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Ranked: The 10 Best Jobs in the UK by Salary & Satisfaction

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UK employment in 2017 currently stands at 74.8% – the highest rate since records began in 1971. Traditionally, jobs in tech and finance are usually rated the best by salary and job satisfaction, but a recent assessment by job search and review company Glassdoor shows that the best jobs in the UK come from a wide range of industries.

Here’s the 10 best jobs in the UK determined by job openings, salary and job satisfaction:

1 Finance Manager

Role: Typically reviews financial reports, monitors financial accounts and creates financial forecasts.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration or similar.

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.7/5

Median Base Salary: £68,000

2 Tax Manager

Role: Typically manages tax operations, ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in accountancy, finance, business, economics or a HND in accounting and finance.

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.8/5

Median Base Salary: £59,000

3 Design Manager

Role: Typically manages day-to-day operations in a design department, responsible for web design and advertising.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, web design or similar.

Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.1/5

Median Base Salary: £55,000

4 Audit Manager

Role: Typically responsible for organising and overseeing internal audits in accordance with the annual audit plan and managing team of auditors.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or similar.

Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.2/5

Median Base Salary: £59,500

5 HR Manager

Role: Typically responsible for the organisation’s HR and policies, employee relations, safety and staffing.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in HR management, psychology or similar business related degree.

Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.1/5

Median Base Salary: £50,000

6 Data Scientist

Role: Typically responsible for creating machine learning-based tools or recommendations for similar systems.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in data science or similar.

Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.4/5

Median Base Salary: £45,000

7 Supply Chain Manager

Role: Typically responsible for procurement of materials, maintaining inventory and processing orders.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in logistics, transport, supply chain management or similar.

Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.1/5

Median Base Salary: £53,000

8 Solutions Architect

Role: Typically responsible for designing the structure of organisation systems and overseeing implementation.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in business architecture or similar.

Job Satisfaction Rating: 3.8/5

Median Base Salary: £65,000

9 Scrum Master

Role: Typically responsible for project team organisation, ensuring projects are delivered successfully.

Qualifications: Relevant project management qualification from an accredited provider.

Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.4/5

Median Base Salary: £55,000

10 Communications Manager

Role: Typically responsible for drafting an organisation’s written materials, preparing presentations and communications with employees.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in public relations, marketing or similar.

Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.2/5

Median Base Salary: £46,800

(Source: https://www.glassdoor.co.uk/Award/Best-Places-to-Work-UK-LST_KQ0,22.htm)

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