The 25 best jobs for opportunities, openings and salary in 2016, according to Glassdoor

Roles in finance industry and human resources  scored highly.

In times of economic uncertainty, it can pay to have a secure job.

But working out which career will offer the best earning potential, career opportunities and number of job openings in any given year can be tricky.

Glassdoor have come to the rescue with a list of 25 jobs that fit that criteria. 

They found that careers in business, finance and HR will offer the best opportunities and pay in 2016.

Top of the list is business development manager, a senior sales person who creates opportunities for an organisation’s growth, with a score of 4.3/5.

Roles in finance industry and human resources also scored highly.

Candidates with technical skills have plenty of openings to choose from. Glassdoor found 23,020 adverts for software engineers in 2016.

Lawyers, mechanical and civil engineers all drop out the top 25 in 2016. 

The list shows that the UK job market is in a buoyant mood with record numbers of people in employment, according to Diarmuid Russell, head of international at Glassdoor.

He said that 2016 has a good ratio of available roles per job-seeker.

“These results demonstrate that popular jobs in business development, recruitment and HR mean UK businesses are placing greater importance on growing numbers, building teams and of course generating the highest net profit possible,” Russell said.

Nearly half of UK workers, or 15.3 million people, will look for a new job in 2016, while one in five employees is already job searching.

 

These are Glassdoor’s 25 best jobs in the UK in 2016

 

1.                    Business Development Manager– Glassdoor Job Score: 4.3

•                      Number of Job Openings: 5143

•                      Average Base Salary: £40,000

•                      Career Opportunities Rating: 3.5

2.                    Finance Manager – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.3

•                      Number of Job Openings: 2762

•                      Average Base Salary: £55,000

•                      Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3

3.                    Operations Manager – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.3

•                      Number of Job Openings: 1797  

•                      Average Base Salary: £45,000

•                      Career Opportunities Rating: 3.7

4.                    HR Manager – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.3

•                      Number of Job Openings: 1268

•                      Average Base Salary: £50,000

•                      Career Opportunities Rating: 3.8

5.                    Marketing Manager – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.2

•                      Number of Job Openings: 2234

•                      Average Base Salary: £45,000 

•                      Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4

6.                    Business Analyst – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.2

•                      Number of Job Openings: 4382

•                      Average Base Salary: £41,000

•                      Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4

7.                    Commercial Manager – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.1

•                      Number of Job Openings: 1317

•                      Average Base Salary: £57,000

•                      Career Opportunities Rating: 3.3

8.                    Project Manager – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.1 

•                      Number of Job Openings: 7187

•                      Average Base Salary: £45,675

•                      Career Opportunities Rating: 3.1

9.                    Product Manager – Glassdoor Job Score: 4.0

•                      Number of Job Openings: 2077 

•                      Average Base Salary: £54,000

•                      Career Opportunities Rating: 3.2

10.                 Software Engineer– Glassdoor Job Score: 4.0

•                      Number of Job Openings: 23,020

•                      Average Base Salary: £40,000

•                      Career Opportunities Rating: 3.1

11.                 Marketing Analyst– Glassdoor Job Score: 3.9

•                      Number of Job Openings: 2366

•                      Average Base Salary: £30,225

•                      Career Opportunities Rating: 3.7

12.                 Account Manager – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.9

•                      Number of Job Openings: 5200 

•                      Average Base Salary: £35,000

•                      Career Opportunities Rating: 3.2

13.                 Recruiting Manager – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.9

•                      Number of Job Openings: 566

•                      Average Base Salary: £43,000

•                      Career Opportunities Rating: 4.3

14.                 Recruitment Consultant – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.9

•                      Number of Job Openings: 7471

•                      Average Base Salary: £22,000 

•                      Career Opportunities Rating: 3.8

15.                 Solutions Architect – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.8

•                      Number of Job Openings: 1119

•                      Average Base Salary: £63,500

•                      Career Opportunities Rating: 3.1

16.                 Sales Manager– Glassdoor Job Score: 3.8

•                      Number of Job Openings: 11,382

•                      Average Base Salary: £37,500

•                      Career Opportunities Rating: 3.0

17.                 Brand Manager– Glassdoor Job Score: 3.7

•                      Number of Job Openings: 624

•                      Average Base Salary: £45,000

•                      Career Opportunities Rating: 3.5

18.                 Accountant – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.6

•                      Number of Job Openings: 2784

•                      Average Base Salary: £32,000

•                      Career Opportunities Rating: 3.1

19.                 Business Development Executive – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.5

•                      Number of Job Openings: 2116

•                      Average Base Salary: £25,000

•                      Career Opportunities Rating: 3.5

20.                 Consultant– Glassdoor Job Score: 3.5

•                      Number of Job Openings: 403

•                      Average Base Salary: £41,700 

•                      Career Opportunities Rating: 3.5

21.                 Talent Acquisition Specialist – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.5

•                      Number of Job Openings: 229

•                      Average Base Salary: £40,000

•                      Career Opportunities Rating: 4.2

22.                 Design Engineer– Glassdoor Job Score: 3.5

•                      Number of Job Openings: 4789

•                      Average Base Salary: £33,813

•                      Career Opportunities Rating: 2.9

23.                 Service Manager – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.5

•                      Number of Job Openings: 968

•                      Average Base Salary: £43,315

•                      Career Opportunities Rating: 3.1

24.                 Trader – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.4

•                      Number of Job Openings: 182

•                      Average Base Salary: £50,000

•                      Career Opportunities Rating: 3.4

25.                 Personal Assistant – Glassdoor Job Score: 3.4

•                      Number of Job Openings: 962

•                      Average Base Salary: £28,000

•                      Career Opportunities Rating: 3.7

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