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2019 Human Resources Salary Guide

2019 Human Resources Salary Guide

27-12-2018
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The 2019 Human Resources Salary Guide covers the recruitment trends of professionals, covering London, the Home Counties and the South West.

London

Home Counties

South West

 

LONDON

GENERALIST HR

  Salaries (£) Contract Rates (£)
HR Director/ Head of HR
 
Low 80,000 600
High 200,000 1,200
Average 100,000 750
 
HR Manager
 
Low 60,000 300
High 80,000 450
Average 75,000 375
 
HR Business Partner
 
Low 60,000 300
High 80,000 450
Average 75,000 375
 
HR Project Manager
 
Low 65,000 350
High 90,000 600
Average 75,000 450
 
 
HR Generalist
 
Low 35,000 200
High 45,000 350
Average 40,000 275
 
HR Advisor / Officer
 
Low 35,000 200
High 50,000 350
Average 44,000 275
 
HR Administrator / Coordinator / Assistant
 
Low 20,000 170
High 30,000 250
Average 25,000 210
 

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

  Salaries (£) Contract Rates (£)
Learning and Development Head Of / Director
 
Low 80,000 400
High 100,000 700
Average 90,000 550
 
 
Learning and Development Manager
 
Low 55,000 300
High 80,000 450
Average 65,000 375
 
Learning and Development Advisor
 
Low 30,000 150
High 45,000 275
Average 38,000 200-250
 
Learning and Development Administrator / Coordinator / Assistant
 
Low 25,000 130
High 35,000 180
Average 30,000 150
 
Trainer
 
Low 35,000 125
High 45,000 250
Average 36,000 200
 
 

REWARD & COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  Salaries (£) Contract Rates (£)
Compensation & Benefits Head Of / Director
 
Low 90,000 500
High 130,000 1,200
Average 110,000 750
 
Compensation & Benefits Manager / VP
 
Low 55,000 300
High 90,000 500
Average 75,000 400
 
Compensation & Benefits Advisor / Officer / Analyst
 
Low 30,000 200
High 50,000 300
Average 40,000 250
 
Compensation & Benefits Administrator / Coordinator / Assistant
 
Low 25,000 120
High 30,000 150
Average 28,000 130
 
 
HRIS Analyst
 
Low 45,000 275
High 70,000 450
Average 58,000 350
 
HR Analyst
 
Low 40,000 250
High 60,000 400
Average 50,000 325
 
 

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS

  Salaries (£) Contract Rates (£)
Employee Relations Manager
 
Low 60,000 325
High 75,000 450
Average 65,000 375
 
Employee Relations Advisor
 
Low 38,000 250
High 48,000 400
Average 45,000 350
 
 

ORGANISATIONAL DESIGN / TALENT MANAGEMENT / CHANGE

  Salaries (£) Contract Rates (£)
Organisational Development / Talent Management Head Of / Director
 
Low 90,000 600
High 120,000 1,200
Average 110,000 750
 
Organisational Development / Talent Management VP / Manager
 
Low 70,000 400
High 90,000 600
Average 80,000 500
 
HR Change / Transformation Manager
 
Low 75,000 500
High 120,000 800+
Average 90,000 600-650
 
Mobility Specialist
 
Low 65,000 450
High 75,000 700+
Average 70,000 650-700
 
 
Talent Management Administrator / Coordinator
 
Low 25,000 130
High 35,000 180
Average 30,000 150
 

RECRUITMENT

  Salaries (£) Contract Rates (£)
Head of Recruitment
 
Low 80,000 500
High 150,000 800
Average 90,000 650
 
Recruitment Manager
 
Low 55,000 350
High 80,000 500
Average 65,000 375
 
Recruiter
 
Low 40,000 250
High 55,000 350
Average 50,000 300
 
 
Recruitment Administrator / Coordinator / Assistant
 
Low 25,000 120
High 35,000 150
Average 30,000 130
 

GRADUATE RECRUITMENT

  Salaries (£) Contract Rates (£)
Head of Graduate Recruitment
 
Low 60,000 400
High 75,000 650
Average 70,000 500
 
Graduate Recruitment Officer
 
Low 45,000 250
High 60,000 375
Average 55,000 325
 

Commentary on Human Resources Roles and Remuneration in London for 2019

London Market

2018 was a buoyant year across the HR world, with lots of change happening in a wide range of industries. This cumulated in a 51% increase in roles when compared to 2017. The HR industry continued to be highly client led and businesses asked for more specific skill sets, often combining multiple specialisms to drive cost saving.

