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Salary Survey 2013/14 – Technology and Digital

At Bamboo Crowd we work across a range of technical and digital roles from mobile to UX and below are our observations on salaries across the market.

Technical / Development
Job Title Avg. Salary Salary Bandings
Junior Front End Developer £24,000 £19,000 – £29,000
Mid-weight Front End Developer £34,000 £30,000 – £40,000
Senior Front End Developer £48,500 £42,000 – £58,000
Junior Mobile Developer £24,000 £23,000 – £30,000
Mid-weight Mobile Developer £35,000 £32,000 – £50,000
Senior Mobile Developer £55,000 £48,000 – £60,000
Technical Director £65,000 £55,000 – £80,000
User Experience
Job Title Avg. Salary Salary Bandings
User Researcher £26,000 £18,000 – £30,000
Senior User Researcher £48,500 £42,000 – £55,000
Interaction Designer £40,000 £35,000 – £45,000
Senior Interaction Designer £50,000 £45,000 – £58,000
Junior UX Architect £26,500 £20,000 – £30,000
Mid-weight UX Architect £42,000 £35,000 – £50,000
Senior UX Architect £50,000 £45,000 – £60,000
Lead UX Architect £68,000 £65,000 – £75,000
Head of UX £75,000 £70,000 – £90,000

 

Technical and digital roles, which have historically been mainly driven by freelance, have now seen a massive shift towards businesses wanting to invest in permanent teams, who can deliver projects more efficiently and faster.  Of course the market is still heavily freelance based, but salaries within this space have definitely shifted up as agencies try to attract good technical and digital talent.

In 2014 we’ll likely see salaries shift up again in technology and digital.  A recent report warned the UK will need an extra 750,000 new digital workers by 2017 to keep up with demand – good news for any talented individuals in the industry.

That’s the last salary survey from us.  Be sure to look back at our surveys on Account ManagementCreative & Design and Innovation & Strategy.

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