UK Salary Guide 2018

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Robert Half 2018 Salary Guide

With salary ranges for over 270 permanent positions, the Robert Half 2018 Salary Guide is your comprehensive resource for the latest remuneration and recruitment trends affecting accounting and finance, financial services, technology, and administrative professionals across the UK. Download your copy today to confidently benchmark salaries for new hires, plan your budgets and better understand the hiring environment. Do you know the market value of your employees?

Businesses are being confronted with fast-paced change

This coming year will see businesses re-assessing their domestic and international strategies for doing business. As Brexit negotiations begin to suggest changes to the future ability for workers to move into and out of the UK means workforce planning will need to take place in step. Discover the roles UK businesses believe will be most affected and how you can plan to secure the best candidates.

The future of the workplace

We continue to see an evolution in workplaces, office design, the types of employment and remuneration packages as people and work changes to reflect the increase in digitalisation. Trends such as more job-sharing, agile working patterns along with hot-desking and remote working are all on the increase. As a result a greater emphasis is being placed on performance-related salary.

Building happier workplaces

Skilled candidates, as always, are at a premium and organisations are increasingly desperate not to lose their existing talent. Which all leads to ensuring your company culture and treatment of staff is given the attention it needs. When it comes to recruitment, cultural fit and development potential are as important as traditional elements such as job scope and salary for your new and existing employees.

Salaries by sector

Download the guide to access 2018 salary projections and the key recruitment trends affecting your sectors:

Accounting and finance

Accounting and finance

The market for skilled, high-performing accounting and finance professionals is very competitive and this is increasingly reflected in the salaries and benefits on offer. Junior to mid-level roles are seeing the biggest increase in demand as businesses look to hire and develop employees for the long-term. Find out more about the important recruitment and salary package trends impacting finance and accounting professionals in the Accounting & Finance Salary Guide.

Financial services

Financial services

Skills shortages are very much the driving force for the financial services marketplace, with a majority of businesses believing demand is outstripping supply combined with a lack of experienced professionals readily available. Businesses are having to be more creative in their remuneration packages, and also turning to more interim and contract employees. Read more in the Financial Services Salary Guide.



Technology continues to be one of the most heavily-invested areas for business growth and development. Digitalisation and automation projects are driving demand for skilled professionals and developers. As demand outstrips supply for key skills, read more about how recruitment processes are having to step up and discover in-demand roles in the technology section of the Technology Salary Guide.

HR and administration


Demand for experienced administrative personnel remains strong across the UK, in step with business growth plans. Professionals are increasingly seeking development opportunities and the highest quality candidates are choosing to work with companies offering flexible benefits packages and salaries in line with larger nearby cities. Discover which top skills and qualifications are commanding higher administrative salaries in the Administrative Salary Guide.

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