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Salary Survey UK 2024

Get the most comprehensive overview of 2024 UK salaries and hiring trends in your industry

Get the industry insider’s view on jobs and hiring: Your 2024 salary guide for hiring and jobs in the UK


The UK’s jobs market is constantly moving, and we have the inside knowledge. We don’t just help you keep up – we make sure you stay one step ahead. 

Our Salary Survey is your definitive guide to what’s happening in your industry, and where it’s heading next. We arm you with the facts and analysis to take bold decisions, fine tune the next steps in your career search or and outsmart your competition when it comes to talent attraction and retention.

Knowledge is power

The UK Salary Survey is free and based on the analysis of over 100,000 permanent, interim and contract placements made across the UK and predictions for the year ahead. Order your free copy of the salary guide today.

Informed by real-world market data, analysis and insights, our Salary Survey leaves no stone unturned to reveal your industry’s:

  • Trends to watch
  • In-demand skillsets 
  • Salary and pay rate expectations
  • Compensation and benefits information


We put the power in your hands with tools to drill down on the sectors, roles and stats that matter to you. So, whether you’re seeking global perspectives, national knowledge, or local intel – you’ll find it in our Salary Survey.


 

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Key Salary & Compensation insights in the UK

SS Blocks

%

of businesses are giving pay rises in 2024

%

of professionals are looking for a new job in 2024

2.3 Years

Average tenure of professionals

%

of professionals are confident about job opportunities in their sector

%

of professionals are expecting a pay rise in 2024

Employer? Access the full hiring guide

If you’re growing your team or simply need to retain the talent you have, the Salary Survey gives you the insights you need to have the right team in place to keep your business moving forward.

Fill out form to access the full UK salary and pay rate guide.

Candidate? Compare your salary

Whether you’re looking for a new role or preparing for your end-of-year appraisal, the Salary Survey will arm you with everything you need to know to get what you deserve.

Fill out the form to access your up to date salary or contract rate.

 

Our outlook for 2024 in the UK

Looking towards 2024, volatile market conditions in the UK have meant less than half of professionals are expecting a salary increase from their employer. However, professionals in the UK remain confident in the jobs market, with most actively seeking new job opportunities in 2024. In response, businesses are strategically positioning themselves to retain valuable talent, with many planning to implement pay rises. This highlights the delicate balance employers face in offering competitive salaries and contract rates to attract and retain talent amid economic uncertainties.

To stay competitive and foster growth, forward-thinking employers are salary benchmarking and reevaluating their recruitment budgets to attract and retain top-tier talent. While fluctuations in baseline salaries and day rates are anticipated, professionals should meticulously assess the overall compensation and benefits packages offered by current and prospective employers. As the workforce landscape evolves, 2024 promises to be dynamic, demanding accurate benchmarking for talent acquisition and retention.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • ​ Why should I use a salary guide?
    To find out what a reasonable salary is for the job and industry you are in or are thinking of moving into, use a Salary Guide to discover the average pay for someone with a similar level of experience as you and view your earning potential.​
  • What are the benefits of using a salary benchmarking guide?​
    Whether you're due a pay rise, promotion, or bonus, a Salary Guide allows you to review accurate market salary and pay averages to see how you can compare to others in your sector. Having accurate data-led salary information will help identify exactly how much you should be earning so you ca prepare to negotiate your salary in your next performance review.​
  • When is the best time to negotiate my salary?​
    Salary reviews often take place during the annual and half-year employee performance review periods. Make sure you take this into consideration and time your negotiation right. If the annual pay review is in January, and you call the meeting for February, you're likely to have missed the boat. In such a case, November would be the most suitable time here.​
  • What is the salary benchmarking process and why is it important?​
    Salary benchmarking is the process of comparing salaries across the market for a particular job and providing a range and average for a particular role which can help guide an employer's decision-making on pay or bonuses during appraisal period or when making a new hire. The benchmarking process is essential for assessing and comparing pay and compensation packages in relation to the market and of those provided by competitors. Pay and compensation benchmarking can also provide significant competitor advantage, through the retention and attraction of top talent and enhancing an organisations reputation.
  • How to do salary benchmarking?​
    In partnership with a data collection specialist, a benchmarking tool offers a fully comprehensive list of salary ranges and averages based on location, experience level and more. You can view the latest salary range and averages in the 2023 salary guide.​
  • How should employers evaluate employee pay & compensation during performance reviews?​
    Salary and compensation reviews often take place during the annual and half-year employee performance reviews. In tangent with the employee performance scoring, you can use a salary benchmarking tool to inform the pay and compensation review process. The tool also gives good insight into market trends in-demand skill sets. So, use performance reviews to see where the employee fits relative to the external jobs market and avoid losing in-demand talent through effective pay and compensation strategies.​

Bespoke salary benchmarking

Using a combination of our own data, publicly available insights and our recruitment experts, we build bespoke overviews of the salaries and benefits required to attract talent.