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
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|
|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 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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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.