Uk  Bd&M  Q1 2018

BD, Marketing and Communications Market Insights Q1 2018

Published on 31st January 2018

Good people are hard to find! The market is very much led by candidates and we are seeing a rise in them dictating where, what and how they work.

Despite a plethora of roles, candidates are increasingly selective and abstain from applying for roles that aren’t particularly enticing, making job descriptions and briefings vital in the fight for talent. We have found a huge surge in candidates looking for part-time roles or flexible working – this can be a great option in securing quality talent at a lower budget and is certainly the way clients are beginning to move to keep staff members happy/loyal and to attract new candidates.

Interview processes are taking longer, with as many as four interview stages being held for managerial and director positions.Timely feedback continues to be important as it can affect how well a firm’s brand is perceived and indeed, how well a candidate stays engaged with an opportunity.

Many professional services firms are expanding their presence nationally with large hubs outside of London. We are
seeing opportunities with greater flexibility in national locations.

Skills in Demand 

Business development skills are, as ever, in high demand and we’ve seen a rise in communications and marketing vacancies. Following on from Q4 of 2017 we have found even more clients interested in expanding teams in this area as well as within content and campaigns based positions.

Predictions for the Coming Quarter

With 2018 upon us, we envisage there will be an influx of opportunities born of natural new year attrition and new
positions created from restructures and team expansions.

We have seen an increase in passive candidates approaching us which reflects the confidence that is currently in the
Professional Services market.

Senior roles have seen an increase in demand in line with investment from firms wanting talent to increase market share
and assist in development and growth of the firm. 2018 will be a positive year with job flow and candidate demand
high.

BD, Marketing & Communications Salaries Q1 2018*

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 - 130K 400 - 500 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 - 120K 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 CSR)
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.