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Public Sector Salary Survey

The 2023 UK Public Sector Salary Guide

Looking to benchmark your team with sector specific data?

Our UK Public Sector salary guide has been developed to provide more accurate benchmarking for public sector organisations, with access to proportionate salary information, talent trends and hiring advice.

Developed in partnership with a market leading data provider, we’ve assessed over 100,000 public sector jobs advertised over the last 12 months, to provide you accurate data points on UK salary ranges, averages and expectations for permanent, contract and interim positions across the UK public sector.

The guide offers insights for permanent and contract positions inside and outside London, across the following discipline areas:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business Support
  • Human Resources
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Policy & Governance
  • Procurement
  • Technology
  • Sales & Customer Services

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Enhanced data

Find out salary ranges and averages across the public sector

Hiring trends

See what hiring trends look like for your industry in 2023

Talent hotspots

Learn what skill sets will be in demand for the year ahead for the public sector


Understand how to attract and retain public sector professionals.


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Looking for something even more bespoke?

Accurately budgeting for headcount spend requires access to specific salary and remuneration data that's completely bespoke to your business.

Based on your specific sub-sector, job role or location criteria, investing in a bespoke benchmarking report gives you access to upper, average and lower salary/contractor rate limits, monetary and non-monetary benefits data and data-backed recommendations for your business. These can help you to:

  • Increase retention rates
  • Develop a competitive EVP
  • Attract a wider talent pool
  • Make reliable decisions

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There are unique challenges when it comes to public sector recruitment, from inflexible salary bandings and regional variations to lengthy pre-screening processes. This means hiring managers and talent acquisition teams may need to adopt a more strategic approach to overcome these obstacles and attr

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Bespoke salary benchmarking

Using a combination of our own data, publicly available insights and our recruitment experts, we build bespoke overviews of the salaries and benefits required to attract talent.