Rovva (virtual offices provider) analysed the most popular UK TV shows to find out what careers were most represented on screen.

Top 10 careers featured in UK TV shows

police

Police

The UK loves to watch cops - more than 1 in 5 TV characters is a police officer.

Number of Shows: 128

All professions

Rank Career No. of shows
1 Police 128
2 School Student 52
3 Spy/Intelligence 36
4 Business Owner/Executive 29
5 Political Staff/Civil Servant 19
6 Assistant/PA/Secretary 17
7 Medical Doctor 16
8 University/College Student 15
9 Criminal 15
10 Mafia/Gangster 14
11 Journalist/Editor 13
12 Idle Rich/Aristocrat/Royal 11
13 Military 11
14 Actor 10
15 Community Service 9
16 Author/Writer 9
17 Private Detective/Security 8
18 Salesperson 7
19 Housewife/Husband 7
20 Manager 7
21 Midwife 7
22 Unemployed 7
23 Politician 7
24 Priest 7
25 IT/Tech Support 6
26 Artist/Illustrator 5
27 Barmaid/Man 5
28 Tradesman 5
29 Office Worker 6
30 Pathologist 5
31 Retired 5
32 Waiter/Waitress 5
33 Shop Worker 5
34 Escort/Prostitute/Stripper 4
35 TV Exec/Producer 4
36 Accountant 3
37 Assassin 3
38 Psychiatrist/Therapist 3
39 Care Home Worker 3
40 University Employee 3
41 Musician/DJ 5
42 Scientist 3
43 Brothel Owner/Escort Manager 2
44 Cook/Chef 2
45 Driver 2
46 Estate Agent 2
47 Farmer 2
48 Hotelier 2
49 Landlady/Lord 2
50 Prisoner 2
51 Spiritualist/Psychic 2
52 Zookeeper 2
53 Finance/Banking 2
54 Advertising 1
55 Archaeologist 1
56 Bank Worker 1
57 Caretaker 1
58 Conspiracy Theorist 1
59 Cosplayer 1
60 Dry Cleaner 1
61 Fisherman 1
62 Gangster/Antiques Dealer 1
63 Garden Designer 1
64 Hotel Worker 1
65 Housekeeper 1
66 Humanitarian Work 1
67 Lawyer 1
68 Librarian 1
69 Model 1
70 Nurse 1
71 Pharmacist 1
72 Prison Guard 1
73 Property Developer 1
74 Publisher 1
75 Restauranteur 1
76 Tourist Information Worker 1
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