Best Jobs in UK 2016 Employees' Choice

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Discover Glassdoor’s Best Jobs in 2016

Discover Glassdoor’s Best Jobs in 2016

Using Glassdoor’s unique data on jobs, salaries, and companies, we compiled a list of the 25 Best Jobs in UK 2016 to help people find jobs they’ll love. Each job stands out for its earning potential (median salary), job satisfaction, and job openings. Are you considering a new position? Check out this comprehensive list to see what jobs made the list this year, and view open jobs at companies across the country.
Job Title
Median Base Salary
Job Satisfaction
Job Openings
#2
£55,000
Median Base Salary
3.3/5
Job Satisfaction
2,762
Job Openings
#3
£45,000
Median Base Salary
3.7/5
Job Satisfaction
1,797
Job Openings
#4
£50,000
Median Base Salary
3.8/5
Job Satisfaction
1,268
Job Openings
#5
£45,000
Median Base Salary
3.4/5
Job Satisfaction
2,234
Job Openings
#6
£41,000
Median Base Salary
3.4/5
Job Satisfaction
4,382
Job Openings
#7
£57,000
Median Base Salary
3.3/5
Job Satisfaction
1,317
Job Openings
#8
£45,675
Median Base Salary
3.1/5
Job Satisfaction
7,187
Job Openings
#9
£54,000
Median Base Salary
3.2/5
Job Satisfaction
2,077
Job Openings
#10
£40,000
Median Base Salary
3.1/5
Job Satisfaction
23,020
Job Openings
#11
£30,225
Median Base Salary
3.7/5
Job Satisfaction
2,366
Job Openings
#12
£35,000
Median Base Salary
3.2/5
Job Satisfaction
5,200
Job Openings
#13
£43,000
Median Base Salary
4.3/5
Job Satisfaction
566
Job Openings
#14
£22,000
Median Base Salary
3.8/5
Job Satisfaction
7,471
Job Openings
#15
£63,500
Median Base Salary
3.1/5
Job Satisfaction
1,119
Job Openings
#16
£37,500
Median Base Salary
3.0/5
Job Satisfaction
11,382
Job Openings
#17
£45,000
Median Base Salary
3.5/5
Job Satisfaction
624
Job Openings
#18
£32,000
Median Base Salary
3.1/5
Job Satisfaction
2,784
Job Openings
#19
£25,000
Median Base Salary
3.5/5
Job Satisfaction
2,116
Job Openings
#20
£41,700
Median Base Salary
3.5/5
Job Satisfaction
403
Job Openings
#21
£40,000
Median Base Salary
4.2/5
Job Satisfaction
229
Job Openings
#22
£33,813
Median Base Salary
2.9/5
Job Satisfaction
4,789
Job Openings
#23
£43,315
Median Base Salary
3.1/5
Job Satisfaction
968
Job Openings
#24
£50,000
Median Base Salary
3.4/5
Job Satisfaction
182
Job Openings
#25
£28,000
Median Base Salary
3.7/5
Job Satisfaction
962
Job Openings

How are the Best Jobs in UK determined?

The Best Jobs in UK list is based on three factors that are top of mind for job seekers:

Salary

The median base salary reported on Glassdoor over the past year

Job Openings

The number of job openings in the UK on Glassdoor when the list is pulled

Job Satisfaction

The overall job satisfaction rating on Glassdoor reported by employees working in these roles last year
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These are the Best Jobs in 2016 in the UK, according to Glassdoor.

Want to see what other jobs made the list? Check out our Best Jobs list for the top 50 jobs in the U.S. and the top 25 jobs in the UK.

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The Best Jobs in the UK list is based on three equally-weighted factors that are top of mind for job seekers:

  1. Salary: The median base salary reported on Glassdoor over the past year

  2. Job Openings: The number of UK. job openings on Glassdoor when the list is pulled

  3. Job Satisfaction: The overall job satisfaction rating (on a scale of 1.0= bad job to 5.0= best job) on Glassdoor reported by actual employees working in these roles over the past year