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Royal household take the jobseeker crown

Fashion, technology and royalty dominate LinkedIn’s most-viewed jobs of 2018

In a year that saw royal births and marriages dominate the headlines, LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with 26m+ members in the UK, has revealed that the most-viewed jobs of 2018 have mirrored the news agenda. 

Between them, these top 25 jobs received over 900K views on LinkedIn.

Three of the most-viewed jobs of 2018, including the number two spot, involve working closely with the royal family, as a Communications Assistant (no.2), Private Secretary to Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne (no.10) and Communications Officer(no.24).

With over 70,000 views, the most-viewed job is for a role at Boston Consulting Group. The organisation is frequently featured in “best places to work” lists, and was ranked at number ten in LinkedIn’s Top Companies 2018, which could reflect the importance that jobseekers are placing on workplace culture.

Meanwhile, traditionally well-paid roles in finance and property are joined this year by jobs with more of a lifestyle focus, such as the Travel Content Producer for MTV and Social Media trainee for Jo Malone.

Other companies featured on the list include Chanel and Barclays, who are looking to the future and offering e-business and software developer roles.

Darain Faraz, Careers Expert at LinkedIn, said:

“Every year we love seeing the breadth of jobs that are piquing the interest of the Great British public - and this year is no different. From the royal family to Chanel, and Jo Malone to Barclays, job-seekers across the UK are turning to their LinkedIn community to search for their next career move.

It’s interesting to see more of a focus on technology this year, with roles such as Java Developer and Data Scientist sitting alongside the more “traditional” professions such as architect and analyst.”

The top 25 most-viewed jobs of 2018 are...

Ranking

Job title

Company

1

Management Consultant

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

2

Communications Assistant*

The Royal Household

3

Data Scientist

Oracle

4

Java Developer

Barclays

5

Junior/Graduate Mechanical Design Engineer

Robinson Associates (Consulting Engineers) Ltd

6

Architect

Foster + Partners

7

Graduate business development

GQR Global Markets

8

Private Secretary to HRH The Princess Royal

The Royal Household

9

MTV Travel Content Producer

MTV

10

Jo Malone Global Social Media Trainee

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

11

Junior Trader

Mondrian Alpha Recruitment Solutions

12

Chief Operating Officer

JD & Co.

13

Graduate Events Assistant

Capital Events Marketing

14

Junior Trader Development Programme

Onyx Commodities

15

Junior Operations

PETRONAS

16

Graduate Consultant Programme

Oracle

17

Clinical Research Associate

Medpace

18

Fashion Marketing & CRM Executive

CHANEL

19

Freelance content writer

BrandMade Srl

20

Global Finance Analyst

HSBC

21

Administrative and Office Assistant

HBO

22

Astronaut Readiness Project Manager

Virgin Galactic

23

International General Manager

JD & Co.

24

Communications Officer

The Royal Household

25

Property Investment Consultant

deVere Group

* This job has been filled and the job page has now been taken down from LinkedIn