The 2018 UK salary survey results are in!
How does your salary compare with others in the tech industry?
Computer Weekly’s annual report on the salaries of the UK’s IT professionals has been released. If you haven’t seen the full report, here are the Top 10 Highlights:
- Firstly, and perhaps most worryingly, the UK will have approximately 800,000 unfilled IT jobs in 2020. However, depending on how you look at this, it does pose an opportunity for those wanting to develop their skills and move into new tech careers. By upskilling in the area most in demand, IT professionals will be able to future-proof their careers and secure higher salaries and better working practices.
- The average salary range in the tech industry is in the range of £50k and £75k, which hasn’t changed much from the 2016 report
- Half of those with 3 years or less experience in IT earn £35,000 or less however there are 20% who earn up to £50k
- The average salary of professionals with 3-7 years’ experience is £49k, which is significantly more than in 2016
- The average salary of tech professionals with between 7 and 19 years’ experience is £71k, whilst those with 20 or more years’ average a salary of £79k
- IT Managers, Senior Managers and Developers have more than 20 years’ experience, on average
- Developers and Architects receive an average salary of £81k
- IT Managers earn £61k on average, which is higher than in 2016, but Senior IT Managers earn £102k on average which is significantly less than in 2016
10. Whilst many are happy in the current roles, nearly half said they would be open to new opportunities should the right job come up, although only 15% are actively looking.