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Top 10 jobs in the UK and earnings

Whether you’re changing careers or are looking for your first graduate job, it is important to start at a good salary, because nobody wants to put all their efforts into education only to end up with a job that offers only enough to cover the bills. So, today, we have collated a list of the top 10 high-paying jobs in the UK.

Civil Engineers
There is a great demand for civil engineers in various industries in the UK, including transportation, manufacturing and construction. The industry, which is worth  £155 billion, is also predicted to grow by 4% in the coming years. The average salary entitled for a civil engineer is £50,000 (INR 5005630.00). The most common employers of civil engineers include transport companies, building contractors and utility companies.

IT Professionals
According to IDC, a global marketing intelligence firm, 90% of organisations across the world will have invested in digital tools to improve physical spaces and assets by 2023. And with all such investment, it is not surprising that some of the highest paying jobs are in the technology sector in the UK. For instance, KPMG UK Tech Monitor revealed that in Q3 2021, the rising volume of work has led companies to hire more people. And this is more than just great news for international candidates and students of IT.

Mechanical Engineers
A mechanical engineer in the UK is never a dull industry to be in, especially for those who aim for the long run. On average, there are some 1.8 million new job openings for engineers at present. However, there is a shortage of qualified professionals, which only implies higher salaries and more opportunities for those who are qualified. Moreover, mechanical engineers earn good salaries that are well above the national average. That is the average starting salary for a mechanical engineering graduate is £27,000 (INR 27,03,040.20).

Geologists 
As the world is headed towards a climate crisis and other problems entailing it, there is a huge role to be played by geoscientists in creating a sustainable and carbon-neutral economy. However, there is an accelerating decline in geologists in the UK. It is said that the number of geology students has declined year-on-year since 2014, which is a total decrease of 43%. And when there’s a shortage of employers, the pay for any eligible candidate is often high.

Nurses
There is no second word on this one as it is a well-known fact around the world that the demand for nurses in the UK will never dwindle. Based on the most recent data revealed by the UK government, there are around 40,000 NHS nursing vacancies. Moreover, the international organisation has emphasised that European countries, including the UK, are facing a shortage of nurses and healthcare staff unless they start training, recruiting and retaining health workers.

Teaching assistants
The UK is currently facing an imminent shortage of teachers. While the pandemic may have caused more graduates to sign up for initial Teacher Training courses, the trend is going in reverse as the nation has got up back on its feet. To address the deterioration in the teacher-student ratio, the supply of teaching roles is becoming more valuable and in demand than ever.

Lawyers
In the UK, a licensed practitioner of law who gives legal advice to people can practice either as a solicitor or as a barrister. A solicitor is someone who provides legal advice to clients while a barrister is a representative of the client before the courts. A lawyer may also work as a chartered legal executive, which includes specialising in a particular area of law. The national average salary for a lawyer in the UK is £51,237 (INR 51,78,184.39) in a year.

Actuary
An actuary is a business expert who solves problems within a business by applying their knowledge of statistics, economics, investment theory and probability theory. An essential aspect of the job is to predict any financial risk in the foreseeable future and devise strategies to curb the risks if it happens. The national average salary for an actuary in the UK is £64,362 (INR 65,04,641.25) in a year.

Tax director 
A tax director is known for their role in developing, planning and implementing a company’s tax strategy while ensuring the tax returns are correct and its tax obligations are minimised. They also ensure that a business abides by all applicable tax laws. The national average salary for a tax director is £89,619 (INR 90,57,199.03) in a year.

Dermatologist
A dermatologist specialises in diagnosing diseases and conditions of the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes. They also provide cosmetic treatments, including Botox injections, laser procedures and filters. The national average salary for a dermatologist in the UK is £86,734 (INR 87,65,631.18) in a year.

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