Travel salaries hit 2014 peak in November

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Average salaries for new jobs in the travel industry rose to their highest point this year in November.

There was a 2.21% increase from October to £25,584, which represented a 6.15% rise over the same point in 2013.

Meanwhile, pay for new standard travel roles broke through the £20,000 barrier, according to the latest travel salary index from C&M Travel Recruitment and Chisholm & Moore Executive Recruitment, which assessed all new roles registered during the month.

The three-month average figure, which gives a more accurate indication of recent trends, was also up by more than 3% to £25,053 year-on-year.

Company sales director Barbara Kolosinska said: “With salaries rising in the north, south and across the UK as a whole, the travel recruitment market really is ending 2014 on a high.

 “Average salaries for new travel jobs are now the highest they have been all year and we haven’t seen this much activity in the market for at least the past six years, so we are fully expecting 2015 to get off to a positive – and busy – start.”

Candidate registrations saw double digit annual growth in November, while the amount of vacancies also remained far ahead of the average for 2014 so far.

However, there was a more mixed picture across the country with London seeing a dip in new standard vacancies, while C&M’s Reigate office recorded its highest number of new roles for over a year.

Kolosinska said: “Last month saw lots more candidates registering their interest in new roles, which is great to see as it indicates that they aren’t simply content to wait until the new year before thinking about the next stage of their career.

“And, with lots of new travel jobs being created every day, there are certainly plenty of opportunities for them to secure a great new role immediately.”


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