iGB-Pentasia Salary Survey: World view 2022

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Pentasia provides an overview of hiring trends and demand around the world, with focuses on a number of key markets.
iGB Pentasia Salary Survey 2022

Read Pentasia Alastair Cleland’s introduction here, and an analysis of key trends from the 2022 Salary Survey by Will Sawney and Kerry Gillitt here.

JUMP TO: REGIONAL OVERVIEWS

Europe

North America

Asia

Rest of the World

JUMP TO: COUNTRY SNAPSHOTS

Canada

UK

Malta

Germany

US

Brazil

Singapore

Europe

The industry-wide talent shortage is strong, with hiring struggles found throughout Europe. In the UK, the market remains buoyant but Brexit restrictions have made it more difficult for continental employers to hire out of the UK. Salaries no longer vary between western and eastern Europe resulting in remote teams in different locations. Tech talent is increasingly being hired as a complete team, a service delivered by our partners VentureStep as ‘augmented teams’.

North America

North America’s talent market has turned somewhat, with significant layoffs as companies steer towards greater profitability. However, this has not eased the talent shortage to anything like the level clients expect; it’s still hard to find good people and salaries continue to rise. Canada is also seeing growth, but as a more established region the candidate market is not as volatile as the US. 

Asia

An exciting region with huge potential, Asia still faces issues with stability and regulation. Finding the right level of specialist candidates in many regions remains extremely challenging. Indian talent is increasingly strong and is commanding higher rates, though relocation remains challenging. Remote work has seen tech specialist candidates more easily integrate into European and US operations.

Rest of the world

A considerable premium is attached for those able to bring experience from established markets into emerging ones. In Latin America, countries such as Mexico and Brazil are evolving fast, which is likely to drive huge talent demand. Talent continues to be in demand with significant interest in Colombia and Argentina. In Africa, meanwhile, it’s Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria that stand out as highly active.

Salary Survey world map

Country snapshots

Canada

Significant growth and expansion make this an increasingly exciting and lucrative place to build an igaming career

UK

The hiatus of the Gambling Act review has slowed compliance hiring, but the tide could quickly turn in 2023

Malta

Remote work increasingly draws from the local workforce and once again employers are having to look beyond the island for talent

Germany

A particularly candidate-driven market where salaries continue to increase at above-average rates

US

There’s a benefits battle here, with equity, remote work and unlimited paid time off examples of ammunition in a competitive talent market

Brazil

Increased hiring activity and new regulations on the horizon could lead to Brazil becoming a global frontrunner in igaming

Singapore

With a recently established new gambling regulator, this market is primed for growth following Covid uncertainty

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