CV-Library data reveals top industries for job vacancies

Data from CV-Library has revealed the top industries for job vacancies, with the recruitment industry being amongst the sectors that have seen the biggest increase in jobs.

Advertised salaries were found to have increased in Q2 compared with the last year’s data, with education and accounting being amongst the sectors that saw the biggest rises at 6.1% and 4.1% respectively.


The Q2 job market report compared data from April, May and June 2017 with the same period from 2016 and found that manufacturing, charity, and automotive experienced the biggest increase in vacancies, with a rise of 24%, 21% and 20.4% respectively.

The social care sector also saw significant growth in vacancies at 18.2%, followed by the property services sector at 16.3% and the recruitment sector at 14.8%. Vacancies in the engineering industry increased by 11.2%, whilst the design, agriculture and construction industries saw a rise of 10.4%, 9.9% and 7.2% respectively.

The data also showed significant quarterly growth across some sectors, with property seeing the biggest increase at 18.4%.


Commenting on the data, CV-Library Founder and Managing Director Lee Biggins said that it is great to see that companies across the UK are continuing to invest in growing their workforce.

He said that it is positive to see a high year-on-year jump in job vacancies in many important sectors, particularly as during the same period last year, the Brexit backlash was yet to hit.

He added that job vacancies were still increasing in the run-up to the general election, despite the uncertainty, and now is a good time for job hunters to start searching for a new opportunity.

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