25 Best Jobs in the UK

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Discover Glassdoor’s Best Jobs in 2018

Discover Glassdoor’s Best Jobs in 2018

Using Glassdoor’s unique data on jobs, salaries, and companies, we compiled a list of the 25 Best Jobs in UK 2018 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
£42,000
Median Base Salary
4.0/5
Job Satisfaction
1,169
Job Openings
#3
£55,000
Median Base Salary
4.3/5
Job Satisfaction
420
Job Openings
#4
£60,900
Median Base Salary
3.6/5
Job Satisfaction
1,703
Job Openings
#5
£52,000
Median Base Salary
3.7/5
Job Satisfaction
1,003
Job Openings
#6
£45,750
Median Base Salary
4.2/5
Job Satisfaction
391
Job Openings
#7
£40,000
Median Base Salary
4.0/5
Job Satisfaction
624
Job Openings
#8
£52,400
Median Base Salary
3.8/5
Job Satisfaction
495
Job Openings
#9
£39,000
Median Base Salary
3.7/5
Job Satisfaction
1,911
Job Openings
#10
£44,000
Median Base Salary
3.5/5
Job Satisfaction
5,022
Job Openings
#11
£38,000
Median Base Salary
3.7/5
Job Satisfaction
2,451
Job Openings
#12
£42,500
Median Base Salary
3.5/5
Job Satisfaction
2,538
Job Openings
#13
£55,000
Median Base Salary
3.8/5
Job Satisfaction
397
Job Openings
#14
£70,000
Median Base Salary
3.5/5
Job Satisfaction
728
Job Openings
#15
£35,000
Median Base Salary
3.8/5
Job Satisfaction
737
Job Openings
#16
£28,500
Median Base Salary
4.0/5
Job Satisfaction
830
Job Openings
#17
£45,000
Median Base Salary
3.6/5
Job Satisfaction
578
Job Openings
#18
£45,000
Median Base Salary
3.9/5
Job Satisfaction
302
Job Openings
#19
£25,000
Median Base Salary
4.1/5
Job Satisfaction
1,625
Job Openings
#20
£45,000
Median Base Salary
4.2/5
Job Satisfaction
205
Job Openings
#21
£35,750
Median Base Salary
3.5/5
Job Satisfaction
1,470
Job Openings
#22
£50,000
Median Base Salary
3.8/5
Job Satisfaction
321
Job Openings
#23
£40,000
Median Base Salary
4.0/5
Job Satisfaction
270
Job Openings
#24
£55,000
Median Base Salary
4.2/5
Job Satisfaction
139
Job Openings
#25
£36,000
Median Base Salary
3.9/5
Job Satisfaction
391
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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Best Jobs FAQ

These are the Best Jobs in 2018 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.

Are you searching for job openings for one of the top jobs? Glassdoor helps you find a new position you'll love. Browse our Best Jobs 2022 list to find a role you're interested in, and click "View Jobs" to see open positions. Do you need a little extra help jumpstarting your next career move? Check out candid employee reviews from top companies, compare salary ranges, and prepare for your next interview all with help from Glassdoor.

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