Belfast Telegraph

Retail workers among those enjoying biggest pay rises, study shows

Retail workers, database engineers, games artists and account executives are among those enjoying the biggest pay rises this year, a study shows.

Jobs site Glassdoor said auditors, recruiters and computer staff had also received above average wage hikes in 2016.

Retail workers with at least eight years experience had had a 247% pay rise to an average of £52,000, 231% for database engineers to £58,600 and game artists 214% to £37,000, the report said.

Diarmuid Russell of Glassdoor said: "When you're thinking about a new career, it's tempting to be drawn to the highest paying roles, but it's even more important to understand how pay can progress in an industry throughout your career.

"The pay transparency provided by salary data is now readily available to jobseekers, so the power is now in their hands to use this information to make informed career decisions and find a fair paying job in a company they love."