BD, Marketing & Communications Market insights Q2 2017

BD, Marketing and Communications Market Insights Q2 2017

Published on 5th April 2017

2017 hiring started slowly across Professional Services firms for Business Development, Marketing & Communications staff. However, by February the market began to pick up and job vacancies increased across the board. 

One of the major highlights so far this year has been the increase in hiring at Director and 'Head of' level. This has been particularly prevalent within the legal sector where we saw hiring at this seniority increase to levels beyond that of the entire of 2016. Whilst hiring was mainly down to churn rather than due to newly created roles, we do expect this trend to continue through Q3 as more change is expected across professional services firms due to restructuring, M&A activity and on-going change in the political and economic landscape.

Skills in demand

The other major trend of the year so far has been the shortage of job seekers in BD, Marketing and Communications versus the number of jobs available in the market. We have seen a shortage of talent across most areas from assistant to senior manager level but firms have particularly struggled to secure talent for BD Executive roles, Senior Manager roles (£70K- £90K), Marketing Managers (£45K– £65K) as well as the typically talent-short areas of Bids and PR.

Predictions for the coming quarter

So far, the signs are positive and everything points to continued demand for talent across BD, Marketing & Communications within the professional services area over the coming months.

Our advice for employers is to be prepared for a shortage of candidates when it comes to hiring in the coming months.

For job seekers, be prepared for interview processes to take longer than usual as there continues to be increased rigour over hiring.  

BD, Marketing & Communications Salaries Q2 2017

Job Title Permanent Salary per annum (£) Contract rate (£)
Bids / Proposals Specialists
Head of Bids 80K - 110K 350 - 500 per day
Senior Bid Manager 65K - 90K 200 - 350 per day
Bid Manager 50K - 65K 26 - 33 per hour
Senior Bid Executive 40K - 50K 21 - 26 per hour
Bid Executive 30K - 40K 15 - 21 per hour
Bid Assistant 25K - 30K 13 - 15 per hour
Business Development
BD Director 100K+ 450+ per day
Head of BD 85K - 100K+ 400 - 450 per day
Senior BD Manager 70K - 90K 320 - 400 per day
BD Manager 55K - 70K 28 - 36 per hour
Senior BD Executive / Coordinator 38K - 55K 19 - 28 per hour
BD Executive / Coordinator 30K - 40K 15 - 21 per hour
BD Assistant 25K - 30K 13 - 15 per hour
BD Administrator 22K - 25kK 11 - 13 per hour
Client Relationship Management
Head of Client Relationships 80K - 110K 380 - 500 per day
Senior Client Relationship Manager 70K - 90K 320 - 400 per day
Client Relationship Manager 50K - 75K 26 - 38 per hour
Senior Client Relationship Executive 35K - 50K 18 - 26 per hour
Client Relationship Executive 30K - 40K 15 - 21 per hour
Communications (including internal comms and SCR)
Head of Communications (Global remit) 80K - 140K 550 - 380 per day
Head of Communications (National or Europe remit) 70K - 100K 320 - 400 per day
Communications Manager 50K - 60K 26 - 31 per hour
Senior Communications Executive 38K - 45K 20 - 23 per hour
Communications Executive 30K - 35K 15 - 18 per hour
Communications Assistant 22K - 30K 13 - 14 per hour
CRM Database
CRM Database Manager 50K - 60K 26 - 31 per hour
CRM Database Executive / Steward 30K - 35K 15 - 18 per hour
CRM Database Administrator / Assistant 25K - 28K 13 - 14 per hour
Design
Senior Design Executive 35K - 45K 18 - 23 per hour
Design Executive 30K - 35K 15 - 18 per hour
Design Assistant 23K - 28K 12 - 14 per hour
Digital / Online / Web
Head of Online / Digital 70K - 120K 380 - 520 per day
Web Content Manager / Online Manager 45K - 60K 23 - 31 per hour
Social Media Executive 30K - 35K 18 - 23 per hour
Web Content Executive 30K - 35K 15 - 18 per hour
Web Content Assistant 25K - 28K 15 - 18 per hour
Events
Head of Events 60K - 80K 380 - 250 per day
Events Manager 45K - 60K 23 - 31 per hour
Events Senior Executive 35K - 45K 18 - 23 per hour
Events Executive 30K - 35K 15 - 18 per hour
Events Assistant 23K - 30K 12 - 15 per hour
Marketing
Head of Marketing / Marketing Director 90K+ 400+ per day
Senior Marketing Manager 60K - 85K 31 - 38 per hour
Marketing Manager 40K - 60K 21 - 31 per hour
Senior Marketing Executive 35K - 40K 18 - 21 per hour
Marketing Executive / Coordinator 28K - 35K 14 - 18 per hour
Marketing Assistant 24K - 28K 13 - 14 per hour
Marketing Administrator 21K - 23K 11 - 13 per hour
PR
Head of PR (Global remit) 80K - 120K 550 - 380 per day
Head of PR (National or Europe remit) 70K - 90K 320 - 450 per day
PR Manager 45K - 70K 26 - 36 per hour
PR Senior Executive 40K - 50K 21 - 26 per hour
PR Executive 28K - 40K 15 - 21 per hour
PR Assistant 21K - 27K 11 - 14 per hour

 

* Notes on salary table

1. Titles and levels vary from organisation to organisation.
2. The salary ranges given are only approximate guides. For tailored salary advice, please contact us directly.
3. 12-month base salaries are assumed.
4. All other benefits and bonuses are in addition to these figures.
5. Bonus ranges can vary significantly from company to company and will be influenced by market conditions, business and individual performances.