Financial services and homegrown brands appear to be firm favorites among British workers, with many ranking highly in LinkedIn's latest "Top Companies" ranking.
Some U.S. groups meantime have moved up in the U.K.'s ranks, with Amazon and JP Morgan Chase & Co securing higher positions than last year. In the top 10 alone, there are six new entries.
To produce a "Top Companies" list, the professional networking platform analyzed firms against four pillars, including how much interest a business has, its engagement levels with staff, job seeker reach and employee retention.
With a user-base of more than 610 million, LinkedIn compiles rankings to see which companies best suit certain countries, including Germany, Brazil, France, and Britain. In the U.K. alone, LinkedIn has confirmed to CNBC that there are over 26 million members — and this list shows that people are in favor of traditional establishments, when it comes to job prospects.
"People are looking — and you look at the U.K. list — for big, stable, established companies where they can have a solid career," Isabelle Roughol, senior editor-at-large at LinkedIn, told CNBC's "Squawk Box Europe" Wednesday.
Even though the global workforce faces a number of challenges, including in the traditional sector with digital disruption, it seems that keeping a stable job is paramount. Many of the firms featured in top 10 have weathered many headwinds and lasted over a century in business, including BP and Goldman Sachs.
Here are the top 10 businesses to work for in the U.K.:
Global headcount: 154,500+
Engie is a utilities group that's dedicated to adapting with the times. Today, Engie is all about promoting energy efficiency and cleaner technology, with the firm having a strategic ambition of being a leader in the zero carbon transition, and has therefore incorporated a number of environmental targets for itself to hit by 2030.
According to LinkedIn, this eco-friendly drive has enticed job seekers, with 550,000 CVs being received in 2018, up from 300,000 in 2016.
9. Goldman Sachs
Global headcount: 36,000+
With 150 years of experience under its belt, Goldman Sachs is renowned by many for its financial services, so it should come as no surprise that it has offices in major cities around the globe – including London.