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)||Average Salary|
|Financial managers and directors||£58,900|
|Business and financial project management||£45,600|
|Financial institution managers and directors||£41,100|
|Actuaries, economists and statisticians||£40,000|
|Financial and accounting technicians||£39,700|
|Finance and investment analysts and advisers||£38,600|
|Chartered and certified accountants||£35,800|
|Estimators, valuers and assessors||£30,400|
|Financial administrative occupations||£21,800|
|Book-keepers payroll managers and wages clerks||£21,700|
|Bank and post office clerks||£18,800|
There are predicted to be 2,666 new jobs with an estimated 41,328 annual openings.
The current average wage for finance related occupations is £33,915 per year.