Milton Keynes ranks in the top 10 for the UK's happiest workforces

The latest research suggests Milton keynes is among the most satisfying places to work in the UK.

Monday, 18th January 2021, 12:32 pm
Updated Monday, 18th January 2021, 12:36 pm

Smart Survey collected data from 50 of the biggest cities and towns in the UK and compared them on six different criteria relating to happiness at work.

The factors included were: median annual salary, median overtime hours worked, a general happiness at work score, an overall satisfaction with life rating and overall time spent working.

The full results of the survey can be found here.

The latest survey shows Milton Keynes as one of the 10 happiest places to work in the UK

A major factor in Milton Keynes' top ten placing was commute time, only Peterborough and Telford could also boast an average commute time of under 15-minutes. A median annual wage of £28,545 also ranked in the top 5.

Middling scores for happiness and life satisfaction in the survey denied Milton Keynes a spot among the medal places. With a 37-hour working week and residents saying on average they work 3-hours overtime also negatively impacting the overall score.

Edinburgh came out on top, comfortably beating 2nd placed Bournemouth and 3rd placed Brighton and Hove, to the title. The Scottish capital boasts the lowest average working week at 35 hours, and a median overtime required of 2.3 hours, also a lowest average.

The top four destinations to work are all on the coast with Southend-On-Sea completing the quartet.