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This London Underground map shows the average salary at every station

Where comes out on top?

This London Underground map shows the average salary at every station
04 January 2018

The new year always sees a rush of people contemplating whether they’re really happy in their job and beginning a desperate search for something more fulfilling. In fact, one study found that this year, one in five workers is looking for a new job.

And if you’re looking for work in London, a really interesting new graphic has been released that maps stops on the London Underground according to their average salary.

Looking at more than 250,000 vacancies across the capital, Adzuna found that the top ten list of highest paying Tube stations are all found in Zone 1, with average salaries around Barbican, Monument, Bank, Cannon Street and St. Paul’s all topping £50k.

And salaries near Tube stops generally get lower the further out of the centre you travel, with Zone 8 stations providing the only exception.

The lowest paying tube stop meanwhile is Uxbridge (£21,786), with Hounslow Central / Hounslow West (both £22,437) and Elm Park (£22,565) also paying poorly.

Commenting on the findings, Adzuna co-founder Doug Monro said: “Jobseekers hoping for a hop up the pay scale can pinpoint better-paid positions by looking at location. Roles in central London typically come hand-in-hand with more money, with positions near tube stops Barbican, Monument and Bank proving most lucrative. But there are some exceptions for workers reluctant to commute – if you know where to look.

“The Elizabeth Line, due to launch a year from now, will connect one of these high-paid hotspots – Canary Wharf – to other areas of London. The route will link Woolwich in the south, Reading in the west and Brentwood in the east to Canary Wharf, simplifying the journey to the financial district for thousands of city commuters.

“Londoners love to argue about whose Tube line is the best, and in terms of pay the Waterloo & City line takes top place in the commuting charts, with the Circle and Central lines following close behind. Meanwhile, Victoria line commuters may boast of frequent tubes and a speedy service, but this research conclusively shows jobs located along the Victoria line route offer the lowest pay, proving the Victoria line is not where the money is.”

Barbican is the highest paid stop at £52,721

These are the top ten best paid Tube stops:

  1. Barbican - £52,721
  2. Monument - £51,222
  3. Bank - £51,217
  4. Cannon Street - £51,217
  5. St. Pauls - £50,583
  6. Westminster - £49,852
  7. St. James’s Park - £46,948
  8. Charing Cross - £43,994
  9. Embankment - £43,994
  10. Oxford Circus - £42,197

The Waterloo & City line had the highest average salary at £50,990

And here are the London Underground lines by average salary:

  1. Waterloo & City - £50,990
  2. Circle - £47,738
  3. Central - £46,375
  4. District - £44,213
  5. Northern - £43,564
  6. Bakerloo - £40,181
  7. Piccadilly - £35,272
  8. Jubilee - £34,221
  9. Hammersmith & City - £33,264
  10. Metropolitan - £31,927
  11. Victoria – £29,056

And now you’ve found out about the best paid Underground stops, try this Playbuzz quiz to find out how much you really know about the Tube. We challenge you to get at least seven correct! 

(Images: Adzuna / iStock)