Architecture — UK Real Estate Labour Market Trends, Feb 2022

New jobs in architectural practices took a real hit in the first year of the pandemic, with numbers of vacancies falling more than most other sectors. How did they fare in 2021, and what does the future hold for recruitment levels? Download our report to find out.


This labour market trends report on the real estate sector focuses on the architectural industry. It reviews recruitment levels over the last year, presenting annual and monthly totals; examines the most popular industry and general specialisms; compares hiring levels around the UK regions; and analyses the staffing activity of the top firms. Key findings include:

  • Unlike other industries, architecture has been slow to recover since the end of lockdown.
  • December was the third busiest month of the 2021, suggesting a recovery is underway
  • Hiring for engineers in architectural practices enjoyed the largest year-on-year increase
  • The East Midlands and South West were the only regions to experience drops in hiring

To discover more insights and trends for the UK’s real estate labour market, download the report now.

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