July 07 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

IT professionals are the most sought-after in London, shows research

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Data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) and Vacancysoft has shown the high demand for IT professionals in London, with IT jobs accounting for 28.4 per cent of all job vacancies in the two-year period up to May 2017.

The data showed a 10 per cent rise in vacancies across the board in the three months leading up to May 2017 and a rise of 2.6 per cent in the same period in 2016.

Growth

The data identified the sectors with the highest number of vacancies, with the marketing and PR sector seeing the biggest and fastest growth.

Over 5 per cent more new job roles were advertised in the sector in the period ending 31st May compared with the previous 12 months, with the highest demand for marketing and PR staff being in the technology, media, and telecoms sector.

Demand was also high in the insurance sector, with a 22.2 per cent growth in vacancies over 12 months, whilst the education sector experienced a 19 per cent increase in vacancies over the same period.

Diverse

APSCo Chief Executive Ann Swain said that Greater London is a very diverse employment market and has no more than one employer accounting for over 2.6 per cent of the vacancies.

She added that what the statistics show as well is that the largest growth in demand came from medium-sized companies (101-200 ranked), advertising 9.4 per cent more vacancies in the year.

Helen Gould

Helen is a News Writer for LSBF who writes about education, careers, sustainable business, and women in business.

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