A person working in Information Technology in England typically earns around 136,000 GBP per year. Salaries range from 70,300 GBP (lowest average) to 221,000 GBP (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Information Technology careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|2nd Line Systems Engineer||128,000 GBP|
|ABAP Developer||122,000 GBP|
|Advertising Account Planner||121,000 GBP|
|Android Developer||131,000 GBP|
|Angular Developer||123,000 GBP|
|Application Consultant||153,000 GBP|
|Applications System Specialist||114,000 GBP|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||154,000 GBP|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||159,000 GBP|
|AS400 Programmer||134,000 GBP|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||161,000 GBP|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||150,000 GBP|
|Avaloq Developer||126,000 GBP|
|BizTalk Developer||134,000 GBP|
|Blockchain Associate||133,000 GBP|
|Blockchain Developer||116,000 GBP|
|Build and Release Engineer||120,000 GBP|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||143,000 GBP|
|Business Intelligence Developer||141,000 GBP|
|Business Objects Developer||124,000 GBP|
|Business Process Consultant||146,000 GBP|
|Business Systems Analyst||127,000 GBP|
|C# Developer||142,000 GBP|
|C++ Developer||148,000 GBP|
|Capacity Planning Manager||172,000 GBP|
|Change Administrator||122,000 GBP|
|Chief Information Security Officer||198,000 GBP|
|Client Delivery Manager||174,000 GBP|
|CMS Developer||113,000 GBP|
|Computer Animator||118,000 GBP|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||113,000 GBP|
|Computer Networks Architect||136,000 GBP|
|Computer Operator||94,400 GBP|
|Computer Technician||101,000 GBP|
|Copy Editor||111,000 GBP|
|CRM Application Administrator||119,000 GBP|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||189,000 GBP|
|Curam Developer||109,000 GBP|
|Data Analyst||124,000 GBP|
|Data Architect||137,000 GBP|
|Data Center Technician||111,000 GBP|
|Data Entry Supervisor||82,100 GBP|
|Data Manager||180,000 GBP|
|Data Modeling Analyst||131,000 GBP|
|Data Quality Analyst||128,000 GBP|
|Data Security Analyst||133,000 GBP|
|Data Security Manager||180,000 GBP|
|Data Warehousing Manager||169,000 GBP|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||132,000 GBP|
|Database Administration Manager||164,000 GBP|
|Database Administrator||139,000 GBP|
|Database Analyst||134,000 GBP|
|Database Developer||135,000 GBP|
|Database Report Writer||128,000 GBP|
|Delivery Manager||131,000 GBP|
|Developer / Programmer||128,000 GBP|
|Development Manager||190,000 GBP|
|Director of Application Development||188,000 GBP|
|Director of Technology||228,000 GBP|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||124,000 GBP|
|Documentation Specialist||120,000 GBP|
|E-Commerce Manager||166,000 GBP|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||148,000 GBP|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||166,000 GBP|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||178,000 GBP|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||176,000 GBP|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||161,000 GBP|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||173,000 GBP|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||203,000 GBP|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||139,000 GBP|
|ERP Analyst||147,000 GBP|
|ERP Project Manager||182,000 GBP|
|Ethical Hacker||114,000 GBP|
|Financial Systems Manager||204,000 GBP|
|Flash Developer||113,000 GBP|
|Front End Developer||108,000 GBP|
|Full Stack Developer||141,000 GBP|
|Functional Analyst||139,000 GBP|
|Game Developer||123,000 GBP|
|GIS Analyst||114,000 GBP|
|GIS Developer||132,000 GBP|
|Global BI Analyst||144,000 GBP|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||118,000 GBP|
|Graphics Programmer||119,000 GBP|
|Graphics Web Designer||107,000 GBP|
|Hardware Design Engineer||126,000 GBP|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||188,000 GBP|
|Hardware Technician||104,000 GBP|
|Head of Development||190,000 GBP|
|Help Desk Analyst||130,000 GBP|
|Help Desk Manager||146,000 GBP|
|Help Desk Support||92,100 GBP|
|Helpdesk Manager||156,000 GBP|
|Imaging Programmer||121,000 GBP|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||131,000 GBP|
|Information Assurance Analyst||140,000 GBP|
|Information Program Director||186,000 GBP|
|Information Security Administrator||150,000 GBP|
|Information Security Analyst||159,000 GBP|
|Information Security Engineer||129,000 GBP|
|Information Security Manager||201,000 GBP|
|Information Security Specialist||154,000 GBP|
|Information Services Consultant||164,000 GBP|
|Information Technology Administrator||113,000 GBP|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||169,000 GBP|
|Information Technology Consultant||155,000 GBP|
|Information Technology Coordinator||106,000 GBP|
|Information Technology Director||234,000 GBP|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||118,000 GBP|
|Information Technology Manager||233,000 GBP|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||217,000 GBP|
|Information Technology Product Manager||186,000 GBP|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||109,000 GBP|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||137,000 GBP|
|Information Technology Project Leader||163,000 GBP|
|Information Technology Project Manager||215,000 GBP|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||154,000 GBP|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||140,000 GBP|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||132,000 GBP|
|Information Technology Support||92,200 GBP|
|Information Technology Team Leader||164,000 GBP|
|Information Technology Trainer||131,000 GBP|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||131,000 GBP|
|Interface Design Manager||166,000 GBP|
|Interface Designer||103,000 GBP|
