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

Top Job (By Salary) Average Salary
Marketing & sales directors £67,200
Sales accounts & business development managers £45,500
Human resource managers & directors £45,400
Management consultants & business analysts £35,000
Business sales executives £32,000
Business & related research professionals £27,500
Marketing associate professionals £27,300
Office managers £25,000
National government administrative occupations £22,700
Local government administrative occupations £22,100
Office supervisors £22,000
Human resources administrative occupations £21,400
Administrative Occupations £20,600
Receptionists £13,900

Job Figures

There are predicted to be 5,429 new jobs with an estimated 77,593 annual openings.

Average Salaries

The current average wage for business related occupations is £30,329 per year

Business and Professional

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

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