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New year, new job? This tube map shows where you’ll earn the most

Lisa Wright

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You could take an educated guess and deduce that folk working around Westminster probably earn a buck or two, but have you ever considered that the stop you get off at every morning could say a lot about your earning potential?

Job site Adzuna has compiled a map showing the average salaries of people working around every central London tube stop, and the results might have you yearning for a Waterloo & City line commute.

While some of their findings are par for the course (the W&C is the city’s richest, thanks to those £51,000-plus earners at Bank), others might surprise you. Would you have guessed, for example, that people working around Shoreditch High Street earn more than £10,000 more per year on average than those in Kensington, Knightsbridge and Sloane Square?

If you want to catch the train to disposable income town, then aim for somewhere on the Circle or Central lines. People working along the former earn an average of around £48,000 per year, while a job along the latter will get you a none-too-shabby £46,000. In the middle, you’ve got the Piccadilly and Bakerloo (£35,000 and £40,000, respectively).

And the worst-paid line? It’s the Victoria: the only one with an average wage along its full length of less than £30,000. So if you’re thinking of a 2018 career overhaul, start the hunt at Cannon Street and steer clear of anything light blue.

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