UK – Remote Working Doubles In Past Four Years: CV-Library
The number of remote working jobs on offer in the UK has more than doubled (51.7%) in the past four years, as businesses accept the need to change their working practices, according to data from job board CV-Library.
The findings, which analysed over 175,000 vacancies posted on the CV-Library site, also reveal that while businesses are widening their talent pool by advertising more remote roles, it could potentially be costing them more to do so.
The difference in earning potential for remote work and non-remote work varied between jobs, according to data from 2019.
In the education industry, the average salary stood at £31,139 however the average salary in education for remote work is £69,175, a difference of 120% in earning potential.
Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, commented, “Our data shows that this trend (remote working) has been booming right under our noses, as an increasing amount of businesses recognise the benefits of flexible working. In particular, we’re noticing a theme emerging across key industries, with remote roles being paid significantly more than office-based jobs.”
“The fact is, remote work is no longer seen as a workplace perk, but rather a legitimate way of working,” Biggins said. “So, if employers want to widen their talent pool they’ll need to meet that request. While finances may be a concern, don’t forget that you'll be cutting down on other major costs if you expand your remote workforce, including office equipment and utilities!”
With 55.8% of UK workers claiming that flexible working is their most desirable workplace perk, various industries are tapping into this candidate market to advertise their remote vacancies. CV-Library's research reveals that the following made up the largest percentage of remote jobs on offer right now: Technology (71.2%), Customer Service (3.3%), Graphic Design (2.8%), Engineering (2.4%) and Consultancy (1.9%).