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Sales Salaries in Leeds

 

About Leeds

Leeds is the UK’s fastest growing city and is the main driver of a city region with a £64.6 billion economy, a combined population of 3 million and a workforce of 1.37 million. Over the next ten years, the economy is forecast to grow by 21% with financial and business services set to generate over half of GVA growth over that period.

Financial and business services account for 38% of total output. Other key sectors include retail, leisure and the visitor economy, construction, manufacturing and the creative and digital industries. Top B2B sales staff are highly sought after in Yorkshire.


Investment and development

More than £3.9 billion has been invested in large scale development projects over the last decade and there is a further £7.3 billion worth of development under construction and in the pipeline.

Like other large cities in the UK, Leeds city centre has assumed an increasingly important economic role in recent years. It is effectively becoming the city centre for the Leeds City Region as a whole, with a growing concentration of private sector and high skilled, knowledge-intensive jobs. Located at the intersection of the national motorway network, Leeds is just over 2 hours by rail from London Kings Cross. Leeds Bradford Airport is the UK’s fastest growing regional airport.


Leeds’ Sales Sector

Over 32,000 VAT-registered businesses are based in Leeds and more than 6,000 small and medium-size enterprises, which account for more than half of employment. The number of mid-size and large companies and organisations based in Leeds is significantly above the national average.

According to new data on business 'scale-ups' – companies which have achieved three years of 20% growth in revenues or employees – Leeds is one of the UK’s foremost centres for fast-growing firms, behind only London and Cambridge.

Companies with more than 1,000 employees based in Leeds include Asda Group, First Direct, Centrica, Ventura, BT, Direct Line Group and Yorkshire Bank.


How Much do Leeds Sales Professionals Earn?

Reviewing salary data provided by all of the major job information sources, Aaron Wallis Sales Recruitment has provided salary analysis into 5 key sales job titles in the UK:
 


Job Title
 
Median Average Salary
Marketing and Sales Director
  £71,608
  
Marketing and Sales Manager
  £45,279
  
Sales Account & Business Development Manager
  £38,700
  
Field Sales Executive
  £28,279
  
Sales Administrator
  £18,490
  
Telephone Salesperson
  £18,460
  

 

Salary Breakdown by Data Source

Using census data from the Office of National Statistics, alongside major salary sources Hays, Glassdoor and Payscale, we have broken down the median reported salary of each job title by source:

Median Average Salary is displayed as the main metric and data label on the graph, aggregating the 5 different salary data sources.

 

Job Title ONS Hays Glassdoor Payscale Median Average Salary
Sales Administrator £19,600 £19,000 £16,240 £18,460 £18,460
Telephone Salesperson £19,705 £18,000 £17,255 £19,000 £18,490
Field Sales Executive £30,916 £30,000 £30,000 £24,000 £28,729
Sales Account & Business Development Manager £44,800 £37,000 £39,000 £34,000 £38,700
Marketing and Sales Manager £71,608 £45,000 £34,510 £30,000 £45,279
Marketing and Sales Director £71,954 £75,000 £74,208 £67,000 £71,608


About the data sources:

Office of National Statistics (ONS): Breaking down job titles by SOC job title codes, we have reviewed national salary data from 2011 using ASHE reports, which uses 1% of earners on PAYE tax, in absolute terms around 300,000 UK earners.

Hays – a global specialist recruitment group, who produce a large amount of salary data based upon the vacancies they advertise. For our study, we reviewed all salaries in the job title definitions, reported between 01/02/2019 and 28/02/2019.

Payscale – an international salary reporter, Payscale provide the largest real-time salary survey in the world with more than 150,000 new survey records added every month. For our study, we used reported job title salaries as of 28/02/2018.

Glassdoor – over 855,000 company salaries are reported on by employees across the world through Glassdoor, an independent company information site. For our study, we used reported job title salaries as of 28/02/2018.

 

About the data analysis:

The information is provided choosing Median Data. The median is the value below which 50% of jobs fall. It is ONS’s preferred measure of average earnings as it is less affected by a relatively small number of very high earners and the skewed distribution of earnings.

It therefore, gives a better indication of typical pay than the mean.

Our main median average salary metric aggregates all sources providing a non-biased view of true salaries by job title and region.

 

Other regional salary analysis:

View our job title salary analysis for other key locations in the UK including:

 


About The Author


Robert Scott, Managing Director of Aaron Wallis

Robert Scott

Managing Director at Aaron Wallis Recruitment

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 20 years experience in recruitment, Rob is a History graduate with 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, who host The Online Recruitment Awards every year.


Find out more about Rob here.

 

 

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