- LinkedIn’s Jobs on the Rise list for 2023 shows that climate change, cyber threats, and the need to drive business growth shape the top 15 fastest growing roles
- LinkedIn platform data shows labour market remains tight and that companies still need to work hard to attract and retain talent
- Despite economic uncertainty, 20 million* Brits are considering changing roles in 2023, according to new research - with 50% say they’re confident securing a new job
- LinkedIn is supporting professionals with free training to learn skills to land new jobs
Amidst economic uncertainty, LinkedIn’s latest Jobs on The Rise list shows that jobs including Sustainability Manager, Customer Success Consultant, Security Operations Centre Analyst, and Chief Growth Officer are among the fastest-growing in the UK.
This comes as new research from LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, reveals that almost 20 million* Brits are considering changing roles in 2023, with half (50%) saying they’re confident in securing a new job, and just under 1 in 5 saying they are not confident (19%).
While hiring is slowing globally, LinkedIn data shows that challenges presented by climate change, cyber threats, and the need to drive business growth are creating opportunities for professionals in 2023.
As companies grapple with the need to boost sustainability there has been a noticeable rise in the number of green jobs. In the UK, Sustainability Manager is ranked as the second fastest growing job role, and it also features in the Jobs on the Rise lists in 13 countries, including in Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, India, Saudi Arabia and the United States.
LinkedIn’s data also shows that the labour market remains tight by historic standards, meaning there are opportunities for people with the right skills who are looking for work and on average there isn’t fierce competition for roles. For example, there are two active applicants for every open role in the UK.
Adam Hawkins, Head of Sales, Search and Staffing EMEA and LATAM, LinkedIn said: “It is encouraging to see how optimistic the UK workforce is feeling, with around 20 million Brits considering a new role this year. With our platform insights showing that there continues to be opportunities out there for job seekers, recruiters will remain instrumental in helping businesses to navigate a relatively tight and increasingly complex labour market - providing vital insight and guidance on how companies can attract the talent and skills they need to grow their organisations.”
Bettina Schaller, President, World Employment Confederation said: “The outlook for 2023 confirms the complete transformation that labour markets are facing. The landscape of most-in demand jobs and thus skills has been shifting for a while and we expect a further acceleration as the effects of digitalisation and the green transition increase. More than ever, HR services agencies will serve as crucial intermediaries to match demand and the shifted supply; and thus they will smoothen labour market transitions, also by providing the re- and upskilling services needed to prepare workers for those new profiles required.”
The UK’s Top 15 Fastest-Growing Jobs*:
|1||Customer Success Consultant|
|3||Product Operations Manager|
|4||Sales Development Representative|
|5||Chief Growth Officer|
|6||Enterprise Account Executive|
|7||Growth Marketing Manager|
|9||Business Development Representative|
|10||Chief People Officer|
|11||Data Science Manager|
|12||Site Reliability Engineer|
|14||Security Operations Centre Analyst|
Helping companies to attract talent
LinkedIn has created a number of tools to help companies and organisations recruit amidst a historically tight labour market. With jobseekers increasingly evaluating prospective employers based on their values, LinkedIn’s Commitments feature helps companies showcase on their Company Page their action around diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), environmental sustainability, social impact, career growth and learning, and work-life balance. LinkedIn’s Global Talent Trends report also shares insights on how companies can attract top talent, particularly by creating greater workplace flexibility and career development opportunities.
Free LinkedIn Skills Training to Support Job Seekers
New research from LinkedIn finds that despite the economic uncertainty, 60% of people globally are currently considering changing roles in 2023. The UK sits near the top of the list with 60% considering switching jobs in 2023, closely followed by Australia (59%), Ireland (59%) and Italy Italy (54%). Demand for higher salaries remains the biggest motivator for UK employees wanting to leave a current role (36%), with an increase in salary the biggest factor (42%) that would influence them to stay.
To support job seekers, LinkedIn is hosting a packed line-up of inspirational content and live chats on the platform offering practical career advice and job seeking tips from voices in the know. LinkedIn is also unlocking free LinkedIn Learning courses to support professionals in their next career move.
*Figure calculated using ONS data on the UK job market - 32.8 million in employment, divided by the number of respondents (60% - of whom are all aged 16-65 in employment) who said they are considering a new role in 2023