View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
  2. Cloud
October 14, 2015

App developers to win bigger pay rises than CTOs

News: Big projects and move to cloud drive IT hiring spree.

By Alexander Sword

Highly technical jobs are set for the largest salary growth in the UK IT industry, outpacing leadership roles in 2016.

Mobile application developers will see a 7.4 percent change in their salaries, while web developers will see an increase of 7.3 percent, according to the Robert Half Salary Guide.

Senior web developers will see a 7.2 percent rise in their salaries.

Other high risers are information security managers with 6.6 percent salary increases and information security officers with 6 percent salary increases.

The lowest rises were seen in technology leadership positions, with CIOs seeing a 1.4 percent increase and CTOs seeing a 1.5 percent increase. Chief Information Security Officers would see a slightly higher rise of 2.1 percent.

IT directors, IT managers and Chief Architects would see increases of 1.5 percent, 2.1 percent and 2.2 percent respectively.

As a whole, the IT industry will see rises of 4 percent on average, with hiring set to increase 4 percent. This is above the average of 3 percent across all the categories of finance and accounting, financial services, information technology and administration.

Content from our partners
Scan and deliver
GenAI cybersecurity: "A super-human analyst, with a brain the size of a planet."
Cloud, AI, and cyber security – highlights from DTX Manchester

The Salary Guide also revealed the reasons for the increasing salaries; 96 percent of CIOs find it difficult to find skilled IT professionals, but 94 percent want technology to play an important role in business growth.

In addition, 41 percent of companies planned to increase IT jobs and this was being primarily driven by the need to cope with new IT projects and initiatives, with 62 percent of respondents citing this. Another reason was the move to the cloud, cited by 51 percent.

"With the growing supply and demand imbalance, salaries for specialised roles are expected to rise," said Phil Sheridan, Senior Managing Director, Robert Half UK. "Hard-to-fill roles are experiencing higher than average pay rises due to the increased competition for these candidates."

The report is based on analysing job data from Robert Half’s recruitment consultants as well as surveys of executives.

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.