New data from CV-Library reveals strong pay growth across numerous UK locations.
With employers competing to attract the best talent to join their businesses, salaries are being bumped up in numerous locations throughout the UK. CV-Library reports that Bristol, Wales and Guildford are among the locations that have seen the biggest growth since April 2016. Can you expect a pay rise?
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Somewhat surprisingly, London does not feature on our list having only increased salaries by a modest 0.1%.
Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, comments: “It’s very promising to see that some of the UK’s top locations experienced positive pay rises last year. Clearly, the competition to secure the best candidates is showing no signs of letting up. Companies are looking to bolster their ranks with the top talent. Increasing advertised salaries on job postings is just one of the approaches that companies are taking to attract candidates. This is great news for job hunters out there looking for their next opportunity.”
Uplifts were not enjoyed nationwide
Despite these positive increases in some of the UK’s top locations, total average salaries across the country only saw a 0.2% increase year-on-year. Uplifts were not enjoyed nationwide. Indeed, some areas actually experienced a negative impact on advertised salaries. Portsmouth, Southampton and Glasgow saw a drop by 11.9%, 9.3% and 8.9%, respectively.