The UK’s top 25 jobs

Of course, kids won’t start off in life aspiring to be internal audit managers and business analysts, but the Glassdoor research takes three factors into consideration – the number of job openings, earning potential and possible career opportunities. This mingles into a job score.

Essentially, the below jobs are the best-paid and will offer you a decent chance of promotion.

1. Marketing manager – 4.5 – £46,561

2. Finance manager – 4.4 – £52,081

3. Mechanical engineer – 4.4 – £34,799

4. Sales manager – 4.3 – £45,613

5. Business analyst – 4.3 – £46,047

According to AXONN, 78 per cent of CMOs believe that custom content is the future of marketing. 

This was echoed by a September 2014 Real Business article, which said: “Marketers say we are entering a “new era” in marketing. Before the internet, ‘mass marketing’ – reaching the most people possible – was the aspiration of a lot of businesses. Now we have the internet, reaching the most people possible is very easy; so easy it has become anathema to the consumer. They are simply overloaded.  

“So mass marketing is being replaced by ‘engagement’ or persona marketing. It’s not totally the reverse: a marketing campaign can still reach the most people possible, but at the same time appeal to each individual, based on the information the marketers have.”

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Given the current emphasis on hooking and engaging with customers, it’s no wonder that 2,965 across the country are now up for grabs, offering an average base salary of £46,561.

But when it comes to salary, the finance manager earns the most in the top five list, at £52,081.

In 2014 a CBI and PwC report suggested that the UK’s financial sector had a new-found appetite for recruitment, and if their rapid rate of hiring continues then there could be 26,000 more people employed in finance than that of Q2 2013. 

This could be explained by the FD’s ever expanding role within the company, primarily around managing growth.

And with the recent government emphasis surrounding STEM education, manufacturing and engineering, it’s perhaps unsurprising to see the role of mechanical engineer ranked so high up.

Here’s the rest of the list:

6. IT manager – 4.2 – £57,818

7. Civil engineer – 4.2 – £36,142

8. Product manager – 4.2 – £52,478

9. Lawyer – 4.2 – £55,020

10. Software engineer – 4.2 – £40,400

11. HR manager – 4.2 – £53,978

12. Business development manager – 4.2 – £41,003

13. Internal audit manager – 4.1 – £39,141

14. Solutions architect – 4.1 – £66,349

15. Network engineer – 4.1 – £40,023

16. Investment analyst – 3.9 – £53,954

17. Operations manager – 3.9 – £47,496

18. Recruiter – 3.9 – £23,419

19. Brand manager – 3.8 – £39,557

20. Office manager – 3.8 – £27,643

21. Executuve assistant – 3.6 – £29,612

22. Accountant – 3.6 – £29,488

23. Sales engineer – 3.5 – £34,845

24. UX designer – 3.5 – £47,437

25. Trader – 3.5 – £63,250 

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