Salaries in Milton Keynes ‘above £30,000’

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Chefs, web developers and telesales professionals are in hot demand in Milton Keynes, according to a new report into the local jobs market.

The report, commissioned by jobstoday.co.uk and and carried out by adzuna, also saw a decline in wages for healthcare, warehouse and construction jobs during March.

The Milton Keynes Employment Market Report says computer programmers, web designers and other IT professionals are in serious demand around the country, resulting in employers willing to pay over the odds.

There has been a rise in work in the warehouse sector but more than 60 per cent of jobs being advertised in the industry are for part-time work. Joanne Harwood, group category manager for jobstoday.co.uk said: “The jobs market for chefs is showing signs of overheating in Milton Keynes which is great news for the local economy because it’s a sign that restaurants and food businesses are doing well.

“Employers are also looking for people with web development skills and are paying over the odds for trained people.

“It looks like the demand for IT skills is increasing so it may be worth people looking at re-training or taking up computer-related courses at school to get a great job.”

March saw a six-month high in the number of open job vacancies.