Annual review of pay trends 2009/10: Private sector pay

We present a series of articles detailing the pay review pattern in 12 key industries in the private and not-for-profit sectors. Our analysis also includes employer and union viewpoints on the issues likely to be important to each sector over the coming year. 

Pay reviews by sector

Across the private sector as a whole, basic pay awards stood at a median 1.3% in the bargaining year to the end of August 2010. 

Chemicals and pharmaceuticals Construction
Electricity, gas and water Engineering and metals
Finance Food, drink and tobacco
General manufacturing Not-for-profit: charities
Not-for-profit: housing associations Paper and printing
Retail and wholesale Transport and communication

Outlook: pay awards in 2010/11

Private sector employers predict a median 2% pay rise for the year ahead. Fewer than one in 10 pay groups are forecast a pay freeze. 

Outlook: the economy in 2010/11

Detailed analysis of the economic outlook plus updated forecasts. 

Analysis: review of pay settlement trends

Our in-depth analysis looks at what has happened to pay during the recession, based on 1,415 deals settled over the past year. 

Data: latest quarterly pay figures from XpertHR

Our analysis of pay awards in the three months to the end of September 2010 shows pay awards at 2%. 

Pay-setting tools

Other data and tools to help you conduct a pay review. 

Settlements by sector

Full details on recent and archived pay deals, broken down by sector.