Along with business and accountancy, finance is one of the top three industries in Greater Manchester with the most growth, and it shows no signs of slowing. By 2020, almost 8,000 new jobs are expected in this sector, with over 11,000 openings every year for those with the skills and expertise to advance their career!
Job roles are varied too, with lots of opportunities for you to earn a great salary and enjoy a rewarding career. You might want to focus on book-keeping and payroll management, you could become an accountant, or you may be setting your sights on becoming a renowned economist, a trusted assessor, or even a senior financial director.
Top Career Opportunities
|Top Job (By Salary)||Number of Jobs in 2016||Number of Job in 2020||Average Salary|
|Financial managers and directors||22,345||22,533||£49,774|
|Business and financial project management||19,230||19,371||£46,384|
|Actuaries, economists and statisticians||1,860||1,865||£44,325|
|Financial and accounting technicians||3,576||3,664||£41,995|
|Financial institution managers and directors||6,171||6,079||£41,725|
|Chartered and certified accountants||22,406||23,083||£41,371|
|Finance and investment analysts and advisers||12,994||12,956||£35,027|
|Financial accounts managers||15,998||16,223||£33,363|
|Estimators, valuers and assessors||6,590||6,585||£26,915|
|Bank and post office clerks||13,073||12,835||£24,211|
|Book-keepers payroll managers and wages clerks||55,487||56,515||£23,234|
|Financial administrative occupations||20,062||20,157||£21,986|
Jobs Figures, 2016 - 20
There are predicted to be 7,947 new jobs with an estimated 11,062 annual openings.
The current average wage for finance related occupations is £35,666 per year.