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SPAIN

SUMMARY

In the second half of

2013, Spain transitioned

out of depression

into a more optimistic

economic environment.

Shifting from an extended

cycle of unemployment

and financial crisis,

we witnessed positive

change ushered in by

strong reforms and new

employment laws.

With minimum salaries

becoming more stable

and ‘hiring and firing’

rules more flexible,

companies began to

abandon the caution that

has been the hallmark of

Spanish recruitment in

recent years.

In addition, with the

financial markets putting

more money into the

country, performance

and results picked up

across the board. Real

estate began to improve

slowly and Spain’s

entrepreneurial spirit

returned, leading many

to believe the market will

improve this year.


SPAIN

COUNTRY OVERVIEW

In order to

maintain

momentum,

companies will

need strong

leadership

in 2014. Key

sectors,

including technology, IT,

telecoms, engineering, retail and

online, will require new skills in

all areas. Talent management

will therefore be vital to entice

people into new positions.

Companies should be aware

that, as conditions improve,

employees are likely to press for

change in salaries and working

arrangements.

ACCOUNTING & FINANCE

In the early part of 2013, we

saw accounting and finance

positions decrease significantly

as companies outsourced their

finance functions to shared service

centres. Hiring therefore focused

on senior professionals involved in

day-to-day business operations,

such as finance managers

and finance business partners.

However, during the second half

of the year, companies began to

build up their teams with specialist

finance professionals.

These trends are likely to continue

in 2014, with sales controller

and financial controller roles

becoming increasingly important

to companies looking to grow.

Applicants with five to ten years’

experience will be targeted in

particular and hiring managers

may need to push up salary bands

given the anticipated competition

for these roles. Generally, however,

we expect salaries to remain stable

and consistent with 2013.

ENGINEERING

The engineering sector picked

up in 2013 as leading national

companies expanded their

activities overseas. We saw

renewable energy and oil and

gas projects being developed

in emerging economies, plus

an increase in international rail

and aeronautical programmes.

Engineering companies therefore

needed skilled professionals

to help execute these projects

abroad, and people to help build

up their business development

teams at home.

Similar demand is expected in

2014. For international roles,

applicants with specialist

engineering and language skills

will be required. Oil and gas and

power generation experts will

also be key recruitment targets,

but hiring managers will need

to be proactive in their efforts to

secure top talent and may have

to increase salaries for quality and

experience.

SALES & MARKETING

In 2013, sales and marketing

departments continued to

undergo a major transition to

online channels. There was a

need for new, innovative sales

and marketing professionals

to enhance profitability, and for

people who could help facilitate

transformation. E‐commerce

managers, online business

managers, SEO specialists and

digital marketing experts will be

critical to companies expanding

in this area. But there will still

be major demand for offline

positions and personnel. In line

with these market changes, hiring

managers will need to target

creative online professionals who

can think ‘outside the box’. With

the Spanish economy in recovery

mode, companies need to play

catch-up with online developments

and may struggle to find skilled

online business managers from

the domestic workforce. Sales

and marketing salaries are likely to

remain stable in 2014, with more

weight given to specific rewards

for individual performance.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

From spring onward confidence

and optimism picked up in the

Spanish market, leading many

to believe 2014 will be a strong

year for IT recruitment. Cloud

computing and mobile will be the

main focus areas, while business

intelligence and ‘big data’ will

continue to play a major role in

market recovery. Companies will

be seeking professionals with

a mixture of technology and

business skills, although there’ll

be fierce competition for their

signatures. Cloud computing

experts, and those with knowledge

of ‘the internet of things’, will be

in high demand and very short

supply. Hiring managers will need

to fight for top-tier employees and

can expect wage demands to

increase.


MADRID

SALARIES

ROLE PERMANENT SALARY PER ANNUM EUR (€)

3 - 7 YRS’ EXP 7 - 15 YRS’ EXP 15+ YRS’ EXP

2013 2014 2013 2014 2013 2014

Chief Financial Officer 55 - 70k 60 - 70k 70 - 90k 70 - 90k 90 - 120k 90 - 120k

Finance Director 50 - 60k 50 - 60k 60 - 75k 60 - 75k 80 - 100k 75 - 100k

Financial Controller 30 - 45k 30 - 45k 45 - 60k 45 - 60k 60 - 85k 60 - 80k

Internal Audit 30 - 45k 30 - 45k 45 - 65k 45 - 60k 65 - 90k 60 - 85k

Account Manager 30 - 40k 30 - 40k 40 - 55k 40 - 55k 55 - 70k 55 - 65k

Business Analyst 35 - 45k 30 - 45k 45 - 60k 40 - 55k 60 - 75k 55 - 70k

Credit Controller 35 - 45k 30 - 40k 45 - 60k 40 - 55k 60 - 75k 55 - 70k

*NB: Figures are basic salaries exclusive of benefits/bonuses unless otherwise specified.

