A short commute and supportive boss are also key
While the maximum working week in the UK is 48 小时, those with their dream jobs work just 21 至 30 hours and have an allowance of 29 days holiday every year.
Other requirements include regular reviews and pay rises, a day off on your birthday and free hot 饮料 in the office.
Employees said their office environment also influences how happy they are at work, with friendly colleagues, a well-organised space and a good location being rated as the most important factors.
Most importantly, most adults said their dream job would pay a salary of £44,355 per year.
Andrew Wood, spokesman for Raja Workplace, an office equipment supplier which commissioned the survey, said the findings show the importance of a workplace which aligns with employees’ lifestyles and values.
“It’s great to see so many people already believe they have found their dream job as work is such a huge part of our modern lives,” Wood said.
“There are so many different things employers must take into consideration when designing a workplace and environment for their employees.”
Over the course of the pandemic, many companies have introduced hybrid working models which require employees to work from home for several days a week.
According to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics, the proportion of adults who worked from home in 2020 increased to 37 百分, 从 27 per cent in 2019.
When asked about the biggest positives and negatives of home working, most adults said it gave them a better work-life balance but made collaborative work more challenging.
Of those surveyed by Raja Workplace, 57 per cent of people said their ideal job is a mix of working both collaboratively and individually.
此外, more than a third of people (36 百分) said they believe the work culture of their job is more important than their salary.