Between 2015 and 2017, the number of digital technology jobs increased by 13.2% across the UK. Combine this with the ever-present skills demand and it’s no surprise that IT salaries have skyrocketed.

In fact, it was reported that permanent candidates can secure a 20.7% pay rise on average – with tech brands featuring prominently in the 2019 highest paying companies list. This means that many businesses faced with filling the positions of departing long-term IT employees will be woefully unaware of today’s tech salaries.

If you aren’t offering premium rates, you’re going to fall behind… But do you know the price of tech expertise?


The changing landscape of IT recruitment

A lack of skills in IT has transformed recruitment – the rise in salaries and increasing demand for qualified staff has made our profession more necessary than ever. Our industry has stopped simply filling vacancies and is now at the centre of business infrastructure and development.

We’re having to shift towards consultancy. We know, we know, it sounds like a buzzword – but it’s the way the industry’s going, and it certainly isn’t limited to recruitment.

Recruiters have to be able to advise clients on what’s best for them. They need to show how certain roles complement their business strategy or explain the value between different aspects of a role.

It’s a fast-paced world. Are you up to speed?


Try your luck with our salary challenge

Recruitment is all about keeping a close eye on the industry – recognising innovations in technology, shifts in demand and emerging market leaders. So we’re hosting a competition: Guess The Average Salary.

Below is a picture of eight sectors, all varying in wages. We want you to guess the average of each and prove yourself to be ‘in the know’ about the tech market today.

  • QA & Testing
  • Data & Business Intelligence
  • IT & Information Security
  • Business Change & IT Transformation
  • Microsoft Development
  • IT Support & Infrastructure
  • Open-Source Development
  • DevOps & Cloud

Average Salary in IT Recruitment

Here are all the competition details:

When and where?

The competition opens Monday 10th June and will be announced on our LinkedIn page.

How do I take part?

All you have to do is comment what you believe to be the average salary of each sector on the LinkedIn post. Make sure you’re following the ON:iT LinkedIn page too!

When does it close?

We’ll stop accepting comments at midnight on Sunday 16th June and will be revealing the winners at midday on Monday 17th June – so remember to check in to see if you won.

What’s in it for me?

The prize will be two £100 Amazon vouchers for the two closest estimates of all eight sectors.  

Terms and conditions:

  • One entry per individual. You must include all eight sectors to be in it to win it.
  • Should two respondents predict the winning figures, the first respondent will be the winner.
  • The voucher is non-transferable and there will be no cash alternative.
  • The winner must consent to be featured in promotional material.

We’re excited to see how people fare and whether or not most business leaders are in touch with the times! Follow ON:iT on LinkedIn to keep updated and ensure you’re in the running.