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Jun 12, 2019

The UK's Fastest Growing Jobs


‘IT engineer’ is the fastest growing job in Britain with demand from employers outpacing that for other roles, but education, property, technology and banking vacancies are also on the rise...

Job vacancies for IT engineers leapt by more than a third between April 2018 and now, compared with the levels seen in the preceding 12 months - making the role the fastest growing in the British jobs market, according to data released by job site Indeed.

The analysis also reveals strong demand for other design and technology professionals. Vacancies for product designers increased by nearly a third over the same period, while CNC machinists - who specialise in making machine parts for industry - account for the fourth fastest growing job. Demand for mobile developers jumped by 28.2%, putting it comfortably into the top 10 fastest growing roles.

The 15 fastest growing jobs in the UK are:

  • IT Engineer
  • Salon Assistant
  • Product Designer
  • CNC Machinist
  • Assistant Principal
  • Recruiting Assistant
  • Mobile Developer
  • Designer
  • Car Wash Attendant
  • Conveyancing Assistant
  • Payroll Officer
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Kitchen Supervisor
  • Farm Worker
  • Workshop Engineer

Bill Richards, UK Managing Director of the global job site Indeed, said: "The UK’s fastest growing jobs range from entry level roles to highly specialist positions, showing that employers generally demand a wide range of experience and skills. While the tightness of the labour market means employers in many sectors are having to reconsider how they attract talent, all this competition is great news for jobseekers."

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Graham Brown, Managing Director of Forces Recruitment Services, comments: "Labour market conditions are such that there is a very real battle for talent, especially given the record low unemployment rate. Jobseekers are more selective and, as the report from Indeed clearly demonstrates, opportunities are plentiful. Employers need to work smarter, be open to new ideas, and not simply rely on the standard issue methods. The ex-military talent pool is a good place to start.”

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