June was a hot month for travel recruitment, claims C&M

June was a hot month for travel recruitment, claims C&M

Travel recruitment is going through something of a boom according to the latest monthly data from C&M Travel Recruitment.

The firm’s salary index has shows average salaries for newly advertised roles have topped £28,000 for the first time while standard travel wages have set a new all-time high.

The firm’s data for June indicated wages of roles registered with C&M in June jumped 9.2% to break through the £28,000 barrier.

The average new travel job came with a salary of £28,014, breaking the previous high of £27,312 set in February 2013.

In addition, wages for standard travel jobs (those paying up to £40,000) also set a new record with an average of £26,099 in June above March 2018’s previous high of £25,139.

It was also a record month for travel salaries in the south of the UK which set a new high for the second month in a row with an average of £29,026.

However, excluding the always quiet month of December, June 2018 had the lowest number of new monthly registrations since November 2016.

C&M said despite this it has still been an exceptionally busy start to 2018 for jobseekers with more new candidates searching for roles in the first six of the months of the year than at any point since at least 2011.

Meanwhile, job vacancy levels fell in June and fell by 22% from May to record the lowest number of new openings so far this year.

Barbara Kolosinska, director at C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment, said: “June was a truly great month for travel job seekers as they saw average salaries jumping by a huge 9.2% – or more than £2,300.

“Wages for new roles are now at an all-time high so it is clearly a great time to get back into the market or assess your current situation.

“It was also an outstanding month salary-wise for Travel Consultant or Business Travel Consultant jobs, with pay for the typical non-executive travel role rising by 13.5% compared to last June to set yet another record.

“On the other hand, we saw an unusually large decrease in the number of both vacancies and candidates last month, and while the glorious weather and the World Cup will inevitably have accounted for some of this impact, it is still an area that we will be keeping a close eye on as the summer continues.”

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