7 Most In-Demand Remote Jobs
June 30, 2023
CATEGORY : Career Development

Despite the widespread disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it has served as a catalyst, demonstrating the viability and sustainability of remote work for both companies and employees. The demand for specific roles fluctuates based on industry-specific supply and demand dynamics. While some professions have experienced a surge in market demand, others have witnessed a decline in job openings. This piece explores the jobs that are currently in high demand and those expected to remain so in the foreseeable future.

Information Security Analyst

As the complexity of software and computer hardware systems increases, so too does the potential for malicious hackers to exploit these intricacies and commit fraud. Key industries such as banks, BPOs, data centres, and cloud services companies are particularly vulnerable, thus underscoring the crucial role of an information security analyst. This vital position safeguards an organization's digital assets, defending against unauthorized access and mitigating the risks of malicious hacking.

Educational background: Bachelor in Computer Science, Engineering

Soft Skills:

  • Attention to detail
  • Critical thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Problem-solving

Hard Skills:

  • Ethical hacking
  • Networking
  • Operating Systems
  • Scripting


  • Analyze security by testing vulnerabilities and risks
  • Establish security protocols
  • Monitor security access
  • Train employees on best practices
  • Update incident response and disaster recovery plans

Salary: 571,589 PHP per Year - Average Base Salary.
Salary Range: 237k PHP to 1 M per year
Source: Payscale
Note: varies depending on experience, location and company size

Remote Paralegal Assistant

No matter how we strive for harmony in society, the conflict will always arise due to competition for resources and differences. Even if there’s no conflict, a legal service can help everyone know their rights and run their business with peace of mind. A paralegal assistant helps lawyers in running daily legal matters. The only he or she can’t do is represent a client in court that is reserved for lawyers. Now, placed in a remote setting, a paralegal assistant can perform duties at home except those needing physical presence such as filing cases and liaising. The tasks of this role overlap with other legal-related jobs such as legal editor and legal writer.

Education: Bachelor of Laws (non-bar passer), bachelor’s degrees in Political Science, English, History, Bachelor in Paralegal Studies, Special Paralegal Course

Soft Skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Communications (oral and writing)
  • Problem-solving
  • Ethical judgement

Hard Skills

  • Case management
  • Computer literacy
  • Customer service
  • English grammar
  • Legal document composition
  • Legal management software
  • Legal research
  • Litigation
  • Present court orders, polished contracts, and pleadings


  • Collect information from clients
  • Perform notarial services
  • Pull and review relevant case laws and precedents
  • Assist with the preparation of legal documents such as contracts, wills, and deeds
  • Serve and collect bills from clients

Salary: 268,478 PHP per year
Salary range: 26k to 518K per year
Source: Payscale
Note: varies depending on experience, location and company size

Remote Recruiter

A remote recruiter is a type of human resources personnel that assists companies in searching and finding the right people to fill vacancies.  The work setting includes a home office with a desktop or laptop computer and a stable internet connection. Successful remote recruiters excel in engaging with diverse individuals and demonstrate proficient utilization of computer technology.

Education: An associate or bachelor's degree in Psychology or Human Services. Experience in customer service can also help.

Soft Skills:

  • Attention to detail
  • Communication
  • Customer service
  • Time management

Hard Skills

  • Excel, Word processing apps
  • Human resources software
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Social Media Platform (Facebook, Twitter)


  • Attend hiring events or job fairs
  • Source candidates through social media, job board platforms and personal network connections
  • Consult with clients on the qualifications needed
  • Adhere to recruitment policies, standards and labor laws
  • Communicate information to candidates
  • Screen, interview, reject and onboard candidates
  • Track staffing information to provide accurate information to a hiring manager

Salary: 300,238 PHP
Salary range: 149K to 651K per year
Source: Payscale
Note: varies depending on experience, location and company size

Subtitler/Subtitle Writer

Subtitles, the written counterpart to spoken dialogue in movies, news broadcasts, and other TV programs, greatly enhance viewers' comprehension and enjoyment of these materials. They are indispensable tools for individuals with hearing impairments, providing a critical bridge to the world of audio-visual content. Furthermore, even for those without hearing disabilities, subtitles can clarify fast-paced dialogues, unfamiliar accents, slang, or potentially unintelligible speech. As a result, the role of the subtitler extends beyond mere transcription - they're tasked with ensuring the grammatical accuracy of the subtitles and, when necessary, translating foreign languages.


