Engineering applicants on the rise in second quarter
23 Jul 2019
Summer may be traditionally a bad time for hiring but independent jobs board CV-Library claims that it has seen applications jump by nearly a fifth during the second quarter of 2019.
The company says that figures for average pay data reveal a year on year rise of 1.5% compared with the same period in 2018. Last year Q2 salaries in engineering averaged £35,765; this year they averaged £36,304 in the same quarter.
Founder and CEO of the firm Lee Biggins suggested that the Brexit factor – often seen as a negative – may have encouraged applications.
“The market has certainly been mixed this year, but it’s clear that the delay in Brexit has prompted many professionals to consider looking for a new job,” he said.
At the same time, the skills and labour gap has ensured engineering is not simply a hirer’s market he added.
“Employers are continuing to battle ongoing skills shortages and this means that many are desperate to find the top engineering talent that they need to push their organisations forward. Our data shows that these efforts could well be paying off, thanks to the huge hike in applications, which is helping to balance out the ratio between employer demand and candidate supply,” said Biggins.