Huge Increase in Digital Nomad Vacancies

According to research by Joblift, which provided this article, the UK’s remote working job market has increased by four times the rate of the UK’s overall job market.

JOBLIFT ANALYSES THE DIGITAL NOMAD JOB MARKET

Job search platform Joblift has found that the UK’s remote working job market has increased by four times the rate of the UK’s job market as a whole. By analysing how many vacancies without a fixed workplace have been advertised and which sectors these positions concern, Joblift concludes that these vacancies have increased by 8% monthly and tech is leading the way when it comes to digitally nomadic roles.

REMOTE WORKING POSITIONS MAKE UP LESS THAN 1% OF THE UK’S JOB MARKET BUT THEY ARE INCREASING RAPIDLY

According to Joblift, about 2,506 remote working vacancies have been advertised in the UK in the last 12 months – a small fraction considering around 9,893,450 job vacancies have been published in total. Although, job prospects for wannabee digital nomads are looking increasingly good. Digital nomad positions have increased by 8% monthly on average, four times more than the UK’s average monthly rate of 2%.

TECH JOBS DOMIANTE WITH PROGRAMMERS AND DEVELOPERS MAKING UP 1/5 OF ALL VACANCIES

Just how much the tech sector dominates is hard to ignore. Developers and programmers were the most in-demand digital nomad position by a long way. 20% of the digital nomad job market requested these roles. Consultants ranked in second place in terms of remote working position, being asked for in 8% of job ads. Data entry processors ranked in third place, accounting for 6% of the market. Following on, sales managers make up 4% and rounding off the top five, help desk staff with no fixed location made up 3% of the job market.

ON AVERAGE DIGITAL NOMADS EARN £10,000 MORE THAN FIXED LOCATION EMPLOYEES, BUT SHARE SIMILAR EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

Of the 1,257 vacancies which highlighted a salary in their job ad, the average salary was £42,470, more than £10,000 over the average £31,681 salary that was recorded for the UK’s whole job market (this is based on the 5,660,772 jobs that showed a salary online.) Additionally, Joblift analysed common employment benefits – holiday allowance, bonus schemes and private health insurance. The analysis showed that remote working reflects or betters the UK’s whole job market when it comes to benefits. 12% of both remote working positions and the whole job market advertised an above-average holiday allowance. Additionally, private health insurance was offered in 1% of both the digital nomad and whole UK job market. Bonus schemes showed some discrepancy; 18% of remote working vacancies offered additional cash, compared to 14% to the whole UK market.

About Joblift

Joblift is a job search platform providing candidates with the most intuitive and frictionless experience during the recruiting process. Joblift applies latest machine learning techniques and big data-based algorithms to offer the optimal match between employer and job seeker. Currently active in the US, the UK, Germany, France and the Netherlands, Joblift cooperates with over 4.000 partners to incorporate over 10 million vacancies on its platform. Joblift is a highly energetic and entrepreneurial team led by the experienced founders Lukas Erlebach (CEO), Alexander Rausch (COO) and Malte Widenka (CTO), who most recently held C-Level positions at companies such as Zalando, Amorelie and Frontlineshop.

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