These are the best UK cities to move if you want a high salary

Sally Bracegirdle
Head of Marketing

If money is your biggest motivation when looking for a job, you might want to consider moving to one of these cities.

Money's not everything, but with a pretty hefty student loan to pay off and rising living costs, earning a good salary definitely helps.

That's why jobs website Adzuna has done some data crunching to work out where in the UK you can find the jobs with the highest paying salaries. They looked at over one million job listings to calculate the average salary offered in every UK city and town.

It probably won't come as a surprise that London is where the most generous salaries are up for grabs, given how many businesses are based there. With the average weekly wage coming to £727, it's no wonder so many graduates choose to start their careers in the capital.

At the other end of the scale sits Southend on Sea, where an average weekly wage of £413 makes it the UK town with the lowest salaries.

Of course, when it comes to graduate jobs, it's worth remembering that starting salaries won't always be as high as you might like them to be, but that doesn't mean they'll stay that way. As well as location, your experience, your skill set and the industry you're trying to get into will also dictate your salary to begin with.


The 10 UK cities with the highest paying salaries are listed below:


1. London

Average weekly salary: £727


2. Reading

Average weekly salary: £655


3. Crawley

Average weekly salary: £633


4. Milton Keynes

Average weekly salary: £619


5. Cambridge

Average weekly salary: £619


6. Slough

Average weekly salary: £606


7. Oxford

Average weekly salary: £600


8. Edinburgh

Average weekly salary: £598


9. Aberdeen

Average weekly salary: £597


10. Derby

Average weekly salary: £595