While there is an ongoing skills shortage in the market, how are scientific vacancies faring in the UK in 2022? Which sectors are thriving, and what skills are the most in-demand? Which firms are the busiest hirers? 

Written in partnership with CPL Life Sciences, this report reviews recruitment trends for scientific jobs in the UK’s life sciences industry. It observes the annual and monthly totals trends, examines in which sectors recruitment is rising, breaks down the skills in demand, and presents the hiring activity of the top firms.

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Golden Triangle – UK Life Sciences Labour Market Trends, March 2024

Golden Triangle – UK Life Sciences Labour Market Trends, March 2024

According to the latest Life Sciences Labour Market Trends report by CPL and market data analysts Vacancysoft, key recruitment trends show that in 2022, there were over 4,100 new scientific vacancies published in the ‘Golden Triangle’ (Cambridge, London and Oxford). This translates to a slight decrease from 2021, when there were over 4,500 jobs, resulting in a year-on-year fall of 9.1%.

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.

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