IT Salary Guide Leeds

IT Salary Guide Yorkshire – Quarter 3 2018

  • The largest £salary increase seems to be developers (yet again), with clients looking to secure any level of Python / .Net ability; from graduate to senior computer scientists
  • .Net continues it’s upward trend, with the rather unpopular (in recent history) receiving some positive news and a salary and in demand increase!
  • IT skills are generally highly sought after, right across the spectrum but with the added mix of the World Cup, a scorching summer inc the school summer holidays to contend with, even the popular skills such as; 1st Line Helpdesk and 2nd and 3rd line engineers have proven incredibly tricky to hire.  Average salaries have moved on somewhat and if clients stick to historical pay scales and subsequently offer circa £20k for a 2nd line engineer or sub £35k for an experienced 3rd Line engineer, then the search will probably be a long one
  • It has been the season of the graduate recently.  Salaries have increased from a standard £20-25k – for an honours computer science grad – to an impressive £25k-£30k as a starting position.  This salary hike has moved upwardly to buy the market and with added incentives thrown in, impressive branding exercises and nice benefits graduates have never had it so good!
  • Attraction is key.  What are you doing to stave off the competition but more importantly attract the best talent in the first place?  Have you carried out a competitor / SWOT analysis?  How did you arrive at the salary you are offering?  Are your benefits a true list of what is really on offer?  Some of the free stuff your company takes for granted really could be a benefit!


IT ManagementAve £YOY % +/-
Project Management£50,000-10
Development Manager£50,000– 21
Network Manager£45,000-11
IT Support Manager£40,500+29
Infrastructure Manager£55,000 +46
Service Delivery Manager£55,500+29
Senior IT Manager£52,500+31
Operations Manager£70,000
Programme Manager£75,000+32
Infrastructure Projects Manager£52,500+2
Popular Roles  Ave £ YOY % +/-
Web Developer£42,500+49
Data Analyst£32,500+16
SQL Server Skills Dev SSIS/SSRS£45,000-7
MVC skills£45,000+1
Agile Software Development£50,500+5
JavaScript/HTML/CSS Developer£45,000+1
3rd Line Server Engineer£34,500+14
Test Analyst£35,000-19
Business Analyst£45,500-4
IT Manager£45,000+6
Development Roles  Ave £ YOY % +/-
SQL – T-SQL£45,000-7
C# Developer£45,000+5
Scrum/Agile Development£50,500+5
Entry Level .Net Developer£30,000+31
Net Architect£75,000+22
Objective C£45,000-7
Magneto Developer£42,500+2
Infrastructure Roles  Ave £ YOY % +/-
SQL Server Skills£40,500+1
Exchange specialist£40,500+5
3rd Line Server Engineer£34,500+14
2nd Line Support Technician£26,500+10
Active Directory Specialist£39,500+11
SQL Server DBA£45,000+1
Apache – Web Server£45,000+10

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