Top 10 Jobs and Sectors with Biggest Pay in UK

November 19
7:05 AM 2016

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

Other manufacturing

Postal and courier activities

Water transport

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

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