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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. Investment Banking Analyst

Median Annual Base Salary: £50,752

Companies Hiring: Aldermore Bank, Jefferies & Company, Inc., UBS, JP Morgan Chase & more.

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2. Software Engineer

Median Annual Base Salary: £34,106

Companies Hiring: Apple, Lloyds Banking Group, IBM, Mathworks & more.

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3. Business Analyst

Median Annual Base Salary: £32,142

Companies Hiring: Mako, Metro Bank, Intelliflo, Oodle Finance, & more.

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4. Data Scientist

Median Annual Base Salary: £30,791

Companies Hiring: Deepmind, Bentley Systems, Blink Health, Skyscanner & more.

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5. Financial Analyst

Median Annual Base Salary: £28,717

Companies Hiring: Shell Energy Retail, Hitachi Rail Ltd., Autodesk, Canon EMEA & more.

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6. Software Developer

Median Annual Base Salary: £28,609

Companies Hiring: Storm Technologies Ltd., DCSL Software, Waer Systems, Viewpoint & more.

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7. Civil Engineer

Median Annual Base Salary: £28,475

Companies Hiring: Tarmac, Petrofac, Girling Jones, Orion Group & more.

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8. Audit Assistant

Median Annual Base Salary: £28,288

Companies Hiring: RSM UK, Lovewell Blake, Ashfield Healthcare, Search Consultancy & more.

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9. Design Engineer

Median Annual Base Salary: £28,288

Companies Hiring: Acro Aircraft Seating, Apple, Siemens PLC, Orion Electrotech & more.

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10. Mechanical Engineer

Median Annual Base Salary: £28,273

Companies Hiring: PSR Solutions, Monarch Engineering, Energi People, The London Clinic & more.

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