Higher salaries boost social care jobs market
Independent job board, CV-Library has revealed that social care job applications rose by 2.6% in June year on year, with salaries up by 4.1%.
The job board also revealed a 43.2% jump in the number of social care professionals looking for work online, which it said could be attributed to higher salaries.
Average salaries in the sector were £26,055 compared with £25,025 in June 2018.
Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, (pictured) said: “Many organisations have had no choice but to push up their pay packets, as they look to attract more professionals to their companies. Our findings suggest that these efforts may well be paying off, as more people are considering moving jobs right now, particularly across the finance industry.”
Despite these positive trends, the amount of social care jobs on offer fell by 8.1% year-on-year and a further 11.2% month-on-month.
Lee added: “While there are less social care jobs up for grabs, it’s important to remember that this is not unusual at this time of year, given that hiring tends to slow down in the summer months. However, we could also attribute it to the fact that employers are focussing on offering fewer jobs, with higher pay, in a bid to meet the growing demands of candidates in the market.”