Travel Salary Index - January 2015

17th February 2015

Travel Vacancies Rise To Eight-Year High
C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment’s
Travel Salary Index – January 2015

C&M Travel Salary Index - January 2015

  • Number of new travel jobs reaches highest level since March 2007
  • Candidate registrations up strongly year-on-year
  • Weak northern figures sees fall in average salaries

New high for travel vacancies

Candidates looking for a new travel job had more options available to them last month than at any point since early 2007, 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 January 2015.

After reaching a seven year high in October 2014, last month’s total number of new travel vacancies rose again to hit its highest level since March 2007. There was also a strong annual increase in the number of people searching for new roles, with January 2015 seeing nearly 25 per cent more candidates registering than in the same month last year.

Speaking about the month’s figure, Barbara Kolosinska, Director at C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment, said: “It’s an understatement to say that January was a busy month for the travel jobs market – companies made more jobs available last month than at any point for nearly eight years. What a great start to 2015!

“In addition, we also saw a huge increase in new job seekers, with the number of new candidate registrations rising well above the average level for the previous 12 months. With annual increases in both the number of new travel roles and job seekers, it looks like the travel recruitment market could be in for a very busy few months.”

Salaries dip in January

It wasn’t all good news in January though as average salaries for new travel roles fell back compared to the 20-month high in December. However, January 2015’s average of £25,652 was still significantly up compared to that seen in January 2014.

The dip was mainly a result of the fall in salaries seen in the north of the UK, where the average travel salary fell to its lowest level since last March.

“Salaries for new travel jobs dipped in January, but it is worth remembering that the previous month saw one of the Index’s highest figure in the past two years,” said Ms Kolosinska. “Travel salaries remain considerably above the 2014 average, so job seekers currently have a great variety of attractive roles available to them.”

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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 (Director - 07507 602 069 / barbara@candm.co.uk).

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