|IOS Developer||142,000 GBP|
|Java Developer||140,000 GBP|
|Lead Developer||160,000 GBP|
|Linux Administrator||135,000 GBP|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||140,000 GBP|
|Lotus Notes Developer||134,000 GBP|
|Mail Server Administrator||126,000 GBP|
|Major Incident Manager||156,000 GBP|
|Managed Service Specialist||128,000 GBP|
|Microsystems Engineer||134,000 GBP|
|Mobile Developer||132,000 GBP|
|Multimedia Developer||117,000 GBP|
|Multimedia Services Manager||145,000 GBP|
|Network Administration Team Lead||157,000 GBP|
|Network Administrator||122,000 GBP|
|Network Analyst||120,000 GBP|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||213,000 GBP|
|Network Engineer||119,000 GBP|
|Network Engineering Manager||159,000 GBP|
|Network Security Systems Manager||158,000 GBP|
|Network Specialist||129,000 GBP|
|Network Technician||105,000 GBP|
|Nodejs Developer||137,000 GBP|
|NT Systems Administrator||116,000 GBP|
|Numerical Control Programmer||111,000 GBP|
|Online Banking Manager||211,000 GBP|
|Online Banking Specialist||162,000 GBP|
|OPS Manager||177,000 GBP|
|Oracle Database Administrator||126,000 GBP|
|Oracle Developer||138,000 GBP|
|Perl Developer||116,000 GBP|
|PHP Developer||113,000 GBP|
|Python Developer||135,000 GBP|
|Records Manager||107,000 GBP|
|Remedy Developer||111,000 GBP|
|Reporting Analyst||125,000 GBP|
|Ruby Developer||119,000 GBP|
|Salesforce Administrator||130,000 GBP|
|Salesforce Developer||100,000 GBP|
|SAP Consultant||141,000 GBP|
|SAS Programmer||125,000 GBP|
|Scrum Master||112,000 GBP|
|SEO Associate||113,000 GBP|
|SEO Manager||158,000 GBP|
|Service Delivery Manager||178,000 GBP|
|Service Level Manager||166,000 GBP|
|Service Support Lead||133,000 GBP|
|SharePoint Administrator||131,000 GBP|
|Sharepoint Consultant||138,000 GBP|
|Sharepoint Developer||136,000 GBP|
|Shift Leader||141,000 GBP|
|SOA Analyst||127,000 GBP|
|SOC Engineer||131,000 GBP|
|Software Analyst||132,000 GBP|
|Software Architect||125,000 GBP|
|Software Development Manager||181,000 GBP|
|Software Engineer||131,000 GBP|
|Software QA Engineer||117,000 GBP|
|Software Sales||122,000 GBP|
|Software Specialist||118,000 GBP|
|Software Support Engineer||104,000 GBP|
|Software Test Engineer||114,000 GBP|
|Solutions Architect||182,000 GBP|
|Storage Engineer||114,000 GBP|
|Support Analyst||118,000 GBP|
|Support Specialist||134,000 GBP|
|System Administrator||119,000 GBP|
|Systems Analyst||131,000 GBP|
|Systems Architect||125,000 GBP|
|Systems Consultant||153,000 GBP|
|Systems Engineer||105,000 GBP|
|Systems Integrator||130,000 GBP|
|Technical Analyst||115,000 GBP|
|Technical Consultant||148,000 GBP|
|Technical Manager||143,000 GBP|
|Technical Project Manager||174,000 GBP|
|Technical Sales||134,000 GBP|
|Technical Trainer||132,000 GBP|
|Technical Writer||118,000 GBP|
|Technology Business Analyst||138,000 GBP|
|Technology Director||231,000 GBP|
|Technology Specialist||165,000 GBP|
|Teradata Developer||108,000 GBP|
|Test Analyst||126,000 GBP|
|Testing Manager||169,000 GBP|
|TIBCO Developer||108,000 GBP|
|UNIX Administrator||137,000 GBP|
|Usability Engineer||128,000 GBP|
|User Experience Consultant||146,000 GBP|
|User Experience Design Expert||144,000 GBP|
|User Experience Designer||117,000 GBP|
|User Experience Researcher||135,000 GBP|
|User Interface Designer||126,000 GBP|
|VB Developer||101,000 GBP|
|VB.NET Developer||138,000 GBP|
|Video Game Designer||116,000 GBP|
|Visual Information Specialist||122,000 GBP|
|Web Applications Manager||162,000 GBP|
|Web Content Specialist||143,000 GBP|
|Web Designer||112,000 GBP|
|Web Developer||118,000 GBP|
|Web Editor||112,000 GBP|
|Web Project Manager||154,000 GBP|
|Web Promotions Specialist||124,000 GBP|
|Web Security Administrator||133,000 GBP|
|Web Security Manager||197,000 GBP|
|Web Support Analyst||94,800 GBP|
|Web Writer||110,000 GBP|
|Windows System Administrator||114,000 GBP|
|Wireless Consultant||155,000 GBP|
|Writer and Documentor||115,000 GBP|
Information Technology salaries in England range from 70,300 GBP per year (minimum average salary) to 221,000 GBP per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 130,000 GBP per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 130,000 GBP while the other half are earning more than 130,000 GBP. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 90,200 GBP while 75% of them are earning more than 90,200 GBP. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 169,000 GBP while 25% are earning more than 169,000 GBP.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.
Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.
Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.
As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.
Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.
It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.
Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.
Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.
Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.
Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in United Kingdom costs anywhere from 29,600 Pound Sterling(s) to 88,700 Pound Sterling(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in United Kingdom who work in Information Technology earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.
Information Technology professionals in United Kingdom are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in United Kingdom for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
Information Technology is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
47% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 53% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
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|Kingston upon Hull||81,100 GBP|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in United Kingdom earn 4% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.