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Information Technology Average Salaries in England 2023

How much money does a person working in Information Technology make in England?

Average Yearly Salary
136,000 GBP
( 11,300 GBP monthly)


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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
2nd Line Systems Engineer128,000 GBP
ABAP Developer122,000 GBP
Advertising Account Planner121,000 GBP
Android Developer131,000 GBP
Angular Developer123,000 GBP
Application Consultant153,000 GBP
Applications System Specialist114,000 GBP
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist154,000 GBP
Artificial Intelligence Developer159,000 GBP
AS400 Programmer134,000 GBP
Assistant Information Technology Manager161,000 GBP
Assistant Service Delivery Manager150,000 GBP
Avaloq Developer126,000 GBP
BizTalk Developer 134,000 GBP
Blockchain Associate133,000 GBP
Blockchain Developer116,000 GBP
Build and Release Engineer120,000 GBP
Business Intelligence Analyst143,000 GBP
Business Intelligence Developer141,000 GBP
Business Objects Developer124,000 GBP
Business Process Consultant146,000 GBP
Business Systems Analyst127,000 GBP
C# Developer142,000 GBP
C++ Developer148,000 GBP
Capacity Planning Manager172,000 GBP
Change Administrator122,000 GBP
Chief Information Security Officer198,000 GBP
Client Delivery Manager174,000 GBP
CMS Developer113,000 GBP
Computer Animator118,000 GBP
Computer Hardware Engineer113,000 GBP
Computer Networks Architect136,000 GBP
Computer Operator94,400 GBP
Computer Technician101,000 GBP
Copy Editor111,000 GBP
CRM Application Administrator119,000 GBP
Cross Platform Security Manager189,000 GBP
Curam Developer109,000 GBP
Data Analyst124,000 GBP
Data Architect137,000 GBP
Data Center Technician111,000 GBP
Data Entry Supervisor82,100 GBP
Data Manager180,000 GBP
Data Modeling Analyst131,000 GBP
Data Quality Analyst128,000 GBP
Data Security Analyst133,000 GBP
Data Security Manager180,000 GBP
Data Warehousing Manager169,000 GBP
Data Warehousing Specialist132,000 GBP
Database Administration Manager164,000 GBP
Database Administrator139,000 GBP
Database Analyst134,000 GBP
Database Developer135,000 GBP
Database Report Writer128,000 GBP
Delivery Manager131,000 GBP
Developer / Programmer128,000 GBP
Development Manager190,000 GBP
Director of Application Development188,000 GBP
Director of Technology228,000 GBP
Disaster Recovery Analyst124,000 GBP
Documentation Specialist120,000 GBP
E-Commerce Manager166,000 GBP
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst148,000 GBP
E-Commerce Marketing Manager166,000 GBP
E-Commerce Sales Manager178,000 GBP
E-Commerce Strategy Manager176,000 GBP
Enterprise Architecture Manager161,000 GBP
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect173,000 GBP
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager203,000 GBP
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant139,000 GBP
ERP Analyst147,000 GBP
ERP Project Manager182,000 GBP
Ethical Hacker114,000 GBP
Financial Systems Manager204,000 GBP
Flash Developer113,000 GBP
Front End Developer108,000 GBP
Full Stack Developer141,000 GBP
Functional Analyst139,000 GBP
Game Developer123,000 GBP
GIS Analyst114,000 GBP
GIS Developer132,000 GBP
Global BI Analyst144,000 GBP
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer118,000 GBP
Graphics Programmer119,000 GBP
Graphics Web Designer107,000 GBP
Hardware Design Engineer126,000 GBP
Hardware Engineering Manager188,000 GBP
Hardware Technician104,000 GBP
Head of Development190,000 GBP
Help Desk Analyst130,000 GBP
Help Desk Manager146,000 GBP
Help Desk Support92,100 GBP
Helpdesk Manager156,000 GBP
Imaging Programmer121,000 GBP
Informatics Optimization Specialist131,000 GBP
Information Assurance Analyst140,000 GBP
Information Program Director186,000 GBP
Information Security Administrator150,000 GBP
Information Security Analyst159,000 GBP
Information Security Engineer129,000 GBP
Information Security Manager201,000 GBP
Information Security Specialist154,000 GBP
Information Services Consultant164,000 GBP
Information Technology Administrator113,000 GBP
Information Technology Asset Manager169,000 GBP
Information Technology Consultant155,000 GBP
Information Technology Coordinator106,000 GBP
Information Technology Director234,000 GBP
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer118,000 GBP
