Despite the general doom and gloom in the media, Intelligent People were delighted to record their 2nd highest yearly revenues since starting in 2002. As a vertically aligned recruitment consultancy who place Marketing, Product Management and eCommerce professionals Intelligent People work with Online & New Media Organisations, Telecom & Datacom Providers and the Technology Market.

Doug Bates, one of the founders of Intelligent People, said:

“As in 2010 the B2C market was by far our busiest as organisations expanded their eCommerce proposition and raced for market share. In addition to the continuing growth of online retail, the recession has driven a lot of consumers to seek bargains on the internet and so Email Marketing, CRM, Loyalty, Retention and User Experience have all been candidate driven markets with demand outstripping supply. Web Optimisation is a huge growth area and online organisations are realising benefits from investment in data-led technology; for example medium and large retail customers have achieved immediate sales uplifts of between 9% and 14% through effective personalised product recommendations and behavioural merchandising. As a result, competition for web optimisation and analytical skills (customer segmentation and behavioural insight) is also fierce.

“Rather than auctioning candidates to the highest bidder we’ve always had a client-centric approach, where we use our unique candidate footprint and market knowledge to make sure our clients are represented with integrity and consistency; whilst we don’t fill every vacancy our Clients appreciate our efforts and repeat business has been the cornerstone of the past years growth.

“During the last quarter of 2011 the B2B Market showed some small signs of growth, however budgets are still scrutinised and until there is some economic certainty we only envisage growth in niche areas or replacement hires in this market.”

Intelligent People believe the market will continue to grow, particularly within eCommerce & B2C marketing; a sample of last year’s placements is below that may prove helpful regarding salary levels.

Title Industry Salary
Online Marketing Assistant Online Travel £37k
Product Executive Digital Publishing £30k
Digital Marketing Manager Online Fashion £38k
Social Media Manager Online Travel £30k
Online Marketing Executive Online Travel £25k
Business Development Manager Online Publishing/Retail £80k
Marketing Programme Manager Online Publishing/Retail £80k
Marketing Manager (Email) Retail £35k
Marketing Executive B2B £28k
Digital Designer Fashion £30k
Email Manager Fashion £30k
Head of Product Retail £80k
Digital Comms Manager Fashion £40k
Online Marketing Manager Retail £40k
Content Manager Retail £35k
Email Marketing Media £32k
CRM Manager Media £49k
Head of eCommerce Online Retail £65k
Head of Pricing Online Retail £90k
CRM Director Gaming £92k
Online Strategy Manager Retail £80k
Digital Marketing Manager Classified Ads £38k
Director Cross Border Trade Online Retail £110k
Product Manager Online Payments £92k
Product Manager Online Gambling £70k
Head of Analysis Online Payments £110k
eCommerce Manager Online Fashion £35k
Head of Marketing Online Portal £80k
UX Designer Publishing £325/day
Online Project Manager Publishing £275/day
Head of eCommerce Fashion Retail £120k
Senior Strategic Account Manager eCommerce £61k
Online Project Manager Publishing £45k
Retention Optimisation Analyst Online Gambling £275/day
VP of Product eCommerce £100k
Business Analyst eCommerce £27k
Online Marketing Manager eCommerce £38k
International Marketing Manager eCommerce £50k
Web Developer Online Retail £250/day
Marketing Director Retail £100k
PPC Executive eCommerce £30k
Senior Business Analyst eCommerce £32k
Web Content Merchandiser eCommerce £27k
CRM Manager Retail £38k

For further information please email [email protected] or call 01727 736690 and ask for Doug Bates or Chris Mason.