Regional Trends Report – 2018 in Review

APSCo and Vacancysoft

Winter 2018/19

Whilst 2018 was evidently a difficult year politically, the number of professional vacancies increased by 24% between 2017 and 2018, indicating a healthy jobs market for professionals.

In terms of the top professions by vacancy numbers over 2018, the top sector was IT professionals, with vacancies within the profession rising by 28% in 2018. Other key trends emerging include:

  • Hiring in Banking for front and middle office roles is now in decline, arguably as a result of Brexit, although fintech does have a role to play in this.
  • With the Technology sector growing 2.6 times faster than the rest of the economy, it is not surprising that TMT is now the largest industry in terms of professional vacancies.

The charity sector is also one of the fastest growing in the UK. A sign of increased professionalization within the sector or a function of a greater need due to austerity?

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