Google UK just released its accounts for the year ending June 2018. 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 3,658 people - 12% more than in 2017. Most of them (1,783) were in research and development). 1,451 were in marketing. 424 were in management and administration.
If you want to work for Google, therefore, marketing or R&D are the best places to apply to. R&D looks like the better bet (presuming that you have coding skills), given that UK headcount here increased by 20% last year.
As Google increased headcount last year, it also increased pay. In the year to June 2018, the average salary for Google's 3,658 UK employees was £106k, down slightly from £108k the previous year. The average bonus, however, was up 40%, to £95k. Bonuses were paid in Google shares.
In the year to June 2018, Google's UK business made a net profit of £181m on revenues of £1.4bn. 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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