Technology: Sector Spotlight

technology professionals looking at the salary survey 2020

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, contract and interim positions in LondonBirmingham & the MidlandsManchester & the North and Milton Keynes & the South East, across the following discipline areas:

  • Architecture
  • AI Research & Analytics
  • BI & Data Management
  • Data Engineering, Development & DevOps
  • Information Security
  • Infrastructure
  • Projects & Change
  • Senior Appointments
  • Testing

Technology sector key trends


Demand for Data Engineers grew by over 30% in 2020, with demand expected to continue to rise in 2021 


50% of technology professionals consider "excellent compensation and benefits" and "challenging and interesting work" as the top employer values for the year ahead.


83% of professionals are confident about job opportunities in their sector in 2021.  

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Enhance your talent acquisition strategy

The latest market findings can help support and structure your recruitment offering and approach in 2021 to ensure you attract the best talent in the market. Candidates will be looking for benefit packages that reflect the new world of work and for a new potential employer to have a more inclusive focus on general wellbeing and a structure encompassing educational, mental and physical support as opposed to pure financial reward. Request a copy of the 2021 Salary Survey for more information on employee value expectations for the year ahead.