Top Paying Jobs 2022

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Looking to change careers this year? Here are the top paying jobs in the digital sector for ...

By Amy Halls

Senior Marketing & Talent Manager

Looking to change careers this year? Here are the top paying jobs in the digital sector for 2022 (and how you can get one...!) 

  • Strong demand for roles in technology, marketing, data, product and sales 
  • Only 6% of those working in the digital sector were 'very dissatisfied' with their salary 
  • A product manager could expect to earn £53,143 a year with 1-3 years' experience

The median annual pay for full-time employees in the UK in 2021 stood at £31,285.

In the UK's digital sector, which employs about 1.5 million people, we see that salary shoot up. A Data Scientist can expect to earn £52,500 in years' 1-3 and product managers around £53,143. 

With 42% of businesses citing 'hiring & onboarding' as their biggest obstacle in 2022, it's a great time to change careers and grow in a thriving digital world.

If you're considering a career move, then here's a round-up of the highest paid digital roles in the UK in 2022: 

A Pre-Sales consultant works with potential clients or customers to ensure they have a strong understanding of the services and/or products provided. Someone with 1-3 years’ experience in a Pre-Sales role can earn around £50,000 and this shoots up to £120,000 for someone with 7-9 years’ experience.

Data Scientists can earn around £32,000 for a starting salary, this increases to £52,500 in years’ 1-3 and £106,667 for more than 10 years’ experience.

Product Management has a fairly low starting salary in comparison to other roles we reported on, at £24,000, but this doubles in years’ 1-3 to £53,143 and you can expect to earn circa £125,500 with more than 10 years’ experience in product.

It comes as over 80% of employers are planning on recruiting staff over the next 12 months – the highest recruitment rate we have seen in years. 

Our recent salary and benefits survey found that the main reason for looking for a new job was salary, at 70%. 

A third of people said they left their last role due to a lack of progression. 

Digital is ever growing and is a progressive industry and 70% of businesses offer flexible working, up from 15% in 2020. If you're thinking about a career change or looking to progress, check out our full salary & benefits report for 2022 to benchmark against your peers. 

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