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North East IT Salary, Skills and Benefits Report 2019

Nigel Wright Recruitment’s 2019 North East IT Salary, Skills & Benefits Report is the most comprehensive report about what IT professionals in the North East are earning and what benefits they are enjoying from their employers. The report covers/includes:

  • Job satisfaction & changing jobs
  • How IT professionals look for jobs
  • Basic IT salaries, bonuses and benefits
  • Skill shortages within IT
  • IT recruitment efforts by employers
  • Personality traits of IT professionals
  • Average IT salaries by job title
  • IT career pyramid


Nigel Wright’s annual salary survey questionnaire is sent to over 30,000 professionals at all levels across the North East of England. This report has been compiled from the answers of people identifying themselves as having an IT discipline.

The North East is a highly attractive market for technology companies and companies with IT departments, since it offers a compromise against affordability and availability of skills. Less expensive than London, Edinburgh and the Leeds-Manchester belt, the North East has a thriving IT sector, full of talent. This includes over 30 large and impressive employers that define the region as a major tech location such as DXC Technology, Sage Group, Accenture, Atom Bank and Nissan. There are also over 50 companies that Tech North East describes as the ‘outstanding core,’ which includes companies such as Nomad Digital, Leighton, Waterstones and Opencast, that are trading regionally, nationally and internationally and rapidly developing. Also in the mix is a thriving sector of digital or information start-up companies, often working with emergent technology, that have chosen to locate in the region.

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North East IT Salary, Skills and Benefits Report 2019

This report provides insight into the salaries, skills and benefits associated with IT professionals working in the North East of England in 2019.

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