£22,360 Average salary at age 20
£58,240 Average Salary
35 Average hours per week


Job holders in this unit group manage and oversee major projects across all sectors of modern industry, commerce and the public sector, in areas such as e-commerce, business analysis, finance, product development, marketing, human resources.

Main Tasks

  • Finds out what the client or company wants to achieve;
  • Agrees timescales, costs and resources needed;
  • Draws up a detailed plan for how to achieve each stage of the project;
  • Selects and leads a project team;
  • Negotiates with contractors and suppliers for materials and services;
  • Ensures that each stage of the project is progressing on time, on budget and to the right quality standards;
  • Reports regularly on progress to the client or to senior managers.


Entry may be via a degree or postgraduate qualification in project management or a subject relevant to the particular sector or via significant relevant work experience in that sector.

What Business and financial project management professionals studied in higher education

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What Business and financial project management professionals studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(L4) Social policy1
(L7) Human & social geography1
(G1) Mathematics2
(W2) Design studies2
(L3) Sociology1
(C1) Biology1
(Q9) Others in linguistics, classics & related subjects1
(H3) Mechanical engineering2
(F1) Chemistry1
(C8) Psychology3
(R2) German studies1
(V3) History by topic1
(H4) Aerospace engineering1
(F7) Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments1
(F8) Physical geographical sciences1
(R9) Others in European languages, literature & related subjects1
(A3) Clinical medicine1
(Q3) English studies2
(H8) Chemical, process & energy engineering1
(L2) Politics5
(K2) Building3
(K1) Architecture1
(H1) General engineering1
(H2) Civil engineering2
(R1) French studies1
(L9) Others in social studies1
(N5) Marketing2
(M1) Law by area1
(M2) Law by topic2
(I2) Information systems2
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport2
(H7) Production & manufacturing engineering1
(V5) Philosophy1
(F3) Physics1
(L1) Economics6
(N1) Business studies14
(K4) Planning (urban, rural & regional)1
(N4) Accounting2
(C6) Sport & exercise science1
(P3) Media studies1
(N2) Management studies8
(V1) History by period2
(N3) Finance2
(H6) Electronic & electrical engineering1
(I1) Computer science3

UK Prospects

266400 Workforce Size
2.41% Predicted growth 2024 - 2027
27644 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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