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25 of the best jobs in the UK for 2019

Considering switching jobs? Here’s what to look for:

The New Year, with your refreshed mindset and increased motivation to start over, is one of the best times to make that long-awaited career switch.

Luckily, job recruitment site Glassdoor has recently released its list of the 25 best jobs in the UK for 2019.

The way the site has ranked these jobs is by taking three factors into consideration: earning potential based on median annual base salary, job satisfaction rating and number of job openings.

With these factors considered, an audit manager role topped the list of the best jobs in the UK, with an average base salary of £52,000, job satisfaction rating on 4.5 and 1,124 audit manager jobs currently available across the UK.

Glassdoor Economic Research Analyst Amanda Stansell said: “With such a healthy job market kicking off 2019, we’re seeing many of these jobs open for people to apply to and get hired at employers across all industries and in all areas of the country.”

Below are the 25 best jobs in the UK for 2019.

1. Audit Manager

Median base salary: £52,000

Job satisfaction rating: 4.5 (out of 5)

Current number of job openings: 1,124

2. Finance Manager

Median base salary: £60,000

Job satisfaction rating: 3.8

Current number of job openings: 2,001

3. Marketing Manager

Median base salary: £42,500

Job satisfaction rating: 3.9

Current number of job openings: 1,966

4. Product Manager

Median base salary: £52,500

Job satisfaction rating: 3.8

Current number of job openings: 1,697

5. Sales Manager

Median base salary: £42,000

Job satisfaction rating: 3.8

Current number of job openings: 2,795

6. Risk Manager

Median base salary: £60,000

Job satisfaction rating: 3.9

Current number of job openings: 1,111

7. Data Scientist

Median base salary: £46,000

Job satisfaction rating: 4.0

Current number of job openings: 995

8. Operations Manager

Median base salary: £42,000

Job satisfaction rating: 3.7

Current number of job openings: 2,226

9. Design Manager

Median base salary: £55,000

Job satisfaction rating: 4.1

Current number of job openings: 719

10. Business Analyst

Median base salary: £40,000

Job satisfaction rating: 3.7

Current number of job openings: 2,949

11. Front End Developer

Median base salary: £35,000

Job satisfaction rating: 4.0

Current number of job openings: 1,841

12. Commercial Manager

Median base salary: £57,000

Job satisfaction rating: 4.0

Current number of job openings: 701

13. Business Development Manager

Median base salary: £37,060

Job satisfaction rating: 3.7

Current number of job openings: 3,915

14. Project Manager

Median base salary: £39,000

Job satisfaction rating: 3.6

Current number of job openings: 7,320

15. HR Manager

Median base salary: £49,000

Job satisfaction rating: 4.1

Current number of job openings: 664

16. Contract Manager

Median base salary: £40,000

Job satisfaction rating: 3.7

Current number of job openings: 1,687

17. Communications Manager

Median base salary: £43,700

Job satisfaction rating: 4.1

Current number of job openings: 651

18. Software Engineer

Median base salary: £43,000

Job satisfaction rating: 3.5

Current number of job openings: 4,876

19. Executive Assistant

Median base salary: £37,000        

Job satisfaction rating: 4.1

Current number of job openings: 853

20. HR Business Partner

Median base salary: £49,000       

Job satisfaction rating: 3.8

Current number of job openings: 753

21. Engagement Manager

Median base salary: £48,000         

Job satisfaction rating: 4.3

Current number of job openings: 405

22. Web Developer

Median base salary: £31,000         

Job satisfaction rating: 3.9   

Current number of job openings: 1,586    

23. Recruiter

Median base salary: £25,000         

Job satisfaction rating: 4.4    

Current number of job openings: 2,862     

24. Solutions Architect

Median base salary: £70,000         

Job satisfaction rating: 3.4     

Current number of job openings: 1,597    

25. Software Developer

Median base salary: £37,000          

Job satisfaction rating: 3.5    

Current number of job openings: 3,088