Annual review of pay trends 2011

As the bargaining year draws to a close, we present our analysis of the state of pay bargaining over the past year. 

The resources available here include our latest quarterly statistics, a review of basic pay deals over the past year, a feature on performance-based pay deals, and updated inflation and earnings forecasts. Our analysis is based on details of pay settlements covering more than a quarter of all UK employees. 

Analysis: review of pay settlement trends

Our in-depth analysis looks at what has happened to pay awards over the past year. It is based on details of 1,482 pay settlements. 

Data: latest quarterly pay figures from XpertHR

Our analysis of pay awards in the three months to the end of September 2011 reveals a median 2% basic increase. 

Settlements by sector

We review pay trends across the private sector as a whole, and in 12 individual sectors: 


From the most respected economic forecasters, all in one place. 


Resources to help benchmark pay rates. 


Visit our comprehensive archive of pay data.