London isn't necessarily the place to be to earn the most

London isn't necessarily the place to be to earn the most


Where you live could see you earn up to 140% more than the national average salary for exactly the same job, new research reveals.

Analysis of 167,000 jobs available on CV-Library has discovered substantial differences in salaries for doing the same work, extending beyond the presumed North-South divide.

Focusing on 24 locations from across the UK and Republic of Ireland, the research suggests that someone looking for jobs in Belfast could surprisingly earn more money working in telesales than they could as a marketing executive or a quality engineer.

A summary of key job titles featured in the research, with average national salaries and the highest paying city is below:

While research was conducted to mitigate differences in salary based on experience, it is interesting to look at jobs such as primary school teachers or HGV drivers to determine their location variance. For a primary school teacher, jobs in Liverpool offer up to 20% less salary than the national average of £26,379. Yet move down to the capital and potentially secure a teacher’s salary 18% above the average. 

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library comments: “While it’s not groundbreaking to suggest that those living in London get paid higher wages on average, it is surprising to see how much people’s salaries can vary for doing the same job depending on where they live.

“It is reassuring to see jobs critical to the welfare of people, staff nurses and support workers, showing small levels of variance around the country with under £10k difference between low and high salaries, compared to competitive industries such as dentistry or web development that see salary difference of over £50k depending on location.”

Thursday, 19 October 2017

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