Technology jobs dominates the best jobs in the UK 2021

By Chris Devonshire | 15th February 2021

Is product manager the best job in the UK?

According to Glassdoor, it is. In fact, technology jobs make up just over half of the jobs on Glassdoor’s most recent list of 25 best jobs in the UK* for 2021.

This might come as no surprise given the high importance placed on technology throughout 2020 and echoes the sentiment from our recent article on technology professionals are in demand.

Product Manager tops the jobs chart with 1,946 job openings, a median salary of £60,221 and a job satisfaction score of 4.2/5.

6 of the top 10 jobs in the UK are technology-related careers ranging from Enterprise Architect and Full Stack Engineer to Cloud Engineer and Business Development Manager.

Paying an annual salary of £71, 392, Enterprise Architect comes in number one with the highest median salary of all the 25 top jobs ranked by Glassdoor.

Despite Enterprise Architect’s earning the highest salaries, the most in demand role with over 3,000 job openings is Business Development Manager, which sits squarely at number 10 on Glassdoor’s ranking.

The two technology roles topping the job satisfaction chart with an average of 4.2 and a half out of 5 is that of Cloud Engineer and Mobile Engineer.

According to overall job satisfaction, the only technology jobs that dips below 4/5 is that of DevOps Engineer and Java Developer. The average job satisfaction for these two roles is 3.5 and a half out of 5. So, if we round up, all tech jobs are coming in with an average job satisfaction score of 4 or more out of 5.

The top 6 technology jobs ranked in Glassdoor’s top 10 best jobs of 2021 collectively have 9,594 job openings, an average salary of £54,626 and an average job satisfaction over 4 out of 5.

What are the top 6 technology roles appearing in Glassdoor’s top 10?

  • Product Manager
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Full Stack Engineer
  • Mobile Engineer
  • Cloud Engineer
  • Business Development Manager

The remaining technology jobs that feature in the latter part of Glassdoor’s 25 top jobs in the UK are:

  • Program Manager
  • Devops Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Information Security Engineer
  • Front End Engineer
  • Data Engineer
  • Java Developer

Technology professionals continue to be in demand.

We saw a spike in requirement for technology skills 3-fold throughout 2020. Despite being only 2 months into 2021, this trend has increased further.

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* The Glassdoor job score is determined by weighing three factors equally: earning potential (median annual base salary), overall job satisfaction rating, and number of job openings. Results represent job titles that rate highly among all three categories.