October saw job numbers hit three year high
Despite a continued lack of clearness on Brexit, UK businesses remain tough, as Jobsite figures show over 20,000 more vacancies (+16%) were posted in October 2017, compared with October 2016.
Jobsite has seen volumes of jobs continue to climb throughout the year, bringing the number of vacancies posted on site, in the January-October period, to its highest number since 2009.
Strongest growth has been seen in the legal sector (60%), as companies seek support and expertise in advance of impending GDPR regulations.
Growth displayed by industries like Finance (32%) and Engineering (21%) highlights the continued, substantial demand for skilled talent. Whilst vacancy increases in Graduate (59%) and HR (26%) roles indicate that businesses are committed to developing their workforce longer term.
- Legal (60%)
- Graduate (59%)
- Logistics (35%)
- Manufacturing (34%)
- Finance (32%)
- HR (24%)
- Engineering (21%)
- Retail (17%)
- IT (10%)
- Sales (4%)
Nick Gold, the CEO at Jobsite commented, “Towards the end of last year we saw some signs of uncertainty in staffing requirements, perhaps because businesses were considering what Brexit meant for them. Now, as 2017 is coming to a close, employers are realising they may need to develop and expand to get ahead of initiatives like the apprenticeship levy and upcoming GDPR regulation.
It’s important to note that the application numbers have remained consistent, and candidates are not necessarily waiting for the New Year to make a move.
This is great news all round because a large pool of talent ultimately creates the most sustainable environment for businesses to flourish. ”