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Sales Salaries in Bristol
Bristol is one of the most successful cities in the UK, with 2018 data suggesting a higher employment rate than any other core city of the UK. Arguably the largest economic hub in the south-west, Bristol provides valuable connections into both Wales and the south of England.
Bristol’s Sales Sector
With an economy long connected to the sea and ports, travel engineering still plays a large part in the city’s prosperity with aeronautics still playing a key part in local commerce.
Alongside this, Bristol is also a tourist destination and has strong connections in the media, information technology and financial services sectors. A recent report by accountancy firm, EY, predicts that Bristol’s economy will see strong growth of around 2.5% in 2019 and 2020. The growth of Bristol over recent years has created demand for ‘big-hitting’ sales professionals.
How Much do Bristol Sales Professionals Earn?
Salary Breakdown by Data Source
Using census data from the Office of National Statistics, alongside major salary sources Hays, Glassdoor and Payscale, we have broken down the median reported salary of each job title by source, segmented just to look at roles in Bristol:
About the data sources:
Office of National Statistics (ONS): Breaking down job titles by SOC job title codes, we have reviewed national salary data from 2011 using ASHE reports, which uses 1% of earners on PAYE tax, in absolute terms around 300,000 UK earners.
Hays – a global specialist recruitment group, who produce a large amount of salary data based upon the vacancies they advertise. For our study, we reviewed all salaries in the job title definitions, reported between 01/02/2019 and 28/02/2019.
Payscale – an international salary reporter, Payscale provide the largest real-time salary survey in the world with more than 150,000 new survey records added every month. For our study, we used reported job title salaries as of 28/02/2018.
Glassdoor – over 855,000 company salaries are reported on by employees across the world through Glassdoor, an independent company information site. For our study, we used reported job title salaries as of 28/02/2018.
About the data analysis:
The information is provided choosing Median Data. The median is the value below which 50% of jobs fall. It is ONS’s preferred measure of average earnings as it is less affected by a relatively small number of very high earners and the skewed distribution of earnings.
It therefore, gives a better indication of typical pay than the mean.
Our main median average salary metric aggregates all sources providing a non-biased view of true salaries by job title and region.
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by Rob Scott
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