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Average UK Salaries

August 10, 2018 | By | No Comments

Good afternoon,

It’s Dan’s birthday tomorrow, so we’ve had a good Friday in the office with presents and cake. We hope he has a great day tomorrow and the rain holds off for his bbq!

This week for the blog, we are going to look at average salaries for the UK in a number of areas such as gender, number of years experience, city, and industry. It will be interesting to see how the salaries vary depending on different aspects.

The first set of information we are going to look at is the average salary in the UK by gender. On average the salary of a male is £30,523 whilst the average salary for a female is £25,288. The men’s average salary is quite a bit higher than the female’s, this could be down to a number of reasons, such as the type of position the individual holds, what industry they work in, and the location where the individual works.

The next graph we are going to look at, is the average UK annual salary against the number of years’ experience you have. From the graph, you can see the average salary gradually increasing as the number of years’ experience also increases, It ranges from an average salary being £20,459  with less than 1 year experience in that field, moving up to an average of £39,153 with 20 years or more.

The next graph is showing the average salary by industry. From the graph you can see that the finance sector is the highest, followed by IT Services and Software Development. IT has taken over possibly everything you can think of in today’s world and IT jobs are very high in demand and as they can be very niche and/or complicated they pay a high amount of money. Although the majority of the other industries are not that far behind, it shows that the IT industry is a good place to be.

The last graph we will be looking at is the average UK salary by city. There is not that much of a big difference comparing the majority of cities mentioned in the graph below, the only one that really stands out is London. This isn’t much of a surprise as London is known for paying a higher wage than other cities. Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow, Birmingham, and Edinburgh’s average salaries are very similar with not much of a difference, although Cambridge is in-between London and the other cities.

Looking through all of the graphs above, there are a number of reasons why salaries can vary, such as number of years experience, the sector you work in, and the location that you work. It is interesting to see how each aspect can make a difference.

Have a great weekend.

Warm Regards,





Jobs at Risk with Carillion

January 19, 2018 | By | No Comments

Good afternoon,

How has everyone’s week been? Apparently it was ‘Blue Monday’ earlier this week, which is known as the ‘most depressing day of the year’ due to money, weather, time since the festive period, and failing new year’s resolutions. To be honest, does Blue Monday actually exist? Or was it just a publicity stunt? Moving onto the blog topic for this week, we will be looking at the news with regards to Carillion.

Carillion is the UK’s second largest construction firm in the UK, employing 43,000 members of staff globally with 20,000 of them being in the UK. They specialise in construction, facilities management, and ongoing maintenance who employ construction workers, hospital cleaners, prison maintenance workers, port staff, and workers in the energy and utilities sector. Earlier this week Carillion announced that the company was going into liquidation due to being under the weight of £1.5bn of debt, including a £587m pension shortfall. The problems seemed to arise from risky contracts in the Middle East where payments were delayed and the contracts proved to be unprofitable.

There are thousands of jobs currently at risk, with some people having already been made redundant, particularly from the smaller suppliers as they are owed a lot of money by Carillion. There are companies who have had to withdraw staff due to the fear that they can’t pay the staff for their work, along with employees that have just been sent home with no explanation. At present, it is unclear what will happen with the contracts. If the contracts are taken back into the public sector, the government, health authorities, or local governments may employ directly or may be taken over by another outsourced service provider. But there are no clear paths with what will happen with the private sector contracts.

If the path chosen is for the contracts to be taken back into the public sector and through the UK government, we may see new positions arise through our framework and help anyone whose job is at risk get back into a reliable and stable role. We will await to see how it turns out in the near future.

That’s it for our blog this week, check back next Friday as some changes will have been made in the office over the next week, which we will be discussing in next week’s blog.

Happy Friday!

Warm Regards,