In light of the economic recovery City employers are looking to acquire new business, triggering a drive in demand for sales and marketing professionals.
Despite the usual summer lull, figures from from the Robert Walters City Jobs Index, which tracks the number of jobs available and candidates seeking jobs in the City of London month-by-month show the number of roles is up 21% compared to the same period last year, with both employers and candidates remaining active in the jobs market.
Confidence among employers sees demand spike for sales and marketing professionals
Over the last eight months, and particularly in the wake of the election, we have seen demand for sales and marketing professionals in the City grow significantly
"As business confidence increases, employers are keen to take advantage of the opportunities for growth, and this means expanding teams responsible for winning new business."
Over the last eight months, and particularly in the wake of the election, we have seen demand for sales and marketing professionals in the City grow significantly.
Demand is particularly high for professionals with experience in:
- Campaign management
- Digital marketing
- CRM and data functions integration, to increase ROI
Sales and marketing candidates flood the market to meet demand
The number of candidates also grew by over 90% as jobseekers continued to remain active in seeking new roles, in response to the increased demand for their skills.
While demand is highest for professionals to fill permanent positions, the opportunities for contract roles can still be found in communications, especially change and crisis comms,” continued Oli Templeton.