By Daniel Hunter

British employers are feeling positive about recruitment in the coming months, with 45% set to hire permanent, full-time staff, according to

Nearly the same amount (43%) of those surveyed said they plan to take on contract or temporary workers.

Meanwhile, just under three in ten (27%) workers plan to change jobs in the next 12 months.

“Despite slower-than-average job growth in the first half of 2015, many British employers continue to increase hires,” said Scott Helmes, managing director of CareerBuilder UK.

“Employers are practicing cautious optimism. While they may not be hiring at the pace they have in previous years, they are continuing to add headcount in several areas in order to remain competitive in a slower market.”

The national surveys were conducted online by Redshift Research on behalf of and included representative samples of 100 hiring managers and 1006 full or part time workers within the UK, across multiple different industries and company sizes.

Half of employers (50%) expect to increase salary levels for current employees in the second half of the year. Twenty-six per cent will increase salary levels by five per cent or more. Just over 4 in 10 (41%) plan to increase starting salaries on job offers over the next six months. Around a quarter of employers (26%) will raise starting salaries by 5% or more.