Technology 2019 Salary Guide

Your guide to remuneration and recruitment trends in technology.

The Robert Half Technology 2019 Salary Guide is your comprehensive guide to competitive, confident hiring for the year ahead. Based on interviews with 200 CFOs, 100 CIOs, 300 hiring managers and 2,000 professionals from across the UK, it provides an extensive overview of the key trends affecting hiring in 2019.

Download the guide to get in-depth salary data and see:

  • Discover the salaries you should be offering new employees in your IT and technology team
  • Explore the specialist skill sets that are rising in demand
  • Find out the key role's being added to IT teams across the UK
  • Benchmark your retention strategies against your competitors

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Sector growth rates leaving roles unfilled

The UK technology sector is experiencing extreme and impressive growth, bringing a 40,000-strong deficit in qualified professionals with it. CIOs say that IT Security, business intelligence and IT management are hardest IT positions to fill.

AI triggers new technology skill requirements

The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into business processes has raised new concerns around cyber security and data protection. The future of IT now requires business analysts and business intelligence developers, making business-facing skills crucial for new employees.

Counter-offers find new popularity

The race to secure qualified tech professionals has seen IT counter-offers rise in popularity. Businesses are increasing remuneration levels and are offering flexible working and even share options.



As the war for talent is expected to intensify, employers are embracing two main solutions to attract, secure and retain the right talent in these conditions: faster hiring times and flexible hiring strategies, and competitive remuneration packages.

Matt Weston - UK Managing Director at Robert Half

Salaries by sector

Download the guide to access 2019 salary projections and the key recruitment trends affecting your sectors:

Accounting and finance

Competition for top performing talent has intensified within accounting and finance—an issue which is compounded by the impact of digital and automation on finance skill sets. In order to keep retention levels high, businesses are increasing accountant salaries or offering more flexible benefits to employees.

Financial services

Demand for qualified professionals in financial services is high, this is especially true of asset management, real estate funds and graduate roles. A stronger emphasis is being placed on hiring for cultural fit, and many businesses are now relying on temporary employees to fill managerial roles.

Business and office support

Support HR and administrative roles are more important than they’ve ever been. Emphasis is being placed on employee-centric business approaches and positive work experiences, both of which require a robust HR and administrative team. Performance-based bonuses and benefits are being awarded to qualified professionals.

Marketing and creative

The introduction of technology to link marketing spend and business development has propelled businesses to hire for digital skills and commercial acumen. Marketing and creative professionals have stated that an attractive starting salary is key factor to accepting a role.