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Senior Marketing Hiring Trends: Market Report – Summer 2017


The almost inevitable question every recruiter gets asked each day is “How’s the Job Market”. A question tml Partners is always happy to answer, but truth be told, recruiters tend only to answer this based on a subjective and short-term gut feeling.

To date there hasn’t been any dedicated or regular insight into the major hiring trends for the senior marketing community in the UK. A void we aim to fill. In this, the first of our market reports we aim to answer exactly that question, based on objective and detailed market information.

Key findings from the report:

  • The number of senior-level marketing vacancies in England & Wales over the last 12 months was 8.6% higher than it had been in the previous 12 month period
  • London saw year-on-year growth of 9.3%, which resulted in it accounting, over the last 12 months, for 66% of all such vacancies in England & Wales
  • There was a sharp drop in vacancies in April 2017. The 22% month-to-month decrease in the number of vacancies then was by far the largest fall in the 24 months covered by the data set. Being the first month following the triggering of Article 50, this could be one explanation for this drop

View the full report here for the full analysis of these trends.

Simon Bassett, Managing Director of tml Partners comments

“We produced this report in response to demand from the senior marketing community for insight into recruitment trends. It is positive to note that the results of our report show that, despite Brexit and market uncertainty, the senior marketing sector is active and indeed growing”.


During Nathan’s early career, he gained considerable experience from across many industries including Sales, Teaching and Retail, however more recently Nathan has delved into the world Digital Marketing and Publishing. Drawing on his past experiences, Nathan brings all aspects of his knowledge into Recruitment Buzz, possessing great research and social media skills.

Born and bred in Wales, Nathan is as Welsh as they come – living in the heart of the Valleys, Nathan proudly takes place as our resident Welsh speaker. However, Nathan’s knowledge of global understanding exceeds the Welsh borders, having lived in London, parts of the US and Ecuador.

Nathan is a self-proclaimed geek, having gained a degree in Natural Science via the Open University in Wales. In addition to his passion for science, he has a love for technology, nature, art and of course football!


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