A recent study conducted by experts at London Office Space has unveiled the most popular careers in the UK so far this year.

The study, which analysed monthly Google searches for job positions across various sectors nationwide and their availability in the job market, provides valuable insights into the most in-demand career paths.

Topping the list is the position of Data Analyst, drawing an average of 5,145.83 monthly Google searches across the country.

Data Analysts play a critical role in interpreting complex data that drives business decisions across all industries, with 68 current job listings available on Glassdoor indicating plentiful opportunities, particularly in the tech and finance sectors.

Following closely behind is the role of Project Manager, with an average monthly Google search volume of 3,980.83. Project Managers are essential for overseeing projects from inception to completion, with 24 job openings available on Glassdoor, highlighting steady demand in industries such as construction, IT, and healthcare.

Business Analyst takes the third spot, attracting an average monthly Google search volume of 2,999.17. Business Analysts bridge the gap between IT and business, using data analytics to assess processes and deliver data-driven recommendations. While this role reflects a niche but vital position, there are currently nine positions available on Glassdoor.

The fourth and fifth most popular careers are Software Developer and Software Engineer, with average monthly Google search volumes of 2,902.50 and 2,531.67, respectively. These roles are fundamental in building and implementing software solutions, with 15 and 45 open job listings on Glassdoor, respectively, indicating growing opportunities in the tech industry.

The top ten list also includes roles such as Data Scientist, Web Developer, Chef, Graphic Designer, and Copywriter, each offering unique opportunities and attracting varying levels of interest among job seekers.

Choosing the right path

Commenting on the findings, Alex Ugarte, Operations Manager of London Office Space, emphasised the importance of choosing the right career path in the ever-changing job landscape.

He advised job seekers to consider factors such as job availability, alignment with personal interests and strengths, potential for growth, and work-life balance when exploring new career opportunities.





Amelia Brand is the Editor for HRreview, and host of the HR in Review podcast series. With a Master’s degree in Legal and Political Theory, her particular interests within HR include employment law, DE&I, and wellbeing within the workplace. Prior to working with HRreview, Amelia was Sub-Editor of a magazine, and Editor of the Environmental Justice Project at University College London, writing and overseeing articles into UCL’s weekly newsletter. Her previous academic work has focused on philosophy, politics and law, with a special focus on how artificial intelligence will feature in the future.