Job Vacancies Rise by 7.6%, as Market Strengthens

It’s clear that businesses are looking to freshen up their workforce this spring, with job vacancies increasing by 7.6% across the UK last month. That’s according to the latest statistics from CV-Library, which compared data from March 2018, with February 2018.

The data explored fluctuations in pay, jobs and applications throughout March and the findings suggest that businesses across the nation were feeling confident last month. In fact, advertised jobs in some of the UK’s key cities witnessed stand out growth in March. The top cities for job growth include:

Aberdeen – jobs up 18.4%
Liverpool – jobs up 14.8%
Sheffield – jobs up 14.8%
Glasgow – jobs up 12.3%
Cardiff – jobs up 11.2%
Hull – jobs up 11%
Portsmouth – jobs up 10.8%
Bristol – jobs up 10.5%
Manchester – jobs up 10.5%
London jobs up 9.1%

Some of the UK’s leading industries also saw strong job growth last month, with education (17.5%), catering (17.1%), retail (15.7%), legal (13.6%) and marketing (11.3%) vacancies all rising in March.

Post by Katrina Rajah April 17 2018 Categories: Recruitment