These are the quickest rising employment sectors within the UK, in keeping with LinkedIn

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Ecommerce, healthcare and digital content freelance jobs are growing fastest in the UK according to LinkedIn’s list of roles for 2021.

These areas of growth reflect trends that have dominated since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, including increasing demand for staff to assist doctors and nurses as health systems have been overwhelmed by the virus.

Meanwhile, e-commerce workers have been in demand to meet the needs of consumers shopping at home.

The professional networking website said greater needs for workers with digital skills and job insecurity have led to growth in digital content freelance work.

Janine Chamberlin, senior director at LinkedIn, said that while the coronavirus pandemic has “obviously created turmoil in the workplace for many, it has also sparked a wave of roles that are in demand and offer people immediate opportunities”.

LinkedIn data scientists examined more than 15,000 job titles across the UK to identify the jobs that grew the most between April and October 2020 compared to 2019.

Based on that analysis, here is the full list of the UK’s most sought-after employment sectors, the most popular roles in the field, the most sought-after skills and the top hotspots for these occupations:

The UK’s 15 fastest growing employment sectors for 2021

1. E-commerce personnel

Top Jobs: Driver, supply chain worker, supply chain assistant, warehouse team leader, online specialist.

Top skills: Order fulfillment, retail, order picking, warehouse operations, professional driving.

Set hotspots: Birmingham, Northampton, Manchester, Leicester.

2. Health support personnel

Top Jobs: Household helper, health worker, health advisor, health coach, medical writer.

Top skills: Home care, healthcare, wellness coaching, medical writing.

Set hotspots: Manchester, Oxford.

3. Digital content freelancer

Top jobs: content coordinator, youtuber, blogger, podcaster.

Top Skills: Podcasting, YouTube, Blogging, Video Editing.

Set hotspots: London, Birmingham, Manchester.

4. Construction

Top Jobs: Bricklayer, construction site specialist, construction specialist, construction worker, site manager.

Top skills: Site management, masonry, construction.

Set hotspots: London, Manchester, Birmingham.

5. Creative freelancers

Top Jobs: Writer, illustrator, speaker, screenwriter, editor.

Top skills: Editing, illustrating, screenwriting, voice acting, writing.

Set hotspots: London, Manchester, Birmingham.

6. Finances

Top Jobs: Investment banking specialist, financial specialist, treasurer, stock trader, financial service provider.

Top skills: Economy, trade, finance, financial services, investment banking.

Set hotspots: London, Manchester, Liverpool.

7. Specialists

Top Jobs: Intensive care nurses, certified nursing assistants, laboratory scientists, medical laboratory assistants.

Top skills: Healthcare, clinical research, clinical pharmacy, medicine.

Set hotspots: London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow.

8. Professional coaching

Top Jobs: Life advisor, business advisor, leadership trainer.

Top skills: Business coaching, executive coaching, life coaching.

Set hotspots: Sheffield, Cardiff, Nottingham, Birmingham.

9. Social media and digital marketing

Top Jobs: Growth hacker, growth specialist, marketing consultant, social media manager, social media coordinator.

Top skills: Digital marketing, growth hacking, growth strategies, social media marketing.

Set hotspots: London, Manchester, Belfast.

10. Customer service

Top Jobs: Customer service advisor, customer service advisor, customer service specialist, customer service representative.

Top skills: Time management, customer care, retail, customer satisfaction, customer experience.

Set hotspots: Manchester, London, Newcastle.

11. Education

Top Jobs: English teacher, math teacher, academic teacher, specialist in teaching design.

Top skills: Tutoring, lessons, e-learning, history, language lessons.

Set hotspots: London, Manchester, Birmingham.

12. Psychiatrist

Top Jobs: Clinical psychologist, psychiatrist, psychiatrist, psychiatrist, occupational therapist, psychiatrist, psychologist, psychotherapist.

Top skills: Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychotherapy, mental health care, rehabilitation, nursing.

Set hotspots: London, Manchester, Birmingham.

13. Real estate

Top Jobs: Real estate agent, real estate specialist, real estate advisor.

Top skills: Property management, real estate, investment property, residential property, real estate development.

Set hotspots: London, Oxford, Manchester, Chelmsford.

14. Specialized technology

Top Jobs: Backend developer, game developer, game developer, reliability engineer, specialist in software development.