The changing political environment put businesses under pressure to improve their rates of retention and increased the importance of being able to attract the best staff available. This manifested in significant recruitment across Reward, Benefits & Compensation, where innovative payment structures and diverse benefit programmes are now necessary to drive internal engagement and attract talent to a business. A spike in Learning & Development roles was also seen as companies took steps to drive internal productivity and organically grow talent.

Businesses consistently looked to fill senior vacancies as experienced staff were required to support change programmes around regulatory updates and digitalisation - this was particularly prominent in the financial services sector. The interim market mirrored this, with a range of HR project roles being required.

The most popular roles, skills and qualifications

  • Operational HR
  • Recruitment
  • HR Business Partner/Manager

We noticed a continual need for operational HR support - these roles formed the backbone of opportunities seen throughout 2018. There was also significant demand for recruitment and core HR managerial roles.

Whilst the above roles are consistently sought after, year-on-year, 2018 stood out from 2017 in the sense that Compensation & Benefits, OD and Learning & Development roles increased notably, with businesses wanting to improve retention and attraction.

Noticeable workplace trends across Human Resources in London

Significant projects impacted the HR industry in 2018, including GDPR, Public Gender Pay information and the continuing trend to drive digitalisation within businesses. HR Project Managers and HR Business Partners have been brought in by businesses to implement and manage the appropriate policies to tackle these changes.

Brexit being just around the corner also affected the HR world - satellite offices have been established across Europe, in cities including Dublin, Frankfurt, Paris and Hamburg. This manifested in the more senior roles requiring a certain level of international experience. It also drove up the hiring of recruiters with EMEA experience who can assist with overseas recruitment for multinational businesses. This said, the overall impact of the UK’s exit from the EU has not been as high as predicted on the HR industry - 87% of the HR hiring managers who responded to our survey said they have not changed their recruitment plans since the Brexit decision was made. This percentage is well above the average for all other disciplines, suggesting HR remains one of the least affected industries.

HR still leads the way in terms of offering flexible working. Nowadays, the availability of flexibility is used as a marketing tool to promote businesses - this trend will continue into 2019.

Artificial Intelligence was a big talking point in 2018, with some large organisations adopting technologies in a range of their recruitment strategies. As these systems become more refined and affordable, an increasing number of SME organisations will also implement the advanced technology.

Predictions for London based HR recruitment in the upcoming year

The end of the year brought about a significant slow down in roles available which could be a reflection of Brexit uncertainties and is likely to continue into 2019 as we approach the ‘leave’ date. This said, with Brexit agreements (hopefully) becoming clearer, the Equalities Act and a rise in the living wage on the cards, it looks as though the coming year will be busy for HR hiring. 

Beyond 2019, the fact that IR35 is now being rolled out to the private sector a year later than expected means that 2020 will be busy as well.

Owing to the client led landscape, HR professionals should up their skills in 2019 or push management for more duties - this will increase your value and ensure you are as integrated as possible within the business.

HOME COUNTIES

 

GENERALIST HR

  Salaries (£) Contract Rates (£)
HR Director
 
Low 80,000 500
High 150,000 800+
Average 100,000 750
 
Head of HR
 
Low 75,000 425
High 120,000 700+
Average 90,000 550
 
HR Business Partner
 
Low 40,000 250
High 85,000 375
Average 55,000 325-350
 
HR Manager
 
Low 38,000 225
High 65,000 450
Average 50,000 325-350
 
 
HR Project Manager
 
Low 40,000 225
High 65,000 400
Average 50,000 350-380
 
HR Advisor
 
Low 30,000 150
High 45,000 275
Average 38,000 225-250
 
HR Administrator
 
Low 20,000 90
High 28,000 200
Average 27,000 125-150
 
HR Coordinator / Assistant
 
Low 20,000 90
High 30,000 150
Average 25,000 125
 
 

