Tuesday 30 September 2008

UK Salary Gap Rise

The average advertised salary in London is now £10,000 more than the rest of the UK, according to new figures.

The figures, from search engine AllTheTopBananas.com, show that the average advertised salary around the UK is £31,128, compared with London's average advertised salary of £41,500.

The highest average advertised salary outside London is to be found in East Anglia, at £34,487, while the North West has the lowest at £29,676.

Region with average advertised salary:

London - £41,079

East Anglia - £32,551

Wales - £31,795

West Midlands - £31,673

South East - £30,765

South West - £30,496

East Midlands - £30,146

Yorkshire & Humber - £29,782

Scotland - £29,538

North East - £28,941

North West - £28,641

Dave Martin, managing director at AllTheTopBananas, said: "Advertised salaries are rising faster in London than the rest of the UK and the gap is getting bigger. This is a trend that is likely to continue throughout the next 12 months. We are also seeing advertised salaries continue to rise overall, putting added pressure on inflation. There's a chance this could add to the UK's economic woes in the next 12 months."

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