Key Salary Trends for 2012 and analysis of 2011

Please find below a table indicating the type of roles we recruited for in 2011 and the respective salary levels paid to all successful candidates placed by Tiger according to broad industry sectors. I suspect many of you have received a number of salary surveys over the last month and, to this end, we have kept things simple – in addition to the figures below, I have jotted down the most pertinent and useful points/trends as I understand them. Please feel free to contact me (David Morel) should you seek further clarification.

Thoughts for 2012

  • We expect salary levels to remain static over the next 12 months.
  • To save money, businesses are asking their support staff to support a larger number of individuals and 1:1 PA roles are reserved for the most senior executives in the business. We expect this trend to continue.
  • There has been a shortage of quality candidates in the market. We expect this to change as confidence returns to the UK economy and job seekers are less worried about moving jobs.
  • I would suggest that employers will have to continue to offer 5-10% salary increases when hiring new staff. That said, when recruiting above the £50k level, salary increases will be more in line with a 0.5% increase.

Key trends in 2011

  • The majority of candidates we placed in 2011 received an increase in salary of between 5-10%. The average increase over the year was 7%.
  • There was an increase in salary levels for first jobbers (graduate level) from £18k minimum to £20k minimum in professional services. There was good demand for first jobbers in 2011 and as such, employers were having to offer up to £23k for the very best.
  • There was a decrease in salary levels in the highest brackets, for instance the highest salaries paid to the top Business Assistants and Executive Assistants dropped by £5-10k in 2011.
  • That said 75% of candidates we interviewed in 2011 were looking for a salary increase when moving jobs.

A Table showing the range of salaries paid to candidates placed by Tiger Recruitment in 2011.

Professional Services Creative Not For Profit Private Household
Receptionist £22,000-
£27,000
£20,000-£24,000 £20,000-£24,000
Senior Receptionist £27,000-
£33,000
£23,000-
£28,000
£23,000-
£27,000
Junior Administrator £22,000-
£26,000
£20,000-
£24,000
£20,000-
£23,000
Senior Administrator £26,000-
£32,000
£23,000-
£28,000
£22,000-
£28,000
Marketing Assistant £24,000-
£30,000
£19,000-
£25,000
£18,000-
£23,000
Team
PA/Secretary
£24,000-
£32,000
£24,000-
£28,000
£25,000-
£29,000
Personal Assistant £32,000-
£40,000
£26,000-
£35,000
£28,000-
£33,000
£35,000 -
£45,000
Executive Assistant £40,000 -
£55,000
£35,000-
£43,000
£35,000-
£39,000
£38,000 -
£60,000
Business Assistant £45,000-
£60,000
£38,000-
£45,000
£38,000-
£45,000
Office
Manager
£40,000-
£55,000
£34,000-
£45,000
£30,000-
£40,000
Accounts Assistant £22,000-
£30,000
£20,000-
£27,000
£20,000-
£24,000

Categories: Employers, Job Seekers

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