Salary Guide 2022: How much should you be paying?

After 18 months of uncertainty, business confidence is finally beginning to rise. Two in three (66%) of Hiring Managers now feel confident in their growth for 2022, but growth ambitions can only be met if businesses have access to the talent they need.

Our 2022 Salary Guide shows the range of salaries for positions within your business and what people are now expecting – from starting salaries for specific roles by sector to national recruitment and hiring trends.

If you’re wondering how much you should pay, our guide has all the numbers worth knowing…



The future of the industry

With the ongoing pressure of skills shortages and Brexit continuing to play havoc with just-in-time supply chains and skilled and unskilled labour from the continent, wage power is firmly in the hands of the candidates. Skilled applicants are in short supply, and with many talented people exiting the industry due to retirement and a slower than expected uptake in apprenticeships, the future of the manufacturing and industrial sector is unknown – however, wages are sure to increase to draw more people into the sector.



The future of the industry

The future of engineering parallels that of manufacturing, warehousing, trades and logistics – the ongoing attitudinal issues surrounding the industry from younger workers and apprentices will continue to make themselves felt. However, the saving grace of the industry lies in tech – how both the government invests in the engineering sector through a focus on tech and how private tech and engineering companies continue to innovate in the technical and hybrid tech space.


The future of the industry

A lot of office-based jobs weathered the storm of COVID-19 (thanks to rapid digital solutions to remote working). The biggest hurdle facing employers – and wage spends – is the legacy of remote work, and how the Great Resignation is being fuelled by a complete upending of working cultures within office-based roles.


How employers retain talent – either through improved salary or more holistic management of expectations, benefits and work life balance – remains to be seen, but the power, again, is in the hands of the candidates.





The average UK salary is £71,000 GBP per year. Salaries range from 18,000 GBP (lowest average) to 317,000 GBP (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher). This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.


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