Salary Survey 2013/14 – Innovation & Strategy

With years of experience, exposure to hundreds of jobs, clients and candidates, we would like to share our 2013/14 Salary Survey starting with Innovation and Strategy.

Job Title Avg. Salary Salary Banding’s
Associate Consultant £25,000 £22,000 – £28,000
Consultant / Strategist £31,500 £27,000 – £36,000
Mid-Weight Strategist £40,000 £35,000 – £45,000
Senior Consultant / Strategist £52,500 £45,000 – £60,000
Consultancy / Strategy Director / Principal £77,500 £65,000 – £90,000
Senior Director / Partner / Managing Director £112,500 £85,000 – £150,000


In London, innovation is certainly more than just a buzzword! Over the last 5 years we have seen a huge rise in what is the creative answer to traditional management consultancy with exciting new shops opening up all around us. Such consultancies bring a unique mix of commercial thinking and creative delivery working on a range of client challenges from new product development and service innovation to brand and communications strategy – ultimately they help their clients achieve growth.

So what does an ‘innovation consultancy’ look for… Well luckily it’s quite broad in that such consultancies bring together an eclectic mix of people to deliver end-to-end consultancy for their clients – right from opportunity identification, research and developing a business case all the way through to proposition development, design, marketing strategy, and launch. Typical backgrounds include: New Product Development, Brand/Comms/Marketing Strategy, Management Consultancy, Planning and Market Research.

Bamboo Crowd will be issuing out the results from our Salary Survey over the coming weeks covering such areas as Account Management, Creative & Design and Technology & Digital so keep checking in!  Next up is Account Management.

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