Auto industry salaries upwardly mobile

The UK automotive sector was one of the top five industries for salary growth last year.

It recorded a 3.9 per cent growth in salaries compared to 2014 figures, according to CV-Library, a UK job site.

Construction topped the list with salary growth of 10.2%, followed by retail (5.9%), media (5.7%) and charity (4.2%).

CV-Library found that the average salary in the automotive industry rose from £29,298.08 in 2014 to £30,376.33 last year. In addition, the sector also recorded strong job growth with a 16.1% increase compared to 2014.

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, said, ‘It’s great to see the automotive job market flourishing. The sector continues to thrive with strong job growth and increasing salaries, which is good news for workers and businesses alike and it bodes well for the automotive industry in 2016.’