Business Support: Sector Spotlight

business support professionals discussing the Ireland Salary Survey

Calculate the salaries of in demand business support jobs.

Developed to support employers looking to attract, retain and benchmark talent and professionals looking to find out their worth and plan their next career move, the enhanced 2020 Salary Survey unlocks a wealth of employment insight derived from the evalulation of over 100,000 roles across Ireland.

The 2020 Salary Survey covers business support salary and employment trends in Dublin across the following areas:

  • Executive/Personal Assistant
  • Administration & Office Support
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Customer Service

Business Support key trends

  • 82% of professionals are expecting a pay increase in 2020
  • 30% are expecting an increase exceeding 6% of their salary


78% of business support professionals say a good work-life balance is the most important determinant of their job satisfaction.


92% of business support professionals are open to job approach (despite not actively looking).


33% of professionals in the business support profession are male, 67% are female.

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Top jobs in demand

Top industries hiring

Determinants of job satisfaction

  • Administrator
  • Office Manager
  • Receptionist
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • Retail
  • Good work-life balance - 78%
  • Positive company culture - 78%
  • Open and effective management - 76%
  • Competitive salary & benefits - 69%