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Britain’s highest-paying firms are now hiring

The good news is that many firms in these industries are now hiring, so which do you need to look at?

Whether you are looking for a new challenge or aiming for a higher salary, getting a job in finance or technology is the best way to go. 

Huge companies such as Facebook and Salesforce are amongst those looking for staff to join them; even better, they are offering a salary of £70,000 as a basic, with bonuses payable on top of this figure.

In its annual salary report, jobs site Glassdoor has identified the ten companies within the UK that pay the highest in 2017. The finance and tech industries continue to be the most generous, making up nine of the ten companies on the list.

With those in finance often receiving large bonuses for bringing in the money, it is no wonder that this type of company rewards its employees with such hefty salaries; for example, the report found that employees of cloud computing company Salesforce earn an average of a massive £110,000 in salary and bonuses.

Facebook was placed at number two on the list, with its employees receiving a basic salary of £72,000 and a total compensation of £95,600. With roles available in countries all over the world and ranging from software engineers to business analysts and infrastructure technologists, it might be worth looking at its vacancies, especially if you have tech experience.

Management consulting firm McKinsey & Company was the only business outside the finance and tech industries to make the list, offering a basic salary of £83,400 and potential total earnings of £92,800. Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Canada and Microsoft also made the list. None of the ten companies in the report offerred a basic salary of less than £70,000, which will surely make their open job roles extremely popular.

An assessment by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) recently looked at the average salary of 145 different professions and found that the average salary in the UK is £27,271; however, it noted that most people would only earn this amount when they were into their 30s. For some, this figure would be more than comfortable; however, depending upon the area of the UK in which you work and your specialist skills, a basic salary of £70,000+ is likely to be much more appealing.

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