UK tech business pushing up salaries for some roles – however UI devs out of luck

Regardless of job losses amongst distributors and excessive profile corporations, these with IT roles in UK corporations noticed their salaries enhance by as a lot as 30 p.c up to now yr, a survey has discovered.

Whereas different sectors of the nation’s financial system wrestle to attain above-inflation pay rises, IT roles have remained comparatively resilient, in keeping with knowledge from 1,400 candidates within the UK.

The info from recruitment company Aspire, collected between April 2022 and April 2023, exhibits the very best progress in wage was on the junior to mid-level of software program high quality assurance engineers, who loved a 30 p.c enhance year-on-year, transferring from £35,000 to £50,000 ($43,400 to $62,000) per yr.

Extra senior roles, resembling lead software program engineers, had been extra sluggish of their wage progress. They climbed by round 10 per cent — nonetheless greater than many within the sector have seen — to go from £100,000 to £110,000 ($124,000 to $136,000).

Chief know-how officers with greater than 10 years expertise can anticipate to obtain greater than £150,000 ($186,000), the survey discovered.

The one function class to see incomes fall was mid-level UX and UI designers have seen their most incomes potential fall by 10 per cent, from £55,000 to £50,000 ($68,000 to $62,000).

In a pre-canned quote, Aspire’s International managing director, Terry Payne, mentioned: “The tech sector has gone by a troublesome interval over the past 18 months, with widespread redundancies at big-name corporations. However regular wage progress throughout key roles seems to be like the primary inexperienced shoots of restoration – a welcome signal for employers and candidates alike.”

“Layoffs throughout the business imply there are many extremely expert candidates available on the market. Employers with ambitions to develop past the struggles of the final yr can appeal to these staff by providing aggressive salaries,” he mentioned.

Over the past yr, Amazon and Google have each made giant layoffs. Different tech giants trying to launch workers embrace Twitter, which has fired greater than half on its payroll; Salesforce, which gave discover to 10 p.c of its workforce; Microsoft, which laid off round 10,000 workers; and Meta, which lower 10,000 jobs in March, having already mentioned goodbye to 11,000 roles in November final yr. Nonetheless, not all of those jobs have been tech roles.

But in March, Gartner discovered 86 p.c of CIOs reported extra competitors for certified candidates and 73 p.c frightened about IT expertise attrition. ®