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Welcome to the 9th edition of the Core-Asset Consulting Salary Guide and Market Commentary.

This industry paper provides an update on the issues and trends which have impacted Scottish professional services firms throughout 2024 whilst also focussing on the potential upcoming changes and challenges for 2025.

The Guide has swiftly become the market barometer for pay scales and resource planning which is closely monitored by employers and potential job seekers alike.

It is designed to assist clients in setting competitive remuneration levels in the year ahead, as well as helping candidates assess their career path and inform their next move. Uniquely, all of the data is entirely Scottish and the report sets expectation for those who are awarding salaries, allowing them to benchmark against competitor organisations.

Whether you are looking to strengthen your business or enhance your career, we hope you will find this guide of value.


  • Looking back at 2023
  • Outlook - 2024
  • Flexible Working
  • Regulatory
  • Environmental Social Governance (ESG)
  • Digitalisation
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Market Commentary:

  • Investment Management

  • Investment Operations
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Private Wealth Management
  • Compliance & Risk
  • Marketing
  • Business Support
  • Legal
  • UK Pensions and Insurance
  • Fintech
  • Interim, Temporary & Contract

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