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The 2016 Salary Survey is available now

The latest version of the Robert Walters Global Salary Survey is available now. Don’t miss out on the most up to date salary information and employment trends in the UK - request your free copy today. The annual book contains recruitment market updates, hiring advice and salary information from across our global markets.

For employers - With the latest information on salaries and employment trends across a range of industries, as well as hiring tips and advice, our 2016 salary survey will ensure you are best positioned to attract and retain key talent in your sector.

For employees - Due a pay rise in 2016? Find out what you’re worth with the most comprehensive list of global salaries in the industry. Or if you’re considering making a move, find out what skills and experience employers are looking for, across a range of sectors worldwide.


About the Global Salary Survey

Now in its seventeenth edition, the Robert Walters annual Global Salary Survey is the most comprehensive review of professional salaries and recruitment trends around the world.

The complete book consisting of 24 countries, is free, and covers the UK and Ireland, Continental Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand as well as North and South America. The Global Salary Survey is based on the analysis of permanent, interim and contract placements made across each of our geographies and recruitment disciplines during 2015.

You can get your copy of the 2016 salary survey in a number of ways; request your free copy today, or alternatively, download our app for Apple or Android devices.

Hiring trends in the UK in 2016

With shortages set to intensify in 2016, employers will increasingly require professionals with transferable skill sets as they focus on developing talent internally through training and mentoring.

We also expect to see growing numbers of mid-career professionals retraining to make themselves eligible for careers in high-growth sectors. This will be particularly evident in the fast-growing digital industries, where multinationals are investing heavily in the UK to make use of British talent. Experienced professionals taking the initiative to up-skill will be particularly attractive to employers.

Another key trend which we anticipate will continue in 2016 is the transfer of shared service centres to sites outside London, motivated by cost considerations as organisations bring previously offshored services back to the UK. This will serve to make the UK regions much more appealing to ambitious candidates seeking to start careers in accountancy and finance, legal administration and operations. 

To encourage retention in an increasingly competitive market, especially amongst more junior jobseekers, we recommend that employers tailor reward packages to include flexible working conditions and clear career paths. Above all, we advise hiring managers to act quickly to ensure that positions are filled with their first-choice candidate.