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Glassdoor has revealed the UK’s top 15 jobs with the highest satisfaction ratings - and you might be surprised by their top picks.
Although professional ice-cream taste testing or being a doggie daycare owner may seem like the type of jobs that would rank highly on such lists, the real list is actually dominated by IT, human resources, and sales gigs.
The jobs website found that those working in education, tech, accounting, and legal are the happiest, whereas those working in transportation and logistics, hospitality, and healthcare reported the lowest satisfaction levels.
So which role topped the list?
The top job in terms of salary and satisfaction is a corporate recruiter role, according to analysis from Glassdoor’s Economic Research team. With a median base salary of £46,215, people in these roles also report a high level of job satisfaction (4.59 out of 5). Not too shabby.
The next role is in HR management, where employees can pull in around £48,443, and the third top role is a full stack engineering gig, which pays around £47,320.
Here are the top 15, their satisfaction scores, and what the median salary is for each:
Corporate Recruiter, 4.59, £46,215
HR Manager, 4.39, £48,443
Full Stack Engineer, 4.32, £47,320
HR Business Partner, 4.3, £50,000
UX Designer, 4.26, £46,382
Front End Engineer, 4.23, £43,803
Data Scientist, 4.2, £49,449
Customer Success Manager, 4.18, £41,133
Marketing Manager, 4.17, £47,320
Mobile Engineer, 4.13, £51,443
Java Developer, 4.09, £55,381
Product Manager, 4.07, £60,656
Enterprise Architect, 4.06, £73,898
Data Engineer, 4.04, £50,198
Sales Manager, 4.02, £47,320
Through their analysis, the team at Glassdoor found a few key ingredients for a satisfying job.
A good work-life balance, great company culture, clear senior leadership, and opportunities for learning and development are what make a role enjoyable. Surprisingly, pay and compensation have the least impact on employee satisfaction.
If seeing this list is making you feel a bit of FOMO, Glassdoor has shared a few tips on finding a job that could be more fulfilling.
They advise candidates to be selective and take the time to understand what isn’t working for them in their current roles.
Candidates should also consider what they’re passionate about, network, and carve out some time for effective job searching.
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