HR manager ranks highly in 2016 list of top jobs

HR and recruitment professionals scored highly in the survey/Monkey Business Images/REX Shutterstock

The role of HR manager has ranked fourth in a list of the 25 best jobs in the UK for 2016, published by career review site Glassdoor. 

The company used data on earning potential, career opportunity ratings from site users, and the number of job openings to compile its survey.

Business development manager came top of the survey, followed closely by finance manager and operations manager roles.

Glassdoor’s top 10 jobs for 2016

1. Business development manager
2. Finance manager
3. Operations manager
4. HR manager
5. Marketing manager
6. Business analyst
7. Commercial manager
8. Project manager
9. Product manager
10. Software engineer

HR and recruitment managers (at number 13) both scored highly in terms of career opportunities, achieving a rating in this category of 3.8 and 4.3 out of 5 respectively.

Talent acquisition specialists, ranked 21st in the list, are also predicted fruitful career progress, with a career opportunity score of 4.2.

Recruitment consultants also featured on the list, which is compiled annually, attracting an overall score of 3.9 out of 5.

There were 12 new jobs compared to the list Glassdoor compiled in 2015, and lawyers, mechanical engineers and civil engineers dropped out of the rankings.

Diarmuid Russell, Glassdoor’s head of international said: “The UK jobs market is in a buoyant mood with record numbers of people in employment and a good ratio of available roles per job-seeker.”

“These results demonstrate that popular jobs in business development, recruitment and HR mean UK businesses are placing greater importance on growing numbers, building teams and of course generating the highest net profit possible.”

Glassdoor has also released a list of the top 25 jobs for this year in the US: the three highest ranking roles are data scientist, tax manager and solutions architect.

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