'Industry is reporting a shortage of skills and these [pay rises] are aligning with that shortage' said ICE communications and marketing director Anne Moir. 'There are more graduate members for ICE and more people applying to sit their professional review.'
London is still the highest paid region with the average basic salary coming in at £53,780. Wales is the poorest paying region with an average basic salary of just £36,768.
Overall, civil engineers are satisfied with their employers, with 70% reported as unwilling to change jobs. For those who are actively looking to change jobs, NCE's recruitment pages are still their first port of call after word of mouth and in-house recruitment.