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What Are the Most In-Demand Jobs in the UK?

Robert Curtis 3rd November 2018 News & Tips

What Are the Most In-Demand Jobs in the UK?

If you are currently considering a career change, we suggest you check out the list of the hottest jobs in the UK, according to the job search website, Indeed. The result was largely based on average salary offered by employers and the number of opportunities posted on their platform.

Here are the top 10 most in-demand jobs in the UK with their average salary.

  1. Full-stack Developer (£46,542)
  2. People Analytics Manager (£58,988)
  3. Machine Learning Engineer (£54,929)
  4. Data Scientist (£56,176 )
  5. Senior Talent Acquisition Manager (£54,482)
  6. Partnerships & Innovation Manager ( £40,263)
  7. Computer Vision Engineer (£48,754)
  8. Development Operations Engineer (£56,259)
  9. Director of Customer Success (£71,680 )
  10. Family Solicitor (£40,273 )

A great demand for tech and IT jobs

Bill Richards, UK Managing Director at Indeed explained that the job market has seen the rise in demand for computing professionals for many decades now and that it will continue to do so in the coming years. The latest data from Indeed discovered the outstanding number of opportunities for specialist positions in the tech and IT industry and how much leading employers are willing to pay to get the best ones onboard.

Number two on the list is full-stack developer. But what exactly is a full-stack developer? A full-stack developer is a software design job that requires knowledge both in the front end and back end of the application. Data from Indeed shows that the vacancies for this position has grown massively to 607 percent since 2014. The average salary of a full-stack developer is reportedly around £46,542. Other in-demand IT jobs included in the list are machine learning engineer and data scientist.

Director of customer success

Of all the positions in the list, the Director of Customer Success emerges as the highest paying position with £71,680 as an average salary. While it is a lucrative career, it also takes a lot to be qualified for it. This specialist but jack-of-all-trade kind of job requires tenacity, business acumen, and mastery of marketing, customer service, sales, and other essentials to keep clients happy.

Human resources positions

On the other hand, if a career shift in tech or IT do not pique your interest, the list from Indeed shows that the human resources industry is also booming with promising positions that offer competitive pay as well.

People analytics manager and senior talent acquisition manager are the leading positions that most companies are hiring for. These human resources specialist jobs are mostly responsible for pooling, screening, hiring, and recruiting the best candidates for a company’s workforce. HR professionals are also involved when it comes to planning and making important decisions in structuring the team and strategies to motivate employees.

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