With all the talk of excessive perks, employee engagement and corporate purpose you could be forgiven for thinking today’s workers don’t give a stuff about the pay packet they get at the end of the month. But for those of us with bills to pay, salary remains an important motivator when accepting a job.
If you’re on the lookout for a new employer with deep pockets then you’re in luck. The job site Glassdoor, which lets users review their company and submit their salaries, has published a list of what it thinks are Britain’s best-paying businesses. It’s not statistically definitive – it’s just based on the salaries its users have posted – but it’s a good indicator of where you might want to apply if you’d like to take home a heftier wedge.
You won’t be surprised to discover that the list is dominated by technology firms, though Google and Goldman Sachs are conspicuous by their absence. They’re also all foreign-headquartered companies (with the sort-of exception of the nomadic McKinsey), albeit with a substantial UK presence. Here’s the top 10 in full: