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The OfficeTeam 2015 Salary Guide is the definitive resource for salary information for administrative, secretarial and office support roles in the UK. It includes salary trends year on year as well as hiring expectations in 2015. Download the guide now for:
- Salary and bonus trends
- Key admin skills in demand
- Regional hiring information
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Trends Affecting Hiring
There is proving to be no typical administrative role. Companies are looking for unique skills and experience that match their own business goals and working environments. For the first time in many years, companies are looking for entry-level professionals with little or no experience to train to their own specifications.
Permanent hiring is buoyant, with companies adding roles to support business initiatives plus replacing departing employees. Contract roles, are becoming more prevalent, where companies see the value in covering employee leave instead of relying on other employees to plug gaps. Businesses unsure of their long-term recruitment needs are bringing in temporary professionals to cover their immediate needs.
Regional Hiring Climate
Companies are increasing their administrative headcount throughout the regions, looking for professionals of all skill levels and backgrounds to help manage key growth initiatives. Demand by sector is consistent. Companies from all industries and with a focus on both domestic and international markets are bringing in additional headcount.
Skills in Demand
- MS Office, including advanced Outlook, Word and PowerPoint, intermediate Excel
- Mac OS for creative industries
- Social media savvy (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+)
- Project administrative skills
- Written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
- Strong initiative and desire to learn
- CIPD qualifications
Positions in demand
Salary and Bonus Trends
Employers are pulling out all the stops to secure and retain their best admin employees professionals, and many are increasing salaries and benefits.
According to HR directors, 44% plan to increase salaries across general office functions by an average of 5%.
Businesses are trying to stand out by offering perks like flexible working, subsidised training and additional annual leave. Where bonuses were often limited for support staff, companies are now extending these for senior administrative professionals in an effort to retain their best people.
Regional Salary Variances
London administrative salaries pay on average a third higher than the national average.
- Scotland: 98.4%
- North East England: 90.0%
- North West England: 92.9%
- Yorkshire: 91.9%
- East Midlands: 91.8%
- West Midlands: 92.8%
- East of England: 97.9%
- London: 129.0%
- South East England: 106.0%
- South West England: 92.3%
- Wales: 89.5%
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