Strong competition for candidates has continued into April, with more and more UK businesses vying to attract the best candidates available. As such, it’s unsurprising to see companies throwing their financial weight around the job market in the form of salary offers. The latest data from CV-Library has found that many companies are offering bumper pay packets in an attempt to draw the top talent into their workforce.

Top salary offerings

The data, which compared the job market from April 2017 with April 2016, found that the following locations and sectors had the highest advertised wages right now:

Top locations for salary rises Top industries for salary rises
Bristol – rose by 7.6% Hospitality – rose by 11.6%
Wales – rose by 6.1% Education – rose by 7.8%
Guildford – rose by 5.7% Customer Services – rose by 7.4%
Edinburgh – rose by 5.0% Accounting – rose by 7.3%
Sheffield – rose by 4.2% Manufacturing – rose by 6.6%
Birmingham – rose by 3.7% Recruitment – rose by 4.9%
Leeds – rose by 2.3% Agriculture – rose by 2.0%
Scotland – rose by 2% Electronics – rose by 1.9%
Cardiff – rose by 1.4% Retail – rose by 1.7%
Manchester – rose by 1.4% Catering – rose by 1.6%


The other side of the coin

Interestingly, London missed out on the top 10 locations, with the city recording an incremental increase of 0.1% year-on-year.

Despite these prosperous locations and sectors, average salaries only saw a 0.2% increase in wages across the country. At the other end of the spectrum, Portsmouth, Southampton and Glasgow actually experienced a negative impact to advertised salaries, dropping by 11.9%, 9.3% and 8.9%, respectively. Likewise, tourism, media and social care also saw drops to the advertised wage, recording drops of 9.3%, 4.2% and 3.7% respectively.

Source : Job Trends

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