2021 Financial Crime Salary Survey

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Plan for pay rises, appraisals and new hires for the year ahead with the UK's leading salary and recruitment guide. 

Developed in partnership with a market leading data provider, we assessed over 100,000 jobs posted over the last 12-months, to provide you accurate data points on UK salary ranges, averages and expectations for permanent, contract and interim positions across the UK.

Whether you're looking to attract and retain talent, or if you're looking for your next career move, we offer salary and market insights for permanent and interim roles in London, Manchester and the North West, Leeds & Yorkshire, and Scotland across the following discipline areas*:

  • Financial Crime
  • AML
  • Compliance
  • Risk

Financial Crime, AML, Risk and Compliance key trends:

60% of professionals state that they are likely to leave their role if they receive no pay increase or bonus.


Risk Analyst professionals expected to be in high demand, with a 5.1% growth in vacancies during 2020

54% of banking and financial services professionals are expecting a salary increase of up to 10%.


35% of financial crime, AML, Risk and Compliance professionals are expecting a salary increase of up to 10%.

21% of banking & financial services professionals are expecting a bonus of 10-20% of their salary.


62% of Banking & Financial Services professionals are confident in opportunities in their sector in 2021, with 19% of those surveyed actively looking for new career opportunities.

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