Most searched industries for work
There are some industries that are more popular in search terms than others when the word “jobs” is added to the end. The top three are:
1. IT (Information Technology) – search rate 3.560 per capita
The term “IT jobs” was the standout search around the world with a search rate of 3.560 per 100,000, showing that IT is an industry that people want to work in. A fairly broad term, Information Technology is a crucial aspect of our modern society and since the pandemic, IT jobs have been in even higher demand than ever before.
2. Construction – search rate 2.723 per capita
Construction was the second most popular industry for job vacancies, being searched at a rate of 2.723 per 100,000 across the 39 different nations. While the pandemic put a slowdown on building and construction, these projects and new ones are now back underway, however many countries are still facing a considerable backlog.2
3. Healthcare – search rate 2.721 per capita
Hot on the heels of Construction was Healthcare, with a search rate that was just 0.002 less. Similarly to IT and Construction, the global COVID-19 pandemic highlighted just how crucial this industry is.
The full list of industries can be viewed below.
Most searched industry per country
When looking at the most searched industry for each nation individually (using the search rate based on each nation’s own population), there were a few common themes and unique standouts.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, given that it was the number one most searched industry for jobs across the combined population of all 39 nations, IT was the most popular in 15 countries. Similarly, Construction was the next most common on an individual country level, being the most popular for eight nations out of the 39 we examined.
Australia, France, Iceland and Sweden were unique in that the most searched for industry within those countries was not shared by any other country. In Australia, the industry with the highest search rate per capita was Defence, while in France it was Communications. Heading further north, in Iceland, “Energy jobs” had the highest search rate per capita. Lastly, Sweden was the only nation where Real Estate was the number one most-searched industry.
|Country||Industry||National per capita search rate|
|United States of America||IT||8.09|