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Best Paid Jobs in the UK

Published: Monday 3rd September 2018

Engineer looking at a construction sight

The employment market is very buoyant right now. In fact, the ONS (Office of National Statistics) confirmed that the number of people in employment hit an all-time high with 32.4 million people in work. As demand for workers increases, so too will salary, but for those looking for a new job that will deliver a package above the living wage, what sectors and jobs are expected to perform best in the coming year and beyond?

Look no further than Zoek UK

Unsurprisingly, given the number building projects that have been given the green light up and down the country, building & construction jobs are seeing some of the biggest increases when it comes to salaries, especially when it comes to project manager jobs. Commercial Project Manager claimed in the top spot in a recent salary survey carried out by Indeed. Of course, as you might expect, IT jobs are still up there in high-earning rankings with Full Stack Developer and Computer Vision Engineer making it into the top three.

Traditionally, one of the highest paying sectors has been finance and nothing much has changed there with a typical Finance Manager on a base median of around £60,000.

Civil service jobs on the increase

When it comes to public service and government jobs, you might be surprised to know that there’s plenty of opportunities coming in well above the living wage, especially as many departments are ramping up recruitment to meet rising populations across some of the UK’s biggest towns and cities. A firefighter, for example, can gross £40,000 per year. And while a police constable’s starting salary might be around £20k, there is the potential to earn £45,000 and upwards as you progress through the ranks. In public transport, tram and train drivers can expect remuneration packages anywhere from £25k to £50k.

Likewise, with growing population centres, there are a number of education jobs and nursing jobs available in many locations across the country.

Naturally, with a buoyant employment market comes a surfeit of opportunities in the recruitment sector. A trainee recruitment consultant can expect to start on around £18,000 (or £20,000 if based in London). While that mightn’t sound like much, it’s worth remembering that it’s a sector where the best can command big commissions and bonuses.

Looking for more than money

All that said, for many job seekers, there are more important things than money. At a time of high employment, some candidates will be looking for a new job in a company that fits better with their own work ethics, or ones that are committed to high standards of corporate responsibility. The good news is, at Zoek UK, you can get full details on who is recruiting, so you can do your own research.

From high paying project managers jobs to the best receptionist jobs, security officer jobs in companies committed to the best CSR practices and civil service jobs right across the UK, if you’re looking for the best paying jobs in your chosen niche, start by downloading the Zoek app at Zoek UK.

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