Extract from the article in Telegraph by: By Elizabeth Anderson

Whether you’re looking for a new job, or fancy seeing how your current employment situation compares with your peers, here’s what’s hot in the job market today.

20 best jobs in the UK

  1. Marketing Manager (Average Base Salary: £46,561)
  2. Finance Manager (Average Base Salary: £52,081)
  3. Mechanical Engineer (Average Base Salary: £34,799)
  4. Sales Manager (Average Base Salary: £45,613)

Sales managers key responsibilities are leading and guiding a sales team. It can be a tough job – a sales manager’s tasks often include assigning sales territories, setting quotas, mentoring the members of his/her sales team, assigning sales training, building a sales plan, and hiring and firing sales people.

  1. Business Analyst (Average Base Salary: £46,047)
  2. IT Manager (Average Base Salary: £57,818)
  3. Civil Engineer (Average Base Salary: £36,142)
  4. Product Manager (Average Base Salary: £52,478)

Product management is above all else a business function, focused on maximising business value from a product. Product managers should be obsessed with optimising a product to achieve the business goals while maximising return on investment.

  1. Lawyer (Average Base Salary: £55,020)
  2. Software Engineer (Average Base Salary: £40,400)
  3. Human Resources Manager (Average Base Salary: £53,978)
  4. Business Development Manager (Average Base Salary: £41,003)
  5. Internal Audit Manager (Average Base Salary: £39,141)
  6. Solutions Architect (Average Base Salary: £66,349)
  7. Network Engineer (Average Base Salary: £40,023)

Network engineers are responsible for implementing, maintaining, supporting, developing and, in some cases designing communication networks within an organisation or between organisations.

  1. Investment Analyst (Average Base Salary: £53,954)
  2. Operations Manager (Average Base Salary: £47,496)
  3. Recruiter (Average Base Salary: £23,419) 

A recruitment consultant’s work is diverse and includes using sales, business development, marketing techniques and networking in order to attract business from client companies as well as sourcing and placing suitable candidates in jobs.

  1. Brand Manager (Average Base Salary: £39,557)
  2. Office Manager (Average Base Salary: £27,643)

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