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Work in Financial Services and want a higher salary?

January 12, 2017

We all want to earn a higher salary, whether it’s to upgrade the car, put more into the pension, pay more towards the mortgage or perhaps you’re a first-time buyer and basic salary is everything!

Have you received a salary increase in the last 2, 3, 5 years? Do you think you might be due one? Are you going to get one?

The office of national statistics predicated that the average salary increase an employee expected to get in 2016 was 3%, the average underperforming employee expected 1.3%, and the best performers should’ve bagged 4.5%.

So how did your salary increase compare in 2016?  Here at Recruit UK our specialist financial services consultants secured on average 13% salary increases for our candidates (based on their current earnings) Below is a brief selection of job titles and the average salary secured, up against the median salary in the UK according to

Job TitleAverage Salary We SecuredMedian (
Financial Adviser Jobs£59,000£36,000
Administrator Jobs£21,000£17,000
Investment Adviser Jobs£55,000£39,000
Trainee Financial Adviser Jobs£32,000£20,992
Investment Administrator Jobs£27,000£23,000
Pensions Administrator Jobs£24,000£19,500
Investment Manager Jobs£80,000£47,097
Investment Analyst Jobs£37,000£33,900
Paraplanner Jobs£38,000£25,863
File Checker Jobs£32,000

Often, significant salary increases only happen when you move employer in these circumstances you need to ensure that you have an experienced recruitment consultant negotiating salaries on your behalf.

Recruit UK are a niche financial services recruitment agency, we work with you to secure a salary increase you deserve. Our industry knowledge ensures that not only will you receive a salary increase but we place you in a company that has opportunity and truly values your professional aspirations.

Contact Recruit UK on 01179 450450 or email


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