30 November 2017
Newly researched figures show that your first name may determine the salary you'll earn in the future.
Newly researched figures show that your first name may determine the salary you'll earn in the future. Read our feature on the top 100 baby names.
The tool, created by Adzuna, took data from over 500,000 CVs uploaded to ‘ValueMyCV’ and extracted their first name and salary, allowing the company to provide an average (mean) salary for 1,200 first names. Although data for Isla, Ava and Noah could not be found using the Adzuna system, The Knowledge Academy found interesting results.
For the boys, those named Oscar will scoop the largest salary, at £37,786, followed by those named George (£37,342) and those with the UK’s number one boys name: Oliver, at £35,536. Unfortunately, those named Jack (£29,738), Jacob (£30,233) and Muhammad (£31,760) will face less pay in comparison – yet still fare better than 90% of those featured in the girls list.
For the girls, those named Lily will pocket the most money, at £30,821, followed by the Isabellas (28,935) and Ellas (£28,623.) Unfortunately, those with the UK’s number one girls name: Olivia, will be earning the least in the list – at just £26,011. And only just above Olivia are Jessica (£26,342) and Mia (£26, 981.).
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