Paul Lewis, Chief Marketing Officer, Adzuna

Pet sitting: the most sought after job in the UK  

In-demand roles reflect the changing views of jobseekers 

According to the latest research from Adzuna, pet sitting is the most sought-after job in the UK, with other popular positions including aircraft cleaner, chauffeur and NHS call handler.

Adzuna reported that its analysis of more than 5,200 different job titles found that pet sitting had the most amount of interest, with the average salary being £24,210.

Other popular job adverts, based on the number of times they were looked at, included animal handler, animal groomer, and farm manager, the survey revealed.

Adzuna believes that the most in-demand roles for 2022 reflected the changing views of jobseekers since the pandemic.

They found that a total of 24 of the 30 most sought-after jobs offered lower pay than the current average advertised UK salary of £36,339.

Paul Lewis, from Adzuna, commented, “The most sought-after jobs in the UK are roles where workers are doing what they love or giving back to the community, rather than scoring high salaries. Animal jobs are proving particularly popular, with pet sitter roles the most clicked on job ads of the thousands of job roles on our site. Lockdown catalysed an increase in pet adoptions and it seems jobseekers are looking to get in on the act by taking on pet sitting jobs.”

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