Emigrating to the UK? These are the 25 best jobs and how much they pay

Competition for jobs in the UK is growing, according to jobs specialist, Glassdoor, which notes that January will see a 17% spike in job applications in the country.

To help identify roles you might want to consider, Glassdoor has announced its annual report identifying the 25 Best Jobs in the UK for 2020.

“The jobs market continues to diversify as new skills emerge and new technologies change the world of work,” said Amanda Stansell, Glassdoor senior economic research analyst.

“As we enter a new decade for job seekers, the 25 Best Jobs in the UK for 2020 aims to highlight roles that are in demand, offer desirable salaries and also give workers job satisfaction.”

The Glassdoor Job Score is determined using three key factors:

  • Salary: Earning potential based on the median base salary reported on Glassdoor over the past year.
  • Job Openings: The number of UK open job openings on Glassdoor as of 18/12/19.
  • Job Satisfaction: The overall job satisfaction rating (on a scale of 1.0= bad job to 5.0= best job) reported by actual employees working in these roles on Glassdoor over the past year.

Enterprise Architect takes the top spot with a Job Score of 4.62, the first time a tech role has topped the list. Product Manager and Operations Manager complete the top three, demonstrating opportunities for those with diverse skills and project management experience, Glassdoor said.

# Job Median Base Salary (GBP) ZAR
1 Enterprise Architect £75 209 R1 420 200
2 Product Manager £56 195 R1 061 100
3 Operations Manager £45 590 R860 900
4 Business Development Manager £40 677 R768 100
5 DevOps Manager £51 000 R963 000
6 Data Scientist £45 188 R853 300
7 HR Business Partner £50 139 R946 800
8 Finance Manager £60 403 R1 140 600
9 Delivery Manager £58 447 R1 103 600
10 Contract Manager £44 122 R833 200
11 Software Engineer £45 590 R860 900
12 Customer Success Manager £40 000 R755 300
13 Risk Manager £60 000 R1 133 000
14 Strategy Manager £74 896 R1 414 300
15 Commercial Manager £58 385 R1 102 500
16 Tax Manager £62 995 R1 189 500
17 Business Analyst £42 912 R810 300
18 Data Engineer £45 590 R860 900
19 Engagement Manager £51 166 R966 200
20 Sales Engineer £45 977 R868 200
21 Design Manager £56 439 R1 065 700
22 Corporation Recruiter £40 111 R757 400
23 HR Manager £50 000 R944 100
24 Naval Architect £32 500 R613 700
25 Product Designer £49 977 R943 700

Interest from South Africa

Data from executive recruitment specialists Jack Hammer  found that a high number of skilled executives are willing to leave South Africa for greener pastures.

Jack Hammer noted that in 2019, 79% of respondents said they would consider moving abroad, compared to 82% last year, and 76% in 2017, which saw a massive jump from 29% in 2016.

Numerous data points indicate that the UK is one of the countries South Africans target when looking to relocate abroad, most notably because it is English speaking, it has a strong currency, and offers strong career prospects.


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Emigrating to the UK? These are the 25 best jobs and how much they pay