Uk   Bd&M Q3 2018

BD&M Accountancy, Consultancy & Property Market Insights Q3 2018

Published on 13th July 2018

The accountancy sector has been recruiting in abundance with little sign of it slowing any time soon. Although several firms have a headcount freeze until their new financial year, this has not stopped movement from within the sector.

Continuing with the Marketing Manager theme of last quarter, we are seeing a number of Financial Services based roles with clients looking for candidates to have knowledge or experience in this area. Whilst there have been more marketing/creative, brand and events led positions, these are popular roles and are generally quickly recruited, meaning that candidates need to act fast to secure these positions. More niche skill sets continue to prove difficult to find with CRM system experience and bids being two of the highest demand areas.

The consultancy market has been buoyant through Q1, particularly at Marketing/Communications Manager level. We’re seeing a rise in the numbers of 6-12 month contract roles, with the majority having a good chance of ending up permanent. A number of the leading consultancies have been restructuring their marketing functions, becoming more ‘sector focussed’ as opposed to a more traditional ‘centralised’ marketing team. We’re also seeing steady job flow across other disciplines such as; Graphic Design, Digital and External Communications.

Real Estate tends to be following the trends of both the Accountancy and Consultancy sector, with a need and want to hire broad Marketing Managers within both residential and commercial. One change we have seen is the rise of client relationship management roles, where the BD teams are looking to introduce or grow these teams. The roles tend to focus on developing relationships with a select number of the firm's key clients. As always, the larger firms are still very much on the lookout for strong Bid candidates, especially at the more Junior end of the market. As with all of professional services, these candidates are in short supply. 

Predictions for the coming quarter

The early signs show little change from Q2. Q3 tends to quieten towards the end due to the summer months and holiday season, however, we are hearing positive signs from a number of firms kicking on over the summer, including some roles at the more senior end of the market. 

We are expecting the trend of increased FTC’s to continue over the coming months. We are also expecting a real push at the junior end of the market, with more firms looking at recent grads with little to no experience. There seems to be little respite from the “job-rich, candidate shy” market, with the best talent being snapped up quickly, with firms merging interview stages to speed up the process.


BD, Marketing & Communications Salaries Q3 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

75K - 120K

400 - 500 per day

Senior BD Manager

70K - 90K

320 - 400 per day

BD Manager

55K - 70K

28 - 36 per hour

Sales Manager

50K - 65K

26 - 33 per hour

Senior BD Executive / Coordinator

38K - 55K

19 - 28 per hour

Sales Executive

30K - 45K

15 - 23 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 /
Key Account 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

380 - 550 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

250 - 380 per day

Events Manager

45K - 60K

23 - 31 per hour

Events Senior Executive

30K - 35K

18 - 23 per hour

Events Executive

23K - 30K

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
380 - 550 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