According to the latest data from CV-Library, there were 10.3% more catering jobs on offer in June compared to the same month last year.
However, average pay for these positions dropped by 9.3%.
The average pay for new catering roles is currently £23,467, compared to £25,860 in June 2018.
Despite this, application rates increased by 7.4%.
“In the current economic climate, it’s no wonder employers are lowering their salaries, particularly when the cost of recruiting is so high,” comments CV-Library founder and CEO Lee Biggins. “Despite this, professionals in the industry should always remember that there is usually room for negotiation when it comes to pay.”
“Alongside this, the industry saw the lowest amount of job-hunting activity compared to any other sector. The amount of retail professionals looking for work only rose by a small 18.4%, compared to the national average of 37.4%.
“The fact that there are thousands more roles on offer, but less people actively looking for work, should spark concern for employers in the industry. The nation is already experiencing skills shortages and this will only continue until the government gives us more clarity on the state of our future in the EU.”