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Indexer Average UK Salary & Prospects

Indexers build up lists of searchable terms for things like books, magazines, reports, websites and photographic collections.

  • Scan or read incoming materials to determine how and where they should be classified or filed.  
  • Input data, such as file numbers, new or updated information, or document information codes into computer systems to support document and information retrieval.  
  • Perform general office activities, such as typing, answering telephones, operating office machines,
Read more about Indexer

Indexers typically work around 38 to 40 hours per week.

As a Indexer you will typically work freelance / self-employed.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical,
  • Read more about Indexer
    * from ONETonline
    Average salary
    43,316 GBP *
    per year
    * data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
    Average salary for Indexer

    Women make 1% more than Men
    8% of Indexer are Women
    • 43,278 GBP
    • 43,820 GBP
    Average salary for part-time Indexer
    Average salary for full-time Indexer

    • 20,262 GBP
    • 20,262 GBP
    • 43,316 GBP
    • 43,820 GBP
    • 43,278 GBP
    Pay over time for Indexer

    Pay for this role has increased over time
    • 41,576 GBP
    • 41,032 GBP
    • 42,041 GBP
    • 41,944 GBP
    • 43,476 GBP
    • 43,316 GBP

    Future outlook for Indexers

    Very good outlook
    93 000+ jobs available
    Balanced outlook
    1% yearly wage growth (on average)
    Very good outlook
    28% chance of automation in the future

    Indexer - Your future job?

    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a Indexer and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

    In terms of people already doing this job:

    • 40% of people in this role have GCSEs or equivalent
    • 25% of people in this role have a Master's degree
    • 11% of people in this role have a post-secondary qualification such as a Higher National Diploma

    You can apply directly for jobs. Many indexers have a higher education qualification like a degree, although this is not essential.

    Often, indexers start this work as a second career, using the experience and in-depth knowledge they've built up from their main area of work.

    Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Indexer

    IT & Computer Skills

    What soft skills do I need?

    Rise above the competition by brushing up on the 5 most important soft skills you need to become a Indexer.
    Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
    Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
    Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
    Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
    Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people

    What technical skills do I need?

    Technical skills are programmes, softwares and things you need to know in order to be a successful Indexer. Check that you know:
    Data base user interface and query software Data entry software
    Electronic mail software Email software; Microsoft Outlook
    Filesystem software Electronic filing software
    Medical software Electronic health record EHR software
    Spreadsheet software Microsoft Excel
    Improve your skills today

    IT & Computer Skills

    Things to highlight for your Indexer interview

    Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Independence Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

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