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IT Salary Guide 2014

Transition and Growth

The constant evolution of technology continues to place new demands on IT professionals to deliver results on behalf of businesses and organisations. In the past year we have seen significant demand for IT professionals across all of the specialist UK sectors we operate in, both public and private.

Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2015 is now out

For the latest IT Salary & Recruitment trends, view our IT Salary & Recruitment guide 2015

In our Market Overview & Salary Guide, we include comprehensive salary data for IT professionals across the UK, including many specialist areas and roles, drawing together comparative information for public and private sector employers, contract and permanent roles in different regions. We will take you through the principle themes: the sectors in which demand is the highest, the skills that are most sought after and the benefits which employers and contractors value. Secure your free personal copy by placing your request now.

View our 2014 IT Market Overview and Salary Guide

Here are some highlights from this year’s guide:

Benefits survey summary:


Market overview:


Almost recession-proof, the development sector continues to enjoy high demand for candidates, as both public and private employers streamline their operations. Developers with HTML, JavaScript, CSS and UI skills are much sought-after, to the point that companies are recruiting from Central and Eastern Europe, particularly in open source development.
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Formerly outsourced infrastructure services are returning to the UK, prompting higher demand for candidates, along with the spread of virtualisation and cloud technologies; professionals with expertise in these areas are at a strong advantage. Both permanent and contractor positions are seeing increased activity, with higher salaries and rates. Infrastructure professionals are now expected to take a more business-focused role, interacting with other departments to enhance performance.
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Project management

Much-delayed projects are now being activated, causing a jump in demand for professionals in the field, especially those combining technology and business-facing skills. In financial services, regulatory and compliance issues, together with efficiency drives, are adding to demand. Technologies such as Big Data, cloud, mobile and analytics are all gaining in profile. Professionals with cloud technology project management expertise can demand high rates.
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