5.75% increase in dealership salaries

by | Feb 5, 2019

Specialist recruitment site, InAutomotive, has released its first annual report which reveals a 5.75% increase in salaries advertised for dealership jobs in 2018. The average salary advertised on the site for dealership jobs last year was £35,458.62. The average year-on-year increase in salaries advertised across all job categories was 0.34%, with an average salary of £32,260.27.

Other highlights from the report include the site’s top 10 job categories for year-on-year growth in terms of the number of jobs advertised and the number of jobseekers in each category. It shows a 20.83% increase in the number of dealership jobs advertised and a 26.04% increase in the number of jobseekers interested in the sector.

It’s very much a candidate’s market today, so if we want to attract and retain top talent, particularly the Millennial generation, we have to adapt our strategies to meet their needs.

– Ian Partington – CEO at InAutomotive

This shows significant demand for both jobseekers and jobs in the dealership category in comparison to InAutomotive’s site-wide averages. Overall, there was a 24.64% decline in the number of jobseekers who signed up and a 4.08% increase in the number of jobs advertised.

The report also shows that the dealership sector is still predominantly male. 70.23% of those browsing dealership jobs on InAutomotive in 2018 were male. This is slightly lower than the site’s average of 75.37%.

 

Figures courtesy of InAutomotive outlining the 5.75% percentage increase in dealership salaries – highlighted.

Automotive jobseekers were most in demand in the South East last year. A relatively high number of adverts were also posted for jobs in the West Midlands and South East.

InAutomotive also surveyed jobseekers across the automotive industry to discover the main motivation behind their job search. A huge 44% responded saying that they were ‘looking for a new challenge’. Only 15% responded, saying they were looking to earn more.

Jobseekers were also asked ‘What’s most important to you when looking for a new job?’. Half of respondents said that location was the most important element, above salary (35%), other benefits (5%) and bonuses (2%).

More statistics from InAutomotive showing the motivation for people working in dealerships to look for new jobs.

InAutomotive CEO, Ian Partington, said: “This is a first for us, and I’m really pleased with the end result. We wanted to be able to give recruiters an insight as to how or why jobseekers search for jobs, to help improve their own recruitment strategy.

“It’s very much a candidate’s market today, so if we want to attract and retain top talent, particularly the Millennial generation, we have to adapt our strategies to meet their needs – which is where data like this proves useful for anyone reconsidering their recruitment process.”

The full report is available here.

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