Senior Managers’ Salary Survey and Demand Overview


According to a survey conducted by Antal Russia recruitment company, the pharmaceutical and FMCG sectors are leaders in terms of hiring activity in 2012.

Traditionally, the most in demand specialists in the labour market are salespeople. But this year the demand for Sales Directors has decreased in sectors such as IT / Telecom and B2B. The number of offers have fallen because a lot of companies promote existing staff to fill vacancies and do not turn to the external candidate market. Sales Directors are in demand in the retail, banking and FMCG sectors.
Pharmaceutical and FMCG companies are showing the greatest interest in hiring Marketing Directors. Employers are interested in specialists who have global strategic thinking and are able to create development plans for the next 5-10 years. Additionally, they should have excellent team management skills. B2B companies are also seeking marketing professionals. Marketing Directors in banking, pharmaceuticals and FMCG can expect the highest salaries.
Most CIO positions are opening in the retail and e-commerce sectors. Nowadays the main challenge facing companies is how to create an effective IT infrastructure for multi-format brand development. In this regard, particularly in demand professionals are those who are experienced both in traditional retail and online projects. In banks, CIOs earn more than their counterparts in other industries.
There is demand for HR Directors in the pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries. Currently, Russian companies are ready to entice HR Directors from western companies who use the best global practices. The most highly rated specialists are those who understand the company’s economy and have financial planning skills. In the banking, pharmaceutical and oil and gas industries, salaries offered to HR Directors are above the average level.
It is worth mentioning that the demand for CFOs has increased among small and medium-sized Russian companies recently. The basic requirements for candidates are knowledge of investment analysis and willingness to work closely with the CEO or business owner. In some of these companies, CFOs are expected to structure business growth. Highly paid positions continue to be represented in the banking, pharmaceutical and oil and gas sectors.
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