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Want to work from home forever? These are the roles you should be applying for

Lara Billington
Content Marketing Executive

Had a taste of the remote working lifestyle? Never want to set foot in an office again? We hear you. 

Thanks to the pandemic it's been a difficult year for everyone, but if lockdowns, social distancing and self-isolation have taught us one thing, it's that not only is remote working a completely do-able (and essential) adjustment for most companies, but that it also comes with plenty of perks. 

Whilst before, remote working lifestyles were associated with reduced productivity, a poor work-life balance and the loss of team morale, many people are now valuing the increased freedom and productivity, reduced commute and money-saving benefits flexible working brings. In fact, a recent YouGov survey found that 57% of British workers want to continue working remotely in some capacity after the pandemic ends. 

If you'd consider yourself one of those 57%, take a look at this data collected by KIT Online. Based on an analysis of over 431,000 jobs on Indeed, they've collated a list of industries that offer the most (and least) remote working opportunities. Here they are: 

 


10 best industries for remote working

 

1. Copywriting and Content Marketing 

  • Jobs available: 1,003
  • Permanent remote jobs available: 207
  • % that are remote: 21.02%

 

2. Web Development 

  • Jobs available: 52,969
  • Permanent remote jobs available: 7,268
  • % that are remote: 15.72%

 

3. Journalism

  • Jobs available: 1,336
  • Permanent remote jobs available: 216
  • % that are remote: 15.28%

 

4. Video and Photography

  • Jobs available: 511
  • Permanent remote jobs available: 67
  • % that are remote: 13.75%

 

5. Design

  • Jobs available: 4,752
  • Permanent remote jobs available: 607
  • % that are remote: 13.16%

 

6. Marketing

  • Jobs available: 31,114
  • Permanent remote jobs available: 2,705
  • % that are remote: 11.14%

 

7. Film and TV  

  • Jobs available: 469
  • Permanent remote jobs available: 48
  • % that are remote: 10.68%

 

8. Business and Sales 

  • Jobs available: 36,857
  • Permanent remote jobs available: 3,439
  • % that are remote: 10.49%

 

9. Not-for-Profit

  • Jobs available: 1,826
  • Permanent remote jobs available: 146
  • % that are remote: 9.43%

 

10. Cyber Security  

  • Jobs available: 1,349
  • Permanent remote jobs available: 112
  • % that are remote: 9.30%

 

10 worst industries for remote working 

 

1. Quantity Surveyor 

  • Jobs available: 1,332
  • Permanent remote jobs available: 3
  • % that are remote: 0.23%

 

2. Technician

  • Jobs available: 8,479
  • Permanent remote jobs available: 132
  • % that are remote: 1.56%

 

3. Construction

  • Jobs available: 1,353
  • Permanent remote jobs available: 29
  • % that are remote: 2.13%

 

4. Logistics

  • Jobs available: 3,367
  • Permanent remote jobs available: 97
  • % that are remote: 2.88%

 

5. Graduate work 

  • Jobs available: 4,891
  • Permanent remote jobs available: 147
  • % that are remote: 3.01%

 

6. Engineering

  • Jobs available: 22,327
  • Permanent remote jobs available: 1,092
  • % that are remote: 3.53%

 

7. Information Technology

  • Jobs available: 1,641
  • Permanent remote jobs available: 68
  • % that are remote: 3.98%

 

8. Residential

  • Jobs available: 3,172
  • Permanent remote jobs available: 132
  • % that are remote: 4.16%

 

9. Environmental

  • Jobs available: 1,196
  • Permanent remote jobs available: 56
  • % that are remote: 4.33%

 

10. Healthcare Support Work

  • Jobs available: 7,459
  • Permanent remote jobs available: 222
  • % that are remote: 4.71