Year in Review: UK Insurance Labour Market Trends, January 2024

Year in Review: UK Insurance Labour Market Trends, January 2024

In a world of ever-increasing risk, specialist insurance services rise as businesses look to mitigate their exposure. Hence, for the industry, 2023 has proven to be a busy year, with the sector being one of the top performers across all industries in terms of year-on-year activity this past year. On that point specifically, we saw vacancies drop by 15.1% compared to 2022. That compares to an all-industry fall of 30%.

Year in Review Magazine: Technology & Transformation in the UK

Year in Review Magazine: Technology & Transformation in the UK

Every generation bears witness to a technological jump which has the capacity to change the way we work. For example, from the first generation of mobile phones in the 1980s, through to smart phones and mobile devices this has transformed the way we do business. Nonetheless, we have seen increasing numbers of jobs displaced as different technologies have achieved scale.

Year in Review 2023: National – UK Regional Labour Market Trends, January 2024

Year in Review 2023: National – UK Regional Labour Market Trends, January 2024

In a sign of the times, industrial engineering, which encompasses aerospace and defence, has proven to be the top performing industry this past year, up 21% on 2022. At the same time the impact of quantitative tightening on the London market has been felt heavily across both finance and technology. As a result, vacancies in the capital are down 40% on the prior year. This is according to the latest UK labour market trends report by leading professional body APSCo and market data analysts Vacancysoft. 

Accounting & Finance – UK Finance Labour Market Trends Report, December 2023

Accounting & Finance – UK Finance Labour Market Trends Report, December 2023

2023 has seen a significant drop in accounting vacancies across financial services and commerce & industry. March marked the year’s peak in financial services with 532 vacancies, a 31% decrease from 2022, and the only increase was a 12% rise in November, according to the latest UK Finance Labour Market Trends report by Morgan McKinley and market data analysts Vacancysoft.

London – UK Regional Labour Market Trends, December 2023

London – UK Regional Labour Market Trends, December 2023

Despite a 39% decrease in recruitment patterns in London in 2023 compared to the previous year, the city maintains a pivotal position in professional opportunities, expected to contribute 34% of the UK’s vacancies, emphasizing its crucial role in the national job market. This is according to the latest UK National Labour Market Trends report by APSCo and labour market data analysts Vacancysoft.

Biotech – UK Life Sciences Labour Market Trends, December 2023

Biotech – UK Life Sciences Labour Market Trends, December 2023

The biotech sector has been on a downward trend this year, with vacancies down 34% in 2023. With that, the first quarter saw the highest concentration of job postings, tallying 351 vacancies. Indeed, January and March were the top two months in 2023, with 131 and 123 vacancies respectively. This is according to the latest Life Sciences Labour Market Trends report by CPL and market data analysts Vacancysoft.