Vestd has analysed data from job listing site Indeed to work out which sectors are the most likely to advertise for and take on remote workers. It found the marketing industry has the most vacancies for remote workers and people can expect to earn up to £80,000 a year from the comfort of their own home.
The marketing industry is strides ahead other sectors such as finance, HR and recruitment when it comes to employing remote workers.
Unsurprisingly, sectors where workers are primarily on the shop floor had the smallest number of remote roles listed.
The hospitality sector was least able to allow staff to work from anywhere, with only 0.5 percent of nearly 60,000 jobs listed with the option to work from home full-time.
Retail (0.8 percent), manufacturing (0.9 percent) and education (1.4 percent) were among the other sectors with a tiny minority of roles available to remote workers.
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Ifty Nasir, CEO of Vestd said: “Over the course of this year we have seen a number of politicians, business leaders and executives encouraging, and in some cases forcing, staff back to the offices.
“With this in mind, it is perhaps little surprise that many sectors are now recruiting for fewer remote roles. However, many have decided to remain in their own stead and embrace the benefits of remote working.
“At Vestd, we were an early adopter and pioneer of remote working and have built our business processes and culture around our team permanently working from home.
“For us, it is a natural fit and the flexibility enables our team to benefit from a better work-life balance while still delivering on their workload.”
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He continued: “For many sectors, these benefits are now widely acknowledged and remote working has enabled businesses to attract and retain their staff amid a ferocious battle for workers.
“And in building equity into a workplace, it can help to revitalise the workforce and align remote teams.
“Following the ‘Great Resignation’ and the supposed rise of ‘quiet quitting’, businesses need to make sure they are offering employee incentives that make a difference to their lives and ensure they feel empowered working towards the same goal.
“As well as incentivising teams, our customers report that employee equity has a huge role in aligning remote teams.”
While remote working is becoming more popular, so are side hustles or second jobs – the cost of living crisis means nearly half (47 percent) of Britons are considering taking on a side hustle to make ends meet.
The number of workers with second jobs climbed to 1,252,000 between July and September this year, the highest in 10 years, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
When it comes to top-paying side hustles, translator roles top the earnings chart, offering average advertised salaries of up to £48,648.
As companies place more emphasis on digital marketing, many are looking for creative professionals to boost their online presence with influencers, graphic designers and photographers earning around £36,461, £36,145 and £33,306 respectively.