Travel Salary Index – July 2013
13th August 2013
Average Travel Salaries Remain Steady In July
C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment's
Travel Salary Index - July 2013
- Average annual salaries increase 0.41 per cent in July, but fall annually
- New candidate registrations increase sharply
- Number of travel vacancies remains steady
Small increase for travel salaries
Average salaries for jobs in the travel industry increased marginally in July, according to the latest Travel Salary Index from C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment, which studied all new vacancies registered at the companies in the month. Nonetheless, the 0.41 per cent increase marked a welcome rise after the successive falls seen in May and June.
While lower than the figures for much of the first half of the year, the average salary of £24,561 remained higher than 2012's average of £24,425.
On a less positive note, July's figure was 1.30 per cent lower than that seen in the same month last year, while the three-month average (which is a more reliable indicator of recent trends) was down a disappointing 3.40 per cent.
Commenting on the figures, Barbara Kolosinska, sales director at C&M Travel Recruitment, said: "Average salaries increased last month which is always great to see - especially after falls in the two previous months. July's figure is also higher than the average pay for 2012, which is yet another indication that employers in the travel industry are becoming more confident and competitive with salaries in order to secure the best candidates for their company."
Sharp rise in new job seekers
July also saw a notable increase in the number of candidates seeking new roles. In fact, July saw the biggest monthly rise since January - a month that traditionally sees a huge increase in registrations due to candidates looking to find a new job as part of their New Year's resolutions.
In addition, the number of new vacancies registered with C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment remained ahead of the average figure seen in 2012.
"As expected, the end of this summer's great weather meant that people began to refocus on their career and so we saw a large rise in new candidates registering with us. This, combined with the healthy number of new vacancies that we advertised in the month, suggests that late summer and the early autumn will be a busy period for travel recruitment," Ms Kolosinska added.
All figures are drawn from the salaries of the month's new vacancies advertised with C&M Travel Recruitment and Chisholm & Moore Executive Recruitment.
C&M Recruitment Consultancy 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 / firstname.lastname@example.org) or Barbara Kolosinska (sales director - 07507 602 069 / email@example.com).