Management consultants and business analysts


Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2017


Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2015


Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)


Jobholders in this unit group 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.


Entry is most common with a degree or equivalent qualification, but is possible with other academic qualifications. Professional qualifications are available and will be a requirement in some areas.

Typical tasks

  • assesses the functions, objectives and requirements of the organisation seeking advice;
  • identifies problems concerned with business strategy, policy, organisation, procedures, methods and markets;
  • determines the appropriate method of data collection and research methodology, analyses and interprets information gained and formulates and implements recommendations and solutions;
  • advises governments, commercial enterprises, organisations and other clients in light of research findings;
  • runs workshops, and addresses seminars, conferences and the media to present results of research activity or to express professional views.

Common job titles

Facilitator, governance, clinical
Analyst, risk
Analyst, commercial
Leader, team (management consultancy)
Manager, improvement, continuous
Consultant, management
Analyst, trading
Adviser, services, management
Consultant, services, management
Consultant (management consultancy)
Analyst, catastrophe
Adviser, business
Officer, services, management
Developer, quantitative
Facilitator, audit, clinical
Manager, continuity, business
Surveyor, risk, insurance
Adviser, development, management
Facilitator, effectiveness, clinical
Adviser, management
Architect, business
Analyst, risk, financial
Manager, improvement, business
Consultant, business
Leader, team, consultancy, management
Officer, intelligence, trade
Controller, services, management
Analyst, business

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.