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These are the 25 best and most satisfying jobs in the UK in 2018

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The 25 best (and happiest) jobs have been revealed and a fair few might surprise you. 

If 2018 is going to be the year when you drastically update your CV and secure a new job, then stay tuned.

Glassdoor, the anonymous employment review site, has published their annual review of the best 25 jobs in the UK today.

From engagement managers to recruiters, the review takes into consideration the median base salary, job satisfaction, career opportunities and current jobs on offer.

With young people expected to change jobs four times before reaching the age of 32, you may find this list an inspirational tool for the future. 

Here are the 25 best (and most satisfying) jobs in 2018:

25) Executive Assistant

Average base salary of £36,000 with a job satisfaction rating of 3.9.

24) Engagement Manager

Average base salary of £55,000 with a job satisfaction rating of 4.2.

23) Brand Manager

Average base salary of £40,000 with a job satisfaction rating of 4.0.

22) Mobile Developer

Average base salary of £50,000 with a job satisfaction rating of 3.8.

21) Site Manager

Average base salary of £35,750 with a job satisfaction rating of 3.5.

20) National Account Manager

Average base salary of £35,750 with a job satisfaction rating of 3.5.

Young people are expected to change jobs four times before 32. 

19) Recruiter

Average base salary of £25,000 with a job satisfaction rating of 4.1.

18) Communications Manager

Average base salary of £45,000 with a job satisfaction rating of 3.9.

17) Data Scientist

Average base salary of £45,000 with a job satisfaction rating of 3.6.

16) Data Analyst

Average base salary of £28,500 with a job satisfaction rating of 4.0.

15) Production Manager

Average base salary of £35,000 with a job satisfaction rating of 3.8.

14) Solutions Architect

Average base salary of £70,000 with a job satisfaction rating of 3.5. 

A Solutions Architect earns around £70,000 per year. 

13) HR Business Partner

Average base salary of £55,000 with a job satisfaction rating of 3.8.

12) Software Engineer

Average base salary of £42,500 with a job satisfaction rating of 3.5.

11) Business Development Manager

Average base salary of £38,000 with a job satisfaction rating of 3.7.

10) Project Manager

Average base salary of £44,000 with a job satisfaction rating of 3.5.

9) Business Analyst

Average base salary of £39,000 with a job satisfaction rating of 3.7.

8) Commercial Manager

Average base salary of £52,400 with a job satisfaction rating of 3.8.

7) Contract Manager

Average base salary of £40,000 with a job satisfaction rating of 4.0.

Is it time to change jobs in 2018?

6) HR Manager

Average base salary of £45,750 with a job satisfaction rating of 4.2.

5) Product Manager

Average base salary of £52,000 with a job satisfaction rating of 3.7.

4) Finance Manager

Average base salary of £60,900 with a job satisfaction rating of 3.6.

3) Audit Manager

Average base salary of £55,000 with a job satisfaction rating of 4.3.

2) Operations Manager

Average base salary of £42,000 with a job satisfaction rating of 4.0.

1) Marketing Manager

Average base salary of £42,000 with a job satisfaction rating of 4.0.

The start of a new year can typically be a great opportunity for people to start hunting for a new job, so is time for a job change in 2018? 

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Susan Devaney is a digital journalist for Stylist.co.uk, writing about fashion, beauty, travel, feminism, and everything else in-between.

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