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25 UK Jobs Where You Can Earn More Than £50,000

Posted by Glassdoor Team

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Last Updated January 20, 2022

Your salary is the most crucial compensation element of your job. It can support your financial needs, motivate you, and make you feel valued. Most professionals consider salary as one of the top criteria to evaluate a job. While salary depends on a number of factors, such as geography, industry, employing organisation, seniority, and candidate experience, we have curated a list of UK jobs that typically offer a salary higher than £50,000 per annum.

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An Equity Trader buys and sells stocks, and advises people looking to invest in the equity market. Some common tasks include analysing the balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement, or retained earning statements. Being an equity trader requires you to have a strong knowledge of technical analysis, portfolio management, and financial services.

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As a Risk Manager, your primary responsibility is to manage risks in any business domain depending on your expertise. This includes commodity, corporate governance, enterprise, environment, market and credit, tech, information and security, and more. A Risk Manager makes risk assessments and evaluates risks for a company. Some common skills required for this role are analytical skills, strategic thinking, financial acumen, communications, and relationship management.

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A Portfolio Manager is responsible for making investment decisions on behalf of an individual or an organisation. They develop and implement investment strategies to meet client goals by investing in growth funds, deciding what investments to buy and sell and when. Portfolio management, risk management, business development, and compliance are some of the common skills a portfolio manager should be equipped with.

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A Software Architect designs and develops software applications and systems. They interact with clients, product managers, and developers to provide initial models and designs that can be built. Some common skills required for this role are extensive technical knowledge of software, data modeling and database design, software development lifecycle (SDLC) processes, and content management systems.

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Strategy Managers are at the core of business decision-making. It is their job to unify all departments and lead them towards the common goal. These are usually executive positions that require solid experience, expertise, and skills. Project management, organisational, analytical, communication, planning, and leadership skills are usually required for this job.

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General Counsels help businesses by guiding them through changes while meeting commercial goals and advising the board of directors. They handle legal resources, represent the company to third parties, and serve as a key negotiator for strategic transactions. Strong negotiation skills, legal expertise, relationship management, and communications are crucial for this role.

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A Quantitative Analyst uses quantitative methods to conduct research, analyse data, and make business recommendations and decisions. They focus on market trends, develop complex quantitative models, and use tools to verify results. Some of the business skills required are the ability to work under pressure and create fit-for-purpose solutions. C++, Python, SQL, Calculus, are some technical skills that may be needed for the role. 

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An Equity Research Analyst helps portfolio managers make better decisions by understanding and predicting security behaviour. They research securities to provide investment recommendations and write reports to represent findings. These analysts should be excellent communicators, able to work under pressure, and proficient in data mining software, like Bloomberg or Capital IQ.

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A Financial Planning & Analysis Manager is responsible for business forecasting and planning. They thoroughly analyse data to identify trends and deviations, making strategies to enhance business performance. They work with business heads to figure out future revenue and expenses, and review budgets. It is important to have knowledge of financial statements, the ability to analyse them, and make recommendations.

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A Solutions Architect provides appropriate IT solutions to business problems. They usually work with systems, information, security, applications, and tech architecture. Some core responsibilities include identifying opportunities for process improvements, developing IT strategies, and communicating with clients and internal stakeholders.

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A Finance Manager provides financial advice and support to a business. They analyse financial information, develop financial management mechanisms to reduce financial risk, and identify cost-reduction opportunities for the company. Some common skills required for the role are commercial and business awareness, communication skills, good time management skills, the ability to prioritise, and strong IT skills.

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A SAP Basis Manager works with multiple internal stakeholders including business leaders, users, and functional teams to provide technical guidance and support. They provide guidance on topics like PI/PO, HANA 2.0, Sybase, MaxDB, Solution Manager 7.2, SLT, S4 HANA, SAP ECC 6.0, and SAP best practices. They work on software installation and setup and performance monitoring while leveraging best practices.

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Actuaries use data and analytics to assess the probability of an event and its impact on the business. They analyse statistical data, prepare presentations and reports, communicate findings, and make recommendations. Strong writing, IT, critical thinking, maths, and numeracy skills are important for this role. 

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In most cases, an Investment Banking Associate is a graduate role involved in financial modelling, pitch books and client presentations, valuations, and client relationship management. Strong numeracy and analytical skills along with the ability to work in teams under tight deadlines are crucial.

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An IT Manager is responsible for providing support, training, and orientation for new technology users. They also ensure the ongoing availability of efficient and effective technology to all users. Such professionals need experience with computers and networks and strong strategic planning, communications, and critical thinking skills.

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A Software Engineer Manager is responsible for designing and developing software applications. They contribute to the design and execution of a company’s technology roadmap by implementing IT best practices. This job requires strong analytical, organisation, and technical skills.

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An Engagement Manager works with clients and focuses on understanding their needs, supplying the required resources, and providing relevant solutions to enhance business operations. Their aim is to build and maintain positive relationships with a business’s clients. Some other key responsibilities include ensuring all contractual terms and conditions are met and all customer issues are handled efficiently. Some requirements for this role are strong organisational and multitasking skills, a customer-oriented approach, and sharp business acumen.

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An Analytics Manager supports projects using advanced data modeling and analysis techniques to enable strategic decisions in a business. They spearhead all analytics operations, ensuring availability of high-quality data. In addition, they lead processes for data intake, mining and engineering, validation, and visualisation and communication of deliverables. Technical experience is crucial for this role. While it differs from job to job, some common skills are coding, statistical modelling, and quantitative analysis.

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A Tax Manager is responsible for delivering tax services in line with regulatory requirements. They analyse data, prepare relevant documentation, and file company taxes. Also, they monitor tax law updates and communicate them to respective parties. A strong experience with a variety of tax operations along with excellent accounting, analytical, and research skills are essential for this role.

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R&D Directors oversee the implementation of research and development projects. They lead the R&D function by developing and managing strategies, maintaining strong relationships with relevant stakeholders, including vendors, partners, and potential clients, and working closely with cross-functional teams. Extensive experience in the domain, a high level of knowledge of the product development cycle, and strong negotiation skills are essential for this role. 

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A Commercial Manager helps organisations to explore new avenues and bring new business on board. Their core responsibilities include negotiating contracts, financial management of projects, risk assessments, overseeing product development, and identifying new opportunities. As a Commercial Manager, you should have a strong business acumen, communication skills, and negotiation skills.

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A Compliance Manager ensures that all business activities remain compliant with all relevant laws and regulations, including health, safety, environmental or legal requirements among others. These professionals develop control systems to prevent any sort of violations of legal guidelines and policies. They also revise procedures and policies regularly to manage any associated risks. 

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An Audit Manager is responsible for planning, coordinating, and overseeing internal audits in an organisation. They perform risk assessments, write reports providing solutions to the business, ensure compliance with internal and external requirements. An Audit Manager should have strong analytical, presentation, and organisational skills.

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A Test Manager is responsible for building and leading the Testing team of a product. They are accountable for a project’s success by defining the scope of testing, deploying resources, conducting testing, identifying defects, and supporting in their resolution. Some common skills required for this role are QA and Testing, project management, strong negotiation skills, and effective stakeholder management.

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A Product Manager is responsible for product design, development, and management. They manage the process of gathering requirements, conceptualising the product, developing the offering, product rollout, and continuous improvement. These roles can be focused on tangible products, services, or both. Business expertise, strategic thinking, analytical skills, and creativity are some of the specifications required for the role. 

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