2021 Salary Survey

Our 2021 Salary Guides have been updated for all our core-built environment disciplines, with the latest salary information for Architectural & Planning, Property & Development, Civil & Structural Engineering, Surveying & Project Management and Construction & Building Services roles within East Anglia and the home counties.

The survey combines real local data and research from our clients and candidates combined with placement information from our own specialist recruitment experience in this region. Each Salary Guide reports on key job roles in demand for Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk compared to trends in Essex, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

2020 Property Salary Guide      2020 Property Salary Survey

In addition to these locations, our Surveying & Project Management survey also compares salaries in London, Oxford & Buckinghamshire, reflecting the wider demand of demand for development and innovation in the ‘golden triangle’.

Our 2021 Salary Guides provide an insight for job seekers and employers alike that we hope you find helpful, as a fair representation of pay and benefits in our experience in this region.

Download our full 2021 Salary Guide by clicking on the image below:

Key Findings

Our 2021 Salary Guides have been updated for all our core-built environment disciplines. 

The survey covered a period that few could have predicted. A backdrop of an industry coming to terms with Brexit transition combined with the unprecedented impact of a pandemic which has affect the lives of us all. Covid-19 was the driving force behind major business decisions for well over a year.

Companies of all sizes have had to navigate lockdown, furlough, home working and adapting to operating in the most testing of times. In this region, we've seen a profession holding steady in the face of serious adversity. In our experience, feedback suggests that the built environment has as a whole remained resilient and optimistic about its long-term prospects to recover. Clients and employees have adapted well to new working practices with a real change in outlook on hybrid and home working. Confidence and demand has returned with real force in the second half of 2021.

While salaries weren’t high on the agenda when our survey was compiled earlier this year. At the time job security was the driving force in candidates considering a career move. This was closely followed by a continued rise in demand from employees looking for the continuation of flexible and hybrid working as a long-term benefit attracting many professionals.

Many staff in secure jobs have been weighing up their options as part of a wider post-pandemic review of personal priorities. Professionals and employers are adapting to these changing conditions, which will continue to impact on employee loyalty and development prospects for staff for the foreseeable future.

Our 2021 Salary Guides cover Architectural & Planning, Property, Land & Development, Civil & Structural Engineering, Surveying & Project Management, Construction, and Building Services salaries.

To discuss your own experience of salaries in this region, then talk to our specialist team, we would love to hear from you. As a client or candidate, we can help with salary advice, remuneration trends, or salary bench marking relevant to your career or business.



  • Our salary guides highlight the most requested jobs and opportunities in demand with our clients and job seekers. We cover a wide range of locations and recruit for many specialist roles which haven't been included due to insufficient data. That doesn’t mean we can’t help you; our advice would just be bespoke. We prefer to work exclusively and represent you properly. If you have specific positions, we would love to help and give you the benefit of our experience.
  • Salary ranges are provided as a guide based on our own recruitment experience, research and data received. Where relevant bonuses or commission payments have been included to give an overall figure. Salaries will ultimately vary depending on the exact role, location, company reputation, profile, career progression, culture and benefits on offer.
  • Director level salary information as been provided to give an indication of our executive and senior level recruitment expertise. To discuss our partner led client services or our professional representation for Directors and executive appointments visit our TM Executive page: https://technicalmoves.com/jobs/executive


A big thank you to everyone who helped contribute to this year’s survey. We hope you find our Salary Guides useful for your business or career.

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