The market in the UK tends to be a bit fractured in my experience, usually in correlation to how valuable the company thinks community management is / will be.
I think the US has a much better oversight of the pay structure - I’d say @HAWK’s table in the ballpark for the UK, although perhaps a bit punchy in the high end of the ranges.
If I were recruiting today for someone with a couple of years experience, a decent set of achievements during those 2 years and as an investment in community I’d probably look around the £40-£50K mark. Everyone will have their own opinion on that - I just know that in teams I’ve built the £30-£35K mark tended to attract applicants who needed a lot more hand holding.
If you have the time to do that, you can still find some incredible people out there - we moved extremely quickly so we needed someone who could hit the ground running.
I was also recruiting in London so cost of living played a part. That’s a consideration the tables and research don’t always take into account.
In the USA, for example, I’d expect NYC, San Francisco and maybe a handful of other cities to skew the salary curve significantly upwards.
Worth perhaps searching other jobs in Scotland and see what the going rate is. We’re also lucky to have @Todd_Nilson on our team who has a background in recruitment. He’s based in the US but I’m certain would offer some useful pointers if that would help.