Administration Jobs Salary Survey Glasgow Edinburgh

The Business Support in Professional Services Salary Survey

7 February 2017



In 2016 moving into 2017 there have been significant external forces at play which indirectly impact the supply and demand of Business Support talent across multiple Professional Services sectors.

In Glasgow:

  • Demand is higher than normal for experienced Legal PA & Secretarial staff. This however has not yet driven wages up.
  • Late 2016 experienced in a decrease in demand for Administrators, particularly at a lower level.
  • Experienced and effective front-of-house talent is hard to find, and this has driven salaries to £22,000 in many cases.
  • Retention is a challenge for employers in Accountancy, Investments and Financial Services.
  • Demand for PA’s experienced a surge late last year. This has continued into 2017 pushing salaries up.

In Edinburgh:

  • High demand in most sectors mean that skill set is less important than attitude and personality.
  • There is low volume of quality applications - hence quality supply - which is driving salaries up.
  • Candidates are going to agency rather than direct to market due to time constraints.
  • Significant demand late in 2016 for marketing skills has continued into 2017.
  • Demand for senior property candidates in the legal sector has spiked in early 2017.

Click below to download and view the full results of our survey for business support roles in professional services companies in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Results are based on data from October, November and December 2016, and January 2017.

Written By Jackie MacGregor


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