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According to a recent article from Executive Grapevine the lucrative career prospects within STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) industries have been highlighted once again in a list determining the highest paying jobs of 2017.

The list, compiled using data from Glassdoor, found that this year, some of the top paid jobs were in STEM. However, according to a recent Barclays study, over 40% of UK jobseekers are lacking the necessary tech knowledge to land all-important roles. What’s more, employers reportedly offer candidates up to £10,000 more if they have skills such as software design, with that figure rising to £30,000 for 3D modelling.

This shortage, however, has led to careers within STEM offering some of the highest pay this year. 

The top 7 highest paid jobs of 2017

1. Pharmacist

Median base salary: £94,000

2. Solution Architect

Median base salary: £75,000

3. Data Scientist

Median base salary: £72,000

4. Product Manager

Median base salary: £67,000

5. Software Engineer

Median Base Salary:  £63,000

6. UX Designer

Median base salary: £60,000

7. Systems Engineer

Median base salary: £60,000

Sources: Executive Grapevine, Glassdoor and Barclays