13 best paid jobs in the UK this year!

Are you one of the thousands of people who are currently seeking out the best paid jobs, but have no idea where to start looking?

You have come to the right place!

Glassdoor — one of the world’s largest online job sites — conducted an analysis of the best paid jobs in the UK for 2018. However, these jobs don’t just show the potential salary you could be earning. They also show the overall job satisfaction rate and the number of job openings. With these three factors, they were able to find the top jobs in the UK for this year.

Here are some of the best paid jobs you could start a career in:

  • Median salary: £70,000
  • Job satisfaction rating: 3.5/5
  • Openings: 728

Workers in this field are responsible for understanding how technology is used to solve business problems, what software can be used to find a solution and how things will scale in the long run. Solution Architects conduct a lot of programming and testing of numerous software systems and will come up with a solution to solve any issues that may arise.

Skills required:

  • Analytical skills.
  • Creativity.
  • Good business understanding.
  • Organisation skills.
  • Median salary: £55,000
  • Job satisfaction rating: 4.2/5
  • Openings: 139

This a manager role where you will be responsible for assisting clients throughout a project. You will be responsible for building relationships with clients and being the primary line of contact, making sure that terms and conditions of contracts are upheld, addressing client’s issues swiftly and efficiently, managing invoices and creating reports on project performance.

Skills required:

  • Previous experience in project management.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other management software’s.
  • Written and verbal communications skills.
  • Organisational skills.
  • Problem solver.
  • Previous experience in sales and customer service would be a bonus.
  • Median salary: £52,400
  • Job satisfaction rating: 3.8/5
  • Openings: 495

Commercial Managers serve as a company leader, administrating everyday tasks and focusing on the long-term goals of the business. They seek new opportunities to expand the business and analyse sales and marketing to improve performance.

Skills required:

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Can prioritise projects.
  • Ability to negotiate.
  • Previous experience in the field.
  • Results focused.
  • Median salary: £50,000
  • Job satisfaction rating: 3.8/5
  • Openings: 321

If you’re passionate about mobile platforms and have a knack for the technical side of things, then this might be the job for you. As a mobile developer, you will be responsible for building different types of mobile applications such as creating mobile versions of websites. You may also be able to create various app applications. The two most well-known mobile developers are iOS and Android developers.

Skills required:

  • Communication skills.
  • Problem solving.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Efficient in programming languages.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Creativity.
  • Median salary: £45,750
  • Job satisfaction rating: 4.2/5
  • Openings: 391

HR Managers are responsible for recruitment, training, pensions and benefits. They are also responsible for career development and looking after the employees wellbeing.

Skills required:

  • Communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Management skills.
  • Business awareness.
  • Median salary: £45,000
  • Job satisfaction rating: 3.9/5
  • Openings: 302

Communications Managers work with stakeholders and employees to keep them up to date with any organisation developments — internally and externally. You will have to incorporate PR, marketing and online, create plans for brand awareness, analysing current communications and writing UK press releases.

Skills required:

  • Previous experience in the field.
  • Written communication skills are essential.
  • Ability to lead communication strategies.
  • Relevant masters degree would be beneficial.
  • Median salary: £44,000
  • Job satisfaction rating: 3.5/5
  • Openings: 5,022

Project Managers are responsible for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and closing a project. They need to make sure that set objectives are met and projects meet their deadlines.

Skills required:

  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Decision maker.
  • Organisation skills.
  • Manage budgets.
  • Median salary: £42,500
  • Job satisfaction rating: 3.5/5
  • Openings: 2,538

Duties in this role include researching, designing and creating new software programs. Evaluating softwares, developing programs, integrating existing software products and working closely with other staff.

Skills required:

  • Familiar with computer softwares.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Analytical skills to solve problems.
  • Can keep up to date with new technologies.
  • An eye for detail.
  • Median salary: £42,000
  • Job satisfaction rating: 4/5
  • Openings: 1,580

Marketing Managers are responsible for the day to day marketing activities of an organisation. Their duties include developing a marketing strategy for the organisation, planning and implementing promotional campaigns and overseeing the companies budget. They are also responsible for monitoring and reporting on the effectiveness of marketing communications. Furthermore, they work closely with different design agencies and assist with new product launches.

Skills required:

  • Communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Management skills.
  • Results driven.
  • Median salary: £40,000
  • Job satisfaction rating: 4/5
  • Openings: 270

Brand Managers are responsible for increasing growth of the organisations brand. They monitor all market trends — depending on what product or service your company offers — and improving sales and market share. You will need to analyse the brand and come up with a strategy to ensure that you are meeting the organisations goals. You will also need to set a budget and stick to it.

Skills required:

  • Previous experience as a brand manager.
  • Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Experience in marketing.
  • Familiar with CRM software.
  • Median salary: £39,000
  • Job satisfaction rating: 3.7/5
  • Openings: 1,911

A business analyst identifies the different changes within the business. It is up to them to take these changes, analyse them and come up with solutions to better the business.

Skills required:

  • Communication skills.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Analysing skills.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Eye for detail
  • Median salary: £38,000
  • Job satisfaction rating: 3.7/5
  • Openings: 2,451

As a business development manager, your job is to identify sales leads, deliver products and services to new clients and maintain a strong relationship with those clients and other workers.

Skills required:

  • Strong skills in communication and IT.
  • Strong problem solver.
  • Creativity.
  • Good time management.
  • Organization skills.
  • Median salary: £36,000
  • Job satisfaction rating: 3.9/5
  • Openings: 391

This job includes aiding senior management within an organisation. Basically, you will be the boss’s right hand. Your duties may include organising and scheduling meetings, making arrangements for business travel and taking responsibility of office correspondence. They may have to represent the executive when he or she cannot attend business meetings. They must also maintain filing systems, databases and potentially overseeing other employees.

Skills required:

  • Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Computer skills.
  • Organisational skills.
  • Time management.
  • Research skills.

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Originally published at www.basikmoney.com on February 21, 2018.

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