HR and recruitment roles star among the best jobs for 2022, according to a new survey from Glassdoor.
HR manager came sixth in the careers site’s rankings of best roles for this year, jumping eight places from number 14 in 2021. It scored 4.5 (out of a possible 5) and 4.4 for job satisfaction.
Glassdoor said there were 751 active job openings for HR managers, on a median base salary of £48,443. The company also rated its “work from home access” at 87%.
Just behind it fell corporate recruiter, which scored the highest job satisfaction of any in the rankings. Corporate recruiters rated their role 4.6 out of a possible 5, and roles were on offer for a median of £46,215. This role scored 83% in terms of its suitability for working from home.
HR business partner, which also received an overall score of 4.5, ranked eighth in Glassdoor’s rankings. The company recorded 655 active job openings for this role, with a work from home rating of 92%.
Glassdoor assigned roles scores by combining overall job satisfaction ratings, number of jobs and salaries from hundreds of thousands of employee reviews on its site.
Technology-focused roles dominated the top 25 jobs, with java developer named the number one job for the first time, having first appeared last year.
There are 11 STEM (science, tech, engineering and maths) roles in the top 25 jobs.
According to Glassdoor, the best jobs in the UK for 2022 are:
- Java developer
- Enterprise architect
- Product manager
- Full stack engineer
- Data scientist
- HR manager
- Corporate recruiter
- HR business partner
- Front end engineer
- Marketing manager
The highest-paying job on the list is enterprise manager, which offers a median base salary of £73,898. The most in-demand job is software engineer, which has 3,599 active job openings.
The five roles that left the top 25 in 2022 were dentist, tax manager, risk manager, information security engineer, and site manager. New jobs to the list included UX designer, design manager and finance manager.
Glassdoor’s economist, Lauren Thomas, said the list was reflective of wider workplace trends towards employee engagement and flexibility. She predicted job search activity for 2022 would peak in mid-February.
Discussions around hybrid working increased by more than 1000% in employee reviews over the course of 2021, the company revealed.
“Employees want more hybrid working and a better work-life balance – areas which technology and STEM roles have historically excelled in,” said Thomas. “HR positions are also well represented on the list as the current tightness of the labour market has forced employers to rethink their investment in employee experience.”