Information Technology Manager233,000 GBP
Information Technology Operations Manager217,000 GBP
Information Technology Product Manager186,000 GBP
Information Technology Project Administrator109,000 GBP
Information Technology Project Coordinator137,000 GBP
Information Technology Project Leader163,000 GBP
Information Technology Project Manager215,000 GBP
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager154,000 GBP
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)140,000 GBP
Information Technology Quality Specialist132,000 GBP
Information Technology Support92,200 GBP
Information Technology Team Leader164,000 GBP
Information Technology Trainer131,000 GBP
Information Technology Training Analyst131,000 GBP
Interface Design Manager166,000 GBP
Interface Designer103,000 GBP
IOS Developer142,000 GBP
Java Developer140,000 GBP
Javascript Developer125,000 GBP
Lead Developer160,000 GBP
Linux Administrator135,000 GBP
Lotus Domino Administrator140,000 GBP
Lotus Notes Developer134,000 GBP
Mail Server Administrator126,000 GBP
Major Incident Manager156,000 GBP
Managed Service Specialist128,000 GBP
Microsystems Engineer134,000 GBP
Mobile Developer132,000 GBP
Multimedia Developer117,000 GBP
Multimedia Services Manager145,000 GBP
Network Administration Team Lead157,000 GBP
Network Administrator122,000 GBP
Network Analyst120,000 GBP
Network and Infrastructure Manager213,000 GBP
Network Engineer119,000 GBP
Network Engineering Manager159,000 GBP
Network Security Systems Manager158,000 GBP
Network Specialist129,000 GBP
Network Technician105,000 GBP
Nodejs Developer137,000 GBP
NT Systems Administrator116,000 GBP
Numerical Control Programmer111,000 GBP
Online Banking Manager211,000 GBP
Online Banking Specialist162,000 GBP
OPS Manager177,000 GBP
Oracle Database Administrator126,000 GBP
Oracle Developer138,000 GBP
Perl Developer116,000 GBP
PHP Developer113,000 GBP
Python Developer135,000 GBP
Records Manager107,000 GBP
Remedy Developer111,000 GBP
Reporting Analyst125,000 GBP
Ruby Developer119,000 GBP
Salesforce Administrator130,000 GBP
Salesforce Developer100,000 GBP
SAP Consultant141,000 GBP
SAS Programmer125,000 GBP
Scrum Master112,000 GBP
SEO Associate113,000 GBP
SEO Manager158,000 GBP
Service Delivery Manager178,000 GBP
Service Level Manager166,000 GBP
Service Support Lead133,000 GBP
SharePoint Administrator131,000 GBP
Sharepoint Consultant138,000 GBP
Sharepoint Developer136,000 GBP
Shift Leader141,000 GBP
SOA Analyst127,000 GBP
SOC Engineer131,000 GBP
Software Analyst132,000 GBP
Software Architect125,000 GBP
Software Development Manager181,000 GBP
Software Engineer131,000 GBP
Software QA Engineer117,000 GBP
Software Sales122,000 GBP
Software Specialist118,000 GBP
Software Support Engineer104,000 GBP
Software Test Engineer114,000 GBP
Solutions Architect182,000 GBP
Storage Engineer114,000 GBP
Supervisor92,000 GBP
Support Analyst118,000 GBP
Support Specialist134,000 GBP
System Administrator119,000 GBP
Systems Analyst131,000 GBP
Systems Architect125,000 GBP
Systems Consultant153,000 GBP
Systems Engineer105,000 GBP
Systems Integrator130,000 GBP
Technical Analyst115,000 GBP
Technical Consultant148,000 GBP
Technical Manager143,000 GBP
Technical Project Manager174,000 GBP
Technical Sales134,000 GBP
Technical Trainer132,000 GBP
Technical Writer118,000 GBP
Technology Business Analyst138,000 GBP
Technology Director231,000 GBP
Technology Specialist165,000 GBP
Teradata Developer108,000 GBP
Test Analyst126,000 GBP
Tester115,000 GBP
Testing Manager169,000 GBP
TIBCO Developer108,000 GBP
UNIX Administrator137,000 GBP
Usability Engineer128,000 GBP
User Experience Consultant146,000 GBP
User Experience Design Expert144,000 GBP
User Experience Designer117,000 GBP
User Experience Researcher135,000 GBP
User Interface Designer126,000 GBP
VB Developer101,000 GBP
VB.NET Developer138,000 GBP
Video Game Designer116,000 GBP
Visual Information Specialist122,000 GBP
Web Applications Manager162,000 GBP
Web Content Specialist143,000 GBP
Web Designer112,000 GBP
Web Developer118,000 GBP
Web Editor112,000 GBP
Web Project Manager154,000 GBP
Web Promotions Specialist124,000 GBP
Web Security Administrator133,000 GBP
Web Security Manager197,000 GBP
Web Support Analyst94,800 GBP
Web Writer110,000 GBP
Webmaster108,000 GBP
Windows System Administrator114,000 GBP
Wireless Consultant155,000 GBP
Writer and Documentor115,000 GBP

