Salaries in the oil and gas sector have been rising between 5-12%, according to the survey - outstripping a 1.5% national average across all industries.
The badly named "skills gap" is not a new problem. We've known about it for a long time.
Project management specialist EPC Offshore has announced plans to expand its workforce with the creation of 15 new positions in Aberdeen.
Prodrill Energy Resource Solutions said yesterday it had picked up a three-year contract to supply drilling and well-engineering staff to a French oil major.
The UK portion of the North West Europe Continental Shelf is a harsh and unforgiving environment in which to explore for and produce oil and gas. In that environment we learn to expect the unexpected and to respond effectively to "abnormal" situations.
GOING into 2012 we are at a complex and challenging crossroads.
Norwell says it is the longest-established drilling project-management group and well-engineering consultant in Europe.
Technological advances and project innovations are expanding the reach of the energy industry and raising new opportunities.