2016 Salary Guides - Architecture, Building Services, Civil Engineering, Surveying and Property

Carl Wright
by Carl Wright

2016 Salary Guides

Our 2016 Salary Guide offers an insight into current salary ranges for key Architectural, Building Services, Civil Engineering, Surveying and Property roles within East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The survey combines real local data provided by our clients and candidates combined with placement information from our own specialist recruitment experience in this region.

Check out and download a copy of one of our individual salary guides here:

Building services salary guide

Surveying salary guide

Property salary guide

Architecture salary guide

Civil salary guide

In an effort to provide an honest, realistic and ultimately useful guide we have provided average salary ranges for each key position rather than one off maximum salary levels to avoid driving up salaries. While excellent candidates with the right skills and post qualification experience will always find some employers willing to offer salaries in excess of our salary guide range we have provided typical figures that take into account more rural locations and differences we have experienced across East Anglia and the South East.

Hopefully this way the information we have provided is a useful tool for both clients and candidates alike and a fair representation of pay and benefits in this region.

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Key Findings

LinkedIn's own recent talent survey (4) found that the top motivation for changing job across the UK was 'career opportunity'. Interestingly, our own salary survey found that 61% of people in this region considered 'location' as the most important factor when considering a job change, highlighting local pressures affecting employers in East Anglia.

One of the other key findings from our survey was the importance placed on added benefits and bonuses with 58% of people surveying offered additional perks including performance related pay, professional memberships and flexible working conditions seen as the most desirable.

With demand and competition for professionals based in the region continuing to rise, the focus on skills shortages within the built environment sector remains a major factor driving  salary reviews. Combined with the added pressure of attracting employees away from London to more rural locations companies face a difficult challenge in rewarding and retaining staff properly that could impact on future growth.

If you would like to discuss your own experience of salaries in this region we would love to hear from you. Our partnership clients have access to our experience and advice on current remuneration trends, contact us to discuss salary bench marking relevant to your own business.




1. The information provided in this guide is based on the most commonly requested jobs and positions most in demand with our clients. We cover a wide range of locations and recruit for some specialist positions which may not be included within this guide due to a lack of sufficient data. Contact us for more information on any specific positions not listed and we would be more than happy to give you the benefit of our experience.

2. We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information but please note salary ranges are provided as a guide based on our recruitment experience and data received. Where relevant guaranteed bonuses or commission payments have been included in these figures to give an overall figure. Salaries will ultimately vary depending on the exact job description, location, company reputation, profile, career opportunities and additional benefits package being offered.

3. Thank you to everyone that took the time to take part in our salary survey, we value the contribution made by everyone that answered. After all at its heart, recruitment is about people - not sales and we hope that you find our guide useful for you or your business.

4. 57% of people accepting a new job highlighted a stronger career path / more opportunity as the top reason - LinkedIn Talent Solutions Survey 2015 of 1350 UK job switchers