  • A diploma or Bachelor's in English and Grammar (for English subtitling)
  • Diploma in a second language (Japanese, Korean, French, Spanish etc)

Soft Skills:

  • Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Teamwork
  • Time management

Hard skills

  • English grammar
  • Demonstrated fluency in a second language
  • Proficiency in subtitling editors


  • Watch a film or show and write subtitles with the correct time codes
  • Edit and proofread grammar and punctuations
  • Translate dialogue
  • Follow subtitling standards
  • Understand how captions will appear and impact the audience

Salary: 415,353 PHP
Salary range: 309K to 509K per year
Source: SalaryExpert
Note: varies depending on experience, location and company size

Data Visualizer/Data Visualization Analyst

Visualizing data means pulling information, translating such data and presenting it in an easy-to-digest map, table or graph. Information is hardly useful if the audience or the information consumers can’t understand it. This is where the data visualizer starts their job. They use software to read, interpret and turn numbers, texts and tables into bar graphs, pie charts, heat maps, bubble graphs, scatter graphs, line graphs, infographics and any graphics. This role can help business owners and stakeholders to make accurate decisions and predictions. Data visualizers work for the following:

  • Sales and marketing
  • Politics
  • Healthcare
  • Science
  • Finance
  • Logistics
  • Research and development

Education: One can become a data visualizer with one or more educational backgrounds and experiences.

  • Computer Science
  • Graphic design background
  • SQL programming background
  • Masters in Data Visualization
  • Bachelor of Science in Statistics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Soft skills

  • Communication
  • Problem-solving
  • Time management
  • Teamwork

Hard skills

  • Data visualization software
  • SQL
  • Statistics
  • Spreadsheet (Google Sheets, Excel, etc.)


  • Combine data from different sources
  • Make complex and large data easy to use and understand by turning them into infographics, graphs, pie charts and other visualizations
  • Use data visualization software to turn raw data into graphics
  • Improve, integrate and transform data

Salary: 628,000 per year - Average salary
Source: Payscale
Note: varies depending on experience and company size

UI/UX Designer

An effective and successful app incorporates a better user experience and interface - designed for people by the people. An app won’t get its intended goal if it's difficult to use. A UI/UX designer answers the needs of software development companies and the consumers. A User Interface (UI) Designer designs and arranges the aesthetic elements such as colors, menu bars, typography and other buttons.

The User Experience (UX) designer makes the logical steps or journey (from start to finish) for a product and service. The UX designer’s role goes beyond the app and websites since they have to do research and planning. Often the UI and UX functions overlap and complement each other and so organizations choose to combine these two roles.

While at times, these roles’ functions can overlap, there are primary differences between UI and UX designers.

  • UX deals with functionality and purpose, and looks into such things as ease of use, perception of value, efficiency in performing tasks, and so forth
  • UI design constitutes an artistic component and deals with the specific aspects of how a product is interacted with


Anyone can enter this job without having a formal and compatible degree in UI and UX since they can learn via experience as a web developer, or graphic designer. But a degree in fine arts, computer science, computer engineering and multimedia arts can also help lay the foundations.

Soft skills:

  • Attention to detail
  • Communications
  • Presentation
  • Teamwork
  • Time management

Hard skills

  • Information architecture
  • Graphic design tools (Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop)
  • Visual design
  • Front-end programming (HTML and CSS3)
  • Wireframing Tools: Adobe XD, Figma, Justinmind, Moqups
  • Agile (project management practices)
  • User research and usability testing


  • Make and design user interface
  • Design UI elements such as informational, navigational and input control components
  • Use client feedback, usability results, and usability metrics to enhance UI and UX
  • Make mockups, flows, prototypes and wireframes
  • Make tables, sketches and images
  • Collaborate with engineering, product and management teams
  • Collect and know the user’s needs

Salary: 435,058 PHP per year - Average Base Salary
Salary Range: 210K to 1 million per year
Source: Payscale
Note: Salary depends on experience, location and company size


Any visual presentation (print, TV, webpage) is nothing if it doesn't contain informative texts. An advertisement can only deliver its intended message to an audience if it contains easy-to-understand words, phrases and sentences. The need for online content increased the niches for writers. This role is diverse since there are many types of writers such as:

  • Copywriter
  • Legal writer
  • Medical writer
  • Real estate writer
  • Technical writer
  • Scriptwriter
  • Research writer

Writers work for different organizations such as web development and software companies; law firms, and government agencies.


  • College degree in English, Political Science, Multimedia Arts, Sociology, Mass Communication and Journalism

Soft skills:

  • Attention to detail
  • Communication
  • Teamwork

Hard skills

  • English grammar
  • Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Knowledge of subject matter
  • Specialization of topics
  • Word processing software (MS Word, Google Docs)
  • Collaboration or project management tools

Salary: 233,306 - Average base salary
Salary Range: 16K to 414K per year
Source: Payscale
Note: Salary depends on experience, company size, writer type, skill set, location, etc.

Disclaimer: The salaries stated above are estimates and may vary over time due to job market conditions, and technological and economic trends.

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