Where Can Construction Jobs Earn Workers The Most Money?

A brand new interactive online tool has analysed 14,236 pieces of data across the 50 biggest British cities to help users determine whether relocating in 2017 would make them any better or worse off depending on their job. Jobs analysed include architecture, building surveyor, chartered surveyor, facilities management, project management, quantity surveyor and site manager.

Average salaries by job and location, property costs, the average fees associated with moving home and the number of jobs in each field per 10,000 people have all been analysed to help users of a brand-new tool work out whether a 2017 move to a new UK city would benefit them financially or leave them worse off.

The Best UK City widget, built by, asks users to choose an occupation from an extensive drop-down menu and state the city they live in or a city they are considering relocating to.

The tool then directs users to a series of in-depth results pages, showing how each city compares to the rest when it comes the cost of moving and setting up home, the number of job opportunities and an overall table.

For example, for Building Surveyor jobs, London scores 39/49 overall, with the following rankings:

  • 3/49 in terms of salary, with an average annual income of £41,254
  • 49/49 in terms of the cost of property and average fees/furnishings, with an average cost of £616,944
  • 12/49 in terms of job opportunities, with 38.31 jobs per 10,000 people


Kirsty O’Sullivan, spokesperson for, said:

“People move to the big city for many reasons – but an improved pay packet is often high among them. That said, people could end up worse off if they move to a city with high accommodation costs. After all, what’s the point in moving for an extra £100 a month if your mortgage jumps up by even more?”



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