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Sales Salaries in London

 

About London

Being the capital of the UK, London is a thriving commercial hub with a total population of just over 9 million, reported at the end of 2018. Being such an economic hub, salaries can often be inflated due to fierce competition for top sales talent.

 

London’s Sales Sector

London is one of the world’s largest financial centres, a centre of international trade and is home to the head offices of most of the UK’s top companies and more than 100 of Europe’s 500 largest companies. With the large range of business activity across pretty much every sector you can think of, the majority of top sales professionals in the UK will have worked a stint in the capital.

 

How Much do London 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, strictly looking at roles in London:
 


Job Title
 
Median Average Salary
Marketing and Sales Director
  £88,904
  
Marketing and Sales Manager
  £55,883
  
Sales Account & Business Development Manager
  £42,501
  
Field Sales Executive
  £29,399
  
Sales Administrator
  £20,655
  
Telephone Salesperson
  £20,140
  

 

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 £22,000 £20,219 £20,800 £20,655
Telephone Salesperson £19,705 £22,000 £17,255 £21,600 £20,140
Field Sales Executive £30,916 £30,000 £26,390 £30,290 £29,399
Sales Account & Business Development Manager £44,800 £38,000 £43,719 £43,485 £42,501
Marketing and Sales Manager £71,608 £60,000 £46,294 £45,000 £55,883
Marketing and Sales Director £71,608 £120,000 £88,904 £80,718 £88,904


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.


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