Majority of professionals working in education want to move jobs, but won’t because of low salaries
A new study from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, reveals that despite the fact that 86% of professionals working in the education industry are considering moving jobs right now, 62% aren’t doing so jobs because they believe the salaries on offer aren’t high enough. Indeed, according to further analysis* from CV-Library, pay for new education jobs is currently 8.9% lower than the UK average.
The study of 2,000 UK professionals and 200 UK employers also found that while 94.4% of the industry’s employers feel confident about their hiring efforts, just under a third (30.3%) of education professionals aren’t confident about applying to move jobs right now.
Alongside this, 50% of the industry’s professionals worry that they don’t have the right experience for the jobs they want to apply to, while 30% are concerned about the current economy.
Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, comments: “Searching for a new role definitely requires commitment; after all, you need to tailor your CV and cover letter to every role you apply to and spend time practising common interview questions. While it may seem like an arduous task, putting in the hard work now will definitely lead to rewards later down the line.
“Plus, despite a tough economy there’s an abundance of education jobs available right now and employers are confident about their hiring efforts. This means that now is a great time to search and apply for jobs. Also, remember that there’s always room for negotiation when it comes to pay – so don’t let lower salaries put you off and do your research so you can use this evidence as leverage.”
Alongside the above, 38% of the industry’s professionals are worried about losing their current job, despite 94.4% of the sector’s employers stating that they’re confident about retaining employees over the next six months.
Biggins concludes: “If you are concerned about the future of your career with your current employer, it’s definitely worth speaking to your manager or HR about the options available to you. You never know, it may give you the push you need to look for a new job!”