IT salary increases stay buoyant

The latest salary and benefits survey from industry body the Computer Software and Services Association found that, even though 35% of respondents laid off staff in the past 12 months, salary increases have consistently exceeded national averages.

Average salaries for technical roles have increased by 5.5% over the past 12 months, compared with an increase of 6.44% in the previous year.

Solutions architects now earn an average £52,192, with project leaders and IT consultants earning an average £45,500. Even systems developers with less than three years’ experience can expect annual base salaries of £29,789.

The survey also found that a university degree adds an average £7,000 to the starting salary of an IT trainee, with graduate IT trainees earning #21,859.

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