Salaries in county outpace the region
Staff in professional and technical jobs in Peterborough and the surrounding county are among the best paid in the region, it has been claimed. The average salary for the area is £37,405, according to a region-wide survey by independent recruitment company Cooper Lomaz.
It is morethan£1,000higher than the average salary for East Anglia which stands at £36,400.
Alarmingly, the survey al- so shows the pay gap between men and women in the eastern counties has widened from an average of £8,000 to £10,000.
Mark Fletcher, operations director with Cooper Lomaz, said: “Peterborough has one of the biggest concentrations of mega-companies outside London.
“While average pay is not yet on a par with central Cambridge salaries, Peterborough is thriving as a specialist hub.
“Salaries are higher than in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.
He said: “There is a strong demand in Peterborough for candidates in the insurance, logistics and IT sectors.
“We are doing a lot of work forAssociatedBritishFoodsin the IT sector where the company is undertaking a major upgrade of its group shared services.”
Companies like Amazon, Associated British Foods, BGL, Mastercard and Travelex all benefit from Peterborough’s strategic location close to the A1 and A14.
“Our survey shows more work needs to be done to achieve pay equality.
“It also suggests that there needs to be more encouragement and support for women to pursue careers in technical areas like information technology and engineering.”
SURVEY: Mark Fletcher and Simon Brown of Cooper Lomaz.