It’s often difficult to work out how much you should be paid, especially if you’re not the sort of person who discusses salaries with colleagues or friends. That’s why it helps to research job roles and salary brackets before you start applying for positions yourself or with a recruitment agency. You’ll need to take where you live into account too because regional variations can make quite a big difference.
We’ve all heard of the north/south divide and how people in the north of England earn less than those in the south for the same type of role. Yet within the south of England itself there are also regional differences, and of course if you start looking for a job closer to London or inside the M25, salaries will be higher. If you live in and around London you won’t often benefit from this however, because the cost of living is far higher in the capital too!
Recruitment agency knowledge
One big benefit of looking for a job with the help of a recruitment agency is that they can help you work out the right salary bracket for you. They will assess your skills, experience, location and sector, and tell you the type of money you should be earning. Take a look at these salary statistics across Oxfordshire to give you a ballpark idea:
- If you live in Banbury the average salary is £30,823. Salaries in Banbury have increased by 2.7% year-on-year.
- The average Bicester salary is £26,730. Salaries in Bicester have increased by 0.2% year-on-year.
- Compare this with the average salary for Oxfordshire as a whole which is £31,159 where salaries have decreased by 1.5% year-on-year and it looks like Banbury is a great place to live and seek employment – Source
Banbury is a busy and growing town and it has all different types of jobs on offer all of the time. The most frequently posted vacant positions in Banbury are trade and construction jobs and healthcare and nursing roles. Bicester recruitment agencies are often on the lookout for candidates for retail jobs and trade and construction roles, while recruitment agencies in Oxfordshire regularly promote jobs in IT, pharmaceuticals, science and healthcare.
Banbury and Bicester are both thriving towns in Oxfordshire with plenty of amenities and fantastic road and rail access. Oxfordshire as a whole is a thriving region with very low levels of unemployment compared with the rest of the country. If you live in Oxfordshire now or are thinking of moving here it is highly likely you will find a job that suits you pretty quickly, especially if you enlist the help of a recruitment agency who has great relationships with all the local businesses.
Looking for work now?
If you are looking for work in Banbury, Bicester or beyond, why not start right away? Recruitment agencies usually gets really busy in January so why not take some time out now to get in touch with us so we can get to know you ahead of our busy spell? We can talk you through the type of salary bracket you should be aiming for and we can start to let the relevant companies know you are looking for work. Even if there is no job available for you at this time, it will help them to remember you when something does become available.
Let us help you to find the perfect role within the ideal salary bracket. Contact our recruitment agency team – even if we don’t have the right job advertised on our website right now something may just be around the corner, so it’s worth giving us a call.