Ok so I am currently averaging 80-90% in my undergraduate course in theoretical physics in the UK, if all goes according to plan and my application gets accepted next year I would like to pursue my Msc/PHD in a programming heavy research field at Imperial College. So my question boils down to this, after getting my PHD I would like to work in a field that requires a substantial amount of programming. What are the highest paid salaries going around at the moment with said job description & what is going to be increasing in demand over the next few years (quantum computing?). I don't necessarily have to work in a Physics related field, I'm fairly open minded about how much Physics I will actually be utilizing within the job (I find equal amounts of satisfaction from generic programming as I do Physics/Maths). I have considered such fields as finance, actuary, software dev etc, I would like to know what other options are out there for me, also what industry has the potential for high ranking positions later on in ones career lifespan such as (CEO/Manager), that sort of thing. All input is welcomed and appreciated.