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Business or financial project management professional

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.


  • 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.

Typical Education Level

Level 4-6

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.

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 15% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for business or financial project management professional is £43,037

6,045 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 6,045. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

844 jobs

Job Postings

Over the past year, 844 jobs have been posted for business or financial project management professional roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £43,037 per year. That is about £3,586 per month or £22.07 per hour. New workers generally start on £26,169, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £72,150

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 6,045 people are employed in the region.

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