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. 

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.

Midlands – UK Regional Labour Market Trends, November 2023

Midlands – UK Regional Labour Market Trends, November 2023

In Q1 2023, the West Midlands, with 8794 vacancies, held the largest share in the region, yet it fell short of the lowest quarter in 2022 at 8860 vacancies, while the East Midlands peaked at 5310 jobs in Q1 2023, failing to surpass the total of 6601 vacancies in Q3 2022. This according to the latest UK National Labour Market Trends report by APSCo and labour market data analysts Vacancysoft.

South – UK Regional Labour Market Trends, October 2023

South – UK Regional Labour Market Trends, October 2023

Comparing the South’s professional vacancies to the National total, while England and Wales as a whole are predicted to see a decrease, the South as a region could increase its market share, potentially reaching 29.8% in 2023 according to APSCo and labour market data analysts Vacancysoft.