Getting a job to get by is almost mandatory, but looking for the job that motivates us is something we all should aim for. And thanks to Google and the infinite opportunities found in the Internet, more and more people are using the search engine to find the job of their dreams – or at least the one more related to it. In fact, Brother UK, the supplier of technology solutions, has carried out a report to find out how people interact with the popular search engine and what roles and careers are on the rise from a worldwide perspective.
First of all, it found out that over 10 million specific job searches entered into Google over the last 12 months. The most searched jobs overall were those roles in mechanical engineering, accountancy and teaching assistant. Going in depth, Brother UK analysed a year’s worth of Google search data, revealing the most popular jobs from each country in the world, and discussing whether culture has an impact on careers.
- Teaching Assistant is the UK’s most searched for job in 2019, with over 288,000 people searching on Google. This was followed by Estate Agent (105,700), Project Manager (99,300) and Prison Officer (98.400)
- Translator wins the title for the most Googled job in Europe, with the majority of searches coming from Spain. Visual Merchandising is the second most searched job, with over 10,000 searches coming from Germany.
- Combining all countries from around the globe, Mechanical Engineering (511,440 searches) tops the charts, with the majority of searches driven from India, Philippines and Saudi Arabia. This was followed by Accountant (406,920) with most searches coming from the US and Canada.
- Accounting jobs also took the top spot in Dubai, but with the UAE dubbed as one of the wealthiest countries in the world – it’s really no surprise – as there’s a lot of money to be counted.
- Could our friends down under be the most caring in the world? It may be a huge claim to make, but people living in Australia are searching for jobs in Social Care (22,800) more than any other country.
The most searched job in the UK: Teaching Assistant
UK search data shows the nation is keen to teach, with over 288,000 people searching Google for Teaching Assistant jobs in the last 12 months. Teaching Assistant came out top for England, Scotland and Wales, however, was pipped to the post by Nursing in Northern Ireland.
Estate Agent is the second most googled job in the UK, followed by Project Manager and Prison Officer.
Photography jobs were also amongst the most searched for, and with Instagram more popular than ever before, could this be an influencing factor? There were more than 81,000 searches in the last 12 months, suggesting the nation is keen to snap some shots.
When it comes to industries, jobs in the Public Sector were notably high, with social work, counselling, and nursing all appearing in the top 10. It seems the UK has high demand for these jobs, too, with secondary education teaching professionals, social workers and nurses all appearing on the UK’s shortage occupation list.
The most searched job in Europe: Translator
So whilst the UK is searching for careers in the classroom, what about the rest of Europe?
Translator wins the title for the most Googled job in Europe, with the majority of searches coming from Spain. If you do bag a job as a translator in Spain, you can expect to earn approximately €19,715 a year.
Visual Merchandising is the second most searched job, with over 10,000 searches coming from Germany. Interestingly, Glassdoor users in Germany voted IKEA as the best company to work for in this field of work.
Surprisingly, the search term ‘music jobs’ came in third place, most popular in Italy, appearing as the country’s most searched for job sector. The industry appears to be thriving, according to the Italia Creativa Report, over 1.44 billion euros of revenue from concerts, dance activities and musical performances represent almost 50 percent of the value of the Italian music industry.
The most searched job in the World: Mechanical Engineering
Combining all countries from around the globe, mechanical engineering tops the charts, with the majority of searches driven from India, Philippines and Saudi Arabia.
In India, on average, a mechanical engineer will be paid Rs 340,000 a year – equivalent to £3663.91.
Whilst the cost of living is much higher in the UK, if you’re a mechanical engineer here, you can expect to make around £30,449 a year, according to figures on PayScale.
Accounting came a close second, with almost half a million searches in the US and Canada alone. This role was the most searched in those two countries, with US accounting for 325,000 searches alone. Accounting jobs also took the top spot in Dubai, but with the UAE dubbed as one of the wealthiest countries in the world – it’s really no surprise – as there’s a lot of money to be counted.
Teaching assistant made the top three – the majority of searches driven from the UK and Ireland, along with social work which came in seventh place.
Hernaldo Turrillo is a writer and author specialised in innovation, AI, DLT, SMEs, trading, investing and new trends in technology and business. He has been working for ztudium group since 2017. He is the editor of openbusinesscouncil.org, tradersdna.com, hedgethink.com, and writes regularly for intelligenthq.com, socialmediacouncil.eu. Hernaldo was born in Spain and finally settled in London, United Kingdom, after a few years of personal growth. Hernaldo finished his Journalism bachelor degree in the University of Seville, Spain, and began working as reporter in the newspaper, Europa Sur, writing about Politics and Society. He also worked as community manager and marketing advisor in Los Barrios, Spain. Innovation, technology, politics and economy are his main interests, with special focus on new trends and ethical projects. He enjoys finding himself getting lost in words, explaining what he understands from the world and helping others. Besides a journalist he is also a thinker and proactive in digital transformation strategies. Knowledge and ideas have no limits.