South West – UK Regional Labour Market Trends, April 2024

South West – UK Regional Labour Market Trends, April 2024

After the technical recession in 2023, which led to vacancies dropping in the region compared to 2022, we have seen a bounce back in Q1 so far, culminating in an uplift of 7.6% which compares favorably to the national figures (+5.4%.) As a result, the region now accounts for 6.7% of the national total in terms of vacancies, up from 5.8% in 2022.

North West England – UK Regional Labour Market Trends, March 2024

North West England – UK Regional Labour Market Trends, March 2024

After enduring a challenging six months, which ultimately led to the UK entering a technical recession, signs of recovery are finally beginning to emerge. The North West region has managed to increase its share of the national total from 7.5% in 2022 to 8.5% in 2023. Turning to the current year, we observe an uptick in the northwest’s monthly average, increasing by 5.3% compared to 2023, which bodes well for regional recruiters.

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

Year in Review: 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.

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.