Glassdoor Reveals UK’s Highest Paying Entry Level Roles

STEM Careers Offer Highest Salaries For Entry Level Roles; Analysts And Engineers Top The List

LONDON (24TH JULY, 2019) To coincide with the end of the school and university terms, and ahead of A-Level results, Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, has released a list of the UK’s 10 Highest Paying Entry Level Roles.

The report highlights the 10 highest paying entry level roles based on their respective median salaries.¹

The 10 Highest Paying Entry Level Jobs in the UK for 2019 are:

  1. Investment Banking Analyst

Median base salary: £50,752

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  1. Software Engineer

Median base salary: £34,106

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  1. Business Analyst

Median base salary: £32,142

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  1. Data Scientist

Median base salary: £30,791

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  1. Financial Analyst

Median base salary: £28,717

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  1. Software Developer

Median base salary: £28,609

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  1. Civil Engineer

Median base salary: £28,475

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  1. Audit Assistant

Median base salary: £28,288

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  1. Design Engineer

Median base salary: £28,288

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  1. Mechanical Engineer

Median base salary: £28,273

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“While salary is by no means the only factor that young job seekers consider when deciding where to work, it is still a significant one,” said Glassdoor Economic Research Analyst, Amanda Stansell. “Investment banks have traditionally been the most generous with salaries to attract entry-level talent, putting candidates through their paces in often gruelling interview processes. However, while an analyst at an investment bank still attracts the largest salary, four of the 10 highest paying entry level roles are technology roles. This shows that employers are willing to pay handsomely  to find technology talent.” 

According to Glassdoor data, those that have learnt specialist skills in the STEM fields are best placed to aspire to launch their careers in one of these high paying roles. However, those businesses looking to attract – and retain – strong entry level talent need to think about more than just salary. A recent Glassdoor survey² found that two-thirds (66 percent) of millennials (those aged between 18 – 34 years old) in the UK place culture above salary when it comes to job satisfaction.

 

  • Glassdoor’s UK Highest Paying Entry Level Jobs report identifies the jobs with the highest median annual base salaries as reported by UK-based employees aged 25 or younger on Glassdoor over the time period 1/01/18 – 12/31/18. Jobs considered for this report must have received at least 20 salary reports in pounds by UK-based employees, aged 25 or younger, during the timeframe. In cases where job titles have the same median monthly pay, the job title with the greater number of salary reports receives higher rank. This report takes into account job title normalisation that groups similar job titles. Intern level jobs were excluded from this report. 
  • This survey was conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of Glassdoor from June 7-9, 2019 among 1,041 adults ages 18 and older in the U.K. (582 employed full/part time/self employed)

 

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