Liverpool white-collar salaries see big rise as employers struggle to fill roles

Using information from its own database, CV-Library, said the average white-collar salary in Liverpool last month was £34,413, up from £30,725 in February 2018. Tony McDonough reports

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White-collar salaries have soared in Liverpool, says CV-Library

 

Average white-collar salaries in Liverpool jumped by 12% in February, new data from one of the UK’s biggest jobs sites reveals.

Using information from its own database, CV-Library, said the average white-collar salary in Liverpool last month was £34,413, up from £30,725 in February 2018 as businesses struggled to find the right people to fill their vacancies.

Liverpool was also one of the few northern cities to see positive vacancy growth, with 2.3% more jobs being advertised last month, although this growth was 1.4% less than the national average.

The data, which explored job market activity in February 2019 and compared it with data from the same period last year, found that applications for new roles fell by 9.5% last month, putting local employers in a very compromising position.

Lee Biggins, founder and chief executive of CV-Library, said: “The labour market is extremely tight right now and has been for some time. It’s no wonder then that employers across the city are slowing down their hiring efforts, particularly when the Government still hasn’t negotiated on an effective plan for Brexit.  

“What’s more, while rising wages are in no doubt a massive pull-factor for candidates, businesses across Liverpool cannot ignore the fact that employees’ expectations have begun to shift. As such, money is no longer the most effective way of appealing to new talent, particularly when there is so much uncertainty across the UK.”

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