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Field Sales Jobs

Whether you're searching for your next field sales role or looking to recruit field sales staff to join your team, use this page to search the vacancies we're recruiting for or place your own vacancy with Aaron Wallis Sales Recruitment.

What is Field Sales?

Field sales professionals often see very varied day-to-day, working outside of the office and travelling throughout their' field of sales' to source potential clients and maximise revenue for their company. Working in a field sales role often means a lot of travel to client meetings for your next pitch or business discussion.

It's very common to see sales teams in almost every sector utilising a field sales professional in their sales process, as more often than not, you just can't beat face-to-face communication to work through the pipeline and secure a deal.

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Field Sales Job Roles

Field sales roles are made up of many levels of seniority, all the way from executives and representatives to consultants and managers:

Field Sales Executive - a broad job title, that could mean either supporting more senior sales staff on their business pursuits, to working on their own potential deals and meeting clients face-to-face. A field sales executive is a more specific job title than just a sales executive, as usually, field sales require more travel.

Field Sales Representatives - often referred to as 'field sales reps', working in this role often requires similar skills to working as an account manager, usually trying to upsell existing contracts and entice current clients into a higher level of spend than their current contract/order.

Field Sales Consultants - sales professionals in this role can often work within the technical sales sector or a service-led business, being able to master the art of 'consultative selling' to talk through their company's proposition and convince a potential client that it's the right solution for them.

Field Sales Managers - usually a more senior sales role, field sales managers can often have their own team of staff to manage and a wider area of business prospects to cultivate.

Salary Survey for Field Sales Jobs 2024

  • Average Salary: The average base salary for Field Sales positions in the UK sits around £31,699, with significant variations depending on industry, experience, company size, and location.
  • Salary Range: Base salaries typically range from £20,800 for entry-level Field Sales representatives to £54,600+ for seasoned professionals with proven sales records and strong client relationships.
  • Commissions and Bonuses: Many Field Sales roles offer lucrative commission structures linked to achieving or exceeding individual or team sales targets, potentially doubling or tripling the base salary. Performance-based bonuses are also common in some companies, further boosting earnings.
  • Location: London attracts the highest average salaries, followed by major cities like Edinburgh, Manchester, and Birmingham. Salaries tend to be lower in smaller towns and rural areas.
  • Industry: Industries like Pharmaceuticals, Engineering, and Technology typically offer higher salaries due to complex products, competitive landscapes, and larger potential deal sizes.
  • Experience: Extensive experience exceeding sales targets, building strong client relationships, and demonstrating effective communication and negotiation skills is crucial. Industry knowledge and technical understanding can be advantageous in specific sectors.
  • Qualifications: Possessing industry-specific certifications or relevant educational qualifications can enhance earning potential, but strong salesmanship and adaptability are often equally valued.

Salary Ranges for Field Sales Roles in 2024

Detailed breakdown of salary data from various sources:

Glassdoor reports that the average base salary for Field Sales Representatives in the UK is £28,000, whereas for National Field Sales Representatives it is £35,000

According to Hays, the salary range for Field Sales positions is between £25,000 and £50,000, with variations depending on the industry and location.

Totaljobs reports that the average salary for Field Sales jobs is £32,500, with a range of £28,000 to £55,000.

Additional Factors:

  • Company Size: Larger companies generally offer higher salaries and more extensive benefits packages compared to smaller enterprises.
  • Travel Requirements: Frequent travel can be expected in some Field Sales roles, and mileage or company car allowances may be provided.
  • Benefits: Benefits packages vary greatly and may include health insurance, pension plans, company cars, mobile phone allowances, and training opportunities.
  • Company Performance: Field Sales representatives in high-performing companies often have more opportunities for commissions and bonuses.
  • Team Management: Leading smaller sales teams or managing specific territories can impact earning potential in some roles.

The UK Field Sales industry presents a range of opportunities with different base salaries and earning potential. While experience and performance play an important role in determining income, the possibility of receiving commissions, bonuses, and advancing in your career within a dynamic field makes it an exciting and potentially lucrative career path.

Recruit Field Sales Staff

If you're looking for your next field sales professional to join your sales team, look no further than Aaron Wallis Sales Recruitment.

Why Recruit With Aaron Wallis Sales Recruitment?

12-Month Rebate Scheme - a sliding scale protecting your investment in new staff

Psychometric Profiling - on all candidates to ensure they will fit into your organisation

Bespoke Interview Questioning - to help you get the most out of interviewing

Ability and Skills Tests - we offer a wide range of tests as standard

Dedicated Account Manager - who will work with you from the start to the very end of your process

Submit a vacancy, or call us on 01908 061400 to discuss your requirements in more detail.

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Rob Scott

Rob is the Managing Director of Aaron Wallis Sales Recruitment, a national recruitment agency specialising in sourcing sales and marketing staff for businesses across a broad range of commercial sectors. Before setting up Aaron Wallis, Rob spent ten years at a specialist Sales and Marketing recruitment division of a £0.5BN recruitment group, leaving in 2007 as Marketing & Sales Director to establish Aaron Wallis.
 
With over 24 years of experience in sales recruitment, Rob is a History graduate with an MBA (Merit) and a PgCert in Management Practice.  In 2007, 2009 and 2013 Rob conducted the most extensive surveys of sales professionals in the UK and is a trusted authority in the sales industry. From guiding employers through the recruitment process to helping candidates find their dream job, Rob's advice has been quoted in leading publications such as Business Insider and The Independent, as well as OnRec, which host The Online Recruitment Awards every year.

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Thank you for your dedicated help during the recruitment process - we came to you after unsuccessfully searching elsewhere, and hired, not one, but two! Quick response times, and a really personal approach, without being pushy.

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In an industry where people over promise and under deliver, Rob and his teams have consistently provided a high-quality service. It is great to deal with someone that has an excellent understanding of UK industry, and a passion for sales.

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George is a joy to work with, and I'd recommend him to anyone seeking that unicorn hire - he found me mine, and I'm delighted!

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I found Aaron Wallis to be very professional and efficient, taking time to understand the role and the type of candidate we were looking for. The candidates they put forward met our criteria and were of a high standard. The service they provided was exemplary and I would have no hesitation in recommending them, and will certainly consider using them again in the future.

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George came recommended by a colleague and has been a pleasure to work with. He was great at updating us on his progress and ensured a great experience for both client and candidate.

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Since joining DSGi, Rob has been a supplier of permanent staff and has performed to an extremely high standard, successfully filling 98% of roles he has worked on. If anyone is looking for a good sales and marketing based consultancy with an informal yet professional approach, I would recommend Rob.

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A great recruitment company to work with. Excellent experience with Aaron Wallis through the entire recruitment process. The team was really professional and extremely helpful. Darren was a pleasure to work with. He was friendly, supportive and gave me great advice. Thank you very much!

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