Average weekly earnings rose to £528 in April 2015, up 1.8 per cent from £518 in 2014 – or 1.9 per cent when adjusted for inflation, the first rise since 2008. The Office for National Statistics’ annual hours and earnings survey showed the median salary for full-time employees rose 1.6 per cent to £27,600 in April.
But where in the UK can you earn the most? Not surprisingly, London topped the list as the best-paid region, with employees there earning £660 a week, £108 more than the South East, who at £552 per week was the next-highest paid region. The City of London was the highest-earning local authority, with a median annual salary of just over £54,000 – while Tower Hamlets came second. But it’s not just London where the highest earners are – Wokingham, in Berkshire, and Copeland, in the North East, were both among the top 10.