Most sought-after jobs in Britain named – as well as what they really pay

Most sought-after jobs in Britain named – as well as what they really pay

Flight attendants, bloggers and bicycle couriers are among the most sought-after jobs amid huge changes to the world of work because of the coronavirus crisis, new research suggests.

Jobs site Adzuna said demand for flight attendants and cabin crew has increased following pandemic-related redundancies in the sector.

Adzuna said recently laid-off flight crew were competing for the limited number of available jobs.

Bicycle courier jobs have soared in popularity over the last year as the pandemic has driven up demand for home deliveries and takeaway services, said Adzuna.

Other sought-after positions include private chef, blogger, events organisers and jobs in NHS administration, the study suggested.

Andrew Hunter, co-founder of Adzuna, said: “Jobs in the airline and event industries are like hen’s teeth at the moment and we’re seeing massive interest from jobseekers whenever these positions come up, reflecting recent redundancies in these sectors.

“Creative jobs like blogger roles and digital graphic designer openings are also proving popular, as many workers have chosen to pursue creative fulfilment during the pandemic.

“Gig jobs like bicycle couriers are highly sought after as many workers look to top up their income in a tight financial climate.

“The research also shows pay doesn’t mean popularity when it comes to job adverts as 25 of the top 30 most sought-after jobs offer lower salaries than the UK average, showing many jobseekers are looking for more than just money when seeking a new role.”

The 30 most sought-after jobs in 2021 – and what they pay
Flight Attendant/ Cabin Crew – £19,893
Door Supervisor – £20,002
Private Chef – £30,018
Executive Secretary – £31,066
Personal Assistant – £20,039
Non-Executive Director – £37,614
Bricklaying Supervisor – £26,984
Events Executive – £33,741
Make-up Artist – £20,633
Digital Graphic Designer – £28,225
Blogger – £22,000
Studio Assistant – £31,009
Human Resources Office Administrator – £22,000
Learning Development Partner – £39,640
AML (anti money laundering) Analyst – £39,893
Front of House Receptionist – £22,585
Executive Assistant Office Manager – £29,300
Head Pastry Chef – £29,516
Activism Officer – £21,568
Head of Retail – £53,518
Office Facilities Manager – £36,850
Chief Operating Officer – £68,174
Events Manager – £35,064
Marketing Graduate – £23,491
Team Assistant Administrator – £21,550
Bicycle Courier – £22,808
Marketing Events Coordinator – £29,036
NHS Administrator – £20,118
Project Administrator – £24,878
Editorial Assistant – £19,545