How to negotiate salary

Get the salary you deserve in 6 easy steps


‘What’s your salary expectation?’ may be one of the most awkward and unsettling questions of the whole interview process but it’s also one of the most important.

Your initial salary agreement will influence all further negotiations and pay increases, so be sure you’re comfortable with the agreed figure and that you’re not limiting your earning potential off the bat.

IT salaries can vary massively, even within the same departments or similar job role. Take the 'developer' title for example, the average salary for a Python developer in the UK is £55,000, while the average salary for an R developer is £75,000 in the UK.

Whether you’ve been offered a new job or you’re looking for a pay bump in your current one, here are some general, but effective tips on how to negotiate your salary effectively.

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