Regional Trends Report 2018 – Northern England

APSCo and Vacancysoft

April 2018

Overall vacancies in the North are up from the same period last year, with Q1 2018 vacancy activity up 33% on Q1 2017, suggesting that the job market the North is picking up.

  • The North West has continued to be the strongest sub-region of the North, with Manchester continuing to be a key city for development.
  • Professional Services remains the most dominant industry for professional vacancies, but proportionately has shrunk compared to 2017, with the public sector seeing a significant increase in activity.
  • The trend for IT hiring continues, with the profession dominating hiring across the North.

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