Since 2005, we have successfully brought together employers and skilled jobseekers throughout Oxfordshire and Warwickshire – so it’s fair to say that our Recruiters know our specialist job sectors inside out. That’s why we decided to put our team’s knowledge to good use, and produce a salary guide for various roles, for the local area. We conducted extensive research in the making of this, to help businesses and jobseekers alike recognise what constitutes a competitive salary and benefits package.
As an employer, you can use this guide to ensure that you are doing all that you can to make your company a desirable place to work, which in turn will help you to attract the best talent.
The five job sectors that we specialise in, and so have focussed our survey on, are: Sales and Marketing, Operations, Business Support, Accountancy and Finance, and Customer Service. We recruit for roles in these sectors on a daily basis, and have a strong understanding of the market rates for a wide variety of jobs.
On average, our survey shows that salaries in Oxfordshire are slightly higher than those in Warwickshire, which reflects the higher living costs in Oxford and the surrounding areas.
Here are a few short snippets of what was discovered when we put together our guide.
Sales & Marketing
Within sales and marketing, we recruit candidates for a range of entry-level and managerial positions, in everything from digital marketing to business development. Our survey saw a recent increase in demand for digital marketing specialists - likely due to digital becoming increasingly important in all industries and companies striving to increase their online presence.
We recruit for a variety of roles in operations, covering most areas of the supply chain from purchasing to dispatch. The creation of 500 new operative-level positions has created staff shortages and increased wages in both Oxfordshire and Warwickshire.
We help fill roles in office support, business support and human resources. These roles have become especially important this year, when you consider recent changes to GDPR legislation that have come into effect, and the additional administrative burden that has been created.
Accountancy & Finance
An increase in demand, coupled with a lack of qualified candidates has increased salary expectations across the region. Roles particularly in demand at this time are experienced credit controllers, part-qualified accountants and newly-qualified accountants.
Factors such as the expansion of the Bicester village retail outlet and the opening of the Westgate shopping centre has meant that demand has become higher than supply – which has increased retail salaries across central Oxfordshire.
For your copy of our Oxfordshire & Warwickshire Salary Guide for 2018/2019, please contact either Christina Nicholls or Georgina Collinson in our Client Relationship team on 01295 262266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com.
We hope this helps you familiarise yourself with the market rate for the job sector that you’re looking to enter, or progress in. For businesses, this should help you to benchmark your salary offering to ensure that you are offering a competitive package.