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Rewards and benefits at PortSwigger

When it comes to our reward philosophy, we take a different view of rewarding people than nearly any other business. We firmly believe in paying people what they are worth to us, not just what we can get away with or what they could earn elsewhere. We think this is the right way to treat people. And, in the long run, it's good for the business too.

Financial rewards

We pay excellent salaries above the normal market level. We don't have a fixed salary band for any position. Instead, reward is always determined based on the ability and contribution of the individual. We aim to hire the very best people, and we expect to pay accordingly.

We offer share options to all our people. This gives everyone a long-term stake in the value that we are building together. It turns everyone into an owner, and drives the kind of collective, long-term behavior that makes us successful. Share options are normally awarded annually, starting after one year of employment.

Benefits and perks

The benefits and perks we offer are driven by our passion to nurture our culture as we grow. Each serves the purpose of helping us to recognize how much we value our people, and provide the best experience of work in the north west.

Physical and mental well-being support to keep you at your best

  • Private medical insurance, provided through Bupa.
  • Same day virtual GP appointments and prescriptions for you and your family, available seven days a week.
  • 24/7 helpline for physical and mental health support, counselling, and other wellbeing resources.

Financial security designed to recognize your true value

  • Excellent salaries above market level.
  • 8% employer pension contribution.
  • Life assurance: 4x salary.
  • Income protection: full pay for first 6 months of incapacity followed by 75% of salary plus pension contribution.
  • Relocation support packages.

Holiday, leave, and flexibility, tailored to fit your lifestyle

  • 25 days holiday plus public holidays.
  • Parental leave: 26 weeks at full pay, plus return to work bonus.
  • Flexible working hours. Choose to start your day anytime between 8am - 9.30am.
  • Additional flexibility with your working hours can also be supported if discussed and agreed with your team first.

A workplace experience that truly raises the bar on quality

  • A wide variety of free hot and cold lunch options, prepared by our team of in-house chefs.
  • On-site gym with trainer-led group classes including yoga, karate, and sound bath. Towel service, shower facilities, and drying area also available for your convenience.
  • Complimentary all-day food and beverage offering, including chef-prepared freshly baked afternoon treats and barista style coffee.
  • A helping hand for your transport requirements including daily shuttle service to the train station, environmentally friendly car lease scheme, cycle to work scheme, and bike storage.

A jam-packed social calendar that fosters a strong sense of belonging

  • Regular company-funded socials and events.
  • Weekly Friday afternoon All-Hands social with a selection of hot canapes, and both alcoholic and soft drinks.
  • Quarterly three-course fine-dining team meals.
  • Monthly themed celebrations chosen by our people, including baking competitions, international culture days, and dedicated food appreciation days.
  • Fully-funded Christmas and Summer parties.
  • Self-organized social groups, including board games, golf, and DNA - a diversity, equity and inclusivity group.

Opportunities to grow in the areas you're passionate about

  • Opportunities to add to your skills and knowledge by collaborating on a variety of challenging and rewarding projects.
  • Frequent feedback and development discussions with your performance coach.
  • Buy any book policy.
  • Structured graduate development programs offering individual coaching and mentoring by experienced developers, exposure to a variety of software development teams through job rotation, and soft skills training.
  • Life and career coaching provided by qualified professionals.