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Automotive vacancies and salaries are on the rise

New data has revealed that the number of advertised jobs in the automotive industry is on the increase along with average salary, despite uncertainty following last month’s general election.

In June, advertised jobs in the automotive industry rose by 19.7% when compared with results from 2016.

The data from CV-Library has found that the automotive sector was also one of the few industries to witness a month-on-month increase in vacancies, with jobs numbers rising by 2.9% compared to May 2016.

Furthermore, when comparing June 2017 data with June 2016, the stats reveal that automotive was one of the top five industries which saw the strongest salary growth last month:

  1. Hospitality – up by 15.2%
  2. Social Care – up by 4.7%
  3. Education – up by 4.7%
  4. Automotive – up by 3.8%
  5. IT – up by 1.9%

CV-Library’s founder and managing director, Lee Biggins, said: “We are now one year on from the EU Referendum, and with post-election uncertainty still looming, it is very positive to see that salaries in the automotive industry are continuing to rise at a steady rate.

"The motoring industry as a whole has seen investment fall in the first six months of the year, so it is reassuring that many organisations in the sector are continuing with their hiring plans, and recognising the need to push up salaries in a bid to attract the most talented recruits.”

However, candidate application rates saw a 17.1% drop when compared with June 2016. In addition, applications fell by 10.6% month-on-month.

Biggins said: “While it’s great to see that organisations in the automotive sector have not cut down their hiring plans, it’s clear that there is still a lot of uncertainty amongst candidates and therefore, unsurprising that application rates have taken a dip.

"The onus is now on organisations to continue to work hard to offer attractive packages and entice individuals into their roles. While candidate appetite does tend to drop in the summer months, as the dust settles post-election we hope to see application rates pick back up.”

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