Travel Salary Index - December 2014

15th January 2015

Travel Jobs Sector Ends 2014 On High Note
C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment’s
Travel Salary Index – December 2014
C&M Travel Salary Index - December 2014
  • Executive salaries reach three-year high
  • Average wages rise again to highest point of the year
  • Travel salaries increasing across the country

Executive salaries lead the way in December

A sharp rise in executive travel salaries helped 2014 end strongly by pushing average wages to their highest level all year, according to the latest Travel Salary Index from C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment, which looked at all new roles registered at the companies during December.

Average wages for a job in travel rose by 2.16 per cent last month to reach a new 2014-high of £26,316, with much of this increase being due to typical pay for executive roles (those with salaries above £40,000) rising to their highest level since May 2011.

In fact, December saw pay rise across the board with salaries for standard travel roles (those paying up to £40,000) increasing to their highest point since February 2014, while the south saw wages hit their highest level since May 2013 and the north saw average pay reach its highest point since May 2014.

“With wages increasing in both the north and south for both standard and executive roles, December was a great month for those seeking a new travel job,” said Barbara Kolosinska, sales director at C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment.

“With uncertainties over the economy still being felt, it has been a challenging year for the travel recruitment industry, but the last quarter of 2014 has been overwhelmingly positive with consistent month-on-month salary increases. This is a great sign for 2015 and we’re very positive that the coming year will be a busy one - not only for the travel recruitment sector, but for the whole of the travel industry.”

Candidates / vacancies dip for Christmas

As usual, December saw a monthly dip in both the number of new candidates looking for travel jobs and the amount of new vacancies made available. However, while Christmas was clearly a distraction for job seekers, December’s total number of applicants was still significantly up compared to the same month in 2013.

Ms Kolosinska added: “The last two weeks of December are always one of the quietest points of the year for the travel recruitment market, but it was still very encouraging to see so many new candidates searching for new jobs and we are in a great position to start 2015.”

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All figures are drawn from the salaries of the month’s new vacancies advertised with C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment.

C&M Travel Recruitment was established in 1998 and is the largest and most successful specialist travel recruitment company in the UK.

For further information please contact: Owen Mckeon (content manager - 0161 238 4497 / owen@candm.co.uk) or Barbara Kolosinska (sales director - 07507 602 069 / barbara@candm.co.uk).

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