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These are the most searched for jobs in the world in 2019

Teaching assistant is one of the most searched for jobs in the UK and the world right now. Photo: Nicole Honeywill/Unsplash

There were well over 10 million specific job searches made via Google over the last 12 months – but which jobs are the most searched for? And, which countries are searching for them?

Analysis of 12 months of Google search data, by supplies retailer Brother UK, has revealed the most popular jobs from each country in the world.

Great Britain

Brits are keen to teach, with over 288,000 people searching Google for teaching assistant jobs in the last 12 months, the data shows.

Teaching assistant came out top for England, Scotland and Wales, however, was pipped to the post by nursing in Northern Ireland.

Following on, estate agent is the second most-googled job in the UK, with 105,700 searches, followed by project manager with 99,300 and prison officer with 98,400.

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And with Instagram more popular than ever before, photography jobs have also skyrocketed in popularity. In fact, there were more than 81,000 searches in the last 12 months, suggesting the nation is keen to snap some shots.

When it comes to industries, jobs in the public sector were notably high, with social work, counselling, and nursing all appearing in the top 10.

It seems the UK has high demand for these jobs, too, with secondary education teaching professionals, social workers and nurses all appearing on the UK’s shortage occupation list.

Britain’s most Googled jobs from the last 12 months:

  1. Teaching assistant (288,400)

  2. Estate agent (105,700)

  3. Project manager (99,300)

  4. Prison officer (98.400)

  5. Accountant (88,800)

  6. Social worker (85,500)

  7. Councillor (82,500)

  8. Photographer (81,000)

  9. Graphic designer (74,700)


While UK is searching for careers in the classroom, translator won the title of most-googled job in all of Europe, with most searches coming from Spain.

If you do bag a job as a translator in Spain, you can expect to earn approximately €19,715 (£17,645) a year.

Visual merchandising came a close second, with more than 10,000 searches for these roles coming from Germany.

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Interestingly, German Glassdoor users voted IKEA as the best company to work for in this field.

Surprisingly, the term “music jobs” came in third place – most popular in Italy, where it was the most-google job sector overall.

The music industry is thriving – over €1.4bn (£1.3bn) of revenue from concerts, dance activities and musical performances represent almost half the value of Italy’s creative industry, according to the latest Italia Creativa report.


Combining all the countries from around the globe, mechanical engineering tops the charts.

With education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) becoming increasingly desirable, the profession racked up almost a million searches in the past year – most coming from India.

In India, on average, a mechanical engineer will be paid Rs 340,000 a year – equivalent to £3,663.

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While the cost of living is much higher in the UK, mechanical engineers can expect to make around £30,449 a year, according to figures from PayScale.

The Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Lebanon and Ethiopia are also on the search for mechanical engineering jobs, the data shows.

Meanwhile, accounting came a close second for the most-googled job, with almost half a million searches in the US and Canada alone.

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And teaching assistant made the top three – driven by searches from the UK and Ireland, along with social work, which came in seventh place.

The most Googled jobs in the world:

  1. Mechanical engineering (511,440)

  2. Accountant (406,920)

  3. Teaching assistant (274,560)

  4. Chemical engineering (52,800)

  5. Civil engineering (37,800)

  6. Graphic designer (32,840)

  7. Social worker (23,880)