London has UK’s highest average salaries

07:19 27 December 2012

Adzuna has done research on salaries across the UK. File picture: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Adzuna has done research on salaries across the UK. File picture: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

London is the best paying city in the UK, according to research.

Average salaries for the capital are over £41,000, followed by Aberdeen (£37,670), Cambridge (£34,009), Slough (£33,415) and Guildford (£32,539).

The top employer for the year, according to the research by Adzuna, was the London 2012 Olympic Games, which created around 100,000 jobs, although most of them were temporary.

Adzuna, a search engine for job adverts, predicted that the number of part-time jobs will increase by 4 per cent in the first few months of next year.

The company said a search of half a million vacancies showed that computing, engineering and finance were the most buoyant sectors in 2012, with average salary rises of 6 per cent over the past six months.

Average pay for iPhone developers and financial advisers have shot up by over 20 percent, and for translators by 17 per cent.

Supermarkets created over 30,000 jobs, while other leading employers were named as the Royal Mail, the NHS, Deloitte and Ryanair.

Andrew Hunter, co-founder of Adzuna, said: “We expect unemployment to continue to fall in 2013, with technology and engineering sectors performing the strongest in the first half of the year.”

The report also said pay for secretaries, chauffeurs, landscape gardeners and waitresses fell this year.

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