If you’re looking for a better paid job in 2017, then study the Tube map first. Recruitment firm Adzuna provides a stop-by-stop guide to salary levels
You want to start the new year with a hefty new salary? Better start looking for jobs along the Waterloo and City line with an average salary of just under £51,000 in the surrounding area.
Meanwhile, the best station-to-wage packet station is Barbican. Average salaries for advertised jobs in the City enclave were over £52,700, according to a study by jobs site Adzuna.
The next highest paying locations are Monument, Bank, and Cannon Street, all at the heart of the financial district and all over £51,000. Nearby Canary Wharf also ranks among the high performers, unsurprisingly.
The lowest paid jobs were found close to Uxbridge in west London, with average pay of £21,786, with other low-paying areas near to Hounslow (£22,437) and Hornchurch in east London (£22,565).
Elizabeth line to the rescue
Doug Monro, co-founder of Adzuna, said: “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.”