Overall pay settlement levels in the general manufacturing sector have held up well over the past year, but underlying pressures are evident.
The median basic pay settlement across the information and communication sector comes in at 2.5% over the year to the end of August 2019, the same as the corresponding period in 2018.
XpertHR's analysis of wage reviews in this diverse sector finds that basic pay deals are worth a median of 2.5% over the year to the end of August 2019, unchanged on the position 12 months ago, although on a matched sample basis around 40% of monitored reviews culminated in a lower percentage increase than the same employees received in 2017/2018.
Pay awards in the not-for-profit sector saw a slight increase in value in the year to the end of August 2019. However, they still fall some way short of the whole economy median.
Our analysis of the past year's settlement activity finds that the median basic pay rise among professional and business services employers was 2.2%, below par when compared to many of the other sectors covered in XpertHR's latest round up.
Merit pay awards in the finance sector are relatively buoyant at 3%.
Against a gloomy background on the high street, retail pay awards hold steady with last year's level at 2.5%.
Pay awards in the transport and storage sector, at 2.8%, show healthier growth than many other parts of the private sector.
The table summarises the latest pay settlements monitored by XpertHR.
Using employee performance to determine pay increases remains popular among some industries in the private sector.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to pay awards/rises.