Published on 1st October 2018
Within the Consultancy space throughout Q3, we’ve seen a definite increase in mid-manager level marketing roles ranging from £40,000 to £55,000.
Positions at this level are mostly seeking candidates with a broad marketing skill-set including; marketing strategy implementation, full end-to-end management of large-scale campaigns, and those with the ability to engage and advise senior stakeholders and leaders.
Content and thought leadership skills continue to be key for firms when hiring mid-level Marketing Managers. Roles at all levels are continuing to require an understanding of digital marketing. Functions appear to be increasing overall focus and investment on digital resources and internal capability.
Throughout Q3 and going into Q4, the majority of our volume is coming from the Engineering and Construction consultancy space. These roles remain in the trend of mostly being marketing/communications managers and seem to be coming up in the larger global businesses looking to expand their marketing functions due to growth.
When hiring talent, the biggest challenge we’re seeing employers face, is timeframes, resulting in missing out on candidates to competitors.
We’re entering a time of the year in which hiring managers are facing pressure to have full teams for when January arrives. Due to this, there are more roles on the market meaning candidates have much more to choose from and are harder to secure.
Firms which are able to move the interview process along swiftly and efficiently are the ones securing the best talent in good time.
We’ve experienced a certain influx in candidates looking to move away from the traditional professional services environments such as legal/accountancy. This seems to be due to marketers desire to work in an environment where their voice can be heard.
It is becoming more common for marketing professionals to want responsibility for driving creativity and becoming real thought partners to the senior leadership team and overall business.
Predictions for the coming quarter
As Q4 draws closer, we’re expecting the volume of Marketing Manager roles to increase further with the busy run up to Christmas.
We are also being made aware of upcoming senior appointments at Senior Marketing Manager/Head of Marketing level. We expect these roles to become live through October and November. These areas are generally looking for proactive and creative marketers who have held autonomous positions which have required them to advise.
BD, Marketing & Communications Salaries Q4 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||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 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||
|18 - 23 per hour|
|Web Content Executive||
|15 - 18 per hour|
|Web Content Assistant||25K - 28K||15 - 18 per hour|
|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|
|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||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:
- Titles and levels vary from organisation to organisation
- The salary ranges given are only approximate guides. For tailored salary advice, please contact us directly
- Roles outside of London are likely to be £5K - £10K lower than the salaries indicated above.
- 12-month base salaries are assumed
- All other benefits and bonuses are in addition to these figures
- Bonus ranges can vary significantly from company to company and will be influenced by market conditions, business and individual performances
by Mathew Reeves