From analysts to engineers, the jobs that pay graduates up to £50,000


IF you’ve just graduated with a degree in science, technology, engineering or maths then you’re in luck, because those entry levels jobs are among the best paid.

In time for graduation season, a new report has highlighted the highest paying jobs in the UK with some earning more than £50,000 per year excluding bonuses.

 Graduates working as analysts for investment banks are currently earning the most compared to their peers

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Graduates working as analysts for investment banks are currently earning the most compared to their peers

Graduates working as investment banking analysts are currently earning the most at £50,752 on average, jobs site Glassdoor has found.

This is followed by those working as software engineers, business analysts and data scientists.

Although you can’t expect to earn as much as at an investment bank, you’ll still rake in a decent amount as a software engineer at an average salary of £34,106.

Better yet, all the 10 top-paying jobs let graduates earn more than £28,000 per year on average.

Tips for asking for a pay rise or promotion

HERE are some tips from Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library

  • Do you research: You need to do your research and take a careful look at the data from your company – this will help you to back up your claims when you speak to your boss
  • Seek advice:  If your company recognises a union, it may also be worth speaking to them and seeing what advice they offer.
  • Arrange a meeting: Next you should arrange a meeting with your boss to discuss your pay rise, promotion or any concerns you have surrounding the pay gap at the business
  • Build your case before you meet with them: Take examples of why you deserve a pay rise and outline your plan for your future in the business
  • Remain professional: Avoid any knee jerk reactions and stay professional at all times. Ask carefully thought out questions about the pay gap.
    For example, do men and women in the business have access to the same bonus schemes?
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In comparison, the national average salary in the UK currently sits at £36,611.

There are also plenty of jobs up for grabs as all 10 roles have a minimum of 2,000 job ads on the Glassdoor website, although the required experience varies.

Demand is currently the biggest for design engineers, with a whopping 24,373 job ads listed on the site.

Amanda Stansell of Glassdoor said: “While salary is by no means the only factor that young job seekers consider when deciding where to work, it is still a significant one.

“Investment banks have traditionally been the most generous with salaries to attract entry-level talent, putting candidates through their paces in often gruelling interview processes.

“However, while an analyst at an investment bank still attracts the largest salary, four of the 10 highest paying entry level roles are technology roles.

“This shows that employers are willing to pay handsomely to find technology talent.”

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Two million public sector workers, including police officers, teachers, soldiers and dentists were yesterday given pay rises above inflation.

In April, two million workers were also handed a salary raise as the National Minimum Wage increased.

Meanwhile, here’s a round-up of the high-paying jobs that DON’T require a degree.

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