Careers website Glassdoor has released a report on the 25 best jobs In the UK, with Marketing Manager topping the list and Recruiter coming 18th.
The rankings have been determined by giving each job a score based on average annual base salary, career opportunities and number of job openings.
The report lists the roles of marketing manager, finance manager and mechanical engineer at the very top of its list of what working people deem the 25 best occupations in the UK.
Marketing manager, with an average starting salary of £46,660, was in pole position with a score of 4.5 (out of 5), with finance manager coming second with 4.4, and mechanical engineer also scoring 4.4.
Recruiters, with a score of 3.9, have a base salary of £23,419 and over 4,500 openings came in 18th place on the list.
In more IT-related positions, the job of solutions architect (14th, score of 4.1) enjoys the highest base salary of £66,349,with software engineer (10th, score of 4.2) currently having the most job openings , 14,846, while professional services (8th) and technology (7th) were seen as the top two industries with the most jobs represented in the list.
The final list of 25 jobs had been whittled down from an original list of 100 occupations – including retail store manager, lecturer, social worker, chef, flight attendant and bar tender.
Joe Wiggins of Glassdoor said: “Our best jobs for 2015 report analyses employee career opportunities ratings, the number of jobs available and the average salary in order to identify the top jobs that, in effect, tick all boxes for employees. This is not just about money, because the roles that ranked highly scored well across all three factors. So, for anyone looking for a job right now with a good balance of pay and prospects, these are the ones to consider.”
He urged job hunters to “ think about the bigger picture when you’re looking for a new job.” “There’s no doubt about it, job seekers are in a stronger position in 2015,” he said. “By researching employee reviews, you can get it right first time and avoid ‘buyers’ regret’.”
The full list can be seen at: http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/25-jobs-uk-2015/