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25 Best Jobs in the UK for 2016

Business development manager, finance manager and operations manager have been named the best jobs to aim for in 2016

According to the most recent annual survey by Glassdoor, 41% of people will be looking for a new job in 2016, so now’s the time to get cracking on your search.  Business development manager, finance manager and operations manager have been named the best jobs to aim for in 2016, based on earning potential, career opportunities and number of job openings.

Lawyers, mechanical and civil engineers all dropped out of the top 25 this year.

Roles were given a rating out of five, taking into account salaries, career progression and how much demand there is for the role.

Here are the top 25:

  1. Business Development Manager – overall score: 4.3
    • Number of Job Openings: 5,143
    • Average Base Salary: £40,000
    • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.5
  2. Finance Manager – overall score: 4.3
    • Number of Job Openings: 2,762
    • Average Base Salary: £55,000
    • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3
  3. Operations Manager – overall score: 4.3
    • Number of Job Openings: 1,797
    • Average Base Salary: £45,000
    • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.7
  4. HR Manager – overall score: 4.3
    • Number of Job Openings: 1,268
    • Average Base Salary: £50,000
    • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.8
  5. Marketing Manager – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.2
    • Number of Job Openings: 2,234
    • Average Base Salary: £45,000
    • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4
  6. Business Analyst – overall score: 4.2
    • Number of Job Openings: 4,382
    • Average Base Salary: £41,000
    • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4
  7. Commercial Manager – overall score: 4.1
    • Number of Job Openings: 1,317
    • Average Base Salary: £57,000
    • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3
  8. Project Manager – overall score: 4.1
    • Number of Job Openings: 7,187
    • Average Base Salary: £45,675
    • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.1
  9. Product Manager – overall score: 4.0
    • Number of Job Openings: 2,077
    • Average Base Salary: £54,000
    • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.2
  10. Software Engineer– overall score: 4.0
    • Number of Job Openings: 23,020
    • Average Base Salary: £40,000
    • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.1
  11. Marketing Analyst– overall score: 3.9
    • Number of Job Openings: 2,366
    • Average Base Salary: £30,225
    • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.7
  12. Account Manager – overall score: 3.9
    • Number of Job Openings: 5,200
    • Average Base Salary: £35,000
    • Career Opportunities Rating: 3.2

13-25:

  1. Recruiting manager, Average base salary: £43,000
  2. Recruitment consultant, Average base salary: £22,000
  3. Solutions architect, Average base salary: £63,500
  4. Sales manager, Average base salary: £37,500
  5. Brand manager, Average base salary: £45,000
  6. Accountant, Average base salary: £32,000
  7. Business development executive, Average base salary: £25,000
  8. Consultant, Average base salary: £41,700
  9. Talent acquisition specialist, Average base salary: £40,000
  10. Design engineer, Average base salary: £33,813
  11. Service manager, Average base salary: £43,315
  12. Trader, Average base salary: £50,000
  13. Personal assistant, Average base salary: £28,000

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