With a predominantly service-based economy, the city of Manchester features major industries such as financial services, manufacturing and communications as key areas of employment. As the commercial hub of the North West, it is the perfect place to find a sales role in any industry.
Sales roles are available across a wide range of industries and in companies of various sizes, from small boutiques in the city's shopping districts to major global corporations.
Whether it's media, food and drink, pharmaceuticals, financial services or any other industry that is your speciality, you will find a specialist recruitment agency that will suit your needs. Sales roles are available on a permanent or a temporary basis, with salaries in Manchester starting at around £18,000 for a full time, permanent role, and rising to well over £50,000.
It is important to note that these average salaries are based on basic earnings only, with a number of sales roles in the city offering high levels of commission on completed sales, plus further benefits including company cars, laptops and phones.
While professional qualifications are available, it is generally prior experience, good communication skills and enthusiasm that attract employers to a candidate looking for a sales role.