I posted this on Slack, but perhaps it’s more appropriate here:
I’m on a list that’s full of CTO-types. At a guess, 95% London-based. There’s a lot of handwringing going on about recent significant increases in dev salaries. For example, 3 to 4 years experience expecting 75k-90k. Snr devops roles to £750/day (contract). These aren’t one-offs.
Cause seems to be EU folk leaving due to Brexit — surprise! — and the fact that salaries in EU have steadily risen making UK less attractive than going home. As a corollary, UK folk are now moving out due to sane salaries and better quality of life — and ability to buy a home. These movements are growing.
It’s worth reflecting that since 2003 your salary would need a 50% increase just to stay pace with inflation: http://inflation.stephenmorley.org/
Just a heads up to not sell yourself short in wage negotiations. It might also lead to an increase in well-paid remote roles too. Interesting times.