Top 10 Jobs and Sectors with Biggest Pay in UK
According to data, analyzing 18,125 different UK salaries, reveals which jobs to consider for the best pay increases, comparing salaries at entry level (0-3 years experience) to that of an experienced employee in the same role (8 years experience+). It also identifies which sectors job seekers should target if they are looking for substantial pay rises, and how much management could potentially be earning.
Listed below are the top 10 jobs with biggest pay increase and top 10 sectors with biggest pay increase.
Top 10 Jobs with Biggest Pay Increase
Retail is commonly known as an industry with many staff who earn minimum wage. According to the Office For National Statistics, retail was the second highest in terms of proportion of jobs paying less than the Living Wage in 2015.
Aircraft pilots and flight engineers with an average income of £123,577
Chief Executive and Senior Officials with £86,915
Medical Practitioners with an average salary of £78,386
Market and Sales Director with an average pay of £78,386
IT and Telecommunications Director with an average pay of £78,071
Transport associate with an average salary of £77,029
Senior Police Officer with an average income of £65,843
PR and Advertising Director with an average income of £60,545
Protective Services with an average salary of £57,030
Top 10 Sectors with Biggest Pay Increase
Working in Arts & Entertainment can be attractive, but hugely competitive. It's the top industry in terms of the percentage jump if you are willing to stay in the sector, albeit at a relatively low salary of just £34,750, but this industry can see a 124 percent increase after at least eight years within the industry. Those working in Finance, Accounting and Business Services could see significant jumps too, especially after attaining the further qualifications needed in order to progress in these sectors.
Motion pictures, video and television program, sound recording and music publishing
Postal and courier activities
Wood and cork product manufacturer, except on furniture
Retail trade except motor vehicles and motorcycles
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical product
Manufacture of basic metals
Printing and reproduction of recorded media
Programming and broadcasting activities