The Most in Demand Construction Jobs in the UK

Posted on 29 May 2024

As of last year, the construction industry has seen an increased output of 1.1%, resulting in more construction jobs opening up in the sector.

Roles in the construction sector in the UK come with excellent starting salaries, rising with the more experience you have. Many roles in construction may require certain degrees or training qualifications with some just needing apprenticeships.

In our latest blog, we take a look at the most in-demand construction jobs, read below for more information!

Quantity Surveyors

Quantity Surveyors handle finance and project management, ensuring that construction projects run efficiently.The role involves different responsibilities but they are mainly involved with the submission of invoices and settling accounts.

The salary for a quantity surveyor can range from £37,000 to £65,000 depending on the person's experience, for this role you would typically need a degree in civil engineering, surveying or another related qualification.

Site Engineers

Site Engineers primarily provide guidance on planning and equipment procurement, overseeing projects and offering solutions to on-site issues. Their salaries typically start at £57,000, contingent on project size and duration, requiring strong qualifications.

Design Managers

Design Managers hold comprehensive responsibility for a build's design, from technical blueprints to team leadership. They typically earn upwards of £62,000, reflecting the significant control and organisational skills demanded by the role.


Estimators conduct meticulous research and budget analysis for construction projects, with salaries ranging from £50,000 to £62,500, depending on expertise, with no formal academic requirements beyond GCSEs.

Health and Safety Advisors

Health and Safety Advisors minimise risks on construction sites, ensuring employee welfare and reducing liabilities for companies, with salaries averaging around £42,500, with various entry routes into the profession.

Demolition Site Managers

Demolition Site Managers ensure safety protocols are adhered to, overseeing operations and personnel compliance, with starting salaries at £58,000, potentially rising to six figures with experience.

Quality Assurance Manager

Quality Assurance Managers ensure project efficiency and safety, typically earning upwards of £47,500, often holding qualifications in science, engineering, or management.

Finishing Manager

Finishing Managers ensure projects are completed to a high standard and on time, with salaries starting at £40,000, often transitioning from other roles within construction, leveraging previous experience.


Foremen oversee site operations, scheduling, safety management, and budget coordination, with salaries ranging from £35,000 to £45,000, requiring degrees in construction or management, and strong decision-making skills.

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