Average salary in Yorkshire and the Humber sees 12% rise

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Published: Monday 1st June 2015 by KCFM

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The average salary in our region has seen a 12.2% rise in the past 12 months.

Yorkshire and the Humber remains top of the table for salary growth, with the average wage now at £30,700.

But, as of February this year, Hull is still one of the worst cities to find a job in, second only to Sunderland.

Andrew Hunter, co-founder of Adzuna who completed the research, says:

“The Queen’s Speech saw the first full airing of the city devolution bill. The concentration of jobs in the North suggests a deep-rooted skills shortage in the northern workforce. More power over local infrastructure may increase employees’ mobility, but this only addresses the symptom.

“We need to see the cross-party commitment to apprenticeships – so prevalent in the manifesto-war – put into action. This isn’t a quick fix. It will take some time for these young men and women to make their way into the workforce. Nevertheless, it’s an investment for the future that is sure to pay massive dividends in the North when it finally comes to fruition.”

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Published: Monday 1st June 2015 by KCFM

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