10 roles that will see the biggest pay rise in 2016

While the average salary may be expected to rise by three per cent in 2016, some workers can anticipate their pay to grow more than others.

That is according to Robert Half’s new 2016 Salary Guide. The recruitment agency predicts that the average salaries in the UK will increase by three per cent in 2016, up from 2015’s 2.6%.

However, some roles are expected to rise between 5.7% and 7.4%. Most of those roles are in technology and finance – sectors suffering from skills shortages.

For instance, Gibbs S3 recently warned that the skills shortage in cyber security sectors has reached a crisis point.   

Phil Sheridan is the Senior Managing Director at Robert Half UK. He explained: “The greatest salary increases are a clear indication of where the imbalance between supply and demand is highest.

“This is creating upward pressure on salaries for hard-to-fill roles such as applications developers, compliance experts, and information security managers; who are so essential to organisations operating in today’s fast-evolving yet tightly regulated commercial environment.

“Employers are having to move quickly to secure the best candidates and are offering other benefits to attract top professionals such as flexible working, annual leave and career breaks.”

Robert Half has created a list of the ten jobs expected to receive the biggest pay rise in the upcoming year. You can read the full list below.  

1. Mobile Applications Developer

Expected salary increase: +7.4%

Expected salary: £32,500 - £61,500

2. Web Developer

Expected salary increase: +7.3%

Expected salary: £36,500 - £55,000

3. Junior Compliance Associate

Expected salary increase: +6.8%

Expected salary: £22,500 - £36,500

4. Information Security Manager

Expected salary increase:  +6.6%

Expected salary: £63,250 - £97,000

5. Operation Risk Manager

Expected salary increase:  +5.7%

Expected salary: £53,500 - £90,500

6. Financial Controller

Expected salary increase:  +3.9%

Expected salary: £76,500 - £104,500

7. Senior Finance Manager

Expected salary increase:  +3.7%

Expected salary: £54,250 - £64,750

8. Financial Business Partner

Expected salary increase:  +3.6%

Expected salary: £47,000 - £59,750

9. Regulatory Accountant

Expected salary increase: +3.5%

Expected salary: £55,250 - £78,500

10. Qualified Management/Financial Accountant

Expected salary increase: +3.5%

Expected salary: £44,500 - £59,750

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