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


Average salary: £21k

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National government administrator

Average salary: £26k


Average salary: £21k

Business development manager

Average salary: £60k

Top Job (By Salary) Average Salary
Marketing & sales directors £70,347
Human resource managers & directors £44,720
Sales accounts & business development managers £40,789
Management consultants & business analysts £47,398
Business & related research professionals £34,237
Office managers £27,602
Local government administrative occupations £27,040
Marketing associate professionals £26,936
Business sales executives £26,416
Office supervisors £25,314
Human resources administrative occupations £21,965
National government administrative occupations £21,653
Other administrative occupations n.e.c. £20,426
Receptionists £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 and Professional

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

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