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10 Highest Paying Entry-Level Jobs in the UK

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Entry-level jobs can be an important step in your career, giving you the skills and training you need to begin to move to more advanced positions. While you may have assumed that these jobs sacrifice earnings in exchange for future opportunities for growth, there are plenty of fields where entry-level employees can still earn a good salary while learning on the job.

This list can be used to provide direction for young job seekers trying to align their skills and passions with a high paying starting role,” says Amanda Stansell, Glassdoor Economic Research Analyst. “The majority of these entry-level jobs are in the STEM field and require strong technical skills. Young students interested in these types of roles should start thinking about how they can prepare for these STEM emphases in their educations, whether that be informal academic settings or through alternative skill-building courses such as boot camps.”

We analysed job postings on Glassdoor to find the entry-level jobs that pay you the most. Keep reading to find great positions to apply for today.

1. Product Manager

Median Annual Base Salary: £38,000

Companies Hiring: Riot Labs, Applied Systems, Numatic International and Ideagen Plc

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2. Software Engineer

Median Annual Base Salary: £35,934

Companies Hiring: Sage, eBay, Simply Business and QinetiQ

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3. Auditor

Median Annual Base Salary: £34,992

Companies Hiring: BBC, M&G, Shield Safety Group and Tetra Pak

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4. Data Scientist

Median Annual Base Salary: £31,034

Companies Hiring: Jagex, Newton Europe, Northrop Grumman and Zopa

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5. Consultant

Median Annual Base Salary: £30,941

Companies Hiring: Northern Gas and Power, Prophix Software, Gate One and Vivaldi Partners Group

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6. Business Developer

Median Annual Base Salary: £30,709

Companies Hiring: Ebury, MRP, SEO Traffic Lab and Finastra

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7. Business Analyst

Median Annual Base Salary: £30,277

Companies Hiring: Proactis, Elexon, TPP and Medical Protection Society

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8. Financial Analyst

Median Annual Base Salary: £30,249

Companies Hiring: Northrop Grumman, Integral Ad Science, Google and L’Oreal

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9. Commercial Manager

Median Annual Base Salary: £29,307

Companies Hiring: Bunzl Rafferty, Cavendish-Nuclear, Fuse Rail and Engie

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10. Software Developer

Median Annual Base Salary: £28,965

Companies Hiring: Air Partner, Sage, Thermoteknix Systems and Gearset

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