LONDON, Jan. 23, 2019
Audit Manager Takes Top Spot, Up From Third Last Year; Data Scientist Jumps Ten Places
LONDON, Jan. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- After the New Year is prime time to search for new jobs and maybe even change careers. To help, Glassdoor, one of the world's largest job and recruiting sites, has today announced its annual jobs report identifying the 25 Best Jobs in the UK for 2019.
This report highlights the 25 Best Jobs based on each job's overall Glassdoor Job Score.1 The Glassdoor Job Score is determined by weighting three key factors equally: earning potential based on median annual base salary, job satisfaction rating and number of job openings. The jobs that made this list stand out across all three categories.
The top five Best Jobs in the UK for 2019 are:
SEE COMPLETE RESULTS for the 25 Best Jobs in UK for 2019.
"There's no question that emerging technologies designed to grow and scale business, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation are having an impact on the types of jobs employers are hiring for across the country. As a result, we're seeing a spike in demand for highly-skilled workers in 2019," said Glassdoor Economic Research Analyst Amanda Stansell. "With such a healthy job market kicking off 2019, we're seeing many of these Best Jobs open for people to apply to and get hired at employers across all industries and in all areas of the country."
Tech roles are the most represented, with six jobs on this year's list, up from five last year. Data Scientist, the only tech role in the Top 10, has jumped from No. 17 last year to No. 7 with a 4.3 Job Score in 2019. Interestingly, Data Scientist has ranked No. 1 four years in a row in the U.S.
There are six new jobs this year, including Sales Manager (No. 5, 4.4), Web Developer (No. 22, 4.1) and Software Developer (No. 25, 4.1). The most in-demand job is Project Manager (No. 14, 4.2) with 7,320 job openings and the highest-paid job is Solutions Architect (No. 24, 4.1) with a median base salary of £70,000.
In 2019, many of the best jobs, such as Marketing Manager (No.3, 4.4), Product Manager (No. 4, 4.4), Commercial Manager (No. 12, 4.2) and Project Manager (No. 14, 4.2), can be found in multiple industries. A quick glance at Glassdoor job openings suggests that job seekers can follow these career paths and find a broad range of opportunities in different types of companies and sectors, as well as different areas of the UK.
Glassdoor is one of the world's largest job and recruiting sites, featuring all of the latest jobs online paired with nearly 45 million reviews and insights from employees on more than 830,000 companies in 190 countries.2 Glassdoor welcomes nearly 62 million unique users, on average, to its desktop and mobile platforms each month.3 The top reason people visit Glassdoor is to search and/or apply to jobs.4
1 Methodology: Glassdoor's 25 Best Jobs in the UK for 2019 report identifies specific jobs with the highest overall Glassdoor Job Score. The Glassdoor Job Score is determined by weighing three factors equally: earning potential (median annual base salary), overall job satisfaction rating, and number of job openings. Results represent job titles that rate highly among all three categories. The Glassdoor Job Score is based on a 5-point scale (5.0=best job, 1.0=bad job). For a job title to be considered, it must receive at least 30 salary reports and at least 30 job satisfaction ratings shared by UK-based employees over the past year (02/01/2018-01/01/2019). The number of job openings per job title represents active job listings on Glassdoor as of 02/01/2019. This report takes into account job title normalisation that groups similar job titles. C-suite and intern level jobs were excluded from this report.
2 Glassdoor Internal Data, September 2018
3 Google Analytics, Unique users represents peak monthly unique users calendar quarter Q2
4 Glassdoor.com UK Site Survey, August 2018
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