Legal BD & Marketing Salaries

Legal BD, Marketing & Communications Market Insights Q4 2018

Published on 1st October 2018

Over the past 3 months we have continued to see job numbers increase in legal BD & Marketing, yet candidates remain in short supply, particularly for Bids and BD roles.

This has been most acute at the junior to middle end of the market, with salary increases and counter offers outstripping the salary brackets which these roles have traditionally been aligned to. 

Firms that are successful within the talent-short market continue to be those with a greater degree of flexibility over their hiring strategy - looking at the talent available and how that could fit within their team as opposed to sticking to a rigid set of criteria.

Q3 Snapshot 

  • We have seen a number of newly created positions, with a particular trend on the brand and digital side, including delivery on a senior brand management position for a top 10 global firm.

  • There has been a significant increase in bid and pitch focused opportunities, the highest number of new instructions in this area YTD.

  • We are currently recruiting for a number of senior innovation led roles, highlights include a Commercial Client Management post and a Global Head focusing on innovation and technology delivery.

  • There has been a small downturn in Senior BD posts through the summer, which was anticipated and broadly similar to previous years.

  • Continued presence of US firms hiring newly created positions within the market, especially at BDM and Specialist level.

  • Engaged in a number of European based BD roles, current locations including Munich, Brussels and Paris.

Predictions for the coming quarter

A strong second half to the year is not seeing any decrease in momentum, with a high volume of opportunities across the business development and bids space.

Despite the economic uncertainty of Brexit impending over the coming year, firms are showing very little signs of slowing down with the recruitment within BD and Marketing both in London and across the regions. 

We anticipate a greater increase in contract, part-time and flexible working hours as firms continue to identify the need for ongoing flexibility and better work-life balance. Success with roles in this space has improved confidence in actively promoting and hiring such opportunities as this, in turn, enables firms to better meet their ever-changing needs.

Firms will be looking to Q4 to deliver a final push for outstanding objectives from the 2018 strategy, whilst starting to consider plans for 2019. We are expecting December to have a slowdown in recruitment as firms focus on achieving their final deliverables. September and October a likely to be an affluent and opportune time for jobseekers looking for the next step in their careers.


Legal 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

70K - 90K

200 - 350 per day

Bid Manager

50K - 70K

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 - 140K

400 - 500 per day

Senior BD Manager

70K - 90K

320 - 400 per day

BD Manager

50K - 70K

28 - 36 per hour

Senior BD Executive / Coordinator / Specialist

40K - 50K

19 - 28 per hour

BD Executive / Coordinator

32K - 40K

15 - 21 per hour

BD Assistant

25K - 30K

13 - 15 per hour

BD Administrator

22K - 25K

11 - 13 per hour

Client Relationship Management /
Key Account Management

Head of Client Relationships

100K - 130K

380 - 500 per day

Senior Client Relationship Manager

70K - 100K

320 - 400 per day

Client Relationship Manager

50K - 70K

26 - 38 per hour

Senior Client Relationship Executive

40K - 50K

18 - 26 per hour

Client Relationship Executive

30K - 40K

15 - 21 per hour

Communications

Head of Communications / PR (Global remit)

100K - 140K

380 - 550 per day

Head of Communications / PR (National or Europe remit)

70K - 100K

320 - 400 per day

Senior Communications Manager

70K - 95K


Communications / PR Manager

50K - 70K

26 - 31 per hour

Internal Communications Manager

50K - 65K


Content Manager / Publishing

50K - 60K


Senior Communications / PR Executive / Advisor

38K - 45K

20 - 23 per hour

Internal Communications Executive

30K - 40K


Communications / PR Executive / Advisor

30K - 35K

15 - 18 per hour

Communications / PR Assistant

22K - 30K

13 - 14 per hour

CRM Database

CRM Database Manager

50K - 75K

26 - 31 per hour

CRM Database Executive

30K - 40K

15 - 18 per hour

CRM Database Administrator / Assistant

25K - 28K

13 - 14 per hour

Design

Studio Manager

50K - 65K


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

Digital Manager / Online Manager

45K - 60K

23 - 31 per hour

Intranet Manager (Sharepoint)

45K - 60K


Social Media Executive

30K - 35K

18 - 23 per hour

Digital Executive

30K - 35K

15 - 18 per hour

Digital Assistant

25K - 28K

15 - 18 per hour

Events

Head of Events

60K - 95K

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

Marketing

Head of Marketing / Marketing Director

90K+

400+ per day

Senior Marketing Manager

70K - 90K

31 - 38 per hour

Marketing Manager

50K - 65K

21 - 31 per hour

Senior Marketing Executive

40K - 45K

18 - 21 per hour

Marketing Executive / Coordinator

30K - 40K

14 - 18 per hour

Marketing Assistant

24K - 30K

13 - 14 per hour

Marketing Administrator

21K - 23K

11 - 13 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.