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Average Advertised Salaries Down On 2016

Dec 2, 2017


The average salary advertised with jobs in the UK was down by 1.7 per cent in October this year, compared to the same month in 2016.

This is according to the latest data from Adzuna, which did point out that although salaries haven’t caught up to where they were last year, they have climbed by 0.8 per cent compared to September 2017.

Naturally, some industries are performing better than others, with the organisation noting that average salaries in the HR and recruitment industries have increased by 11 per cent in the past year, while those in the travel sector have jumped by 11.5 per cent.

However, it is admin-based roles that have seen the biggest climb at 18.5 per cent year-on-year.

This comes after employment data published earlier this month revealed that unemployment is at a 42-year low.

In the three months to September, the number of people in the UK who were looking for a job but not already in work fell by 59,000 to 1.42 million.

Despite the forthcoming increase in the national minimum wage, co-founder of Adzuna Doug Monro warned that this may not be of as much benefit to those in the lowest paid jobs as you might imagine.

“The reality is that many workers, in particular those at the bottom of the pay scale, face tougher times ahead despite efforts to improve conditions,” he stated.

Mr Monro added that the focus should remain on “providing a stable and secure working environment to give jobseekers and employees looking for flexible work the opportunity to obtain secure incomes”.

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