March 01, 2012 02:30 ET

Salaries in the North West Reach Seasonal High, Reports

- Salaries in the North West of England rose by two index points to reach 12 month high

- Professional-service jobs, on average, still offer highest salaries, according to salary tracker

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 1, 2012) - Salaries in the North West of England have risen by two index points to reach a twelve-month high, according to a report from the UK's #1 job site,

The report found that salaries for those living in Cheshire, Lancashire, Cumbria and Merseyside had increased, compared to similar figures released last year.

The region, which includes populous cities Manchester and Liverpool, has been the focus of great economic and infrastructural redevelopment in recent years, as the government tries to generate growth away from London. claims economic investment, which has been pumped into the region over the past 15 years, has allowed other sectors to prosper in the North West, creating job opportunities and of course increasing salaries. Such growth has meant opportunities for jobs in Manchester, for example, have increased, as larger businesses and corporations continue to relocate from London (the BBC being a recent example.)

However the North West was not the only region in the UK to witness an average salary increase. Those living in East Anglia saw their salaries rise by 6%- a six month high for workers employed predominantly in the agricultural sector.

But which jobs are currently the highest paying?

According to the average salary tracker, professional-service jobs are still among the highest paid in the UK. Those working in Strategy & Consultancy, Banking, Financial Services or Accountancy (Qualified) sectors saw their average salaries increase over the past year. People working in jobs categorised under Strategy & Consultancy saw their average wages rise by £2,864, compared to similar figures published in 2011.

The tracker, which can be viewed via the website, allows online users to view the average salaries attained and the numbers of jobs available across 36 specialist sectors. Users can also view the highest paid jobs in each sector, according to title, simply by clicking on the sector title.

As aforementioned, professional-service sector jobs are currently among the highest paid in the UK. However other sectors salary packets have also gained weight since 2011. For example, people working in sales jobs have also seen their average salaries increase, by £1,762.

To search a broad selection of jobs, visit

About is the UK's leading online recruitment service, featuring over 110,000 jobs in Manchester, Birmingham and across the UK from more than 8,000 recruiters across 42 industry sectors. is the UK's most visited job site and was named by Experian Hitwise as the Number 1 website for Employment & Training sites throughout 2010 and between January and June 2011.


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