May 18 ,2016 | by Claire Payne

Study reveals most in-demand jobs in Britain

Study reveals most in-demand

Britain’s most in-demand jobs have been revealed by Adzuna. The website, which brings together millions of job ads to enable jobseekers to find their ideal role, revealed the top sectors for highly skilled job hunters.

Research showed that 40 out of 56 cities have more jobs available than the number of people searching for jobs. However, sectors such as retail, manufacturing and logistics have experienced a drop in the number of roles available.


Hundreds of jobs are now available in a wide range of sectors as a result of a skills shortage. Engineers, nurses and developers were amongst the job roles with the highest vacancy rates.

Speaking to This Is Money, Royal Academy of Engineering Chief Executive Philip Greenish said that factors such as poor perceptions and a lack of interest contribute towards a shortage of skills in the engineering sector.

“Not enough young people are making engineering their career choice as it is a victim of its own transferable skill, and engineering talent is being lost to other professions such as accountancy or consultancy,” he said.

Also in demand are jobs in the consultancy sector, which covers areas such as technology and marketing, with 41,000 vacancies available last month, according to Adzuna.


The website also showed that the shortage of teachers is growing, with over 40,000 posts advertised last month. Administrators are also in high demand, with almost 35,400 jobs available in April.

Other high vacancy positions included chefs, designers and sales executives. Adzuna revealed that digital designers in particular are in high demand, with over 21,000 vacancies advertised on its website last month. 

Claire Payne

Claire Payne is a journalism graduate and News Writer for LSBF. She writes about SMEs, education and careers, entrepreneurship, women in business, and sustainability.

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