As a specialist digital recruitment agency in London, our consultants work to place senior digital vacancies, from Head of Digital Marketing, Vice President Digital Marketing and Digital Marketing Director.

Rising competition among businesses, all driving towards digital transformation, has given consumers greater access to the millions of brands available across the worldwide digital landscape. 

This means that digital marketing strategy is more important than ever, with businesses requiring proven talent for marketing at all levels – from junior implementation roles through to senior strategic roles.

Our digital recruitment services

Our roster of employers choose us as their marketing recruitment agency in London for 2 reasons:

Our 20 years of expertise

We’ve been in London through the explosion of the digital market in the last decades, which has disrupted traditional business models beyond recognition. We know how important innovative, digital transformation is to businesses to even stand a chance in remaining relevant to today’s customers. Our consultants have experience in placing candidates across the full digital mix, including digital marketing, digital strategy, eCommerce, customer and user experience, analytics and more.

Our approach

We operate with our core values at the centre of everything we do. We listen. We support. We’re ethical, always wanting the best for clients and candidates – we’ll never push you down a route that is not right for you or your business. That’s built our trusted reputation within the field, and it’s why our customers come back to us time and time again.

Salary expectations for digital roles in 2023

We’re here to help our employers attract the right candidate, through matching the salary expectations of our candidates. Whilst digital salary expectations do differ person to person, and industry to industry, we have complied a rough guide to expectations within the digital recruitment sector in London.

Job RoleRange: MinRange: Max
Head of Digital job£80,000£110,000
Digital Director£100,000£150,000
VP Digital £120,000£180,000
Chief Digital Officer£150,000£300,000

Digital marketing candidate expectations

It’s currently an employee landscape – there are many digital jobs within businesses in London looking to drive digital change, but with a small number of quality candidates in the market. Top candidates are likely to have many opportunities on the go at once, with many job offers to sift through at once. This is where Intelligent People can help – we can advise our employers on the package and benefits that will secure the candidate you want without any stress.

Recent trends post pandemic show that work life balance, hybrid and flexible working is increasingly important to potential employees, so getting this balance right throughout the offer process is paramount.

Read our guide to the best salary and package for digital recruitment.

Digital Recruitment Agency FAQs

Q: Are digital marketing jobs in demand in the UK?
A: With ever increasing customer demands on digital channels such as websites, social media and apps, digital marketing jobs are always in demand within the UK.
Q: Is digital marketing a good career in the UK?
A: Digital marketing is a good career in the UK. Digital marketers are always in demand, and can demand a good salary and performance related bonus. Digital marketing careers allow for a lot of progression from a digital executive, through to a Digital Director or VP of Digital.
Q: How much should I pay a headhunter?
A: Unlike a contingency recruiter, who is paid on success, digital headhunters or search firms are normally paid 33% of the fee to take on the assignment. Once a shortlist has been produced, a digital headhunter will take a further 33% of the fee, moving then to arrange interviews and follow this through to offer stage. The remaining balance is then only settled when a candidate has been chosen and successfully placed within your organisation.
Q: What is the difference between a headhunter and a recruiter?
A: Unlike a contingency recruiter, who is paid on success, digital headhunters are normally paid 33% of the fee to take on the assignment. Before taking payment and scaling large databases of passive and active candidates, the headhunting process begins with an extensive briefing session to enable understand the vacancy you are looking to fill. A headhunter will then ‘go to market’ to find a selection of candidates that fit the specific needs and requirements of your business. Once a shortlist has been produced interviews will be arranged and followed through to offer stage.