Minimum salaries requested by developers in the United Kingdom

We launched Circular 3 years ago for companies hiring tech talent in Madrid, Barcelona and for Remote positions with the aim of changing the way tech talent is recruited. Since our launch, we have grown our community to over 6000 in-house recruiters and opened two new markets: UK and France.

It has been an interesting 3 years, especially at Circular, and more so especially when it comes to seeing the Salaries tech professionals are asking for when looking for a change.

We wanted to create a series of articles looking at how developers report salary expectations when looking for a new position by looking at the data Circular has accrued over the last years across different positions and levels of seniority.

Today we bring you the report for the United Kingdom

The Data:

The data we will be sharing comes from the Circular database and has certain peculiarities we would like to touch on before diving into the nitty gritty.

The salary ranges we are reporting are not the salaries publicly shared by companies but the minimum salary privately collected from thousands of developers in the United Kingdom.

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We are reporting proprietary data on the salary expectations that developers are asking for when looking for a change of job.

Average Developer’s Salary Expectations over the last 3 years in the United Kingdom

The UK self-reported salaries have seen interesting shifts over the last 3 years with a lot of fluctuation depending on the positions.

Backend Roles have seen a strong reduction in self-reported salaries with the exceptions of Backend Python and Backend Ruby roles seeing year-on-year growth in salary expectations.

Data engineering roles have seen a reduction in self-reported salaries across the board, most notably in the data engineer role.

DevOps positions have seen a striking raise from 2020, peaking in 2021 and stabilising in 2022.

Overall we have seen a continuation or increase in salaries from 2021 to 2021

Copy: Developer Salaries Spain
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