A number of companies have been forced to make operational and strategic changes in order to manage the economic downturn.

For companies that are still hiring, there is a level of uncertainty about how much to pay potential employees. In turn, jobseekers may be prepared to be more flexible in their requirements until the market settles. However, some see it as an opportunity to demand more for their expertise.

Advanced Resource Managers has produced a guide to enable its clients to benchmark salaries against national and regional standards. The recruiter’s free engineering salary survey examines salaries for a broad range of job titles across a number of regions and industry sectors in the UK.

It also includes a report of job trends and future projections for a number of industry sectors.

Anybody interested in receiving a copy of the survey should contact Dil Bhakar at Advanced Resource Managers, on dilb@arm.co.uk or alternatively visit http://www.arm.co.uk/about-us/downloads.aspx

Mike Gawthorne, MD of Advanced Resource Managers, said: “We are always looking at ways to help clients deal with change. Salary information is difficult to find and where it is available there is usually a cost involved in obtaining it. We feel clients should be able to access this information free of charge so they can pay the right salary for employees as well as get a good understanding of the market place”.