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The 10 Most in-Demand Jobs in the UK

It’s an undeniable fact — some jobs are simply more popular than others. After all, jobs that are high-paying, challenging and interesting are going to attract more people than jobs that are monotonous and low-paying. But what are the roles that job seekers are interested in the most?

To find the answer, we analysed over one million keywords to see what UK job seekers were searching for the most. It might come as no surprise that the list was full of high-paying, skilled jobs with thousands of open vacancies. In fact, six of them appeared on Glassdoor’s Best Jobs in the UK 2019. Read on to discover which job titles made the cut!

1. Project Manager

Average Base Salary: £41,808

Number of Open Jobs: ~38,300

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2. Business Analyst

Average Base Salary: £39,127

Number of Open Jobs: ~13,200

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3. Data Scientist

Average Base Salary: £46,665

Number of Open Jobs: ~2,300

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4. Software Engineer

Average Base Salary: £41,100

Number of Open Jobs: ~18,500

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5. Mechanical Engineer

Average Base Salary: £33,765

Number of Open Jobs: ~11,300

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6. Accountant

Average Base Salary: £36,171

Number of Open Jobs: ~4,800

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7. Graphic Designer

Average Base Salary: £25,543

Number of Open Jobs: ~2,000

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8. Software Developer

Average Base Salary: £35,247

Number of Open Jobs: ~10,000

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9. Data Analyst

Average Base Salary: £30,323

Number of Open Jobs: ~1,500

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10. Executive Assistant

Average Base Salary: £39,163

Number of Open Jobs: ~2,100

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Methodology: The UK’s Top 10 Job Roles In Demand list was compiled using a sample of UK-based job seekers searching for jobs on Glassdoor between June 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019 to identify which keywords were searched for the most. More than one million keywords were analysed.

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