NEWS: Marketing vacancies surge in the City of London

The number of marketing jobs in the City of London rose by 19 per cent in July compared to a year ago, a new survey conducted by Robert Walters City Index reveals. However, the research also shows that the number of candidates seeking marketing jobs fell by 12 per cent with a ratio of 1:4 jobs per candidate.

The steady economic recovery is a major cause for the growth in the jobs market. This has left sales and marketing professionals with confidence and an increasing demand, with roles up three per cent.

Ben Stevenson, associate director, marketing at Robert Walters commented: “While we are used to seeing the number of vacancies and candidates decline during the summer months, this year has, at least partly, defied the trend. As employers scramble to take advantage of the booming economy, sales and marketing professionals who can help employers grow their business are in high demand.

“In particular, specialists at the junior to mid-level with experience in digital projects are much sought after by City employers, as are professionals who are able to play a role with significant or highly visible ROI, such as those directly involved in client acquisition”.