The chemicals sector, once renowned for awarding higher pay rises than others, is now awarding increases at the same level as other parts of the economy.
The construction industry has recorded one of the highest median pay awards of any sector over the past year.
More pay deals pitched at a higher level than last year as median in the utilities sector rises to 2%.
Engineering sector pay awards are flat at 2% despite more buoyant trading conditions.
Finance sector pay awards remain at 2.5%, despite a robust operating background.
Pay awards in the general manufacturing sector hold steady, but questions remain over future trading conditions.
While the headline pay award in the information and communications sector remains steady, more employers froze pay in this more than any other sector.
The level of pay awards in the professional and business services sector has risen over the past year.
Pay awards in the housing associations sector see slight increase.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced a 25% increase in nurse training places as well as a package of measures to help retain staff.
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