Top 10 Highest Paying Graduate Jobs in the UK in 2016

Whilst a high salary is not the only thing you should look out for in a graduate job, it’s interesting to see what salary different types of degrees might get you. If you haven’t yet decided what degree to take and earning a high salary is of interest to you, here are the top 10 highest paying graduate jobs in the UK in 2016 as reported by Glassdoor.

Top 10 Highest Paying Graduate Jobs in the UK in 2016

Top 10 Highest Paying Graduate Jobs in the UK in 2016

You could earn more than the UK’s national average salary of £27,6002 with the first three jobs on the list:


1. Graduate Analyst – £34,366

Investment banks are willing to pay the biggest graduate salary in the UK and will often headhunt candidates whilst they are still at university.


2. Graduate Consultant – £28,891

The second highest paying graduate job spans multiple industries and therefore pay will vary according to the type of industry you are in.


3. Graduate Software Engineer –£28,370

Engineering roles dominate this top 10 but Software Engineers top the lot and coming in 3 ahead of Software Developer.


4. Graduate Mechanical Engineer – £26,949

The second highest engineering role can encompass different industries such as aviation and motor racing.


5. Graduate Engineer – £26,500

The types of engineer that tends to fall under this broad definition are structural and civil engineers.


6. Graduate Software Developer – £26,000

The second highest I.T. role in the list is not only very well paid but is also in great demand right now due to a surge in the need for app and video-game makers.


7. Graduate Civil Engineer – £25,000

A civil engineer needs to have not only practical skills but also a good imagination so the pay that comes with the role is lucrative.


8. Graduate Structural Engineer – £24,993

There is a great demand for structural engineers in both the commercial and public sector industries.


9. Graduate Management Trainee – £20,000

Organisations are willing to pay lucratively for the best managerial talent that they can then train and mould into the right employee.


10. Graduate Recruitment Consultant – £20,000

We think being a recruitment consultant is a great role and were pleased to see it hit the top 10!


So what else should you look out for in a graduate role? With a graduate role you will want to find a company that has a good training and development scheme that will enable you to progress quickly in your chosen field.

It’s also important you and the company you work for are a good fit. Your Recruitment Consultant will be able to find the right match for you. They will also be able to tell you about each company’s employee benefits and working conditions.


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