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

  Salaries (£) Contract Rates (£)
Learning and Development Head Of / Director
 
Low 60,000 400
High 100,000 700+
Average 75,000 - 85,000 550
 
Learning and Development Manager
 
Low 40,000 225
High 58,000 400
Average 50,000 - 52,000 300 - 350
 
Learning and Development Advisor
 
Low 30,000 150
High 45,000 275
Average 38,000 200 - 250
 
Learning and Development Administrator
 
Low 23,000 90
High 30,000 150
Average 26,000 - 28,000 120
 
 
Trainer
 
Low 27,000 125
High 42,000 250
Average 38,000 200
 

REWARD & COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  Salaries (£) Contract Rates (£)
Compensation & Benefits Head Of / Director
 
Low 55,000 300
High 100,000 700+
Average 65,000 550
 
Compensation & Benefits Manager
 
Low 45,000 250
High 65,000 375
Average 55,000 325-350
 
Compensation & Benefits Advisor
 
Low 28,000 120
High 40,000 225
Average 35,000 - 38,000 175-200
 
 
HRIS / HR Analyst
 
Low 25,000 90
High 38,000 250
Average 32,000 175-200
 
Compensation & Benefits Administrator
 
Low 22,000 90
High 32,000 150
Average 26,000 120
 

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS

  Salaries (£) Contract Rates (£)
Head of Employee Relations
 
Low 60,000 400
High 90,000 650
Average   500-550
 
Employee Relations Manager
 
Low 45,000 250
High 65,000 375
Average 53,000 300-350
 
 
Employee Relations Advisor
 
Low 30,000 150
High 45,000 275
Average 42,000 250
 

ORGANISATIONAL DESIGN / TALENT MANAGEMENT / CHANGE

  Salaries (£) Contract Rates (£)
Organisational Development / Talent Management Head Of / Director
 
Low 60,000 400
High 120,000 700+
Average 85,000 - 90,000 650
 
Organisational Development / Talent Management Manager
 
Low 40,000 225
High 65,000 400
Average 50,000 - 55,000 350-375
 
HR Change / Transformation Manager
 
Low 75,000 500
High 120,000 800+
Average 90,000 600-650
 
 
Mobility Specialist
 
Low 65,000 450
High 75,000 700+
Average 70,000 650-700
 
Talent Management Administrator / Coordinator
 
Low 22,000 90
High 32,000 200
Average 28,000 150
 

RECRUITMENT

  Salaries (£) Contract Rates (£)
In-house Head of Talent Acquisition
 
Low 55,000 300
High 100,000 700+
Average 75,000 550-650
 
In-house Recruiter
 
Low 35,000 175
High 55,000 350
Average 45,000 275
 
 
In-house Recruitment Manager
 
Low 40,000 225
High 75,000 650+
Average 50,000 - 55,000 475
 
Recruitment Administrator / Coordinator
 
Low 24,000 90
High 30,000 150
Average 26,000 120
 

GRADUATE RECRUITMENT

  Salaries (£) Contract Rates (£)
Head of Graduate Recruitment
 
Low 60,000 400
High 75,000 650
Average 70,000 500
 
Graduate Recruitment / Officer
 
Low 45,000 250
High 65,000 375
Average 55,000 325
 
 

Commentary on Human Resources Roles and Remuneration in the Home Counties for 2019

Home Counties Market

The HR market in the Home Counties was candidate driven throughout 2018. In the first few months we noted how companies had to move fast if they wanted to secure the top professionals , and that trend persisted for the rest of the year. There was a 25% increase in jobs available despite a 71% drop in candidates when comparing figures to 2017. Professionals may be thinking it’s safer to stay put rather than move just before the Brexit decision is finalised.

There was a desire to recruit across all areas of HR from varied organisations, ranging from newly established startups, to large FTSE businesses. One area that is forever changing and continued to see notable movement was the pharmaceutical industry.

Coming into 2018, we saw organisations prioritise the building of high performing and resilient workforces. There was almost double the amount of Talent & Development roles available when comparing the year to 2017. The drive for these specific professionals was all part of businesses seeking to improve retention by increasing employee engagement.

The most popular roles, skills and qualifications

Internal Recruiters - Industry specific recruiters were demanded by companies looking to develop their direct recruitment, primarily as a cost saving exercise.

