IT Salary Guide Leeds

IT Salary Guide Yorkshire – Q3 2021

  • Due to the pandemic and elements of Brexit, we find a distinct lack of IT people across the spectrum of skills – moving into the final quarter of 2021.  Biggest movers, in terms of salary increase, seem to be infrastructure engineers of varying levels and full stack development.
  • .Net continues it’s upward trend with .Net Core skills in high demand
  • IT engineering skills – especially 2nd and 3rd Line engineers are highly sought after with salaries increasing incredibly quickly this year.
  • Entry level developers continue to be in demand as organisations look to the stars of the future; as opposed to predominantly focusing on highly skilled developers.
  • Attraction will be key moving through the autumn and Q4 of 2021.  Autumn tends to be a busy period for IT Recruitment, as people look for that new role before the years out and the summers over but also projects kick on before the Christmas break.
  • We expect a surge of hiring to take place between October 2021 and March 2022 largely as the vaccine continues to deliver normality and reduced restrictions continue.
  • Private sector IT Salaries continue to rise ahead of inflation / cost of living.


IT ManagementAve £YOY % +/-
Project Management£45,500-5
Development Manager£62,750+10
Network Manager£60,000+10
IT Support Manager£50,500+10
Infrastructure Manager£55,500 +46
Service Delivery Manager£50,500+10
Head of IT£65,000+15
IT Operations Manager£65,250+5
Programme Manager£80,000+32
Infrastructure Projects Manager£65,500+2
Popular Roles  Ave £ YOY % +/-
Web Developer£45,000+3
Data Analytics£38,000+20
SQL / BI Developer SSIS/SSRS£45,500+5
PHP / open source development£50,500+1
.Net Full Stack£52,500+20
MVC Development skills£50,000+17
Agile Software Development£50,000+5
JavaScript/HTML/CSS Developer£47,500+5
CRM Analyst Developer£47,500+2
Linux engineer£47,500+3
3rd Line Server Engineer£42,500+15
Test Analyst£35,500-5
Business Analyst£45,000-1
Lead Infrastructure Engineer£50,750+15
Development Roles  Ave £ YOY % +/-
SQL – T-SQL£47,500-7
C# Developer£47,500+5
.Net plus MVC Developer£50,000+1
Scrum/Agile Development£50,000+5
Entry Level .Net Developer£30,000
Net Architect£75,000+22
Objective C£47,500-7
Magneto Developer£42,500+2
Infrastructure Roles  Ave £ YOY % +/-
Infrastructure engineer£45,500+1
Linux engineer£47,500+3
Cloud based infrastructure engineer – AZURE/AWS£50,000-1
Exchange specialist£55,000+5
3rd Line Server Engineer£40,500+15
2nd Line Support Technician£32,500+10
SAN – Storage consultant (Enterprise)£50,000+4
Active Directory Specialist£50,000+10
SQL Server DBA£47,000+3
Apache – Web Server Engineer£50,000+5
CCNA – network engineer intermediate level£45,000
CCNP – Accomplished Network Engineer£57,750+5

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