Local Authority Conservation Specialists Long-Term, Salary Trends England 1988-2015


RN 2015/4, Jul 2015


This is one of a series of occasional IHBC Research Notes published by The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC).
IHBC Research Notes offer current and recent research into topics that we consider crucial to the promotion of good built and historic environment conservation policy and practice. The Notes necessarily reflect knowledge and practice at the time they were developed, while the IHBC always welcomes new case examples, feedback and comment to
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Executive Summary
This is a short Research Note published by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) and provides some of the key background data underpinning the IHBC’s Market Intelligence Local Authority Conservation Specialists Jobs Market 2014 Report.



Background

1. This short Research Note predates but complements Local Authority Conservation Provision Studies undertaken by IHBC with support from English Heritage and Historic England since 2003; and provides a context for the Institute’s ‘Local Authority Conservation Specialists Jobs Market Intelligence Reports’ which commenced at the end of 2014 and which will be published annually.

2. Data on advertised local authority conservation vacancies in the Table has been collected on a weekly basis since January 1998 [1] and enables the Institute to monitor long-term trends on both an England-wide [2] and a regional basis. Data is then aggregate on a quarterly and annual basis. The present data is correct to 30 June 2015 and will be updated again on 31 December.

See below


End notes

[1] From 1998 to c2009 vacancies for local authority conservation specialists were drawn principally from the weekly pages of Planning magazine, but following the decline in planning related posts and the development of the IHBC’s web-based jobs advertising of conservation posts have move almost exclusively to the latter.
[2] The statistics in this Note relate to England only as the annual number of vacancies for the other Home Countries is too small to enable most meaningful statistical trends to be separately defined.

Bob Kindred MBE BA IHBC MRTPI




SALARY ANALYSIS – ADVERTISED POSTS 1998–2015 (ONGOING)
YEAR POSTS
SAMPLE
STARTING FINISHING MEDIAN STARTING FINISHING MEDIAN
AVERAGES BASED ON ALL POSTS AVERAGES “SMOOTHED”*
1998-99 87 18,301 21,658 19,979 18,313 21,578 19,945
1999-00 93 19,867 23,073 21,470 (+7.5%) 19,901 23,059 21,480 (+7.1%)
2000-01 86 17,892 23,459 20,675 (- 3.8%) 17,717 23,413 20,565 (- 4.3%)
2001-02 123 20,978 24,396 22,687 (+8.8%) 21,021 24,356 22,688 (+9.3%)
2002-03 136 20,484 25,315 22,899 (+1.0%) 20,411 25,311 22,861 (+0.1%)
2003-04 158 23,246 26,705 24,976 (+8.3%) 23,111 26,603 24,857 (+8.0%)
2004-05 151 22,748 27,474 25,111 (+0.5%) 22,713 27,498 25,105 (+1.0%)
2005-06 139 24,440 28,599 26,519 (+5.6%) 24,624 28,550 26,587 (+5.6%)
2006-07 138 25,529 30,099 27,814 (+4.6%) 25,385 29,944 27,664 (+4.0%)
2007-08 102 25,464 29,970 27,712 (- 0.3%) 25,999 29,402 27,770 (+0.4%)
2008-09 93 27,272 31,468 29,370 (+5.9%) 27,031 31,352 29,144 (+4.9%)
2009-10 43 27,447 32,491 29,969 (+2.0%) 27,313 32,290 29,801 (+2.2%)
2010-11 26 28,351 31,804 30,077 (+0.4%) 28,082 31,600 29,841 (+0.1%)
2011-12 26 29,030 32,087 30,558 (+1.6%) 28,943 31,056 29,999 (+0.5%)
2012-13 33 27,188 31,074 29,131 (- 4.9%) 27,291 31,245 29,268 (- 2.5%)
2013-14 47 27,582 33,493 30,537 (+4.6%) 30,870 33,739 32,304 (+9.4%)
2014-15 67 28,103 32,725 30,414 (-0.4%) 28,032 32,718 30,375 (-6.4%)
2015-16 42* 28,938 33,052 30,995 (+1.9%) 29,165 33,010 31,087 (+2.3%)
TOTAL SAMPLE 1593

* To second Quarter 30/06/15

Notes: Smoothed figures removes bottom three & top three starting & finishing salaries to discount extremes of low career-grade posts and high-end London vacancies etc. In 2013-14 for the first time there were two sets of positions for the same post e.g. CO or Assistant CO (part time). The higher salaried post only in each case is included.


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