Standard travel pay rebounded in November following four months of successive falls.
Salaries for regular new jobs in the industry rose by more than 7.5% over October to reach £25,789 – up 10% year-on-year.
Average travel job wages edged up less than 1% in November to £27,253, but this represented a rise of 8.46% from the same month last year.
Pay has risen by 3.46% on a rolling 12-month average, according to the latest travel salary index produced by C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment.
However, the number of new candidates searching for new travel jobs fell by 2% from October and 9% year-on-year.
Meanwhile, the number of new jobs in the travel industry dipped by 9% in the month, but rose by 21% from last November.
C&M director Barbara Kolosinska said: “It’s been a strong year for travel salaries and with just one month to go it looks like 2018 will set new records for wages in the industry.
“The 7.6% monthly rise in pay for standard travel jobs is huge, and while we’re unlikely to see this kind of increase become a regular occurrence, it’s clear that the typical new travel role is now paying significantly more than at the same point last year.
“In terms of activity, the number of new travel roles being made available has jumped by 21% from last November.
“When you couple this with the small fall in the number of jobseekers, it means that we continue to have a candidate-driven market with the best applicants being highly in demand.”
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