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Reed’s 2024 technology salary guide assesses average salary and benefits across the tech sector.

This guide uses data from 17 million jobs posted on since 2016, to highlight key salary trends and insights, enabling you to benchmark average salaries for your IT teams across the UK, or find out what you should, or could, be earning in the tech industry.

The guide gives you regional salaries across the following practice areas:

  • Leadership

  • BI and data science

  • Development and testing

  • Infrastructure and support

  • IT and cyber security

  • Transformation, projects and change

With expert insights on the market and jobs landscape, as well as a deep dive into the trends within infrastructure and support, cyber security, IT transformation, and more, this guide will give you all the information you need to plan for the year ahead and make strategic decisions to help your tech teams and business thrive.

The current economic climate, with inflation and fluctuating interest rates, has influenced the technology sector in various ways. Companies are having to closely monitor their expenses and explore cost-effective solutions. This has led to an increased emphasis on cloud computing, as it offers scalability and reduced capital expenditure. Despite the challenges though, the tech sector has demonstrated remarkable resilience over the past 12 months. The increasing reliance on digital solutions across industries has ensured a steady demand for tech products and services.

Chris Adcock

Managing Director, Reed Technology

Who is this salary guide designed for?

This salary guide is designed for anyone looking to join the tech sector, professionals looking to assess how much they should be earning, and employers who are looking to update their salary and benefits offering.

Whether you are looking for a full stack developer salary, a web developer salary, a software developer salary, or cloud engineer salary, our 2024 tech salary guide can help. With insights from our technology experts, you can gain valuable awareness of the latest tech recruitment trends to help you plan for the year ahead.

Are you an employer looking for technology salary benchmarking advice?

In today’s competitive labour market, it’s essential that you offer the best possible salaries that are in line with the regional average and on par with your competitors. Reed’s 2024 technology salary guide uses data from 17 million jobs posted on since 2016 to give you the most accurate and up to date information, with salary predictions for 2025.

In 2024, the tech sector is expected to continue its rapid evolution. The convergence of technologies like AI, Internet of Things, and 5G is likely to drive innovations in areas like smart cities, autonomous vehicles, and personalised healthcare. These areas will all result in a more diverse labour market, and professionals with new skills will need to be engaged.

Chris Adcock

Managing Director, Reed Technology

Are you trying to find out what you should be earning in the technology sector?

It can be challenging to know exactly how much you should, or could, be earning. But using this guide, you can find out exactly how much you can expect to earn, with insights on which roles are on the rise so you can upskill yourself in the right areas to grow your career.

If you are looking to see what a software developer salary is in the North East, or a data scientist salary in Scotland, this guide has you covered.

What jobs does Reed’s technology salary guide cover?

Our technology salary and benefits guide will provide you with direction on salaries and benefits for some of the most prominent roles in the sector, including:

  • IT director

  • Machine learning engineer

  • Python developer

  • Solution architect

  • DevOps manager

  • 1st line support

  • Cyber security analyst

  • Project manager

Why download the UK’s trusted technology UK salary guide?

Our 2024 technology salary guide stands as an invaluable resource for jobseekers and employers, offering unparalleled insights to keep you well-informed and ahead of the curve this year. It also provides you with expert insights discussing market trends, insights into the benefits that employees actually want, and an extensive range of tech salaries.

How can the Reed salary guides help with my benefits/rewards benchmarking?

As part of our suite of annual salary guides, we surveyed 5,000 UK workers, in November 2023, to help further inform you. You can read the full highlights in the ‘Our survey says’ section of the guide.

Key findings from our research include:

  • One-in-four professionals are feeling unhappy with their current salary

  • Only half of respondents feel confident they will achieve their comfortable salary at some point

  • Three-in-10 say they don’t receive any workplace benefits at all

  • The three most common benefits received are: flexi time (20%), a company pension higher than the required amount (18%), and an annual salary increment (18%)

  • Workers’ top-three desired benefits are: an annual salary increment (45%), a four-day working week (36%), and flexi time (36%)

To help you make an informed choice on all things UK salary and benefits, download our 2024 UK technology salary guide using the button above.

Reed salary guide 2024