Underwriting — UK Insurance Labour Market Trends, Feb 2022

With underwriting hardwired into the UK financial system, how did vacancies for underwriters fare in 2021? Which insurance sectors experienced hikes in recruitment, and who were the firms who boosted hiring? Read our latest insurance report now and find out.


Vacancysoft’s latest UK insurance labour market trends report examines vacancies for underwriters. It compares annual and monthly hiring levels over a five-year period; analyses how new jobs in London stack up against the rest of the UK; reviews recruitment across the different insurance sectors; and spotlights the hiring activity of top insurance firms. Key findings include: 

  • Hiring for underwriters remained relatively resilient in the first year of the pandemic
  • Recruitment hit unprecedented levels across the UK in 2021
  • As a percentage of total vacancies, London jobs have trended downwards
  • Non-life insurance companies have taken an ever increasing share of underwriting jobs

To discover more insights and trends for the UK’s insurance labour market, download our latest report now.


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