Belfast Telegraph

Slight increase in advertised salaries as average passes £32,500

Advertised salaries have shown a slight increase in the past year and now average more than £32,500, a report shows.

A study by jobs site Adzuna showed a 1.2% rise in the year to November for those looking for work, although it has not filtered through to those already in a job.

The biggest advertised salaries were in London at more than £42,700, while the lowest was in Scotland at just under £30,000, said the report.

The number of vacancies fell slightly to 1.1 million over the year, leaving areas such as Cambridge, Warrington, Southampton, Guildford, Swindon and Oxford with more jobs than candidates, said Adzuna.

Advertised salaries for graduates fell by 12% from 2016, averaging £21,800.

Doug Monro, co-founder of Adzuna, said: "The first increase in annual advertised salaries we've seen since the summer of 2015 is a timely shot in the arm for job-hunters and gives those already in work the encouragement that their pay packages may soon follow suit.

"If they don't, with more than a million vacancies currently available, then disgruntled employees may soon vote with their feet and look elsewhere.

"Northern Ireland continues to set the pace on a regional basis with annual salary increases of 8.8%, but the recovery in London is just as noteworthy given it's been through some tough times this year."

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