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February 18, 2016updated 31 Aug 2016 5:12pm

Average UK tech salaries increased 2% last year

About three fifths (59%) of permanent technology workers earned higher salaries.

By CBR Staff Writer

Average technology salaries in the UK have increased by 2% to £46,969 in 2015, signaling talent shortage and its positive impact on salaries.

According to the annual Job Market report by Dice, an online career site for the technology community, the bonuses and contract rates also saw year-on-year increase.

Dice survey has been prepared by sampling 1,200 tech professionals and 200 tech recruiters.

According to the report, almost three fifths (59%) of permanent technology workers have earned higher salaries in 2015. The number of people who are earning a six-figure salary has doubled year-on-year.

Dice Europe marketing director Jamie Bowler said: "Our report shows that permanent salaries and daily rates are steadily increasing, as demand for skilled tech talent continues to rise.

"All of the signals look positive, the talent shortage looks like it is having an impact on market rates, which reflects the positive outlook represented in latest market report."

About 47% of permanent tech workers received increased bonus in 2015 representing a 43% increase compared to 2014.

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About 39% of the employees are expecting increased bonus in this year.

According to the Dice analysis, daily rates increased to 2% to £381 in 2015 for tech contractors and more than 51% had a pay increase in the same year when compared to 38% in 2014.

The survey also identified a list of the fastest growing skills in the sector and their average salaries.

Tech workers having skills in React can command a salary of £52,500; Docker-£57,500,Grunt – £45,000, Elasticsearch- £57,500, Ansible-£60,000, Scala-£62,500, Apache Cassandra-£62,500, Tableau- £50,000, RabbitMQ- £55,000 and Twitter Bootstrap-£42,500.

The report also reveals that 62% of permanent tech workers expect a salary increase at their next review. This is expected to increase 11% year-on-year.

Additionally, 60% of contract workers expect their pay to increase, representing a 54% increase compared to 2014 level.

In January, Dice said in a release an annual salary survey that average technology salaries in the US increased by 7.7% to $96,370 annually.

Dice president Bob Melk said: "Demand for skilled talent and low unemployment rates for tech professionals aren’t making the hiring landscape any easier. Employers realize offering competitive pay is a necessity.

"What’s promising is the tech industry recognizes the need to fill open seats as well as to reward tech talent for their hard work."

According to the survey, bonuses and contract rates have also been increased in 2015when compared to that in 2014.

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