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Looking to boost your pay packet? Recruitment is one of the top industries for a pay rise right now

… And with job vacancies rising there are plenty of great career opportunities in the sector!

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It’s good news for job hunters in the recruitment industry this month, as salaries increased by 3.8% in September, suggesting that the sector is a great place to boost your pay packet right now. This is according to the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, which compared its data from September 2017 with data from the same period in 2016.

The statistics show that wages saw an impressive increase in many UK sectors, with retail also seeing a small month-on-month increase of 0.5% in September.  The industry was named one of the top 10 for a pay rise year-on-year, other key industries include:

  • Hospitality – 24.6%
  • Agriculture – 12.8%
  • Automotive – 7.8%
  • Retail – 7.1%
  • Design – 6.5%
  • Customer services – 6.4%
  • Recruitment – 3.8%
  • Engineering – 2.4%
  • IT – 2%
  • Marketing – 1.4%

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library comments on the findings: 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.”

Alongside this, advertised job vacancies also rose across the recruitment industry, as businesses continued to invest in their workforce. Vacancies saw an impressive increase of 5.7% year-on-year, suggesting that there are plenty of opportunities out there for eager job hunters.

Biggins concludes: “It’s clear that business confidence was on the up last month, as the job market continued to strengthen in the recruitment sector. This, coupled with the rise in salaries, proves that employers are continuing to invest in their workforce and are still striving to secure talented candidates. 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.”