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The 2017 Salary Survey is here

The latest version of the Robert Walters Global Salary Survey is here and you can download your free copy now. Don’t miss out on the most up to date salary information and employment trends in the UK. 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 2017 salary survey will ensure you are best positioned to attract and retain top talent in your sector.

For employees - Due a pay rise in 2017? 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.

For a more in-depth look at our expectations for the recruitment market in the United Kingdom, download your free copy of the UK survey today. 

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About the Global Salary Survey

Now in its eighteenth 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 27 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.

Download your free copy of the 2017 survey today, or alternatively, download our app for Apple or Android devices.


Hiring trends in the UK in 2017

Financial services and related industries may continue to be impacted by global macroeconomic and geopolitical factors, including the knock-on effects from elections in the USA and Europe. However, the control functions of risk, compliance and audit should continue growing strongly. With the possibility of financial market instability, some hedge funds, broker/dealers and other investment management firms could benefit from changing economic conditions, and therefore may look to increase headcount.

Outside financial services, we anticipate that corporate hiring trends will be consistent with the second half of 2016, particularly in the growing digital and technology sector. E-commerce, fintech and big data analytics should represent growth areas in the UK, with specialists in these fields highly sought after.

Salaries were largely stable throughout 2016 and we expect this to continue in 2017. Specialist skill sets will still command a premium, particularly in areas suffering from candidate shortages. Experts in emerging fields such as fintech should be able to negotiate relatively high salaries compared to other more established industries. Finance, procurement, supply chain, digital and technology will also continue providing a premium to those candidates with in-demand skills.