With 271,680 searches in the last year, teaching jobs abroad are the most in-demand positions of 2022.   

Searches for jobs in hotels landed second place, with 33,840 annual searches, along with chef jobs (5,880) and bartending vacancies (3,480).  

Nursing is also another popular profession (22,560), with jobs in animal care also making the top 10 list. Those looking for a place to both live and work are searching for ‘au pair’ jobs, which has increased by 56% YOY.   

Interestingly, searches related to ‘jobs in construction’ have increased by a staggering 133% YOY, while jobs in engineering are the fourth most searched for career abroad, along with electrician jobs which received 19,680 annual searches. 

To find out more, overseas jobs specialists Anywork Anywhere analysed UK Google Search data from the last 12 months to reveal which countries and jobs are the most in demand right now.  

 

Most Popular  Careers  Annual UK searches  Increase YOY 21-22 
Teaching jobs abroad 271,680  30% 
Hotel staff  33,840  56% 
Nursing  22,560  23% 
Engineering  19,680  55% 
Au Pair  15,720  56% 
Electrician  10,080  27% 
Animal care   6,600  57% 
Chef  5,880  50% 
Construction  5,400  133% 
Bartending  3,480  57% 

The most popular countries for UK job hunters 

Analysing a comprehensive list of the most popular countries for British expats, we were also able to uncover which countries UK job hunters want to work in.  

On average, there have been 1,072,080 searches for terms related to ‘Jobs in Dubai’ from June 21-22, with a whopping increase of 83%. 

Canada is the second most popular country with 821,280 annual searches, followed by Australia (742,080).  

European hotspot, Spain, comes in fourth place, while neighbours, Italy, Germany, and France also make the top 10 list.  

The USA is another popular country for Brits looking for work abroad, receiving 424,680 annual searches.  

Thailand lands further down the list in 10th place, with 190,560 annual searches on average. Despite not being the most popular destination for job seekers, searches have increased by 69% YOY, suggesting a growing number of Brits are considering working here.  

Country  YOY change  No. of monthly searches  No of annual searches 
Dubai  83%  89,340  1,072,080 
Canada  52%  68,440  821,280 
Australia  50%  61,840  742,080 
Spain  23%  41,560  498,720 
USA  22%  35,390  424,680 
Italy  -18%  28,650  343,800 
New Zealand  26%  28,100  337,200 
Germany  0%  23,000  276,000 
France  19%  22,970  275,640 
Thailand  69%  15,880  190,560 

 

Methodology: 

This data was sourced using Google Keyword Ad Planner. To find the most searched for jobs from teaching jobs abroad to bar tending and construction, we analysed the search volumes for keywords related to a list of 50 occupations when paired with the phrase ‘jobs abroad’. 

For the most searched for countries, we used a list of popular international countries, pairing each one with the phrase ‘jobs in’ (e.g., ‘jobs in Dubai’) and analysed the volumes for the keyword and its related terms. We were also able to see the YOY increase in search volume, from June 2021 to June 2022.  

Google Trends data was also used to find the increase in searches for ‘work abroad’.

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