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The 2017 Salary Survey is on its way

The latest version of the Robert Walters Global Salary Survey is on its way and you can request your free copy now. Don’t miss out on the most up to date salary information and employment trends in South Africa. The annual book contains recruitment market updates, hiring advice and salary information from across our global markets.

For employers - With the latest information on salaries and employment trends across a range of industries, as well as hiring tips and advice, our 2017 salary survey will ensure you are best positioned to attract and retain top talent in your sector.

For employees - Due a pay rise in 2017? Find out what you’re worth with the most comprehensive list of global salaries in the industry. Or if you’re considering making a move, find out what skills and experience employers are looking for, across a range of sectors worldwide.

About the Global Salary Survey

Now in its eighteenth edition, the Robert Walters annual Global Salary Survey is the most comprehensive review of professional salaries and recruitment trends around the world.

The complete book consisting of 25 countries, is free, and covers the UK and Ireland, Continental Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand as well as North and South America. The Global Salary Survey is based on the analysis of permanent, interim and contract placements made across each of our geographies and recruitment disciplines.

Request your free copy of the 2017 survey today, or alternatively, download the 2016 version on our app for Apple or Android devices.


Hiring trends in South Africa in 2016

With hiring managers focused on cost saving in light of the economic downturn, the recruitment process became far more protracted in 2016.

Jobseeker confidence was low and many sought guarantees around increased salaries, bonuses and career development opportunities before accepting new roles.

Hiring levels remained low across the mining and resources industry as it continued to struggle with softer commodity prices and there was an uncertain outlook for the industry as a whole. Despite these challenges, companies continued to focus on improving their IT infrastructure and demand for technology professionals remained strong.

When companies did hire they sought candidates with strong industry experience, this was particularly evident within legal, finance and IT, where professionals with five to seven years’ experience were in demand. Specifically, companies were looking for internationallyminded professionals with strong business acumen and the ability to quickly assimilate into the organisation as they looked to minimise the downtime often experienced during on-boarding.