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29 January 2018
Glassdoor reveals best jobs in the UK this year

First LinkedIn and now Glassdoor. At the beginning of the year LinkedIn revealed it’s top 10 most promising jobs of 2018. Based on the US Market, it gave insight into careers to consider in the future for those starting out or those looking for a change in direction. Glassdoor have recently revealed their own list of top jobs for 2018 after researchers compared salaries, average job satisfaction and the number of openings to calculate a score, then ranked the roles against each other.

Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor Chief Economist commented, “Although tech jobs don’t make the Top 10 this year, jobs in finance and other more highly-skilled traditional roles remain prominent in the UK. However, this year will see AI and job automation impact every facet of the UK workforce in some way, and two industries that are ripe for considerable changes in 2018 are human resources and finance. Revolutionary new AI tools are complementing people’s skills in both these industries, which could upend many established and easy-to-automate roles that we see in this list.”

Talk of AI and job automation can be heard across the board as people feel the pressure of losing out to robots. New technologies should not be feared but welcomed as they could soon revolutionise the way we work and take away the mundane admin tasks found in the majority of people’s workloads.

Getting back to the top jobs of the year however, guess who made number one spot? That’s right marketing manager, with a base salary of £42,000 and an average job satisfaction of 4 out of 5 came up trumps. You can see the full list below:

1) Marketing Manager

4.5 / 5 Job Score

4.0 / 5 Job Satisfaction

£42,000 Median Base Salary

1,580 Job Openings

 

2) Operations Manager

4.4 / 5 Job Score

4.0 / 5 Job Satisfaction

£42,000 Median Base Salary

1,169 Job Openings

 

3) Audit Manager

4.4 / 5 Job Score

4.3 / 5 Job Satisfaction

£55,000 Median Base Salary

420 Job Openings

 

4) Finance Manager

4.4 / 5 Job Score

3.6 / 5 Job Satisfaction

£60,900 Median Base Salary

1,703 Job Openings

 

5) Product Manager

4.3 / 5 Job Score

3.7 / 5 Job Satisfaction

£52,000 Median Base Salary

1,003 Job Openings

 

6) HR Manager

4.3 / 5 Job Score

4.2 / 5 Job Satisfaction

£45,750 Median Base Salary

391 Job Openings

 

7) Contract Manager

4.3 / 5 Job Score

4.0 / 5 Job Satisfaction

£40,000 Median Base Salary

624 Job Openings

 

8) Commercial Manager

4.2 / 5 Job Score

3.8 / 5 Job Satisfaction

£52,400 Median Base Salary

495 Job Openings

 

9) Business Analyst

4.2 / 5 Job Score

3.7 / 5 Job Satisfaction

£39,000 Median Base Salary

1,911 Job Openings

 

10) Project Manager

4.2 / 5 Job Score

3.5 / 5 Job Satisfaction

£44,000 Median Base Salary

5,022 Job Openings

 

11) Business Development Manager

4.2 / 5 Job Score

3.7 / 5 Job Satisfaction

£38,000 Median Base Salary

2,451 Job Openings

 

12) Software Engineer

4.1 / 5 Job Score

3.5 / 5 Job Satisfaction

£42,500 Median Base Salary

2,538 Job Openings

 

13) HR Business Partner

4.1 / 5 Job Score

3.8 / 5 Job Satisfaction

£55,000 Median Base Salary

397 Job Openings

 

14) Solutions Architect

4.1 / 5 Job Score

3.5 / 5 Job Satisfaction

£70,000 Median Base Salary

728 Job Openings

 

15) Production Manager

4.0 / 5 Job Score

3.8 / 5 Job Satisfaction

£35,000 Median Base Salary

737 Job Openings

 

16) Data Analyst

4.0 / 5 Job Score

4.0 / 5 Job Satisfaction

£28,500 Median Base Salary

830 Job Openings

 

17) Data Scientist

4.0 / 5 Job Score

3.6 / 5 Job Satisfaction

£45,000 Median Base Salary

578 Job Openings

 

18) Communications Manager

4.0 / 5 Job Score

3.9 / 5 Job Satisfaction

£45,000 Median Base Salary

302 Job Openings

 

19) Recruiter

4.0 / 5 Job Score

4.1 / 5 Job Satisfaction

£25,000 Median Base Salary

1,625 Job Openings

 

20) National Account Manager

4.0 / 5 Job Score

4.2 / 5 Job Satisfaction

£45,000 Median Base Salary

205 Job Openings

 

21)Site Manager

3.9 / 5 Job Score

3.5 / 5 Job Satisfaction

£35,750 Median Base Salary

1,470 Job Openings

 

2) Mobile Developer

3.9 / 5 Job Score

3.8 / 5 Job Satisfaction

£50,000 Median Base Salary

321 Job Openings

 

23) Brand Manager

3.9 / 5 Job Score

4.0 / 5 Job Satisfaction

£40,000 Median Base Salary

270 Job Openings

 

24) Engagement Manager

3.9 / 5 Job Score

4.2 / 5 Job Satisfaction

£55,000 Median Base Salary

139 Job Openings

 

25) Executive Assistant

3.9 / 5 Job Score

3.9 / 5 Job Satisfaction

£36,000 Median Base Salary

391 Job Openings

 

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