Top skills: Go (programming language), game design, game development, reliability engineering, JavaScript.

Set hotspots: London, Manchester, Liverpool.

15. Artificial intelligence

Top Jobs: Machine learning engineer, machine learning researcher.

Top skills: Deep learning, machine learning.

Set hotspots: London, Cambridge, Manchester.

LinkedIn also collected the relevant data for France, Germany and the Netherlands. Here is a snapshot of those results:

France’s fastest growing employment sectors

1. Supermarkets and retail

Top Jobs: Order processor, cashier, retail salesman, packer, retail specialist.

Top skills: Teamwork, organizational skills, trading, merchandising.

Set hotspots: Paris, Lyon, Marseille.

2. Specialists

Top Jobs: Registered nurse, certified nursing assistant, doctor, pharmacist, pharmacy specialist, psychometrician.

Top skills: Nursing, Certified Nursing Assistant, Healthcare, Pharmacy, Medicine, Hospitals.

Set hotspots: Paris, Lyon, Orleans.

3. Real estate

Top Jobs: Real estate agent, real estate consultant, real estate manager, real estate developer, real estate specialist.

Top skills: Real estate, real estate transactions, real estate development, community management, social media.

Set hotspots: Paris, Marseille, Lyon.

4. Health care support staff

Top Jobs: Medical secretary, dental assistant, medical assistant, specialist doctor.

Top skills: Scheduling, office skills, phone reception, teamwork, public speaking.

Set hotspots: Paris, Lyon, Lille.

5. Logistics and supply chain

Top Jobs: Logistics operator, supply chain associate, specialist in inventory control, logistics planner.

Top skills: Logistics management, organizational skills, teamwork, French.

Set hotspots: Paris, Lyon, Lille, Orleans.

Germany’s fastest growing employment sectors

1. Digital content freelancer

Top Jobs: Bloggers, podcasts.

Top skills: Podcasting, online moderation, blogging, WordPress.

Set hotspots: Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Mannheim, Frankfurt.

2. Legal

Top Jobs: Legal administrator, court clerk.

Top skills: Corporate law, legal research, legal writing.

Set hotspots: Munich, Frankfurt, Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne.

3. E-commerce support staff

Top Jobs: Parcel handler, order picker, supply chain assistant, e-commerce coordinator, online specialist, logistics manager, warehouse team leader.

Top skills: Forklift operation, logistics management, packaging design, warehouse operation.

Set hotspots: Leipzig, Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg.

4. Real estate

Top Jobs: Agent Assistant, Real Estate Agent, Commercial Real Estate Specialist, Real Estate Advisor, Real Estate Director.

Top skills: Corporate management, real estate, real estate management.

Set hotspots: Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne.

5. Social media and digital marketing

Top Jobs: Social media coordinator, social media manager, content strategist, growth hacker, digital marketing specialist, marketing strategist, brand specialist, chief marketing officer.

Top skills: Social media marketing, influencer marketing, content strategy, growth hacking, online marketing, content marketing, brand management.

Set hotspots: Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt.

The fastest growing employment sectors in the Netherlands

1. Education

Top Jobs: Sports teacher, math teacher, professor, elementary school teacher, teaching assistant.

Top skills: Teaching, coaching, educational leadership, chemistry, art education, natural sciences, physics.

Set hotspots: Utrecht, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Eindhoven.

2. Specialists

Top Jobs: Doctor, registered general nurse, intensive care nurse, radiologist, dentist.

Top skills: Nursing, radiology, dentistry, anesthesiology, medical education.

Set hotspots: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, The Hague, Nijmegen.

3. Customer service

Top Jobs: Customer service representatives, customer service representatives, customer service representatives.

Top skills: Customer experience, time management, customer service, communication.

Set hotspots: Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Eindhoven, The Hague, Nijmegen.

4. E-commerce

Top Jobs: Order picker, ecommerce coordinator, supply chain worker, warehouse team leader.

Top skills: E-commerce, warehouse operations, search engine optimization (SEO), supply chain management.

Set hotspots: Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Nijmegen, Tilburg.

5. Health care support personnel

Top Jobs: Domestic health worker, home care specialist, health worker, dental assistant, medical assistant, medical assistant.

Top skills: Appointment planning, dental care, healthcare, medicine, dentistry.

Set hotspots: The Hague, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Nijmegen.

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