Accounting salaries rise, as competition for the top candidates remains fierce

Advertised salaries across the accounting industry rose by 4.3% increase in April, with job vacancies rising by 17.8%, according to the latest data from CV-Library.

The data explored fluctuations in salaries, jobs and applications throughout the month and compared these with statistics from the same period in 2017. While the country as a whole saw salaries rising by 2% year-on-year, the sales sector saw an above-average hike in pay, making it onto the list of the top 10 industries for salary growth right now. The full list includes:

  1. Legal – salaries rose by 11.3%
  2. IT – 7.2%
  3. Social care – 7.2%
  4. Marketing – 4.4%
  5. Sales – 4.3%
  6. Automotive – 3.9%
  7. Accounting – 3.4%
  8. Engineering – 3.1%
  9. Recruitment – 2.7%
  10. Catering – 1.2%

Lee Biggins, MD of CV-Library, said: “The data suggests that the job market in the accounting industry is thriving right now. Businesses are remaining confident and this is clearly catching on. The fact that application rates are up is great news for employers across the industry, who may be looking to secure talented new recruits in the coming months.”


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