Hays Salary Survey 2018: Moving up in the world

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Brexit may be looming but the prospect hasn’t yet forced an exodus from Britain’s construction industry

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Brexit may be looming but the prospect hasn’t yet forced an exodus from Britain’s construction industry, despite the temptations awaiting in several English-speaking countries.

The latest international salary survey by recruiter Hays reveals strong opportunities for UK construction professionals in several economies, with demand for construction professionals increasing in New Zealand and Ireland, while staying solid in Australia, Canada and the Czech Republic. Quantity surveyors, civil engineers, and site and project managers are the most in demand, owing to skills shortages and several large projects under way in Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. 

In Australia, for example, a site manager can attract a whopping £137,332 compared with £47,792 on average in the UK. Project managers working on high-rise projects in Canada can earn up to £107,601 compared with £53,042 in Britain. 

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