Cars Sales Jobs Pay Less And Is Heading Down Says Recruiter
- November 21, 2019
- Posted by: John Swift
- Category: Automotive Industry
Car sales executives are being paid less now than a year ago and jobs are harder to find with half the number of vacancies advertised compared to 12 months ago.
The data from national jobs board, Adzuna, lays bare the state of the employment market for people in the trade looking to change their position but faced with a lack of opportunities and openings. It says that the average car sales executive salary is now below £29,500 which is around 13% less than the national average advertised salary of £33,915, and a year-on-year drop of more than one percent which is again worse than the UK average for all jobs.
Perhaps even more worrying is the colossal drop in the number of vacancies being advertised. Adzuna says that it has around 1,000 openings currently advertised which is less than half the number it had a year ago when it showed 2,150 vacancies.
Car Sales Executive Salary 13% Less Than National Average
There are big regional variations among the highest paying areas too. For example, in Cambridgeshire, the average salary a sales exec can expect is more than £35,000, a YOY increase of around seven per cent and where there are nearly 70 jobs currently available. In Norfolk, Adzuna says the average pay has dropped 10% over the past 12 months to around £30,100 and it has fewer than 30 openings to fill.
Backing up the gloomy picture, in the latest quarterly report on the jobs market from recruitment specialist, Reed, its Q3 index showed a fall in job vacancies which together with a slowing in Q2 meant it has seen two consecutive quarters of drop-off for the first time since 2010. Sales jobs were among the biggest slowdowns.
James Reed, Chairman of REED, said the economy and jobs market needs greater clarity on the political front before there is any real hope of recovery, adding:
“The latest quarterly job vacancy data from reed.co.uk appears to confirm my fears of a UK recession. There has been an acceleration in the downturn over the past two quarters and the impact on employment figures and the wider economy could be severe unless urgent action is taken.”