ENGINEERING

ROLE PERMANENT SALARY PER ANNUM EUR (€)

3 - 7 YRS’ EXP 7 - 15 YRS’ EXP 15+ YRS’ EXP

2013 2014 2013 2014 2013 2014

Commissioning Manager 75 - 85k 75 - 85k 90 - 120k 100 - 120k 120 - 160k 120 - 140k

Industrial/Technical Director 40 - 50k 45 - 55k 50 - 60k 50 - 60k 60 - 70k 60 - 70k

Production Manager 35 - 45k 35 - 45k 50 - 60k 50 - 60k 60 - 70k 60 - 70k

Engineering Manager 40 - 50k 40 - 50k 65 - 75k 70 - 75k 75 - 100k 80 - 100k

Project Manager 40 - 50k 45 - 50k 50 - 60k 50 - 60k 60 - 80k 70 - 90k

Quality/Maintenance Manager 30 - 40k 30 - 40k 40 - 50k 40 - 50k 50 - 70k 60 - 80k

Supply Chain Manager 35 - 45k 35 - 45k 45 - 60k 50 - 55k 60 - 80k 60 - 80k

Sales Engineer 40 - 60k 40 - 60k 60 - 80k 60 - 80k 80 - 100k 80 - 100k

Purchasing Manager 35 - 40k 35 - 40k 40 - 70k 40 - 70k 70 - 90k 70 - 90k

Intl Construction Manager 70 - 80k 75 - 85k 80 - 100k 80 - 100k 100 - 120k 100 - 120k

Contract Manager 35 - 45k 50 - 55k 50 - 70k 60 - 80k 70 - 90k 90 - 120k

Business Development Manager 50 - 60k 50 - 60k 60 - 80k 70 - 90k 85 - 95k 100 - 120k

Plant Manager 40 - 50k 40 - 60k 55 - 65k 60 - 80k 80 - 95k 100 - 120k

NB: Figures are basic salaries exclusive of benefits/bonuses unless otherwise specified.


MADRID

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

ROLE PERMANENT SALARY PER ANNUM EUR (€)

3 - 7 YRS’ EXP 7 - 15 YRS’ EXP 15+ YRS’ EXP

2013 2014 2013 2014 2013 2014

Chief Technology Officer 60 - 75k 65 - 75k 70 - 100k 75 - 105k 90 - 160k 90 - 160k

IT Director 40 - 60k 45 - 60k 55 - 85k 60 - 95k 70 - 100k 75 - 100k

Enterprise Architect 50 - 70k 60 - 80k 60 - 90k 65 - 95k 90 - 130k 90 - 130k

Development Director 40 - 65k 50 - 65k 60 - 85k 65 - 90k 80 - 120k 85 - 120k

Systems Director 35 - 60k 40 - 60k 55 - 75k 45 - 65k 60 - 90k 60 - 90k

Business Intelligence Manager 40 - 55k 45 - 55k 55 - 80k 50 - 65k 70 - 100k 70 - 100k

Mobile Project Manager 40 - 60k 40 - 60k 50 - 70k 45 - 70k 65 - 95k 50 - 70k

Front/Back‐End Developer 35 - 55k 30 - 40k 40 - 65k 35 - 45k 60 - 90k 45 - 65k

UX Designer 30 - 45k 30 - 40k 40 - 60k 40 - 50k 55 - 75k 50 - 65k

Network Engineer 35 - 50k 35 - 45k 45 - 60k 45 - 55k 60 - 85k 55 - 70k

Presales Manager 35 - 45k 40 - 50k 40 - 55k 50 - 60k 50 - 65k 60 - 75k

*NB: Figures are basic salaries exclusive of benefits/bonuses unless otherwise specified.

SALES & MARKETING

ROLE PERMANENT SALARY PER ANNUM EUR (€)

3 - 7 YRS’ EXP 7 - 15 YRS’ EXP 15+ YRS’ EXP

2013 2014 2013 2014 2013 2014

Sales

Sales Director 80 - 100k 80 - 100k 90 - 120k 90 - 115k 110 - 150k 100 - 150k

Sales Manager 40 - 65k 40 - 65k 65 - 95k 60 - 90k 80 - 110k 75 - 110k

National Account Manager 45 - 60k 40 - 60k 40 - 65k 40 - 60k 70 - 100k 65 - 100k

Key Account Manager 40 - 70k 40 - 70k 60 - 85k 60 - 80k 80 - 120k 75 - 120k

Marketing

Marketing Director 70 - 90k 70 - 95k 75 - 120k 75 - 120k 110 - 150k 100 - 150k

Advertising & PR Director 40 - 70k 40 - 70k 50 - 75k 50 - 75k 80 - 100k 80 - 100k

Online Marketing Manager 40 - 70k 40 - 70k 65 - 90k 65 - 90k 90 - 100k 90 - 110k

Brand Manager 35 - 55k 35 - 60k 40 - 65k 40 - 65k 70 - 90k 70 - 90k

Direct Marketing Manager 35 - 60k 35 - 55k 40 - 70k 40 - 65k 80 - 100k 75 - 100k

*NB: Figures are basic salaries exclusive of benefits/bonuses unless otherwise specified.

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