Business

With over 45,000 new jobs created in the past 10 years, the business profession is booming. There are around 15,000 new openings every year across this broad sector, with career opportunities to follow in departments as diverse as marketing and HR, operations and recruitment.

You may want to work towards a fantastic career as a business consultant or project manager, or develop the skills you’ll need as a receptionist or administration assistant – roles that are needed in every business.  You might even be ready to develop your knowledge and climb to the top as a marketing and sales director.

Top Career Opportunities

Administrator

Average salary: £20k

National government administrator

Average salary: £21k

Receptionist

Average salary: £16k

Business development manager

Average salary: £50k

Top Job (By Salary) Number of Jobs in 2016 Number of Job in 2020 Average Salary
Marketing & sales directors 16,449 16,495 £70,347
Human resource managers & directors 16,423 16,753 £44,720
Sales accounts & business development managers 52,015 52,399 £40,789
Management consultants & business analysts 14,586 14,784 £47,398
Business & related research professionals 3,636 3,722 £34,237
Office managers 20,239 20,499 £27,602
Local government administrative occupations 13,370 13,492 £27,040
Marketing associate professionals 17,665 17,949 £26,936
Business sales executives 19,070 19,156 £26,416
Office supervisors 4,996 5,014 £25,314
Human resources administrative occupations 13,370 13,492 £21,965
National government administrative occupations 23,670 23,825 £21,653
Other administrative occupations n.e.c. 75,674 76,223 £20,426
Receptionists 33,076 33,522 £17,181

Jobs Figures, 2016 - 20

There are predicted to be 7,751 new jobs with an estimated 15,018 annual openings.

Average Salaries

The current average wage for business related occupations is £31,573 per year

Business, Professional & Trade Union Education

Business, Accountancy and Finance & Insurance are the three highest growing industries in Manchester.

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