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Welcome to the careerometer – the tool that lets you compare the average wages and working hours of up to three jobs in England.

How to use the careerometer

Simply type in the first career that you think you might be interested in and select from the drop down list, then add your second and third choices to see the comparison. Don’t forget – when you’ve finished comparing wages and job opportunities – visit our career pages to read articles on and interviews with people working in a range of careers across different industry sectors such as engineering and the Public Services.

Jobs in London

Want to compare web design jobs with IT specialist jobs in London? easy…

Jobs in the South East

Maybe you’re interested in jobs in Southampton but can’t decide between teaching jobs and financial accounts? Find out how they compare for job opportunities.

Jobs in the East of England

Perhaps you live in Colchester and you’re thinking of a job in hairdressing or social work?

Jobs in the South West

Whether you’re thinking about a Bristol job in software development or working in Swindon as an IT engineer, you can compare them here.

Jobs in the West Midlands

Want to work in Birmingham in retail or fancy a job in Coventry as an engineer? compare the annual wages here.

Jobs in the East Midlands

Perhaps you’re interested in jobs in construction in Northampton or a career as an electrician in Leicester – check out the expected job openings.

Jobs in Yorkshire and the Humber

Can’t decide whether to work towards a job as a dentist in Hull or  a pharmacist in Lincolnshire. Find out how the wages compare.

Jobs in the North West

Considering a job in Manchester as an actuary or a career in the public services in Cumbria? Find out what the average wages are for each here.

Jobs in the North East

Thinking about a job as a primary teacher in Newcastle or a career in hairdressing in Darlington? check out the predicted job openings here.

It’s hard deciding what career path you want to follow; should you do what you love or something that will earn you big bucks? – maybe the answer lies somewhere in the middle.  The important thing though is to gather as much information as you can – including what it’s like to actually do a job, what qualifications you need to get the job that you want, what routes into employment there are, including university and apprenticeships and importantly whether the career you are interested in is predicted to grow in the future or not and if it is, is it going to grow in the region you live in or should you expect to move?

We can’t totally predict the future, but with the help of labour market data from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) we can certainly provide you with some important information to help.

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