Fair eDiscovery Pay in the UK? The Apt Search 2021 Salary Survey

According to the Apt Search 2021 Salary Survey, in a competitive market, the right opportunity is enough to poach the most experienced professionals. Motivations change with experience and it’s not always about the salary. It is often those companies that can provide a distinct career roadmap and demonstrate the impact a person can make in their team, that succeed in securing experienced and talented individuals. Clear career roadmaps, which have grown in importance during the pandemic for candidates, have to become prominent in 2021 and beyond.

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Content Assessment: Fair eDiscovery Pay in the UK? The Apt Search 2021 Salary Survey

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Survey Overview

Background Information: Founded in 2012 by Amit Pandit, Apt Search is the United Kingdom’s first recruitment specialist fully dedicated to the data-driven markets of eDiscovery, Cybersecurity, and Privacy. As a leader in understanding the talent landscape in key European countries including the UK, Germany, and The Netherlands, Apt Search regularly interviews and surveys eDiscovery hiring managers and candidates to discern the dynamics of employment-centric opportunities, expectations, and salaries.  The 2021 Salary Survey from Apt Search represents the most recent reporting of knowledge gained from these systematic interviews and surveys and may be profitable for legal, business, and information technology professionals as they staff and support eDiscovery efforts in Europe.

The eDiscovery Forecast: 2021 Salary Survey from Apt Search (n=178)

Report Extract: eDiscovery Talking Points for 2021

Overall, we can see a positive outlook for the year ahead. Working towards normality will be a responsibility for everyone in the industry. These talking points will play a big part in opening up conversations and improving the way the industry can attract and retain talent.

+ Salary Dissatisfaction: There is not a huge majority of people who believe they are paid well, but 67% are paid less than the average salary of £87,402.60. This is reflective in most industries, with project management and operations professionals in particular. However, those in sales roles are overall very happy with their pay level. For the 67% being paid less than the average salary, we should highlight that many of these respondents are junior employees, with highly paid senior sales professionals bringing the average up at the other end of the scale.

+ Staff Retention: It’s looking positive, particularly for those with more industry experience under their belt, with a high percentage of people remaining in their current companies for long periods.

+ Junior Talent: However, can the same be said for those starting out in the industry or with less experience? As they seek real challenges and training opportunities to start climbing the career ladder, organisations need to have a real gateway, training opportunities and a clear career map for junior staff.

+ Employee Wellbeing: Most respondents from the survey said this is a major focus for the year ahead. Think about how your organisation can integrate an employee wellbeing and feedback process – it will help current employees feel at ease and attract new talent too. Not only will employees feel listened to and appreciated, it allows companies to get to the heart of what their employees feel. This allows you to make improvements to the employee experience, leading to a happier workplace.

After a year of unexpected challenges and global economic upheaval, it’s great to see positive sentiments from the market for growth and development. Technological advancement will continue at a rapid rate, while the competition for experienced talent who can make an impact in your business will be fiercer than ever.

Complete Report: The eDiscovery Forecast: 2021 Salary Survey (PDF) – Mouseover to Read Embedded Report

2021 APT Salary Survey – Hiring Manager Insights

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