Rewards, Compensations & Benefits Specialists - Both SME and large blue chip organisations increased their hiring for these roles. In such uncertain times, being able to ensure the attraction and retention of top professionals is crucial - offering the best packages is integral to this in a competitive market.

Learning & Development Specialists - This demand came from businesses focusing on succession planning and talent management. The ability to identify prospective senior leaders early on in their careers, as well as upskilling existing staff, are valuable resources for any organisation to possess.

CIPD is consistently the most popular HR qualification, but many hirers don’t see it as overly important any more. Whilst it increases technical knowledge, it doesn’t provide commerciality or understanding of how a business works - which are more required from HR Managers/Business Partners.

Salaries increased slightly when compared to 2017 - 58% of HR professionals in our survey have received a raise in the last twelve months. These increases were mainly at HR Business Partner level and upwards. Those professionals at that level who were looking for a new role expected a pay rise - as a result, companies needed to offer more to secure them. Finding that next step can be difficult outside of London as companies pay lower salaries away from the capital.

Noticeable workplace trends across HR in the Home Counties

Companies have to keep up with the ever changing needs of their multi-generational workforce, as well as the development in technology and competition in their market. It has become apparent that employers aren’t as in tune with their employees as they need to be - adapting to change will be crucial for growth.

Despite the broad uncertainty cast by Brexit, it’s been business as usual for those based across the Thames Valley and Middlesex area. They’ve focused on keeping their employees engaged and done what they can to prepare for future impacts.

Predictions for HR recruitment in the upcoming year

Technology is a hot topic; explosive growth in digital and social is really opening up the role of HR as a whole, and any opportunities should be grabbed in order to help shape the future of organisations. 

There could be a drop in job volumes caused by Brexit - professionals will need to consider their uniques selling points if they want to get noticed. Hiring managers need to ensure their recruitment processes are smooth, quick and efficient, and they have attractive benefits on offer, if they want to stand a chance of securing the top talent. In our survey, having slow processes and losing out to competitors was one of the primary reasons why employers claim they fail to hire candidates.

SOUTH WEST   

GENERALIST HR

  Salaries (£) Contract Rates (£)
HR Director
 
Low 75,000 750
High 120,000 800+
Average 100,000 800
 
Head of HR
 
Low 75,000 425
High 90,000 700+
Average 80,000 550
 
HR Business Partner
 
Low 45,000 250
High 65,000 375
Average 55,000 325-350
 
 
HR Manager
 
Low 40,000 225
High 60,000 450
Average 55,000 325-350
 
HR Project Manager
 
Low 40,000 225
High 65,000 400
Average 50,000 350-380
 
HR Advisor
 
Low 30,000 150
High 45,000 275
Average 38,000 225-250
 
HR Administrator
 
Low 18,000 90
High 28,000 150
Average 25,000 120-180
 
 
HR Coordinator / Assistant
 
Low 20,000 90
High 30,000 150
Average 25,000 125
 

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

  Salaries (£) Contract Rates (£)
Learning and Development Head Of / Director
 
Low 60,000 400
High 100,000 700+
Average 75k-85k 550
 
Learning and Development Manager
 
Low 40,000 225
High 58,000 400
Average 50k-52k 300-350
 
Learning and Development Advisor
 
Low 30,000 150
High 45,000 250
Average 38,000 200-250
 
 
Learning and Development Administrator
 
Low 21,000 90
High 30,000 150
Average 28,000 120
 
Trainer
 
Low 27,000 125
High 42,000 250
Average 38,000 200
 

REWARD & COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  Salaries (£) Contract Rates (£)
Compensation & Benefits Head Of / Director
 
Low 55,000 300
High 100,000 700+
Average 75,000 550
 
Compensation & Benefits Manager
 
Low 50,000 250
High 70,000 375
Average 65,000 325-350
 
 
Compensation & Benefits Advisor
 
Low 28,000 120
High 40,000 225
Average 35k-38k 175-200
 
HRIS / HR Analyst
 
Low 28,000 90
High 40,000 250
Average 38,000 175-200
 
Compensation & Benefits Administrator
 
Low 21,000 90
High 28,000 150
Average 25,000 120
 

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS

  Salaries (£) Contract Rates (£)
Head of Employee Relations
 
Low 45,000 400
High 70,000 650
Average 58,000 500-550
 
 
Employee Relations Manager
 
Low 45,000 250
High 65,000 375
Average 53,000 300-350
 
Employee Relations Advisor
 
Low 30,000 150
High 45,000 275
Average 38,000 250
 

ORGANISATIONAL DESIGN / TALENT MANAGEMENT / CHANGE

  Salaries (£) Contract Rates (£)
Organisational Development / Talent Management Head Of / Director
 
