Advertised jobs grow 10% compared to last year

advertised jobs increase

Advertised job numbers have grown by nearly 10% over the last year, research from Robert Walters shows.

The figures are compiled in our UK Jobs Index, a research tool tracking vacancies appearing on online platforms such as websites and job boards.

Widespread demand

Supply chain and logistics (up 45%) is the biggest mover, followed by accounting and finance (+23%), legal (+16%) and secretarial & support (+29%).

"The pace of job advert growth across such a diverse range of professions highlights the UK's strengthening economy and reputation as a business hub," comments Robert Walters UK CEO, Chris Hickey.

Regions perfoming strongly

Job numbers continue to rise in London (up 6% in the year), although the Midlands was the hottest growth region, generating 16% more vacancies than in 2013. 

“Demand from the UK regions in sectors such as law, finance and accountancy, underlines the strength of regional growth and talent pools," adds Hickey. Job numbers continue to rise in London, although the Midlands was the hottest growth region, generating 16% more vacancies than in 2013.

About the research

The UK Jobs Index tracks the total number of job advertisements posted to leading online platforms on both a quarterly and year-on-year basis. 

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