UK’s top five in demand "green" jobs


According to data released today by Indeed, to coincide with Earth Day, three of the five most in demand ‘green’ jobs pay more than the average UK salary.

Research highlighted Britain as having the second highest concentration of green jobs among the countries studied, second only to Australia.

Britain’s booming environmental sector is fuelling the creation of job opportunities, with more than half of the five most in demand jobs paying above the national average salary of £28,000.

The UK’s top five most in demand green jobs, and their average salary, are:

1. Recycling worker (£17,258)
2. Environmental manager (£37,055)
3. Water treatment specialist (£27,523)
4. Ecologist (£29,303)
5. Environmental consultant (£31,695)

Mariano Mamertino, EMEA Economist at Indeed, commented: “Britain’s green sector has grown rapidly and now makes a significant contribution to the economy. The drive for greater efficiency and increased use of renewable energy hasn’t just spawned new technologies – it has created thousands of new jobs too.

“Our research reveals that for people with the right skills, a green career can offer both a good salary as well as the satisfaction that can come from making a difference to the environment.”

Friday, 21 April 2017

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UK’s top five in demand