RECRUITMENT NEWS: Marketing jobs ‘untouched by recession’

Marketing and PR are in rude health, with job opportunities in the UK increasing by 13 per cent over the last year, according to figures from the Reed Job Index.

The report also suggests salaries are on the up too, with wages swelling by around 2.5 per cent over the last 12 months. This figure compares favourably to the all sector average increase of 1.5 per cent.

Reed is reporting growing numbers of vacancies across the country but with the biggest increases in Yorkshire (95 per cent) and Scotland (87 per cent).

Martin Warnes, managing director of, said:  “While some industries suffered during the recession, marketing and PR opportunities have remained fairly consistent.

“Businesses are quickly learning the importance of marketing and PR activity in driving sales and this has protected the industries amid the economic downturn.”

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