THE 2014 OIL AND GAS GLOBAL SALARY GUIDE - NOW AVAILABLE:
Skills shortages are the primary challenge facing two-thirds of UK employers in the oil and gas sector for 2014, revealed the Oil & Gas Global Salary Guide
Oil and gas industry employers are facing significant skills shortages according to the Oil & Gas Global Salary Guide, and over 65 per cent (68.1%) of employers plan to increase headcount in 2014, exacerbating the already skill-short market, adding pressure to increase salaries to attract candidates, which is based on data from 24,000 respondents
Eighty-three per cent of employers predict an upturn in salaries in the coming year as hiring managers vie for top talent, at the same time as further emphasis is put on benefits. The number of employees receiving benefits grew by over seven per cent over the last 12 months as employers look to bolster compensation packages with incentivised bonuses or attractive pension plans. UK respondents indicated, 27 per cent of employees are offered bonuses, 25 per cent pension plans and 19 per cent have private health plans as part of their salary package.
Although in 2013 salaries flattened for the first time in three years employer’s confidence in the market is high as 72 per cent of hiring managers have a positive or very positive outlook on the Oil and Gas industry.
The Guide produced by recruiting experts Hays Oil & Gas and leading jobsite Oil and Gas Job Search, shows UK local average salaries to have gone up by 0.85 per cent, whereas salaries for imported talent declined by 1.4 per cent compared to the previous year.
Duncan Freer, Managing Director of Oil and Gas Job Search adds: “Whilst the overall level of increase in pay in the UK has slowed, the government has taken steps to welcome further business and investment in the UK by announcing a new tax allowance aimed at boosting the development of shale gas resources in the UK.”
Duncan Freer, comments: “Despite the concerns over a sluggish economic recovery, the feeling in the industry remains positive. Employees and new entrants to the industry can look forward to working dynamic and rewarding global sector.”
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2014 Salary Guide Summary:
Disciplines covered 24
Countries represented 53
Respondents to the survey 24,000
Respondents who are employers in the industry 7,200