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in England

Median and salary distribution yearly England Information Technology
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    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).

  • Median Salary

    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.

  • Percentiles

    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.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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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.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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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.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

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.

Information Technology Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly United Kingdom Information Technology
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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.

72,900 GBP
69,800 GBP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in United Kingdom for all Careers

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Information Technology Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in United Kingdom

How much are annual salary increments in United Kingdom for Information Technology professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Information Technology

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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate United Kingdom Information Technology
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

United Kingdom / All Professions

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.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

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

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in United Kingdom is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Information Technology Bonus and Incentive Rates in United Kingdom

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate United Kingdom Information Technology
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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.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

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.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

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.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting 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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

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.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

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.

Information Technology Hourly Average Wage in England

65 GBP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in England is 65 GBP. This means that the average person in England earns approximately 65 GBP for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

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.

Information Technology VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Information Technology and Information Technology yearly England
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The average salary for Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.

England VS United Kingdom

Salary Comparison Between England and United Kingdom yearly Information Technology
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We compared Information Technology salaries in England and United Kingdom and we found that England salaries are 90% more than those of United Kingdom.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abingdon66,600 GBP
Birmingham85,200 GBP
Bradford80,900 GBP
Brighton78,700 GBP
Bristol84,000 GBP
Cambridge72,200 GBP
Canterbury67,800 GBP
Chester70,100 GBP
Coventry81,400 GBP
Derby79,200 GBP
Durham69,500 GBP
Exeter73,400 GBP
Gloucester72,700 GBP
Hartlepool71,200 GBP
Kingston upon Hull81,100 GBP
Leeds85,700 GBP
Leicester82,700 GBP
Lincoln74,500 GBP
Liverpool85,200 GBP
London86,800 GBP
Manchester84,600 GBP
Newcastle80,900 GBP
Norwich74,100 GBP
Nottingham81,800 GBP
Oxford76,600 GBP
Peterborough77,400 GBP
Plymouth79,700 GBP
Poole75,300 GBP
Portsmouth78,400 GBP
Ripon67,800 GBP
Salisbury70,100 GBP
Sheffield85,500 GBP
Somerset82,200 GBP
Southampton79,400 GBP
Truro68,800 GBP
Wakefield65,100 GBP
Wells61,000 GBP
Winchester63,800 GBP
Wolverhampton72,900 GBP
York70,900 GBP

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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.

Private Sector
69,500 GBP
Public Sector+4%
72,600 GBP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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