IT salary expectations for 2019: How much should UK IT pros be earning next year?

How much should you earn next year?  Read on to see how salaries are set to increase for IT jobs in the UK - whether you are a CIO, network engineer or mobile developer...

As the well documented digital skills gap shows no sign of being closed, UK IT professionals can expect their salaries to continue to rise, especially in areas where demand for skills remains high, such as security, cloud and data science.

That is according to recruitment specialist Robert Half's 2019 Salary Guide, which claims that job growth in the sector is five times that of the wider economy, and that renumeration levels continue to rise in tandem.

Next year should see growing demand for system administrators, developers and data scientists, with cloud technology, devops and IT security remaining a priority for CIOs and senior IT leaders.

The salary guide changed its format slightly for 2019, with UK average salary ranges listed according to candidate percentiles, so the lowest figure here is the 50th percentile, representing an 'average' candidate, while the highest is the 95th percentile, which represents elite candidates.

So which roles will see the biggest increase? Read on to see what you should be paid in 2019…

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How much should a CIO, CTO, or CISO earn?
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How much should a CIO, CTO, or CISO earn?

Chief information officer (CIO):

2018 salary expectations: £129,750 - £155,000+ / 2019: £135,750 (50th percentile) - £193,750 (95th percentile)

Chief technology officer (CTO):

2018: £85,500 - £155,000+ / 2019: £112,500 - £155,000

Chief information security officer (CISO):

2018: 105,500 - £150,000+ / 2019: £135,750 - £193,750

IT director:

2018: £77,500 - £127,500 / 2019: £93,000 - £116,250

Head of IT:

2018: £51,000 - £96,750 / 2019: £66,000 - £85,250

How much should an enterprise architect earn?
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How much should an enterprise architect earn?

Chief architect:

2018: £96,750 - £139,500 / 2019: £97,000 - £135,750

Enterprise architect:

2018: £64,500 - £82,500 / 2019: £116,000 - £132,000

Infrastructure architect:

2018: £63,750 - £76,000 / 2019: £58,250 - £85,250

Data architect:

2018: £60,500 - £75,750 / 2019: £69,750 - £93,000

Solution architect:

2018: £60,500 - £81,500 / 2019: £59,000 - £85,250

How much should developers earn?
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How much should developers earn?

Developer lead:

2018: £47,500 - £79,000 / 2019: £54,250 - £69,750

Development manager:

2018: £34,500 - £64,500 / 2019: £62,000 - £93,000

Developer:

2018: £28,000 - £48,500 / 2019: £35,000 - £54,250

How much should IT testing professionals earn?
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How much should IT testing professionals earn?

Testing manager:

2018: £48,000 - £74,500 / 2019: £38,750 - £54,250

Testing analyst:

2018: £25,000 - £44,500 / 2019: £27,250 - £35,000

How much should project managers and business analysts earn?
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How much should project managers and business analysts earn?

Programme manager:

2018: £65,750 - £83,500 / 2019: £73,750 - £97,000

Project manager:

2018: £36,000 - £60,500 / 2019: £70,500 - £77,500

Senior business analyst:

2018: £46,500 - £72,500 / 2019: £54,250 - £62,000

Business analyst:

2018: £35,500 - £49,750 / 2019: £38,750 - £54,250

How much should data scientists earn?
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How much should data scientists earn?

Data scientist:

2018: £63,750 - £106,500 / 2019: £77,500 - £116,250

Data analyst:

2018: £24,500 - £58,500 / 2019: £31,000 - £42,750

Database administrator:

2018: £36,500 - £64,000 / 2019: £31,000 - £46,500

Business intelligence analyst:

2018: £37,000 - £47,500 / 2019: £35,000 - £42,750

How much should infrastructure and engineering professionals earn?
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How much should infrastructure and engineering professionals earn?

Infrastructure manager:

2018: £58,000 - £81,500 / 2019: £46,500 - £54,250

Network manager:

2018: £43,000 - £59,750 / 2019: £42,750 - £50,500

Network engineer:

2018: £31,500 - £47,250 / 2019: £38,750 - £46,500

How much should IT support and operations staff earn?
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How much should IT support and operations staff earn?

IT support manager:

2018: £35,000 - £46,750 / 2019: £35,000 - £50,500

Systems administrator:

2017: £28,500 - £45,250,   2018: £29,750 - £46,750

Network administrator:

2018: £27,250 - £35,000 / 2019: £27,250 - £42,750

Help desk manager:

2018: £29,750 - £37,500 / 2019: £25,500 - £38,750

Help desk support:

2018: £18,750 - £23,250 / 2019: £21,750 - £28,000

How much should compliance, risk and security professionals earn?
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How much should compliance, risk and security professionals earn?

Information security manager:

2018: £48,250 - £60,500 / 2019: £66,000 - £93,000

Security network engineer:

2018: £35,000 - £50,250 / 2019: £46,500 - £62,000

Security systems administrator:

2018: £61,750 - £69,000 / 2019: £42,750 - £58,250

Security architect:

2018: £52,750 - £62,500 / 2019: £62,000 - £93,000

How much should devops professionals earn?

How much should devops professionals earn?

Devops Engineer:

2019: £42,750 - £58,250

Devops Manager:

2019: £54,250 - £69,750

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