Learn how to code
Our analysis found that coding skills are paid extremely well. PL/SQL, which stands for “Procedural Language extensions to SQL”, is the best-paid coding skill, offering an average salary of £70,797.
The most in-demand job skill is SQL, with 22,140 jobs looking for people with this skill. 17,781 jobs are looking for knowledge of Python, which is the second most in-demand skill. The average salaries for jobs requiring these coding languages are £51,952 and £59,771 respectively.
Free Code Camp is a free resource has seen more than 40,000 people graduate from it and go on to land jobs in the tech industry, including at some of the most prestigious tech companies, such as Google and Apple.
Learn a foreign language
Jobs that require Arabic speakers will offer an average salary of £51,836, which is the language the highest-paid jobs are looking for. Next most lucrative to learn are Dutch and Italian; speakers of these languages can get a salary of £43,722 and £42,386 respectively. People with German, French, Vietnamese or Spanish as their second language will find job opportunities paying more than £40,000.
Gain knowledge in design
UK-based job applicants who are skilled in Figma or UX Design will find jobs paying more than £50,000 for their services. The most sought after design skills are Adobe application After Effects and Photoshop, with more than 3,000 jobs looking for these skills.
Skillshare is an excellent general resource and community for learning many of the skills highlighted in this analysis. Skillshare provides thousands of classes for the creative and curious, including many tutorials for designers that wish to learn any of the sought-after Adobe products, such as After Effects, InDesign, and Photoshop.
Remote jobs opportunities
Manchester is the city in the UK currently advertising the most remote positions per 100k of the general population, with 210.3 remote jobs. Per 100k of the general population, Birmingham is advertising 79.8 remote jobs.
The analysis also showed that London is the UK city with the highest paid remote jobs, with an average salary of £56,653. The second city with the highest-paid remote jobs is Cambridge, offering an average salary of £54,473.
Methodology: Our analysis considers 1,009,059 active job advertisements on LinkedIn on 27th August 2020. Average salaries per skill were sourced from Adzuna, and represent the average salary that is listed for a job advertisement containing that skill.Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in