January 2023 Jobs Overview
Within the property sector there is a fear of the looming recession and entering 2023 there was a worry on hiring freezes within businesses. A report released by TotalJobs at the beginning of January suggested that 32% of workers are concerned about job security and only 31% said they expect to look for a new job in 2023.
Here at Ambitious Group, we were cautiously optimistic going into January and we were right to feel like this. The market is incredibly busy right now, in fact, we have had one of our busiest Januarys’ to date and we see no signs of this slowing down heading into February.
We are seeing a sharp rise in salaries across all sectors and locations as companies race to get the best talent in their business. We are also seeing candidates understanding their worth and demanding higher pay to match the current cost of living crisis, TotalJobs reported that securing higher pay is the main driving force for job seekers (57%) in 2023. We recently managed to secure a conveyancing candidate an incredible 234.4% increase in salary, and we expect more of this to happen throughout 2023.
Advice to Job Seekers
Don’t let the fear of job security scare you from moving jobs. If a company is hiring then it means they are in a good position and are future proofing by investing in their team. We have seen redundancies across all sectors in the UK which means we may see more job seekers on the market, therefore it is integral that you sell yourself well and put your best foot forward. Take a look at our latest blog on how to kick start your job search effectively.
Advice to Hiring Managers
The best advice we can give to hiring managers and companies is to advertise the salary. Candidates no longer will apply for roles that advertise the salary as ‘competitive’, according to TotalJobs, 62% of candidates would ignore job adverts that do NOT disclose the pay and benefits. Be open and honest with candidates and recruiters about the salary and you will attract higher quality candidates.
February 2023 Jobs Outlook
*data was pulled from the Ambitious Group website on 30/01/2023 AM
- 137 Live Jobs
- £34,761 average salary across all jobs, locations and sectors
- Our top location is Leeds
Jobs in the North of England
- 50 Live Jobs
- £32,750 average salary across all jobs and sectors in the North
Our highest paying job in the North is a Quantity Surveyor based in Leeds, paying up to £50,000 per year. Find out more here.
This location includes: Yorkshire, County Durham, Tyne & Wear, and Northumberland.
Jobs in North West England
- 42 Live Jobs
- £31,866 average salary across all jobs and sectors in the North West
Our highest paying job in the North West is a Commercial Property Solicitor based in Liverpool, paying up to £60,000 per year. Find out more here.
This location includes: Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, and Cheshire.
Jobs in the Midlands
- 18 Live Jobs
- £33,056 average salary across all jobs and sectors in the Midlands
Our highest paying job in the Midlands is a Technical Conveyancing Lawyer based in Northamptonshire, paying up to £55,000 per year. Find out more here.
This location includes: Northamptonshire, West Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, and Nottinghamshire.
Jobs in the South of England
- 17 Live Jobs
- £47,618 average salary across all jobs and sectors in the South
Our highest paying job in the South is a Senior Associate – Conveyancing Solicitor based in London, paying up to £100,000 per year. Find out more here.
The location includes: London, Cambridgeshire, West Sussex, Hertfordshire, East Sussex, and Buckinghamshire.
Lettings and Property Jobs across the UK
- 67 Live Jobs
- £27,642 average salary across all property jobs
- Leeds is the top location with 11 live jobs
Our most common property job titles include:
- Property Manager
- Lettings Negotiator
- Sales Negotiator
- Area Valuer
- Lettings Manager
- Branch Manager
Our highest paying property job is a Senior Sales Manager based in London, paying up to £50,000 basic per year. Find out more here.
View all our property jobs here.
Conveyancing and Legal Jobs across the UK
- 61 Live Jobs
- £41,858 average salary across all conveyancing jobs
- Liverpool is the top location with 5 live jobs
Our most common legal and conveyancing job titles include:
- Residential Conveyancer
- Conveyancing Fee Earner
- Commercial Property Solicitor
- Technical Conveyancing Lawyer
- Head of Training
- Conveyancing Assistant
Our highest paying conveyancing job is a Senior Associate – Conveyancing Solicitor based in London, paying up to £100,000 per year. Find out more here.
View all our conveyancing jobs here.
Building and Construction Jobs across the UK
- 9 Live Jobs
- £40,444 average salary across all property jobs
- Leeds is the top location with 3 live jobs
Our most common building and construction job titles include:
- Architectural Technologist
- Senior Quantity Surveyor
- Senior Town Planner
- Building Surveyor
Our highest paying construction job is a Quantity Surveyor based in Leeds, paying up to £50,000 per year. Find out more here.
View all our construction jobs here.
Whether you are looking for your next property, conveyancing or construction job or searching for the next member of your team we can help. We have over 200 years of sector experience across the team so we’re confident in calling ourselves experts. If you are looking for your next job or hire get in touch today, or take a look at our latest jobs.