.

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