Competition for jobs in the UK is growing, according to jobs specialist, Glassdoor, which notes that January will see a 17% spike in job applications in the country.
To help identify roles you might want to consider, Glassdoor has announced its annual report identifying the 25 Best Jobs in the UK for 2020.
“The jobs market continues to diversify as new skills emerge and new technologies change the world of work,” said Amanda Stansell, Glassdoor senior economic research analyst.
“As we enter a new decade for job seekers, the 25 Best Jobs in the UK for 2020 aims to highlight roles that are in demand, offer desirable salaries and also give workers job satisfaction.”
The Glassdoor Job Score is determined using three key factors:
- Salary: Earning potential based on the median base salary reported on Glassdoor over the past year.
- Job Openings: The number of UK open job openings on Glassdoor as of 18/12/19.
- Job Satisfaction: The overall job satisfaction rating (on a scale of 1.0= bad job to 5.0= best job) reported by actual employees working in these roles on Glassdoor over the past year.
Enterprise Architect takes the top spot with a Job Score of 4.62, the first time a tech role has topped the list. Product Manager and Operations Manager complete the top three, demonstrating opportunities for those with diverse skills and project management experience, Glassdoor said.
|#||Job||Median Base Salary (GBP)||ZAR|
|1||Enterprise Architect||£75 209||R1 420 200|
|2||Product Manager||£56 195||R1 061 100|
|3||Operations Manager||£45 590||R860 900|
|4||Business Development Manager||£40 677||R768 100|
|5||DevOps Manager||£51 000||R963 000|
|6||Data Scientist||£45 188||R853 300|
|7||HR Business Partner||£50 139||R946 800|
|8||Finance Manager||£60 403||R1 140 600|
|9||Delivery Manager||£58 447||R1 103 600|
|10||Contract Manager||£44 122||R833 200|
|11||Software Engineer||£45 590||R860 900|
|12||Customer Success Manager||£40 000||R755 300|
|13||Risk Manager||£60 000||R1 133 000|
|14||Strategy Manager||£74 896||R1 414 300|
|15||Commercial Manager||£58 385||R1 102 500|
|16||Tax Manager||£62 995||R1 189 500|
|17||Business Analyst||£42 912||R810 300|
|18||Data Engineer||£45 590||R860 900|
|19||Engagement Manager||£51 166||R966 200|
|20||Sales Engineer||£45 977||R868 200|
|21||Design Manager||£56 439||R1 065 700|
|22||Corporation Recruiter||£40 111||R757 400|
|23||HR Manager||£50 000||R944 100|
|24||Naval Architect||£32 500||R613 700|
|25||Product Designer||£49 977||R943 700|
Interest from South Africa
Data from executive recruitment specialists Jack Hammer found that a high number of skilled executives are willing to leave South Africa for greener pastures.
Jack Hammer noted that in 2019, 79% of respondents said they would consider moving abroad, compared to 82% last year, and 76% in 2017, which saw a massive jump from 29% in 2016.
Numerous data points indicate that the UK is one of the countries South Africans target when looking to relocate abroad, most notably because it is English speaking, it has a strong currency, and offers strong career prospects.