Top Paying Jobs of 2017

Top Paying Jobs of 2017

When deciding on which route to take for a new career, it’s always worth having a look at the top paying jobs to give you some inspiration. Some people may not agree with the idea that the top paying jobs are the best jobs you can work in, but in all honesty the size of the pay packet does go a long way to giving you job satisfaction. Like the adage says ‘money talks’.

Whether it’s a totally new career direction or just a higher level in the same field you’re considering. It might be worth your time stopping and reading up on the top paying jobs of 2017 in the UK.

Thanks to Glassdoor, it’s now possible to quickly and easily see what the top jobs of 2017 are. They consider what the job pays on average, what job satisfaction is like and how many openings for the position are available currently.

Top 5 UK Jobs According to Glassdoor

1. Finance Manager

With an average salary of £68,000 per year and an overall job satisfaction level of 4.5 out of 5. It’s safe to say this job deserves its place as not only the best paying, but also the most satisfactory.

Now the big question, what sort of qualifications are needed to become one? A Levels in either Accounting or Economics is always a good place to start. If traditional exam based qualifications don’t do it for you, then there is always the choice of Diplomas. Then from there, the sky is the limit with getting into this type of role.


2. Tax Manager

This role has an average salary of £59,228 per year and ranks an overall job satisfaction level of 4.4 out of 5. Now if like me, the idea of doing anything tax related has you heading to the nearest corner to hide, fear not! It’s not as scary as it seems or sounds.

The role itself is actually quite varied and covers various aspects of being in the workplace, from implementing strategic planning to project management. You don’t need to be a full-blown tax whiz to get into this role.

3. Design Manager

An average salary of £55,000 per year and job satisfaction rating of 4.4 out of 5, it’s safe to say being a Design Manager is the way to go if you have a bit of creativity in your soul.

How best to get started on your way to this type of role? With this being such a varied and wide-ranging role, the best starting point is to choose the category of design you want to go into and work from there. out whether it’s A Levels or Diplomas you need to boost your chances of getting


Audit Manager

This role comes loaded with an average salary of £59,500 per year and overall job satisfaction of 4.4 out of 5. It’s no wonder this role is part of the top 5 jobs in the UK right now.

When it comes to the auditing world, the possibilities and sectors of business are endless. From education through to employment there are always aspects of day to day business that need auditing and checking.

HR Manager

In this people focused role, your average salary would be in the range of £50,000 per year and your overall job satisfaction would be 4.4 out of 5. If you’re a people orientated type of person and you love solving issues, this career would be worth consideration.

With the role being so flexible and adaptable depending on which company you work for, the route into the career can be as varied as the role. The obvious starting point would be with A Levels or Diplomas in subjects such as Business Administration or Employment Law.

All these top paying jobs are open to all, as long as you have the right qualifications and drive to succeed in landing your dream job.