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
Taxation experts £39,200
Finance and investment analysts and advisers £38,600
Chartered and certified accountants £35,800
Estimators, valuers and assessors £30,400
Finance officers £24,100
Financial administrative occupations £21,800
Book-keepers payroll managers and wages clerks £21,700
Bank and post office clerks £18,800

Job Figures

There are predicted to be 2,666 new jobs with an estimated 41,328 annual openings.

Average Salaries

The current average wage for finance related occupations is £33,915 per year.

Business and Professional

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

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