InAutomotive, an automotive job board has revealed the top 10 highest paying jobs in the UK automotive industry in 2018.

The niche automotive job board released the figures recently in its 2017-18 annual report, alongside data surrounding jobseekers in the industry. The report includes job hotpoints, gender insight, job category information, top growth areas and more surrounding automotive professionals and their preferences for a new job.

The report reveals the top 10 highest paying roles in the motor trade based on the salary information automotive companies advertised on InAutomotive’s website. The 10 highest paid jobs were:

 

  1. Franchise
  2. Management and Business
  3. Sales
  4. Finance and Accountants
  5. Fleet
  6. Dealership
  7. Vehicle Leasing and Rental
  8. Automotive Training
  9. Vehicle Assembly
  10. Bodyshop

 

Alongside revealing the roles with the highest paying average salary in 2018, the report also revealed the YoY difference in average salaries in the industry from 2017-18.

Vehicle Assembly roles in particular benefitted from a significant rise in average salary, jumping from £24,647.06 in 2017 to £33,000.00 in 2018, up 33.89%.

The Sales category average salary increased by 1.08%, from £39,783.57 to £40,215.08.

A more noticeable jump in average salary came from the Bodyshop category, which increased from 2017-18 by 6.26%. Figures raised from £30,259.41 to £32,152.95.

Dealership roles also benefitted from a 5.75% rise. In 2017, the average salary for this category stood at £33,532.16. 2018 figures showed the average salary had increased to £35,458.62.

The Automotive Training category average salary also increased by 9.60% in 2018, heading upwards from £30,131.68 to £33,025.21.

CEO of InAutomotive Ian Partington said: “A number of jobs in the automotive industry have benefitted from a raise in salary over the last couple of years. The increase in salary could be very much related to the shortage in the relevant roles, therefore a more attractive salary being offered may be enough to quash competitors when recruiters look to attract top talent.”

“Our data also showed that there was a large demand for Supply Chain, Warehousing, Transport and Technician professionals in 2018.”

 

76% rise in plug-in electric car ownership in 2018

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) released new Motorparc data yesterday, showing there was a record 195,410 plug-in electric vehicles on UK roads, after registrations increased by 76.6% in 2018.   Ownership of alternatively fuelled vehicles...

Jaguar Land Rover begins Brexit shutdown

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has begun its week-long factory shutdown as part of its plans for Brexit. As reported by the BBC, the shutdown, which is in addition to a scheduled closure for Easter, will affect 18,500 people employed at Castle Bromwich, Solihull and...

Toyota planning new model for Suzuki at UK plant

Sky News has reported that Toyota is preparing to build a new model in the UK in late 2020. Toyota will make hybrid electric vehicles on behalf of Suzuki. It will be manufactured at its Burnaston plant in Derbyshire, with engines provided from its site in North Wales....

Sytner to build JLR dealership in Bristol

Sytner has appointed Midas Construction to build a brand new Guy Salmon Jaguar Land Rover dealership at Cribbs Causeway, near Bristol. As reported by AM Online, the dealership is expected to open in Spring 2020, the 72,000sq-ft site will feature more than 400...

Share This