The Robert Walters Salary Survey has found that salaries for UK supply chain and procurement roles will increase by 5 per cent this year. According to the research, contracts and vendor management salaries will rise by 6 per cent and procurement analyst jobs will see salaries rise by 7 per cent.
The recruitment company has said that high demand for junior and mid level procurement professionals, which has been influenced by supply chain strategy reviews, has played a central role in pushing these future salary increases.
“In 2016 we anticipate the demand for specialist procurement professionals to grow as employers continue the shift away from generalists,” said James Franklin, manager for supply chain and procurement recruitment, Robert Walters London. “With major employers reviewing their supply chain and procurement strategies a raft of new procurement roles have been created, along with existing roles being redefined, creating new opportunities for professionals with specific skill sets in fields such as vendor management.”