If you’re feeling the classic January vibe of wanting a change/promotion/a salary increase or just a whole different career, it can be stressful knowing where to even start.

Well, one place you could look is the list of the best jobs in the UK which is compiled by Glassdoor, who have just published their annual review for 2019.

To formulate the list, the anonymous employee review site take into account how much you could potentially earn in the role, based on a median annual base salary for the position, the job satisfaction rating from current employees and the number of job opportunities for that role available right now.

So, if your job is already on here too then kudos to you, my friend. If it’s not, and you’ve been feeling like a change in direction or career and just don’t know where to start, what’s the harm in finding out if any of these suit you?

Although let’s note, the word ‘manager’ comes up a lot, so if that doesn’t quite apply to you just yet, the list can be used as a source of inspiration instead.

Here they are, in descending order, with the average salary and number of job openings in the UK listed for good measure:

 

25. Software Developer

Average base salary: £37,000

Number of job openings: 3,088

24. Solutions Architect

Average base salary: £70,000

Number of job openings1,597

23. Recruiter

Average base salary: £25,000

Number of job openings: 2,862

22. Web Developer

Average base salary: £31,000

Number of job openings: 1,586

21. Engagement Manager

Average base salary: £48,000

Number of job openings: 405

20. HR Business Partner

Average base salary: £49,000

Number of job openings: 753

19. Executive Assistant

Average base salary: £37,000

Number of job openings: 853

18. Software Engineer

Average base salary: £43,000

Number of job openings: 4,876

17. Communications Manager

Average base salary: £43,700

Number of job openings: 651

16. Contract Manager

Average base salary: £40,000

Number of job openings: 1,687

15. HR Manager

Average base salary: £49,000

Number of job openings664

14. Project Manager

Average base salary: £39,000

Number of job openings7,320

13. Business Development Manager

Average base salary: £37,060

Number of job openings3,915

12. Commercial Manager

Average base salary: £57,000

Number of job openings701

11. Front End Developer

Average base salary: £35,000

Number of job openings1,841

10. Business Analyst

Average base salary: £40,000

Number of job openings2,949

9. Design Manager

Average base salary: £55,000

Number of job openings791

8. Operations Manager

Average base salary: £42,000

Number of job openings2,226

7. Data Scientist

Average base salary: £46,000

Number of job openings995

6. Risk Manager

Average base salary: £60,000

Number of job openings1,111

5. Sales Manager

Average base salary: £42,000

Number of job openings: 2,795

4. Product Manager

Average base salary: £52,500

Number of job openings1,967

3. Marketing Manager

Average base salary: £42,500

Number of job openings1,966

2. Finance Manager

Average base salary: £60,000

Number of job openings2,001

1. Audit Manager

Average base salary: £52,000

Number of job openings1,124

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