Salaries are Rising in the Construction Jobs Market

11 January by Miriam Heale


There is a general skills-shortage across planning and construction jobs market which could be in part leading to an increase in salaries.

CV-Library, a UK jobs site, found that construction managers and house builders saw 10.2 per cent salary growth in 2015.

The average annual salary for construction jobs posted on the CV-Library site rose from £40,496.08 in 2014 to £44,628.46 in 2015.

The sector with the second biggest salary growth on the site was retail, at 5.9%. 

The pay on offer for jobs in manufacturing, by contrast, was up just 2.4% in 2015.

There was also a 39% increase in the number of jobs posted on the site, compared to 2014.

According to Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, the growth in pay rises shows that UK employers are able to invest more heavily in finding the right talent for their business in 2016.

“Pay rises are being seen across the UK and its key sectors, and this is encouraging news for 2015’s job market,” he said.

These are the 10  sectors with the biggest pay rises in 2016:

1.            Construction (e.g construction manager, building technician) – 10.2% growth

2.            Retail (e.g Vendor, retail unit manager) – 5.9% growth

3.            Media (Journalist, media lecturer)– 5.7% growth

4.            Charity  (e.g Charity or community fundraiser)– 4.2% growth

5.            Automotive (e.g Mechanics, project engineer)– 3.7% growth

6.            Property services  (e.g Administator/planner– 3.4% growth

7.            Consulting (e.g Consulting engineer)– 3.1% growth

8.            Legal (e.g Lawyer)– 3% growth

9.            Hospitality (e.g Hotel manager, waiter)– 2.6% growth

10.          Manufacturing (e.g Manufacturing engineer)– 2.4% growth