Management Consultants and Business Analysts

Management consultants and business analysts advise industrial, commercial and other establishments on a variety of management and business-related matters to assist in the formulation of financial and business policies in order to maximise growth or improve business performance.


New workers

New workers start around £25,628. Normal pay is £44,087 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £72,272.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 183,327 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Runs workshops, and addresses seminars, conferences and the media to present results of research activity or to express professional views.

  • Advises governments, commercial enterprises, organisations and other clients in light of research findings.

  • Determines the appropriate method of data collection and research methodology, analyses and interprets information gained and formulates and implements recommendations and solutions.

  • Identifies problems concerned with business strategy, policy, organisation, procedures, methods and markets.

  • Assesses the functions, objectives and requirements of the organisation seeking advice.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Project Management

  • Business Analysis

  • Agile Methodology

  • Data Analysis

  • Finance

  • Business Process

  • Business Requirements

  • Stakeholder Management

  • SQL (Programming Language)

  • Change Management

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Problem Solving

  • Planning

  • Customer Service

  • Detail Oriented

  • Leadership

  • Sales

  • Operations

  • Influencing Skills

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.