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Average permanent salary of IT professional reaches £40,000, finds CV Screen

Britain’s jobs market has continued to go from strength to strength this week as the IT sector hits a record high, according to CV Screen.


Today’s figures from CV Screen show that the average permanent salary of an IT professional has crept up to over £40,000 per year, a 2% rise over the last three years and the highest average wage ever recorded for the industry.


The analysis looked at fifty different IT roles placed in the national press and on all of the UK’s job boards in the first three months of 2016 and compared them to the same period three years earlier.


The survey also showed the regions where IT professionals earn the most.


Those working in London earn the most with the average salary in the capital 14% above the national average.


In second and third place are the South East and Thames Valley where average earnings are at 8% and 5% above the national average respectively.


Matthew Iveson, managing director at CV Screen, said, “London and the South East are consistently ranked among the best places to work in Britain and Thames Valley has been described as the UK’s Silicon Valley so it is no surprise that IT professionals earn more than the national average in these regions.”


Completing the top five regions is East Anglia, 1% above the national average and the Midlands, 2% below the national average.


London, South East, Thames Valley and East Anglia are the only regions to see IT wages above the national average.


The lowest-paying region is Wales, where average IT salaries are 13% below the national average.


Second from last is the South West, where average IT salaries were 11% below the national average, followed by the North West at 10% below, the North East at 8% below and Scotland at 4% below.


The report by CV Screen also found that those IT professionals with web development and software engineering experience were most in demand. 


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