Google UK just released its accounts for the year ending June 2019. Although they're already nearly a year old, they're nonetheless informative. They reveal that Google's UK operation has been hiring - and increasing its pay.
At the mid-point of 2018, Google UK employed 4,439 people, an increase of 781 on the 3,658 people it employed a year earlier. Most of them (2,171) were in research and development). 1,723 were in marketing. 545 were in management and administration.
If you want to work for Google, therefore, marketing or R&D are the best places to apply to. Headcount in both areas increased by around 20% last year. However, as Google grew in the UK managerial and admin headcount grew faster - by nearly 30%.
As Google hired more managers it also increased pay. In the year to June 2019, the average salary for Google's UK employees was £109k ($134k). The average bonus (paid in Google shares) was £99k. In total, therefore, the average Google employee in the UK earned £208k in combined salary and bonus last year, plus an average pension payment of £5k. This doesn't include company spending on national insurance.
In the year to June 2019, Google's UK business made a net profit of £182m on revenues of £1.6bn. The company is building a large new office at London's King's Cross, which will have space to house up to 7,000 employees.
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