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Jobs Market March 2023

According to jobs search engine Adzuna the average salary nationwide for Maintenance Engineers is £38,830, down from £39,114 in December 2022. Locally average Maintenance Engineer salaries are £38,329 in the West Midlands, £38,004 in Staffordshire, £39,874 in Shropshire and £43,193 in Warwickshire.  


The average Service Engineer salary is £38,866 nationally. This will vary depending on industry, for example the average CNC Service Engineer salary is £37,969 and £33,128 for forklift service engineers.  


Source correct as of 7th March 2023 

In the latest release from The Office for National Statistics for vacancies and jobs in the UK the key findings are: 

  • The number of vacancies in November 2022 to January 2023 was 1,134,000, which is a decrease of 76,000 from August to October 2022. 

  • Quarterly growth fell for the seventh consecutive period to negative 6.3% in November 2022 to January 2023, with vacancies falling in 16 out of 18 industry sectors. 

  • In November 2022 to January 2023, total vacancies were down by 135,000 from the level of a year ago, although they remained 338,000 above their pre-coronavirus (COVID-19) January to March 2020 levels. 


Source correct as of 7th March 2023 


A survey by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) published in February 2023 reported 82% of the 5,600 firms surveyed across all sectors reported difficulties in recruiting. In the manufacturing sector this was 85%, second only to hospitality (87%) with 73% of companies facing difficulties in finding skilled technical workers. 



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