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Looking for a New Year job change? Jobrapido names the industries where you’ll find the most jobs, according to new data

Jobrapido, the world’s leading jobs search engine, have released new figures today that show which UK industries have recorded the most job postings over the past year.

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  • Jobrapido, the world’s leading jobs search engine, has released new figures which show which UK industries have reported the most job postings over the past year
  • IT, Sales, Engineering and Manufacturing, Health and Social Care, and Property and Construction are the industries with the most amount of job postings
  • The data, released by Jobrapido today, measures from January 2016 to January 2017, and tracks the total number of jobs posted on the website

Jobrapido, the world’s leading jobs search engine, have released new figures today that show which UK industries have recorded the most job postings over the past year. The data*, which covers from January 2016 to January 2017 inclusive, shows that it is the IT, Sales, Engineering and Manufacturing, Health and Social Care, and Property and Construction industries that are registering the most amount of vacancies. This may indicate greater stability in these industries than others, and an increased need for these professions in the future.

Meanwhile, Science and Technology, Energy and Utilities, Military Policing and Security, Retail and Banking and Insurance recorded the least amount of job postings on the website, which may indicate less confidence in these industries with regards to job creation going forward.

The picture was not always consistent throughout the year, however. Jobrapido saw a drop in overall job postings of 3% between June and July 2016. There was, however, a quick recovery from July to August. In this period, Jobrapido saw an increase in job postings of 6%. This data serves to highlight the fact that there have been no real implications to the job market to date by Britain’s decision to leave the European Union last June.

Rob Brouwer, CEO of Jobrapido, said:

“The real impact of Brexit will depend on a wide range of policy choices yet to be made. It remains to be seen what the UK is trying to achieve as a country – what its immigration policy will be and what regulatory approach it will pursue. Only then will we understand the true impact of Brexit on the jobs market. Despite increased warnings about the potential risk involving an exit from the European Union, Jobrapido has observed that it has been business as usual for the UK jobs market.”

* Data is provided by Innovantage, the Analytics arm of Jobrapido, using real-time market data since 2011 and capturing job postings from over 250 job boards and 200,000 employer websites.

The data is provided in full below, including percentage (+/-) points of where the Jobrapido website listed the most and least amount of jobs over the past year.

Top 5 Sectors by Job Postings over period January 2016 – January 2017

Sector

% Share

IT

13.39%

Sales

10.24%

Engineering / Manufacturing

9.11%

Health & Social Care

8.88%

Property / Construction

5.78%


Bottom 5 Sectors by Job Postings over period January 2016 – January 2017

Sector

% Share

Military / Policing / Security

0.53%

Energy / Utilities

0.70%

Safety / Environment

0.71%

Banking / Insurance

0.89%

Science / Technology

1.26%