Sales Accounts and Business Development Managers

Sales accounts and business development managers plan, organise and undertake market research to meet the requirements of an organisation’s marketing and sales policies.


New workers

New workers start around £27,013. Normal pay is £50,788 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £90,396.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 388,388 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?

  • Keeps up to date with products and competitors.

  • Produces reports and recommendations concerning marketing and sales strategies for senior management.

  • Recruits and trains junior sales staff.

  • Handles customer accounts.

  • Compiles and analyses sales figures, prepares proposals for marketing campaigns and promotional activities and undertakes market research.

  • Discusses employer’s or client’s requirements, carries out surveys and analyses customers’ reactions to product, packaging, price, etc..

  • Liaises with other senior staff to determine the range of goods or services to be sold, contributes to the development of sales strategies and setting of sales targets.

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.

  • Product Management

  • Account Management

  • Marketing

  • New Product Development

  • Customer Relationship Management

  • Project Management

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Selling Techniques

  • Business Development

  • Business To Business

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.

  • Sales

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Customer Service

  • Planning

  • Detail Oriented

  • Leadership

  • Problem Solving

  • Self-Motivation

  • Presentations

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.