The Rise and Fall of UK Salaries
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With the cost of living increasing year-on-year, it’s good news that, for most of us, our earnings have also gone up over the last 10 years.

But which jobs and industries have seen the biggest increases? And which have actually dropped since 2008?

We’ve analysed earnings data from 2008 and 2018 to see how things have changed for over 200 different occupations, and how earnings have changed in different parts of the UK.

Select a data table to view:

Jobs

Rank
Industry
Job
2008 Median
2018 Median
Increase/Decrease (£)
Increase/Decrease (%)
Industry key
Administrative occupations Business, media and public service professionals Business and public service associate professionals Caring personal service occupations Corporate managers and directors Culture, media and sports occupations Customer service occupations Elementary administration and service occupations Elementary trades and related occupations Health and social care associate professionals Health professionals Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations Other managers and proprietors Process, plant and machine operatives Protective service occupations Sales occupations Science, engineering and technology associate professionals Science, research, engineering and technology professionals Secretarial and related occupations Skilled agricultural and related trades Skilled construction and building trades Skilled metal, electrical and electronic trades Teaching and educational professionals Textiles, printing and other skilled trades Transport and mobile machine drivers and operatives

Industries

Rank
Description
2008 Median
2018 Median
Increase/Decrease (£)
Increase/Decrease (%)

Regions

Rank
Region
2008 Median
2018 Median
Increase/Decrease (£)
Increase/Decrease (%)