Queues to get the latest gadget, computer game or even to see the midnight release of a movie has become a time-consuming but regular event in Britain. Now, agencies can actually hire professional queuers for £20 per hour to stand in line for you, so you don't have to.
17. Bed warmer – £16,000
Some hotels still employ people to put on special hygienic sleep suits and act as human hot water bottles for guests before they arrive.
16 (joint). Pet food taster – £20,000
Premium brands for pet food make sure that their products are also fit for human consumption – that is why these companies require a human pet food taster. They have to rate the smell and determine whether there is a balance of flavours.
16 (joint). Waterslide tester – £20,000
This job doesn't require much training but you are required to be able to swim, for obvious reasons, and be prepared that the slides you are testing may not be up to scratch. However, if all goes to plan, you have to rate on scale for "splash factor" and what kind of adrenaline rush you felt.
The Tower of London has six resident ravens. There is an old tale and belief that if the ravens leave the Tower, it will bring about the collapse of the building as well as Kingdom of England. The Raven Master looks after the birds and makes sure they are well cared for.
13. Vibration consultant – £22,000
The people work alongside engineers and architects to make sure companies and manufacturers are adhering to correct noise and vibration levels when building.
12. Eel ecologist – £22,000
European eels are endangered so it requires a number of people to wade into rivers and monitor the slippery fish. It's a tough job though as they are around 2kg of pure muscle.
11. Pet psychologist – £23,000
The title may sound a little ridiculous but actually the role is to analyse animal behaviour and help owners discover the cause of their pets' problems. A pet psychologist also needs either hold a PhD or a become a doctor of veterinary science.
10 (joint). Cool hunter – £25,000
The job is basically to keep your finger on the pulse of what people think are cool. This sounds ridiculous, but it can help big brands make billions if they create and market a new product that consumers will love.
Wonder what happens to all those pesky golf balls when they hit into a pond by accident? Well, they are reused and someone is paid a decent amount to fish them out of the water by diving.
10 (joint). Professional tea taster – £25,000
The job is a lot more glamorous than it sounds. After five years of training your palette, expect to travel the world and try out 300 cups of tea a day.
10 (joint). Beefeater – £25,000
Beefeaters are technically meant to guard the Tower of London but act more day-to-day as a tourist guide. They are also famous for their distinctive red uniforms. However, to become a Beefeater, you need to have previously served in the Armed Forces for at least 22 years.
6. London Dungeon actor – £30,000
London Dungeon is one of the capital's prime tourist attractions. Actors dress up as Jack the Ripper, Sweeney Todd, and other famous Victorian names and scare the interactive audience.
5. Walk on water architects – £35,000
London's housing shortage crisis has led to architects crafting new properties that can float on water. With that, the new role of creating amphibious houses was created by Baca Architects.
The pay is good but it isn't exactly the most glamorous job in the world. In fact, it's the polar opposite. However, it's a job that needs to be done and you'll get paid handsomely to do it.
3. The Queen's Piper – £48,000
To get paid double the national average wage, all you have to do is play the bagpipes for 15 minutes at 9 a.m. every weekday outside the Queen's window.
2. Window cleaner for the Gherkin – £50,000
The Gherkin is one of the most iconic buildings in London but with 7,429 panes of glass it needs a lot of maintenance. And whoever has to clean the windows has a tough job on their hands – the building stands at 180 metres tall. It takes 9 cleaners and 10 days to complete the job.
1. Chief listening officer – £61,000
Think you are the master of social media? Well, you could get paid more than nearly triple the average wage in the UK by just monitoring what people are saying about the brand you work for on Twitter, Facebook, and other types of social media platforms.