Rec's pay rise: Industry makes cut for soaring salary shortlist

Autumn is a time when many professionals consider their career – a recent totaljobs report revealed that October was the most competitive month for job searching – so it’s no surprise that salaries are rising as employers attempts to attract the best talent.

But, which industries are experiencing the biggest boosts in their take home pay – and does recruitment make the list?

Unfortunately for recruiters, their industry isn’t experiencing the biggest wage increase: hospitality topped CV-Library’s list with a year-on-year, eye-boggling salary increase of 24.6%.

The agricultural industry came in second place, with a pay packet increase of over 12%, whilst jobseekers looking for employment in the automotive industry can expect to enjoy salaries that are 7.8% more than they were this time last year.

Recruitment also made the top ten. Recruiters looking to switch jobs are able to expect a 3.8% increase in their pay packets, something which Lee Biggins, Founder and Managing Director of CV-Library, believes shows that rec firms are willing to reward top talent.

He said: “Advertised job vacancies also rose across the recruitment industry, as businesses continued to invest in their workforce.”

And, despite multiple sectors experiencing a pay-rise, Biggins explains why recruitment might be the sector that candidates find the best luck in.

He added: “September is traditionally a busy time for recruitment and it’s clear that businesses across the sector were pulling out all the stops last month. It’s great to see salaries increasing, suggesting that recruitment companies are working hard to beat the competition and secure talented recruits. For job hunters looking for their next role, this thriving industry has plenty to offer.”

“With this in mind, now could be the perfect time for job hunters and recent graduates in the industry to find their next exciting role and bump up their pay packets.”

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