MBS and Cerebra sound out the industry on key issues and salaries

Between September and December 2008, Modern Building Services, in association with Cerebra Recruitment, carried out a reader, industry and salary survey. Hundreds of people took part from all areas within the industry and of all levels of experience and seniority. The results are summarised in this special report.

Almost as soon as the survey began, it quickly became clear that three issues predominate in the industry almost to the exclusion of all others.

• Ecological, economic and legislative demand for energy efficiency, sustainability and low-carbon technologies.
• A shortage of skilled engineers entering the industry and a lack of training and development opportunities both before and after entering the industry.
• The fear of an industry-wide slowdown caused by the current wider economic troubles.

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