Software Engineer Salary Details

Salary Breakup

For a Software Engineer, the Median CTC (Cost to Company) Salary is INR 5,12,208/ per annum About 10% of the workforce has a salary below INR 2,56,000/ About 90% of the workforce has a salary below INR 10,00,000/-

Salary with Career Growth

          Software Engineers after working for about 1-4  Years in a particular industry with specific technologies (i.e .NET, Java, etc.) usually get promoted to a designation of Senior Software Engineer. The responsibilities remain the same with added tasks pertaining to mentoring new joiners. The salary hike expected can be around 20-25% for this profile.

      After about 3-4 years of Job experience as a Senior Software Engineer, a candidate dawns the role of Team Lead. A Team Lead essentially plays a techno-functional role of understanding the requirements from a technological perspective and getting it implemented by the reporting team. The salary hike expected for this profile can be around 25-40%.

        After about 2-8 years of further experience depending on the competency, command over a technology and industry knowledge, Team Leads get promoted to Development Manager and further as Senior Development Manager. The main responsibility of a development manager is to understand the business requirement from a technological perspective and plan out how to implement the requirement using a technology at a macroscopic level. Salary hike expected for this profile can be 40-50% on an average.

    After about 5-10 Years of further experience, Senior Development Managers dawn the hat of Tech-Head or who are the face of the company from Technology perspective. They report directly to CEO or Chief Tech Officer (CTO). Salary Hike expected for this profile can be 40-50% Along with options for profit sharing, ESOPs, etc.

Top Recruiters for this Profile

Software Engineers are widely recruited in the sectors mentioned below. Some of the top recruiters in these sectors are mentioned below as well. The information has been pulled out after analyzing 6 popular Job portals in India namely LinkedIn,,,, and Glassdoor.

List of Companies

Tata Consultancy Services Infosys Accenture IT Services
Capgemini Wipro Mphasis
Hexaware Tech Mahindra Ltd. HCL Technologies
3i Infotech Patni Computer Systems L and T infotech

List of Companies

Amazon India Flipkart Snapdeal
Myntra-Jabong Firstcry Indiamart Intermesh
Nykaa Make My Trip GoIbibo
Udaan Just Dial Pharm Easy
Yatra Online Book My Show Infibeam
Naaptol Tata CLIQ Clear Trip
IRCTC Zomato
Swiggy Zivame 99

List of Companies

Mckinsey and Co. Boston Consulting Group Bain and Co.
Accenture Consulting AT Kearney Deloitte Consulting
KPMG India PWC India ZS Associates
LTI Consulting Cognizant EY

List of Companies

Bank of America Citibank JP Morgan
Deutsche Bank Morgan Stanley ICICI Group
HDFC Group Axis Bank Kotak Mahindra
Royal Bank of Scotland Franklin Templeton Max New York Life
Aditya Birla Group State Bank of India Indiabulls Housing Finance
L and T Finance DCB Bank Crisil Pvt Ltd.
IIFL Securities Limited Bajaj Finance Limited Mahindra and Mahindra Group
Morning Star DBS Bank Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

List of Companies

HP Dell Technologies Microsoft
Yahoo IBM India Oracle
Sun Microsystems Adobe Apple
Cisco Networks Nvidia SAP
Qualcomm Intel VMWare

List of Companies

Google India Facebook India Paytm
Paypal Phonepe
Tencent Holdings Netflix Xiaomi
Walt Disney Group Twitter Bill Desk
Incred Razorpay Mobikwik
Lenskart Oyo Rooms Policy Bazaar
Zerodha Byju’s Instamojo

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