Remote Work Growth Beats Ladders’ Prediction

Remote work options remain popular despite companies’ attempts to have employees return to the office. According to Ladders’ data, by the last year’s fourth quarter, 3 million additional jobs had transitioned to permanently remote status, with 18 percent of all professional jobs across the United States and Canada hiring remote. At the end of 2021, Ladders predicted a rise to 25 percent by this year’s close of 2022; by the close of the third quarter of this year, the number had risen to 36 percent.

The Ladders Q3 2022 Quarterly Remote Work report is the result of analyses by data scientists at Ladders Inc., commencing before the pandemic took hold and continuing to the present. The data presented in the report are designed to investigate objectively how the remote work trend progressed from Q1 to Q3.

“The 11 percent increase above our prediction indicates that remote work has been embraced widely by employees and businesses and will continue to be embraced,” said Dave Fisch, CEO of Ladders. “Our data show that demand for a permanent remote work option has caused major companies to yield.”

Breaking down some of the report’s data show:

  • Fields With the Most Remote Work Opportunities – The ten fields hiring remote the most are:
  1. Sales Engineering
  2. Account Management
  3. DevOps & Site Reliability
  4. Technical Product Management
  5. Brand Marketing & Management
  6. Sales Management & Operations
  7. Sales
  8. Digital Marketing & Social Media
  9. Editorial & Content Management
  10. Business Development
  • Industries With the Most Remote Work Opportunities – The ten industries hiring remote the most are:
  1. Enterprise Technology
  2. Information Technology
  3. Technical Services
  4. Legal & Accounting
  5. Education, government & non-profit
  6. Consumer Technology
  7. Staffing
  8. Media
  9. Health care
  10. Hospitality & Recreation
  • Companies With the Most Remote Work Opportunities – The ten companies hiring remote the most are:
  1. Turing
  2. Pearson
  3. Amazon
  4. Lifestance Health
  5. Cybercoders
  6. UnitedHealth Group
  7. Michael Page
  8. Piper Companies
  9. Iron Mountain
  10. Indeed
  • Job Titles With the Most Remote Work Opportunities –The ten job titles with the most remote opportunities are:
  1. Senior Software Engineer
  2. Software Engineer
  3. Data Engineer
  4. Account Executive
  5. DevOps Engineer
  6. Enterprise Account Executive
  7. Project Manager
  8. Product Manager
  9. Senior Data Engineer
  10. Senior Product Manager

The full report shows additional fields, industries, companies and job titles in relation to opportunities for remote work.

“Overall, the outlook for remote work is solid, with inflation undeniably playing a significant role,” Fisch said. “If recession does occur, remote work could offer a solution to many businesses, due to low costs and high productivity.”

Published during a period of great uncertainty and conjecture about the future of work, Ladders’ data scientists will continue to collect data about remote work and its effects on businesses and careers. Ongoing developments will be assessed, analyzed, and reported on in future publications of the series.

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