Salary Surveys

Our Salary Surveys reports are focused on various professional service sectors within the region of Northern Ireland. The key sectors are Accountancy, Analytics, Business Services, Financial Services, Legal, Technical and Technology.

These reports provide an insight into the state of labour market activity within each market during the period July to December 2015. The documents offer a health-check on employer trends, employee trends salary tables and skills most in-demand. You will also find some recent recruitment case studies to offer you a taster of our experience in the market place.

The team in Abacus has based this information on our localised knowledge. It includes data captured from surveys, combined with averages of salaries proposed by employers and sought by candidates. Our team offers over 100 years specialist recruitment experience in NI. We have managed over 100,000 jobs, CVs, interviews and offers. 

Please click on the relevant sector below to obtain more salary survey information:


Accountancy Salary Guide

Abacus offers a specialist team who will source and recruit highly skilled Accountancy and Finance Professionals.

The team has over 20 years’ experience within the local Accountancy market. We offer honest, professional and effective advice to clients and candidates alike. We have a very central position with local indigenous practices, Big 4 consultancies, FDI entrants and many of NI’s leading commercial firms.

Our Accountancy consultants offer highly detailed knowledge on the market and provide comprehensive information on job opportunities, market trends and salary expectations.

Abacus Accountancy Salary Survey



Analytics Salary Guide

Recruitment within the world of Analytics has grown significantly in NI over the past 12-24 months.  The world seems to have gone data mad which has created a demand from small to medium businesses to large corporates seeking a range of different types of candidates. 

Abacus Professional Recruitment is excited by this growing sector and in 2015, set up a specialist team dedicated to NI Analytics Recruitment.

Abacus Analytics Salary Survey

Business Services Salary Survey

The business services recruitment team in Abacus provides solutions to a range of business support functions.  Typically we provide staff to very large FDI global firms that have an established presence in Belfast.  We also work on very specific ad-hoc assignments for indigenous SMEs or many of NI’s largest exporters within the FMCG, Manufacturing and engineering industries. Our scope of staffing provisions encompasses the areas of HR, Marketing, Procurement, Executive Sales, Operations, supply chain management, and many more.  

Abacus Business Services Salary Survey

Financial Services Salary Survey

Abacus Professional Recruitment has a growing Banking, Insurance and Financial Services team which is centrally placed across Northern Ireland.

The team has over 20 years’ experience of working within these industries along with over 10 years’ experience as specialist Financial Services recruiters. Since 2003, Abacus has managed hundreds of jobs from Banks, FS Specialists, Wealth Management companies and Insurance companies, including permanent, contract and temporary.  We therefore have access to a very broad range of roles at all levels of seniority from £150k+ to £15k. 

Abacus Financial Services Salary Survey

Technology Salary Survey

Abacus professional recruitment are in an excellent position to offer salary information along with commentary on recent trends by employees and employers along with a reference to skills in demand.

The Technology sector in Northern Ireland continues to flourish and has seen strong growth throughout the past twelve months.  This growth has been caused as businesses recaptured the confidence to invest in new projects and candidates feeling more comfortable about the prospect of moving jobs.

Abacus Technology Salary Survey

Professional Jobs

Belfast and NI is experiencing a healthy level of inward investment.  The economy is starting to provide confidence for both employers to grow and people to become more mobile and seek fresh career options.

Abacus manages jobs across a range of professional service industries including Accountancy, Analytics, Business Services, Financial Services, Legal, Technical and Technology.  

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