Sales Related Occupations

Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of sales occupations.


New workers
£ 10,938
£ 23,816
£ 47,446

Available jobs

In the past year there were 65,570 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

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

What they do most days?

  • Negotiates agreements for the passage of supply lines over or under land/property and the siting of supporting structures and other items.

  • Provides demonstrations of a product within retail stores, exhibitions and trade fairs to promote interest amongst potential customers.

  • Organises parties in private households to sell clothing, fashion accessories, giftware and other goods.

  • Obtains orders for advertising, financial, catering, printing and transportation services.

  • Advises clients and agents on insurance related problems, seeks new outlets for business and quotes premiums, bonus rates, tax concessions, etc..

  • Assesses characteristics of goods/services being sold and decides on main selling points.

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.

  • Selling Techniques

  • Marketing

  • Customer Relationship Management

  • Sales Prospecting

  • Product Knowledge

  • Business Development

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Business To Business

  • Merchandising

  • Upselling

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

  • Customer Service

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Self-Motivation

  • Detail Oriented

  • Enthusiasm

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Organizational Skills

  • Negotiation

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.