IT salary expectations for 2019: 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


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

As the well documented digital skills gap shows no sign of being closed, UK IT professionals can expect their salaries to continue to rise, especially in areas where demand for skills remains high, such as security, cloud and data science.

That is according to recruitment specialist Robert Half's 2019 Salary Guidewhich claims that job growth in the sector is five times that of the wider economy, and that renumeration levels continue to rise in tandem.

Next year should see growing demand for system administrators, developers and data scientists, with cloud technology, devops and IT security remaining a priority for CIOs and senior IT leaders.

The salary guide changed its format slightly for 2019, with UK average salary ranges listed according to candidate percentiles, so the lowest figure here is the 50th percentile, representing an 'average' candidate, while the highest is the 95th percentile, which represents elite candidates.

So which roles will see the biggest increase? Read on to see what you should be paid in 2019…

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