Office Angels research: Salaries stall as number of jobseekers increases

Advertised salaries for administrative and non-professional services roles stalled in September, according to research by Office Angels and 

The latest Salary watch recorded a marginal month-on-month fall (down 0.23%) in average salaries.

According to Office Angels, as the number of jobseekers continues to rise, employers are increasingly able to take advantage of a pool of available talent that is prepared to negotiate on salary.

Office managers commanded the highest average salaries (£29,352) of all administrative and non-professional services roles last month, recording annual growth of 3.67% in September.

However, despite maintaining positive annual growth, even office managers saw their average salary fall marginally in September (down 0.15%).

Customer service roles have seen the greatest fall in average advertised salaries, down 6.59% on the previous year and 0.19% month on month.

In the temporary jobs market, average salaries are also stalling, remaining unchanged from the previous month.

Office managers continue to command the highest hourly rate (£17 per hour), while retail salaries remain one of the lowest (at £6 per hour). Hourly rates for customer service roles have remained stable at £8 per hour.

David Clubb, managing director at Office Angels, said: “As the economic uncertainty continues, average advertised salaries are faltering across the board. 

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“While there will always be some roles that prove more robust and demand higher salaries, the reality is that, in the current climate, demand for roles outstrips supply, meaning employers are no longer under the same pressure to offer higher salaries to secure strong candidates.”

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