Salary Survey Reveals Slight Drop During Pandemic

Given the effects of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the average gambling industry salary dropped only slightly in the year to June, an exclusive overview of iGB’s annual salary survey has revealed.

The average total salary in the year from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 was £58,264, a 1.25 percent year-on-year-or £736-decline, according to data from the largest sector recruiter Pentasia based on placed salaries across its network.

Pentasia also measured pre- and post-pandemic average wages and found that the average wage stood at £55,000 from July 2019 to January 2020, dropping 1.8 percent to £54,000 as the consequences of the pandemic took hold from March to June this year.

However, some divisions or specialisms were harder hit than others, with less positions and declining pay levels, most notably sales and product. The recruiter told iGB this week that marketing was also said to have taken “a noticeable hit”.

More positively, in the period from July 2019 to June 2020, redundancy rates remained low, while trust for future employee growth among employers remains high.

However, there is a strong difference between employer and worker views of remote work, with this now seen as a hugely “desirable” long-term aim for workers but “generally much less keen to stick with it.”

The complete 2020 iGB-Pentasia Wage Survey will be released on iGB this month.