Annual bonuses for bankers working in London’s financial sector are expected to rise by an average of 21 percent, according to a recent survey. Salaries were also found to be increasing, with the average finance salary at just under £100,000.
The figures, presented in a survey by recruitment firm Astbury Marsden, found that two-thirds of bankers are expected to receive a Christmas bonus, an increase of 5 percent on 2013. A further 40 percent believe that their bonus will be increased.
The survey, which polled 1,500 senior City staff, also found that the predicted increase would take the average bonus to £124,680, nearly £100,000 more than the average annual UK salary.