Revealed: The top 10 industries for jobs right now!
Have the post-summer blues got you thinking about an exciting new career opportunity? Well rest assured, as there are a huge number of jobs available to professionals this month. In fact, job vacancies have jumped up by 10.8% year-on-year.
Below, we’ll discuss in more detail the key industries for finding a job this September as well as the top sectors to work in if you want to bag yourself a pay rise.
Job vacancies saw an impressive increase
Looking closely at data from August 2018, the study found that some of the nation’s leading industries have seen impressive hikes in job vacancies. So, if you’re looking for your next role, these sectors have an impressive number of vacancies right now:
1. Construction – 25,837 job vacancies
2. Engineering – 24,244 job vacancies
3. Education – 12,317 job vacancies
4. IT – 11,065 job vacancies
5. Automotive – 9,321 job vacancies
6. Administration – 9,321 job vacancies
7. Sales – 8,165 job vacancies
8. Accounting – 8,084 job vacancies
9. Social Care – 7,596 job vacancies
10.Manufacturing – 7,462 job vacancies
What’s more, some of the UK’s key cities also have a huge range of opportunities on offer in November, with London (31,017 vacancies), Birmingham (9,074 vacancies) and Manchester (7,087 vacancies) topping the list.
Looking at the data, it’s clear that businesses are preparing themselves for the traditional November recruitment rush. This means now could be a great time to look for work.
Salaries were also on the rise
And the good news doesn’t stop there for job hunters! Salaries in some of these key industries were also on the rise last month. If you’re looking for a pay rise, the following sectors could be the place to start:
1. IT – £44,180 average salary
2. Construction – £43,150 average salary
3. Engineering – £35,700 average salary
4. Accounting – £34,570 average salary
5. Automotive – £32,680 average salary
From the data, it’s clear that businesses across the UK are pulling out all the stops to attract talented candidates.