How do we create our Salary Surveys?
How do we prepare these reports?
Each quarter, we survey a range of internet advertised jobs that include the relevant wording in the Job Title, and then report our findings. The jobs are UK advertised by both corporate employers and agencies.
Figures reported on are advertised salaries, excluding benefits . When salaries are advertised as a range (e.g. “salary on offer is £25k to £30k depending on experience”, we use the midpoint of £27.5k.) We aim to cover mainstream jobs with these titles. Very senior jobs (e.g. with added responsibilities or board positions) will tend to sit outwith these ranges.
We place the advertised salaries into salary bands and the %’s represent the proportion of jobs falling into each band (e.g. if there were 300 advertised jobs and 30 of them offered a salary between £51k and £56k then that bar would indicate 10% ).
Please note: We try to ensure that only salaries for full time jobs are included (e.g. not short term or contractor rates) and have eliminated duplications (same job advertised more than once) whenever we spot them. We aim to be consistent in our measurements however please remember that no survey like this is ever 100% accurate!