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Going places - Britain's top 10 fastest growing, high paying jobs

Data released today by the world’s largest jobsite Indeed has revealed the top 10 hottest jobs in Britain’s booming jobs market.

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  • The booming IT and HR sectors dominate the list of fastest growing jobs
  • Coders triumph as “full stack developer” vacancies surge 600% in just three years
  • Despite the huge demand for AI and data professionals, the human touch is still valuable - the best paid role is “director of customer success”

Data released today by the world’s largest jobsite Indeed has revealed the top 10 hottest jobs in Britain’s booming jobs market.

The league table - which will be invaluable for anyone hoping to step up their career in 2018 - identifies the 10 fastest growing jobs that pay at least £40,000 a year.

Official data shows a third of a million new jobs were created in 2017 alone. Indeed’s researchers analysed hundreds of thousands of vacancies advertised over the past three years to identify the hottest jobs of the lot.

The shortlist - which ranks jobs according to how in demand they are - is dominated by roles in computing, HR and business strategy. All of the roles pay well over the average UK salary of £27,600.

Top of the podium is Full Stack Developer - a specialist software design job that saw demand from employers rocket by 607% in just three years.

There has also been a surge in the number of HR jobs, particularly for People Analytics Managers (up 483%) and Senior Talent Acquisition Managers (up 194%).

But not all the roles have such modern job titles. Demand for Family Solicitors more has more than doubled since 2014 (up 128%).

The best paid role in the list is Director of Customer Success, which offers an average salary of £71,680 and saw a 132% rise in job listings.

Table: Best of the boom - Britain’s 10 fastest growing, high paying jobs

Bill Richards, UK Managing Director at global job site Indeed comments: “Ambitious jobseekers know that the staffing needs of employers evolve over time. The key to success is to get ahead of the curve and work out exactly what - and who - they want.

“Computing professionals have been in demand for decades and many employers are always on the look-out for those with good coding skills. Our data reveals just how many opportunities there are for specialists like Full Stack Developers and Machine Learning Engineers - and how much employers are willing to pay to attract them.

“While many of the jobs in this list may not even have existed 10 years ago, it’s reassuring to see there is still strong demand for time honoured roles like Family Solicitors and HR professionals.

“Looking forward, it will be fascinating to see which jobs clock the fastest growth in 2019 and whether any of the current top 10 make the new list.”