Southern England — Regional Labour Market Trends, March 2023

A comprehensive analysis of professional recruitment across various sectors in the Southern regions of England & Wales!

In collaboration with APSCo, we are excited to present a detailed report on the current state of job vacancies and in-demand roles across different sectors in the Southern regions of England and Wales. This insightful analysis examines the annual and monthly trends in professional recruitment, highlights the most sought-after positions, and evaluates the hiring activities of leading firms.

Key Findings:

1. South East Emerges as the Leader in Job Vacancies

The South East region has emerged as the front-runner in terms of job vacancies, posting over 68,000 last year—an impressive 8.1% increase compared to 2021. This upward trend suggests a thriving job market and ample opportunities for professionals seeking employment in this area.

2. Scientific Vacancies: The East of England’s Runner-Up

Despite a 9.2% decrease, scientific vacancies secured the second spot in the East of England’s job market. This illustrates the ongoing demand for scientific professionals in this region, even amidst fluctuations in the number of available positions.

3. Engineering Vacancies Surge in the South West

In the South West, engineering vacancies witnessed a remarkable growth of 28.6%, with over 4,300 new job postings. This surge in demand for engineering roles underscores the importance of skilled professionals in this sector and presents a wealth of opportunities for job seekers.

This comprehensive report, created in partnership with APSCo, offers valuable insights into the current state of job vacancies across the Southern regions of England and Wales. The findings reveal a diverse and evolving job market, with the South East leading in terms of overall vacancies, while the East of England and South West showcase the significance of scientific and engineering roles, respectively.

For a deeper understanding of the recruitment landscape in these regions and to explore further trends, download the full report here:

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