New data shows big leap in salaries for marketing and charity professionals

Using data from its own files, jobs site CV-Library said the average annual marketing salary in September was £43,560 – 33.2% higher than it was in September 2017. Tony McDonough reports

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Marketing professionals have seen a big rise in their salaries, says CV-Library


Average salaries for marketing professionals have rocketed more than 33% over the past year, according to new figure from a leading UK jobs site.

Using data from its own files, CV-Library said that the average annual marketing salary in September was £43,560 – 33.2% higher than it was in September 2017.

Professionals in the charity sector also saw a significant rise in the same period – up 24.7% to £31,540, followed by legal roles which saw a 10% rise to £33,280.

Next was sales, up 9% to £32,660; accountancy, up 8.8% to £34,660; recruitment, up 5.4% to £30,060; catering, up 4.7% to £24,870; IT, up 3.3% to £44,090; agriculture, up 2.8% to £32,880; and education, up 2.6% to £29,030.

CV-Library says the overall average salary rise was 6.6% to £34,461. This hike in pay means that the average salary for Brits is the highest it’s been since January 2017.

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, said: “Things could be looking up for professionals, as we approach Christmas and the New Year.

“The hike in salaries is extremely positive and is largely down to the fact that businesses are recognising the need to make every effort to attract talented candidates to their roles.”

Not only were salaries on the rise, but job vacancies also saw an increase in September, jumping by 5.1% when comparing year-on-year data. This increase in activity appeared to awaken candidate appetite, with CV registrations increasing by 5% during the same period.

Mr Biggins added: “Organisations are continuing to advertise their jobs and while this could suggest that many are feeling confident about their hiring efforts, it also hints at the fact that many vacancies are being left unfilled due to ongoing skills shortages.”

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