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Sales supervisors

£17,680 Average salary at age 20
£27,560 Average Salary
35 Average hours per week


Sales supervisors oversee operations and directly supervise and coordinate the activities of sales and related workers in retail and wholesale establishments.

Main Tasks

  • Directly supervises and coordinates the activities of sales and related workers;
  • Establishes and monitors work schedules to meet sales and productivity targets;
  • Liaises with managers and other departments to resolve operational problems;
  • Determines or recommends staffing and other needs to meet sales and productivity targets;
  • Reports as required to managerial staff on departmental activities.


No minimum academic qualifications are required although some employers may require GCSEs/S grades or A levels/H grades along with relevant work experience. NVQs/SVQs in Retail Operations are available at Levels 1 and 2, and apprenticeships may be available in some areas. Professional qualifications are relevant in some areas of selling and may be an advantage.

What Sales supervisors studied in higher education

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What Sales supervisors studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(C9) Others in biological sciences1
(L7) Human & social geography1
(W2) Design studies9
(L3) Sociology4
(C1) Biology1
(F1) Chemistry1
(C8) Psychology6
(W1) Fine art2
(W3) Music2
(F8) Physical geographical sciences2
(W8) Imaginative writing1
(W6) Cinematics & photography4
(Q3) English studies4
(L2) Politics2
(K1) Architecture1
(R1) French studies1
(N5) Marketing3
(W4) Drama3
(M1) Law by area1
(M2) Law by topic3
(J9) Others in technology1
(I2) Information systems1
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport3
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine1
(P5) Journalism1
(F4) Forensic & archaeological sciences1
(N6) Human resource management1
(V5) Philosophy1
(L1) Economics1
(Q1) Linguistics1
(N1) Business studies7
(X3) Academic studies in education2
(L5) Social work1
(X1) Training teachers1
(N4) Accounting1
(C6) Sport & exercise science5
(P3) Media studies3
(N2) Management studies3
(V1) History by period3
(N3) Finance1
(I1) Computer science2
(W5) Dance1

UK Prospects

166300 Workforce Size
2.63% Predicted decline 2022 - 2027
37924 Predicted Replacement 2022 - 2027

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