25 Best Jobs in the UK for 2021

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Discover Glassdoor’s Best Jobs in 2021

Discover Glassdoor’s Best Jobs in 2021

Using Glassdoor’s unique data on jobs, salaries, and companies, we compiled a list of the 25 Best Jobs in UK 2021 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
£71,392
Median Base Salary
4.1/5
Job Satisfaction
1,517
Job Openings
#3
£55,500
Median Base Salary
4.0/5
Job Satisfaction
1,721
Job Openings
#4
£45,000
Median Base Salary
4.4/5
Job Satisfaction
1,264
Job Openings
#5
£50,000
Median Base Salary
4.0/5
Job Satisfaction
2,268
Job Openings
#6
£50,602
Median Base Salary
4.2/5
Job Satisfaction
960
Job Openings
#7
£58,000
Median Base Salary
4.1/5
Job Satisfaction
973
Job Openings
#8
£55,000
Median Base Salary
4.2/5
Job Satisfaction
729
Job Openings
#9
£56,206
Median Base Salary
4.1/5
Job Satisfaction
805
Job Openings
#10
£45,542
Median Base Salary
4.0/5
Job Satisfaction
3,178
Job Openings
#11
£50,602
Median Base Salary
4.2/5
Job Satisfaction
702
Job Openings
#12
£62,747
Median Base Salary
4.0/5
Job Satisfaction
1,167
Job Openings
#13
£68,577
Median Base Salary
4.0/5
Job Satisfaction
859
Job Openings
#14
£50,184
Median Base Salary
4.3/5
Job Satisfaction
522
Job Openings
#15
£41,000
Median Base Salary
4.3/5
Job Satisfaction
858
Job Openings
#16
£50,184
Median Base Salary
3.9/5
Job Satisfaction
2,040
Job Openings
#17
£45,542
Median Base Salary
4.1/5
Job Satisfaction
934
Job Openings
#18
£50,276
Median Base Salary
4.1/5
Job Satisfaction
677
Job Openings
#19
£40,741
Median Base Salary
4.0/5
Job Satisfaction
1,935
Job Openings
#20
£45,000
Median Base Salary
4.0/5
Job Satisfaction
1,175
Job Openings
#21
£57,315
Median Base Salary
4.0/5
Job Satisfaction
813
Job Openings
#22
£42,154
Median Base Salary
4.0/5
Job Satisfaction
2,491
Job Openings
#23
£45,542
Median Base Salary
3.9/5
Job Satisfaction
2,268
Job Openings
#24
£45,542
Median Base Salary
3.9/5
Job Satisfaction
1,858
Job Openings
#25
£50,184
Median Base Salary
3.9/5
Job Satisfaction
1,595
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 2021 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