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The highest-paying industries in Britain right now

Abigail Fenton
·Writer
Looking for your next job? These might be industries to consider.
Looking for your next job? These might be industries to consider.

Going into IT, construction or engineering is the best way to earn a bigger pay packet in May, according to new data.

With salaries across the UK jumping up by 4.1% last month, analysis by job board CV-Library has revealed the top industries for pay right now.

According to the data, the IT sector is currently offering the biggest salary packages for new employees, at about £45,908, making it a highly desirable industry for Brits who want to earn more.

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However, construction workers, such as labourers, managers and architects, make almost as much – about £44,720.

Going into engineering – be it mechanical, electrical, chemical, or other – could see you earn a salary of about £36,709,

Finance roles currently offer about £35,166, while landing a job in the property sector could see you make about £34,621.

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Automotive (£34,489), marketing (£33,214), education (£31,796), design (£31,181), and recruitment (£30,353) round out the top 10.

Lee Biggins, CEO of CV-Library said: “As employees become more in demand and skills shortages remain rife, it’s clear that organisations in these industries are pushing up pay in a bid to entice people out of their current roles.

“In particular, the IT, construction and engineering sectors are heavily reliant on skilled individuals to help drive businesses forward and without the relevant talent, businesses will start to feel the effects.

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“So, if you’re looking for your next job right now, these might be industries to consider!” Biggins added.

Despite wages being significantly on the up, the amount of job vacancies on offer only grew 1.4%, suggesting businesses have adopted a more “focused” approach to hiring, the job board said.