SEO and Social jobs and careers

A career in SEO can be based in-house or agency side and is a path with amazing progression opportunities. It stands for Search Engine Optimisation, meaning the goal is to improve your natural search ranking on search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo.

A career in social media marketing is broad and comprehensive. It can be based in-house working directly for one brand, but is often agency based, meaning multiple channel management. This kind of marketing role is all about staying on top of industry trends and following a defined, targeted strategy that generates likes, shares, and gains positive attention from the follower base. This particular career path involves engaging with the right people, sharing relevant and original content and strategically recognising how each social channel works.

Typical SEO & Social role titles include

  • SEO Executive
  • SEO Manager
  • Head of SEO
  • Social Media Executive
  • Social Media Assistant
  • Social Media Manager
  • Head of Social Media

SEO & Social career progression example

  • SEO Analyst
  • SEO Executive
  • SEO Manager
  • Head of SEO

SEO & Social Salary Benchmarks

At an entry level, Junior/Graduate SEO/Social media Executives on average will be earning between £18k-£24k. At mid-level, you’d be looking to earn £25k-£35k, and seniors would be looking to earn £45k+.

Is it right for me? The skills it takes…

The skills needed across SEO and Social Media do vary depending on the role and goals of the business. SEO tends to require a more technical skill set, while Social require more creative mindsets to engage their target audience.

Is it right for me? The skills it takes…

The skills needed across SEO and Social Media do vary depending on the role and goals of the business. SEO tends to require a more technical skill set, while Social require more creative mindsets to engage their target audience.

What qualifications does it take?

You will usually need a foundation degree or diploma or experience within a relevant subject. These include communications, marketing, English, PR and creative writing.

Our Marketing & Agency recruitment team

  • Contract Delivery Manager

    Technology, Marketing & Agency, User Experience & Design

    View profile

    Ben Halligan

  • Senior Recruiter

    Agency Delivery & Operations

    View profile

    Helena Reeds

  • Senior Recruiter

    Digital & Marketing Recruitment

    View profile

    Charlotte Farnworth

  • Senior Recruiter

    eCommerce & Digital

    View profile

    Josh Fuller

  • Principal Recruiter

    B2C In-House Marketing

    View profile

    Ania Markowska

  • Head of Marketing, Digital & eCommerce

    Agency & In-house Marketing

    View profile

    Tony Allen

  • Principal Recruiter

    B2B In-House Marketing

    View profile

    Dominic Manning

  • Principal Recruiter

    Marketing Agency Client Services

    View profile

    Theo Locke

JOB
SEARCH

Our latest Marketing & Agency jobs

We connect ambitious organisations with their greatest assets, equally ambitious talent.

Paid Social Account Manager

Purpose Driven

  • Fully remote with occasional meet-ups in the North West
  • Permanent
  • £30,000-£35,000 DOE

Full details

Hello Earth | B Corp certified

Join an award-winning, B Corp Digital Performance Marketing Agency for eCommerce and DTC brands.

Competitive salary up to £35k DOE with great career progression.

Full details

22nd Jul

Digital Marketing Manager

  • Newport
  • Permanent
  • £40-50k

Full details

Leading European Manufacturer

Brand new role!

Play a pivotal role within the Marketing function.

Full details

18th Jul

Senior Account Manager

Purpose Driven

  • South Oxfordshire
  • Permanent
  • £35,000 - £45,000 DOE

Full details

B Corp Certified Marketing Communications Agency

Hybrid working with 1-2 days in the office (train station an easy walk away).

Great for an established SAM or Account Manager looking for a step up.

Full details

09th Jul

LOAD MORE JOBS

Salary guides:

  • -
    Agency Salary Guide North West, North East and the East Midlands

    Average salaries typically received for Agency roles in the North West, North East and the East Midlands.

  • -
    Digital Marketing Salary Guide London & SE

    We’ve outlined the average salaries typically received for Digital Marketing roles in London & the South East.

  • -
    Agency Salary Guide South West

    Average salaries and day rates typically received for Agency roles in the South West.

  • -
    B2B In-House Marketing Salary Guide South West

    This is a succinct guide outlining the average permanent salaries for B2B In-House Marketing roles in the South West.

  • -
    Agency Client Services Salary Guide South West

    Average salaries typically received for Agency Client Services roles in the South West.

  • -
    B2C In-House Marketing Salary Guide South West

    We’ve outlined the average salaries and day rates typically received for B2C In-House Marketing roles in the South West.

  • -
    Client Services Salary Guide London & SE

    Average salaries typically received for Agency Client Services roles in London & the South East.

  • -
    Digital Marketing Salary Guide South West

    We’ve outlined the average salaries typically received for Digital Marketing roles in the South West.

  • -
    B2B In-House Marketing Salary Guide London & SE

    We’ve outlined the average salaries and day rates received for B2B In-House Marketing roles in London & the SE.

  • -
    Agency Salary Guide London and South East

    Salaries and day rates typically received for Agency roles in London & the South East.

COMMUNITIES

MotherBoard is a Business Charter, Community and Event Series driving tangible change for mums working in the tech industry. GreenTechSW is a community that provides expert insight and thought provoking discussion on how technology can improve our physical environment and battle the massive, urgent issue of climate change. Tech Ethics Bristol is passionate about building a fair and equal society, where technology is a catalyst for positive change.

PURPOSE