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Our 2024 salary guides look at average UK salary and benefits across 16 industries, from accountancy and finance to technology, and enable you to benchmark average salaries for your workforce, or find out what you should, or could be earning.

Download our free guides now to compare UK average salaries and benefits.

As we enter 2024, the UK labour market continues to evolve amidst various economic and societal factors. It’s expected the cost-of-living crisis will continue to have a knock-on effect on the labour market, with both employers and talent facing ongoing financial challenges.

Technological advancements have spurred demand for skilled workers in areas such as digital technology, artificial intelligence, and renewable energy. The job market reflects an increasing emphasis on adaptability and continuous learning, with employers seeking candidates who can navigate a rapidly changing landscape.
With Reed’s research highlighting that one-in-four professionals are unhappy with their current salary and over half of professionals (55%) are currently looking, or considering looking, for a new job because of their salary not being enough or the benefits they currently receive not being sufficient, it’s vital employers offer what they can to attract the talent they need to thrive.

Based on data from 17 million jobs posted on since 2016, Reed’s 2024 UK salary guides are the ultimate UK salary checker. Using our guides to benchmark the leading salaries you should be paying your employees, you’ll understand what jobs are worth across all regions of the UK, helping you to stand out when looking for new employees, or searching for a new role.

Who should use these guides?

If you’re an HR business partner, head of talent acquisition, or team leader looking to find out what you should be paying new or existing employees, these guides are ideal for you. With 16 UK industry sectors to choose from – you can make sure you are offering the right salaries and benefits to attract the best talent ahead of your closest competitors.

Reed’s salary guides are also ideal if you are looking to benchmark your own salary and find out what you should or could be earning.

The guides allow you to compare salaries across all regions of the UK, some even delve into niche practice areas within a sector.

What sectors do our salary guides cover?

Our 2024 salary guides give you the most reliable salary information across 16 UK industries, including:  

  • Accountancy & finance  

  • Accountancy & finance practice  

  • Business support & administration

  • Engineering & manufacturing  

  • Facilities 

  • Food & FMCG 

  • Further education  

  • Health & care 

  • Hospitality  

  • Human resources  

  • Insurance & financial services  

  • Marketing & sales  

  • Procurement, supply chain & warehousing  

  • Property & construction  

  • Scientific  

  • Technology  

Whether you are looking to find a chief information officer, product manager, plumber, care assistant or accountant, our salary guides can help ensure your remuneration is at the level it should be.

Are you an employer looking for 2024 salary and benefits benchmarking advice?

If so, you are in the right place. Whatever role you are looking to recruit, our guides will provide you with the benchmarks you need. The UK labour market is ever changing, so ensuring you are offering the best benefits and salaries to your employees will set you in good stead for the future. Good remuneration can have a positive impact on your employer brand, making you an employer of choice among those looking for work.

Do you want to find out what you should be earning? 

Reed’s 2024 salary guides will provide you with all  the information you need to know. If you’re thinking of applying for a new job but don’t know what you should be earning in a new role, or if you don’t think you are getting paid enough  where you currently work – these salary guides will help you benchmark your worth.

The cost of winning in 2024

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“The end of 2023 saw slowing inflation, a positive sign for the year ahead. But no matter what happens with the inflation rate, people will still be feeling the pinch of the cost-of-living crisis. Many will be looking for jobs that can offer the salary and benefits they need to stay afloat.

“It’s the people working in organisations that make the difference, so it is important that companies do all they can to offer the best remuneration packages to attract new, good quality hires and to retain their best people” - James Reed, Chairman and Chief Executive, Reed

Why download the Reed 2024 UK salary guides?

These comprehensive guides draw upon a vast dataset derived from over 17 million jobs posted on since 2016, solidifying their status as the most trusted salary guides in existence. The analysis of such an extensive volume of data offers an unparalleled view of the sector, ensuring accuracy and reliability. 
Our specialist recruitment experts provide key insight into their sectors. This distinctive perspective, not available elsewhere, enhances the guides’ richness and relevance. Delving into the intricacies of roles across 12 UK regions, our guides highlight noteworthy developments using graphics to depict key salary changes over the past year. With a robust dataset spanning four years, including salary projections for the upcoming year and average salary data dating back to 2016, our guides empower you to discern trends and strategically plan for the future.

It’s the people working in organisations that make the difference, so it is important that companies do all they can to offer the best remuneration packages to attract new, good quality hires and to retain their best people.

James Reed

Chairman and Chief Executive, Reed

How can the Reed 2024 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 guides.  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%).

For both jobseekers and employers alike, Reed's salary guides stand as an invaluable resource, offering unparalleled insights to keep you well-informed and ahead of the curve in 2024. Download the guides using the button above.