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Advertised healthcare salaries drop by 10% in one year

4 January 2016

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Healthcare and nursing salaries have plunged by more than 10% since this time last year, according to government-trusted data.

Adzuna, a job vacancy website, collected the details of every job vacancy advertised online in the UK from over 500 sources, creating data that is used by government to keep track of economic growth. 

Its analysis found that the advertised salaries of healthcare and nursing staff has dropped by 10.4% since this time last year.

This comes after Janet Davies, the new chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said that nurses are increasingly using food banks and payday lenders due to public sector pay restraint.

However, the number of advertised vacancies for healthcare and nursing jobs rose by 51% year-on-year, currently standing at 129,431 vacancies.

The healthcare sector is the third worst for salary decline, according to Adzuna. This is after the energy, oil and gas sector, where salaries decreased by 12% year-on-year, and legal jobs, which faced an 11% pay decline according to the posted vacancies.

“It’s been a year of declining advertised salaries across the board in 2015,” Adzuna’s report on their findings said, and across all sectors London and Scotland have seen the worst falls in advertised pay, seeing a 6.4% and 6.2% fall to the average salary.

See the full report here.