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Top 10 Highest Paying And Most In-Demand Languages In The United Kingdom Of 2018

With speakers earning $57,824 on average, Arabic was the highest paid language in the United Kingdom in 2018, whereas the Chinese saw the most significant growth in demand from the UK employers.

Spanish speakers in the UK can look to earn $53,580 on average, followed by French, Dutch, and German.

So, which languages will help you land a best-paying job in the United Kingdom?

Detailed findings & methodology: To identify the best-paying and the most in-demand languages, CEOWORLD magazine reviewed Adzuna data to determine the highest-paid language and languages with the most significant growth in demand from the UK employers in 2018.

With the UK’s impending withdrawal from the EU drawing ever closer, it appears that employers are preparing for a future!

The Top 10 Highest Paying Languages In The UK of 2018

  1. Arabic (average salary: $57,824)
  2. Spanish (average salary: $53,580)
  3. French (average salary: $52,343)
  4. Dutch (average salary: $47,087)
  5. German (average salary: $46,677)
  6. Chinese (average salary: $44,106)
  7. Russian (average salary: $41,319)
  8. Italian (average salary: $40,232)
  9. Polish (average salary: $39,038)
  10. Portuguese (average salary: $38,894)

Top 10 Languages with the biggest growth in demand from the UK employers in 2018

  1. Chinese
    Percentage growth in demand from the UK employers in 14 months: 325.9%
    average salary: $44,111
  2. Welsh
    Percentage growth in demand from the UK employers in 14 months: 199.5%
    Average salary: $35,450
  3. Polish
    Percentage growth in demand from the UK employers in 14 months: 148.4%
    Average salary: $39,050
  4. Dutch
    Percentage growth in demand from the UK employers in 14 months: 127.3%
    Average salary: $47,101
  5. Japanese
    Percentage growth in demand from the UK employers in 14 months: 100.8%
    Average salary: $38,206
  6. Arabic
    Percentage growth in demand from the UK employers in 14 months: 87.9%
    Average salary: $57,853
  7. French
    Percentage growth in demand from the UK employers in 14 months: 78.6%
    Average salary: $40,244
  8. Italian
    Percentage growth in demand from the UK employers in 14 months: 74.9%
    Average salary: $40,244
  9. Greek
    Percentage growth in demand from the UK employers in 14 months: 64.8%
    Average salary: $28,786
  10. German
    Percentage growth in demand from the UK employers in 14 months: 23.1%
    Average salary: $46,690

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Emma London

Emma London

Associate Editor
Emma London is the Associate Editor at CEOWORLD magazine. She covers lists, rankings, economy, geopolitics, global banking, fintech, digitization of money, and the future of finance for CEOWORLD magazine. She’s also a member of the Board of Directors at the Global Business Policy Institute. Prior to that, Emma was the ultra-high net worth (UHNW) valuations subject matter expert at CEOWORLD magazine, mentoring research teams in valuations’ techniques, and was involved in product development for ultra high net worth (UHNW) and high net worth (HNW) dossier creation, currently heading research operations at the Global Business Policy Institute. She can be reached on email emma-london@ceoworld.biz. You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.