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Average UK Salaries

August 10, 2018 | By | No Comments

Good afternoon,

It’s Dan’s birthday tomorrow, so we’ve had a good Friday in the office with presents and cake. We hope he has a great day tomorrow and the rain holds off for his bbq!

This week for the blog, we are going to look at average salaries for the UK in a number of areas such as gender, number of years experience, city, and industry. It will be interesting to see how the salaries vary depending on different aspects.

The first set of information we are going to look at is the average salary in the UK by gender. On average the salary of a male is £30,523 whilst the average salary for a female is £25,288. The men’s average salary is quite a bit higher than the female’s, this could be down to a number of reasons, such as the type of position the individual holds, what industry they work in, and the location where the individual works.

The next graph we are going to look at, is the average UK annual salary against the number of years’ experience you have. From the graph, you can see the average salary gradually increasing as the number of years’ experience also increases, It ranges from an average salary being £20,459  with less than 1 year experience in that field, moving up to an average of £39,153 with 20 years or more.

The next graph is showing the average salary by industry. From the graph you can see that the finance sector is the highest, followed by IT Services and Software Development. IT has taken over possibly everything you can think of in today’s world and IT jobs are very high in demand and as they can be very niche and/or complicated they pay a high amount of money. Although the majority of the other industries are not that far behind, it shows that the IT industry is a good place to be.

The last graph we will be looking at is the average UK salary by city. There is not that much of a big difference comparing the majority of cities mentioned in the graph below, the only one that really stands out is London. This isn’t much of a surprise as London is known for paying a higher wage than other cities. Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow, Birmingham, and Edinburgh’s average salaries are very similar with not much of a difference, although Cambridge is in-between London and the other cities.

Looking through all of the graphs above, there are a number of reasons why salaries can vary, such as number of years experience, the sector you work in, and the location that you work. It is interesting to see how each aspect can make a difference.

Have a great weekend.

Warm Regards,





Salaries in the UK

April 28, 2017 | By | No Comments

It is always fun putting the blog together as I get to look into some interesting topics or learn about the finer details about EGB and how we work. Then I get to share all that with you and once it is put out and live on the website, it’s the countdown to the weekend. This week’s blog is taking a look at some recent information that the Office of National Statistics has put out in regards to the average salaries for a large variety of jobs throughout the UK.

ONS assessed over 20 million people’s earnings throughout the UK and calculated what the average salary was for 145 common jobs in the UK. Along with that they also worked out the average salary overall, which came out to be £27,271. For the list there doesn’t seem to be any real shockers in the ranks of each role with the top three being Brokers at £133,677, Chief executives and senior officials at £107,703 and Aircraft pilots and flight engineers at £90,146. On the opposite end of the spectrum you have Cleaners at £7,919, Waitresses at £7,554 and Bar staff at £7,404.

Below we have listed a number of roles that we recruit for and where they come on the list.

10. Human resource managers and directors – £56,315
11. Sales accounts and business development managers – £51,576
14. Business and financial project management professionals – £47,795
18. Finance and investment analysts and advisers – £45,490
19. Property, housing and estate managers – £44,423
23. Mechanical engineers – £43,029
24. Financial accounts managers – £41,389
25. Quantity surveyors – £41,086
26. Information technology and telecommunications professionals – £40,957
27. Programmers and software development professionals – £40,748
28. Construction project managers and related professionals – £40,519
29. Advertising accounts managers and creative directors – £40,510
31. Civil engineers – £40,200
32. Rail transport operatives – £40,060
35. Chartered and certified accountants – £38,692
41. Chartered surveyors – £36,470
43. Business, research and administrative professionals – £35,545
45. Journalists, newspaper and periodical editors – £34,639
46. Engineering technicians – £34,355

We can see a lot of the contract roles that we recruit for are on the higher end of the scale which is nice to know, and we can certainly see that reflected in the day rates for the roles that we recruit for. So if you would like to work your way up the list, perhaps you could get in touch and we can help find your next role. You can find all the appropriate details to get in touch on our contact us page.

Warm Regards,