23 July 2019 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Applications for property jobs jumped up by 24.9 per cent in the second quarter of 2019, according to new data from the UK job board CV-Library.
The findings, which compared job market data from Q2 2019 with the same period last year, found that average pay in the property industry increased by 5.6 per cent.
Salaries rose from £32,524 in Q2 2018, to £34,370 in Q2 2019.
Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, said: "The market has certainly been mixed this year, but it's clear that the delay in Brexit has prompted many professionals to consider looking for a new job."
Biggins added: "At the same time, salaries are rising and while money isn't everything when it comes to job satisfaction, if you're keen to earn a higher wage then moving jobs within the construction could well be your best bet. This is because businesses are desperately trying to attract more people to their roles and have no choice but to push up their pay packets in order to do so."
Alongside this, the data found that there were 11 per cent more property jobs on offer during this period, suggesting that employers are feeling confident about their hiring efforts.