Technology 2018 Salary Guide

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?

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Business process change puts pressure on IT departments

Digitalisation and automation projects are putting increased pressure on technology departments in businesses large and small. And more business projects generally are involving the IT department – a 79% increase in the last 5 years. The most common projects are those that digitally enhance selling, improve customer service and improving data analytics for performance management.

Specialist skills drives salary increases

We are seeing that IT professionals with specialised skill sets are highly valued in the marketplace. Starting salaries are seen to be much higher than average, and long-term employees are well-positioned to negotiate pay rises and additional benefits. Bonuses and strong pension offering are important tools in attracting and retaining these talented professionals.

Permanent staff are becoming difficult to find

The growth of tech projects are driving demand for skilled technology professionals, and resourcing for these employees is becoming a critical element in business planning. But it is allowing IT professionals to be more critical of their next position and to take control over their working environment through contract and interim positions.

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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