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The 2016 Salary Survey is available now

The latest version of the Robert Walters Global Salary Survey is available now. Don’t miss out on the most up to date salary information and employment trends in South Africa - request your free copy today. 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 2016 salary survey will ensure you are best positioned to attract and retain key talent in your sector.

For employees - Due a pay rise in 2016? 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 seventeenth 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 24 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 during 2015.

You can get your copy of the 2016 salary survey in a number of ways; request your free copy today, or alternatively, download our app for Apple or Android devices.

Hiring trends in South Africa in 2016

We anticipate 2016 will be a challenging year for hiring managers as the market continues to be dominated by the problematic issues affecting the natural resources sector, specifically mining and oil & gas.

However, mirroring 2015 trends, there will be increased hiring confidence in key areas as professionals with specialist skills in banking, legal and IT will remain in demand during 2016.

We also expect to see increased hiring among pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies, as future legislative requirements will demand that drugs used in Africa are manufactured in Africa. In addition, we anticipate that as the oil and gas industry declines, companies in the growing renewable energy sector will seek to hire chartered accountants to guide their development.

As competition intensifies for key professionals across banking, legal and IT, we anticipate that many will increasingly receive multiple job offers. The first impressions of possible employers will therefore become much more important in a candidate’s decision-making process, and we recommend that hiring managers streamline the recruitment process to create the most favourable experience.

Despite a challenging backdrop, top-performing candidates in all sectors will receive salary increases of 10-15%, while non-movers can expect inflation-linked increments of 5-10%.