Market overview

2022 has been as busy as we’ve seen the market in 10 years, with most candidates often having multiple offers on the table when looking to make a move. Offering the right salary and a robust benefits is important but only a small part of what it takes to get the pick of the best talent in the market.

The interview experience

Consider the interview process. Is it engaging yet rigorous? Does everyone leave wanting the job? Is there a point to every meeting? Can you process offers efficiently? Get this part wrong and the perfect candidate could slip through your fingers.

Blended working

The ability to work from home where possible has dramatically improved efficiency and employee well-being in many areas and most firms are now offering blended working as standard. It’s not always possible and many people still want to be part of a team environment but certainly attractive to potential hires.

The right benefits

Benefits packages have become way more robust over the last year with most business’s now offering the following as standard:

  • Company Car / Car Allowance
  • Structured Bonus Schemes and LTIPs
  • Family Health Care 
  • Contributory Pension
  • Average holiday offering – 25 days + bank holidays
  • Gym Membership
  • Professional Fees
  • £ amount for personal development and training

The right recruitment partner

Pick a few trusted recruitment consultancies and give them the time and information to do the job properly. The good consultancy should be an extension of your business, flying your flag and ensuring the candidate’s experience is always positive. Work this way and you’ll have the pick of the talent and hopefully enjoy the ride. The alternative is an overflowing inbox and answerphone!! 

For more detailed information on any of this email [email protected] to arrange a more detailed discussion

  • PM, PQS and BS
  • Architecture
  • Land and Planning
  • Civil and Structural Engineering Design
  • Construction – Operations, Commercial, Pre-construction
  • Civil Engineering – Operations, Commercial, Pre-construction
  • Building Services Commercial and Operational
  • Housing Maintenance
  • FM and Commercial Maintenance
  • Business Support

Project Management

Title Low Average High
Graduate £20,000 £22,000 £25,000
Assistant £24,000 £29,500 £33,000
Project manager £32,000 £40,000 £46,000
Senior Project Manager £45,000 £50,000 £55,000
Associate Project manager £50,000 £55,000 £62,000
Director £60,000 £65,000 £85,000



Title Low Average High
Graduate £20,000 £22,000 £26,000
Assistant £26,000 £30,000 £35,000
MRICS Quantity surveyor £39,000 £44,000 £46,000
Senior Quantity Surveyor £42,000 £50,000 £55,000
Associate £55,000 £55,000 £65,000
Director £60,000 £65,000 £75,000


Building Surveying

Title Low Average High
Graduate £20,000 £22,000 £25,000
Assistant £26,000 £27,000 £30,000
Assistant (completing APC) £28,000 £31,000 £34,000
Chartered surveyor £38,000 £42,000 £49,000
Senior surveyor £42,000 £48,000 £55,000
Associate £55,000 £60,000 £62,000
Director £61,000 £72,000 £85,000