Travel Salary Index - November 2013

17th December 2013
 
Winter Slowdown Hits Travel Salaries
C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment's 
Travel Salary Index - November 2013
 
C&M Travel Salary Index - November 2013
  • Average travel salaries dip in November, but rise annually
  • Number of new candidates falls, but still remains strong
  • Number of new travel vacancies also decreases in the month

Salaries down as winter approaches

Average salaries for new travel jobs fell in November, signifying the beginning of the annual winter slowdown in the recruitment market. 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, found that salaries dipped by 1.82 per cent to stand at £24,410. However this marked a strong 3.66 per cent increase from November 2012, while the three-month average figure also rose by 2.60 per cent annually.

Commenting on the month's findings, Barbara Kolosinska, sales director at C&M Travel Recruitment, said: "While any fall in salary is disappointing, the 3.66 per cent rise in pay from this time last year is a more accurate indication of the state of the travel jobs market. Salaries may have fallen in November, but 2013 continues to be a positive year for travel recruitment, with many companies not only stepping up their efforts to find new employees, but also offering higher packages to secure the right recruits."

Candidate registrations remain steady

Although the number of new travel jobs being made available fell slightly last month, November's figure was still the third best so far this year and remained high above the 2013 average as well as the equivalent frame last year.

The picture was not so positive in terms of the number of new candidates registering for travel jobs however, with November witnessing a sharp dip compared to the previous month.

"Winter is here, and with it comes the expected slowdown in the recruitment market. While December is traditionally a very quiet month, it appears that, even in November, people's attentions have turned towards the holiday season," said Ms Kolosinska.

"However, many companies are looking to find new recruits to fill their job vacancies before the Christmas break, while we expect to see a buoyant market when January appears."

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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@candmrecruitment.co.uk) or Barbara Kolosinska (sales director - 07507 602 069 / barbara@candm.co.uk).

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