Average Salary Survey

Average Salary Survey

12 June 2017

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The 2016/2017 job year has been difficult for workers across many different industries in the UK. As recruiters that recruit highly for the, Transport and Logistics; Manufacturing; Support Service trades we have noticed a pattern with change in job demand as well as a decrease in average annual wage for these workers.

Transport and Logistics

As a whole, the average wage of a worker within this sector fell by 6.2% in 2016 and by a further 4.3% in 2017. However, there are exceptions to this with the average wage of an ‘Order Picker’ raised dramatically by 18.3% in 2016, then by a further 1% in 2017 taking their average wage to £16,426, which is still significantly lower to the decreasing average of £24,760.

The annual wages also vary between areas of the UK with the average wages within Scotland almost always being lower than the national average of the same job, the differences are as follows:

Class I Driver – National Average £25,839 | Scotland Average £25,104

Class II Driver – National Average £22,877 | Scotland Average £21,920

Forklift Driver – National Average £20,002 | Scotland Average £17,940

Warehouse Operative – National Average £16,915 | Scotland Average £16,262

Order Picker – National Average £16,426 | Scotland Average £16,648

Within the last two years the job demand for jobs in transport and logistics has also changed with the job demand for permanent staff falling to 1/3rd of what it was a year before, while the job demand for temporary staff slightly raised. This based on a 90-day survey conducted in both years.

Manufacturing

Manufacturing hasn’t taken as bit a hit as transport, however, similarly the national wage has also decreased two years in a row. With it decreasing by only 0.3% in 2016, to a larger decrease of 2.9% in 2017, taking the nationwide average for this sector to be £32,425. Again, similarly to transport they’re exception to this decrease with positions like ‘Production Operative’ rising by 2.3% in 2016, and again by 2.3% in 2017.

The annual wages also vary between areas of the UK, again with the average wages within Scotland almost always being lower than the national average of the same job, the differences are as follows:

Production Operative – National Average £16,913 | Scotland Average £16,227

Fitter – National Average £27,819 | Scotland Average £23,361

Welder – National Average £24,387 | Scotland Average £27,517

Warehouse Operative – National Average £16,915 | Scotland Average £16,648

Within the last two years the job demand for jobs in manufacturing has also changed with the job demand for permanent staff falling slightly to what it was the year before. While the job demand for temporary staff halved from what it was the year before. This based on a 90-day survey conducted in both years.

Support Services

This industry has also been effected as the same two year decrease to the national average wage, with it falling by 3.5% in 2016, and a further 1.9% in 2017, making the average £23,453. Unlike the other two, there weren’t many exceptions to this, with most jobs in the support service industry decreasing both years with the only main exception being the role of ‘customer service advisor’ which raised 6.3% in 2017.

The annual wages also vary between areas of the UK, again with the average wages within Scotland almost always being lower than the national average of the same job, the differences are as follows:

Receptionist - National Average £19,406 | Scotland Average £18,350

Personal Assistant - National Average £26,240 | Scotland Average £24,500

Administrator - National Average £22,705 | Scotland Average £20,192

Call Centre Advisor - National Average £17,276 | Scotland Average £17,470

Customer Service Advisor - National Average £19,895 | Scotland Average £17,169

Within the last two years the job demand for jobs in manufacturing has also changed with the job demand for permanent staff falling to only 1/8th of what it was a year before, and the job demand for temporary staff doubling from what it was the year before. Again, this based on a 90-day survey conducted in both years.

 

All data gathered from blueArrow.

 

 

 

 

Written By Alex Hunt

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