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Posted: 9th of June 2015 by Amanda Kouwenhoven

Five key takeaways from our 2015 ecommerce salary survey


More than 330 amazing ecommerce heroes took part in our 2015 ecommerce salary survey, making it our biggest and best yet. Covering everything from salaries and benefits to in-demand skills and the daily commute, our shiny new report was released at our #PandaPounds summer shindig!

So, what interesting discoveries did we make, you ask? Here are 5 of our top findings …

1. The average ecommerce salary has skyrocketed

Average ecommerce salary

Undoubtedly the best news for ecommerce professionals everywhere! At £51,250, the average ecommerce salary in 2015 is £11,050 higher than last year’s and far greater than the national average of £24,000. Let’s not forget to mention the fact that 71% of respondents had also received a pay rise in the last year. Nice, eh?

2. The gender pay gap is decreasing

With a gender make-up of 53% male and 47% women, the industry is a shining example when it comes to equal opportunities. The gender pay gap in ecommerce is still present, but - rest assured - it is decreasing. Take a look at page 9 of our ecommerce salary survey and insights report to see signs of a positive change!

3. There are more job titles than you could ever imagine

Ever been at a networking event and found yourself feeling overwhelmed by the ever-increasing number of job titles? Don’t worry; you’re not the only one! You might (or might not) be surprised to learn that over 75% of our survey respondents had a unique job title. Yes, that's right - over 75%!

4. Top ecommerce talent moves quickly

Demand for top talent is huge. The trend of bringing more functions in-house continues. Amazing opportunities are everywhere for the industry’s most talented. That’s why none of us here at cranberry panda were shocked to learn that an enormous 49% of salary survey respondents had been in their roles for less than 12 months.

Top ecommerce talent moves quickly

5. It’s not all about the salary

A key point for senior professionals looking to hire – and retain – top talent. Yes, money is important, but, when asked what is essential in a role, ‘feeling valued and appreciated’ scored higher than salary for the second year running. As for what’s least important: having a budget, formal training, bonuses and informal learning topped the list.

What's essential in a role


It's not 2015 anymore... why not take a look at our latest ecommerce salary survey?

Download a free copy of our latest report now!

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