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Want a raise? Here are the top 10 roles you should apply for

by LLB Reporter
19th Nov 18 8:13 am

Technology roles have secured the top salary rises in the last twelve months according to new data released by Hays, the leading recruiting experts. In a list of the top ten roles which received the highest salary increases, eight of these were technology roles. Data architects saw an average increase of 6.2%, whilst database developers saw a higher than average rise of 5.6%.

Other areas which saw high salary increases include tax managers in financial services at 6.7% as a result of increased focus on compliance in the City. The competition for staff has also led to an increase in demand for HR professionals, with reward specialists seeing an increase of 3% and in construction, site management roles saw an increase of 3.4%.

Top ten salary increases:  

  1. Operational Tax Manager – 6.7%
  2. Senior Front End Developer (Javascript/HTML/CSS) – 6.2%
  3. Data Architect – 6.2%
  4. Senior/Analyst Developer (C#/VB.net, ASP.net) – 6%
  5. Linux Systems Administrator/DevOps Engineer – 6%
  6. Developer (C#/VB.net, ASP.net) – 5.7%
  7. Database Developer – 5.6%
  8. Information Security Engineer – 5.3%
  9. Transport Planner/Supervisor – 5.2%
  10. Technical Lead – Java – 5.1%

Skills shortages look set to influence the hiring agenda for the year ahead as almost all employers (92%) reveal they have experienced skills shortages in the last year, and over a quarter (28%) do not believe they have the talent needed to achieve business objectives in research published today in the Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019 guide.

However, the majority of UK employers plan to hire in the year ahead, as continuing skills shortages put pressure on productivity and threaten employee morale. 76% of employers intend to recruit staff over the next 12 months, compared to 71% last year. These hiring intentions are at a five year high since the survey launched in 2013.

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