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Amount Of Job Vacancies In The Hospitality Industry Soars, As Salaries Also Rise By 9.5%

JodyP 8 August 2019
Amount Of Job Vacancies In The Hospitality Industry Soars, As Salaries Also Rise By 9.5%

Plus, candidate applications for hospitality jobs also reached boiling point in July 

According to the latest job market data from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, the amount of hospitality jobs on offer has grown by a staggering 48.2% yearon-year, with average pay for new roles also increasing by 9.5%.  

The findings, which analysed job market data from July 2019 with the same period in 2018, showed that average pay in the industry currently sits at £32,732, compared to £29,890 in July 2018. Pay also increased by an even greater 26.9% month-by-month, from £25,789 in June 2019. 

Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library comments: With the hospitalitindustry being the third-largest employer in the country and many organisations looking to solidify their work-force, it’s no surprise that we’ve seen such a boost in advertised vacancies.   

“That being said, candidates shouldn’t hang about if they’re looking to apply for hospitality roles this summer. It may be tempting to sit back and enjoy the sunshine we’ve been having, but with salaries and vacancies on the rise, now’s the time to hand in that application you’ve been thinking about!”  

What’s more, the findings show that applications for new roles in hospitality rose by a staggering 41.3% year-on-year, suggesting that candidates have been receptive to the hike in salary and vacancies.  

Biggins continues: “It’s clear that candidates have picked up on the increases salaries and vacancies available right now, meaning that you could face some stiff competition when looking for work. However, there’s a whole host of opportunities up for grabs, so don’t despair! 

Organisations across the industry need extra employees on board during the summer period, thanks to the warmer weather and more Brits being on holiday. Make the most of this time by dusting off your CV and ensuring that you’re ready to start job-hunting, whether that’s by learning new skills or simply practicing your interview technique.”