IT salary expectations for 2016 UK - how much should UK IT pros be earning next year?

Salary expectation figures from Robert Half show that pay for IT jobs is on the rise

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How much should you earn next year?  Read on to see how salaries are set to increase for IT professional jobs in the UK - whether you are a CIO, network engineer or mobile developer...

IT professionals' salaries are set to rise next year as UK firms invest in technology to drive business growth through innovation, resulting in higher demand for technical skills.

That is according to recruitment specialist Robert Half's latest 2016 Salary Guide, which claims that on average UK IT professionals will see thier salaries boosted by 4.0% next year.

The report points out that security, project management and networking jobs are among those expected to see the biggest increases, while mobile developers will see the biggest gains at 7.4 percent. 

However pay is set to grow across the board as confidence among employers remains high.   

The report claims that more than four in 10 UK companies plan to increase the number of IT jobs and that this growth in demand was "being fuelled by the need to expand teams to cope with new IT projects and initiatives, moving to cloud-based infrastructure and product or service expansion".

So which roles will see the biggest increase? Read on to see what you should be paid in 2016…

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IT jobs: How much should a CIO, CTO, CISO earn in 2016?

Chief information officer:  Salary growth 1.4%

2015 salary expectations: £124,750 - £239,750   2016 salary expectations: £126,500 - £243,250

Chief technology officer: Salary growth 1.5%

2015: £82,250 - £156,500  2016: £83,500 - £158,750

IT director: Salary growth 1.5%

2015: £91,500 - £125,750   2016 £93,750 - £126,750

IT manager/head of IT: Salary growth 2.1%

2015: £79,750 - £112,000  2016: £80,250 - £115,500

Chief Information Security Officer: Salary growth 2.1%

2015: £97,500 - £145,250   2016: £98,250 - £149,500

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IT jobs: How much should an enterprise architect earn in 2016?

Chief architect: Salary growth 2.2%

2015: £119,250 - £149,750   2016: £120,000 - £155,000

Enterprise architect: Salary growth 3.0%

2015: £60,750 - £91,250   2016: £62,750 - £93,750

Technical architect:  Salary growth 3.1%

2015: £80,500 - £99,500   2016: £82,250 - £103,250

Infrastructure architect: Salary growth 3.3%

2015: £56,500 - £73,500    2016: £57,500 - £76,750

Data Architect: Salary growth 3.2%

2015:  £58,250 - £76,500  2016: £59,750 - £79,250

Solution Architect: Salary growth 3.1%

2015: £57,250 - £78,250    2016: £58,250 - £81,500

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IT jobs: How much should developers earn in 2016?

Senior developer: Salary growth 4.6%

2015: £51,500 - £84,750   2016: £53,750 - £88,750

Developer: Salary growth 4.7%

2015: £25,750 - £43,250   2016: £26,750 - £45,500

Junior developer: Salary growth 3.7 percent

2015: £18,250 - £28,500  2016: £19,000 - £29,500

Database/business intelligence developer: Salary growth 3.0%

2015: £40,500 - £67,000   2016: £41,500 - £69,250

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IT jobs: How much should IT testing professionals earn in 2016?

Test programme manager: Salary growth 4.3%

2015: £62,500 - £69,750   2016: £65,250 - £72,750

QA/testing manager: Salary growth 4.0%

2015: £49,250 - £70,250   2016: £50,750 - £73,500

QA/testing analyst: Salary growth 4.0%

2015: £36,750 - £51,500   2015: £37,500 - £54,250

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IT jobs: How much should project managers & business analysts earn in 2016?

Programme manager:  Salary growth 2.5%

2015: £60,500 - £97,500   2016:  £62,250 - £99,750

Project manager: Salary growth 3.1%

2015: £38,500 - £65,750    2016: £39,250 - £68,250

Senior business analyst: Salary growth 5.1%

2015: £44,750 - £54,250  2016: £45,250 - £58,750

Business analyst: Salary growth 5.4%

2015: £33,750 - £45,500  2016: £34,250 - £49,250

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IT jobs: How much should data analysts earn in 2016?

Data analyst: Salary growth 4.3%

2015: £32,250 - £43,250   2016: £32,500 - £46,250

Business intelligence analyst: Salary growth 3.7%

2015: £41,250 - £52,250   2016: £42,750 - £54,250

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IT jobs: How much should infrastructure and engineering professionals earn in 2016?

Infrastructure manager: Salary growth 4.2%

2015:  £47,500 - £71,250  2016: £48,500 - £75,250

Database administrator: Salary growth 4.1%

2015: £34,250 - £64,250  2016: £35,750 - £66,750

Network manager: 4.9%

2015: £37,750 - £54,750   2016: £38,250 - £58,750

Network engineer: Salary growth 4.7%

2015: £35,250 - £50,250   2016: £35,750 - £53,750

UNIX manager: Salary growth 4.0%

2015: £46,500 - £65,000  2016: £48,750 - £67,250

UNIX administrator: Salary growth 3.8%

2015: £31,250 - £54,250  2016: £33,000 - £55,750

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IT jobs: How much should IT support & operations staff earn in 2016?

Support manager: Salary growth 3.1%

2015: £37,500 - £50,500  2016: £39,500 - £51,250

Systems/virtualisation engineer: Salary growth 3.2%

2015 £37,750 - £49,000 2016: £38,750 - £50,750

Systems administrator: Salary growth 2.6%

2015: £21,000 - £36,500   2016: £21,250 - £37,750

Desktop, first/second line support: Salary growth 3.6%

2015: £20,750 - £27,250 2016: £21,250 - £28,500

Applications/production support manager: Salary growth 2.6%

2015 £60,500 - £75,750   2015: £62,500 - £77,250

Senior applications/production support: Salary growth 2.3%

2015: £38,250 - £57,500  2016: £39,500 - £58,500

Applications/production support analyst: Salary growth 3.2%

2015: £30,250 - £40,250   2016: £31,250 - £41,500

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IT jobs: How much should compliance, audit, risk & security professionals earn in 2016?

Information security manager - Salary growth 6.6%

2015: £62,500 - £88,250   2016: £63,250 - £97,500

Information security officer -  Salary growth 6.0%

2015: £43,250 - £ 64,250 2016: £45,750 - £68,250

Security network engineer - Salary growth 5.8%

£ 32,500 - £ 48,750 £ 33,500 - £ 52,500

Senior IT auditor: Salary growth 5.5% 

2015: £52,250 - £71,250   2016: £54,750 - £75,500 

IT auditor: Salary growth 6.2%

2015: £42,250 - £62,500 2016: £45,500 - £65,750

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IT jobs: How much should digital, ecommerce and mobile developers earn in 2016?

Mobile Applications Developer:  Salary growth 7.4%

2015: £31,250 - £ 56,250  2016: £32,500 - £61,500

Senior Web Developer: Salary growth 7.2%

2015: £48,500 - £62,000   2016: £51,750 - £66,750

Web Developer:  Salary growth 7.3%

2015: £34,500 - £50,750   2016: £36,500 - £55,000

Web Administrator:  Salary growth 7.0%

2015: £23,750 - £40,250  - 2016: £25,750 - £42,750

Web designer: Salary growth 7.2%

2015: £24,250 - £45,500   2016: £27,500 - £47,250

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