Low 65,000 400
High 120,000 700+
Average 90,000 650
Organisational Development / Talent Management Manager
 
Low 50,000 225
High 65,000 400
Average 55,000 350-375
 
 
HR Change / Transformation Manager
 
Low 75,000 500
High 120,000 800+
Average 90,000 600-650
 
Mobility Specialist
 
Low 65,000 450
High 70,000 700+
Average 65,000 650-700
 
Talent Management Administrator / Coordinator
 
Low 22,000 90
High 32,000 200
Average 28,000 150
 

RECRUITMENT

  Salaries (£) Contract Rates (£)
In-house Head of Talent Acquisition
 
Low 55,000 300
High 80,000 700+
Average 75,000 550-650
 
 
In-house Recruiter
 
Low 35,000 175
High 55,000 350
Average 45,000 275
 
In-house Recruitment Manager
 
Low 40,000 225
High 75,000 650+
Average 50k-55k 475
 
Recruitment Administrator / Coordinator
 
Low 24,000 90
High 30,000 150
Average 26,000 120
 

GRADUATE RECRUITMENT

  Salaries (£) Contract Rates (£)
Head of Graduate Recruitment
 
Low 50,000 400
High 60,000 650
Average 55,000 500
 
 
Graduate Recruitment / Officer
 
Low 35,000 250
High 50,000 375
Average 45,000 325
 

Commentary on Human Resources Roles and Remuneration in the South West for 2019

South West Market

HR recruitment in the South West was buoyant throughout 2018, with organisational change and transformation dominating many agendas - driving up capabilities across the people cycle was crucial as a consequence. Overall, it was an interesting year for HR professionals; being able to display commercial delivery and demonstrate commerciality were key to getting hired.

Over the year we worked with a diverse range of organisations from equally varied sectors encompassing FMCG, Retail, Hospitality, Professional Services, Pharmaceuticals, Telcos, Engineering, Chemicals and increasingly, Digital. What was common across all was the increased focus on talent attraction and development, with consistent demand for Global Learning & Development specialists and a growing requirement for Group Directors of Reward and Employee Engagement & Experience professionals.

Alongside the recruitment at the big corporates, it was good to see smaller businesses demanding their first HR Director or Chief People Officer.

The most popular roles, skills and qualifications

In the South West, Training and Development, as well as Head of HR, roles were particularly popular in the financial and professional services. Senior HR Business Partner positions have been apparent at SMEs, although some have had a Head of HR capacity. The last few months of 2018 saw a significant increase in activity surrounding the recruitment of HR Directors, as organisations looked to fill roles before the end of the year.

Noticeable workplace trends across HR in the South West

Diversity is now firmly a part of business lexicon. We have seen the effects of this push, particularly amongst corporate clients, as organisations start to realise that diversity of thought comes from diverse talent - recognising unconscious biases is important in this respect. Flexible working has been on the agendas of jobseekers and employers - professionals want greater flexibility, so organisations have to offer it: 59% of HR professionals stated flexible working as the main thing that would make their working life easier .

Predictions for HR recruitment in the upcoming year

2019 is shaping up to be a big year for HR recruitment in the South West. This is primarily due to a lot of businesses moving offices to Bristol and hiring local talent. As already mentioned, it is difficult to predict what sort of influence Brexit will have on the sector.

Technology is going to be prominent and with Artificial Intelligence being on many HR Directors’ agendas, businesses will have to do their utmost to minimise any disruption surrounding its integration into processes.

Hiring managers who hire often will be up to speed with current talent in the market, but for those who hire less regularly, it is important to recognise candidates have a lot of choice at the moment and you will have to constantly improve your offerings to attract the best professionals. The pool of part time workers is relatively unexplored, but could come into focus as 2019 progresses.

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