In the last few years Dorset and Bournemouth in particular have grown into an unlikely tech hub with density of digital marketing workforce and tech specialists only behind that of London.

The main factor propelling Bournemouth, Dorset to its newly acquired moniker of Silicon South has been the modern and successful Bournemouth University specialising in new technology and arts. Many students having finished the Bournemouth Uni decide to stay.

At the same time, Dorset and nearby Hampshire is home to some big national businesses and a wide range of SMEs supported by a booming housing market. These factors have seen a high number of digital marketing consultancies, web design agencies and tech startups springing up everywhere across the county.

Dorset is no longer a tourist destination, the Dorset digital marketing companies have gone from strength to strength significantly contributing to the county’s economy.

There are plenty of Digital Marketing jobs on offer in Dorset. New opportunities pop up on daily basis. If you follow the big recruitment websites, you will see that there’s always more than 100 marketing and SEO roles being advertised here.

How much does a digital marketing expert earn in Dorset?

Yes, taking up an SEO job in Dorset, you probably won’t earn as much as doing the same role in London, however, if you’re considering moving South, now is the time to do it. We have a better-quality lifestyle to offer – the weather is nicer, the air is cleaner and you get to keep more of your salary because the rent is much lower than in London.

As a general rule, these are the salaries for marketing jobs in Dorset:

SEO Manager

As an SEO manager you would have a high responsibility job developing strategy, working towards the goal of helping the client to earn more. You’d be a mediator between the web designers, digital marketing executives and the client, making sure that the whole machine works smoothly. An SEO Manager in Bournemouth can expect to earn between £30,000 and £42,000 depending on experience and situation. SEO managers employed on client-side usually see bigger salaries but expect a less varied role and a higher employee churn.

Digital Marketing Executive

This is an entry role into the exciting world of digital marketing. If you’re good at writing blogs, excellent time management skills, you have a hang of social media marketing and you’re good with sifting through huge Excel spreadsheets, this is an SEO job for you. And a one that can lead to better things. A Digital Marketing Executive in Dorset can expect a salary between £17,000 and £24,000 depending on experience.

Website Developer

As a developer you will be required to build modern responsive websites for clients. The key here is to demonstrate an ability to apply modern technology and think from the perspective of the website being a vehicle to deliver a larger business idea. A developer needs to be able to deliver clean code that is up to standards. A good developer can earn between £35,000 and £50,000.

Applying for a digital marketing role in Dorset

Although we are not actively hiring at the moment, we do keep a library of Marketing CVs. Even though you are not likely to get an invitation to interview at the moment, it’s still a good idea to submit your CV along with your cover letter and we will get back to you if/when an opportunity arises. You’ve got nothing to lose – just fill in the form below.

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