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Hiring in Britain? You might want to focus your efforts in specific industries to ensure a bedrock of roles for the future. The latest research from Indeed, which analysed job postings on its site and compared the number of postings per million between April 2017 and 2018, and April 2018 and 2019, has revealed the fastest growing jobs in Britain.

‘IT engineer’ is the fastest growing job in Britain, with demand from employers outpacing that for any other role, according to the data.

Job vacancies for IT engineers increased by 33.7% between April 2018 and now, compared with the levels seen in the preceding 12 months – making the role the fastest growing in the British jobs market.

The analysis also reveals strong demand for other design and technology professionals. Vacancies for product designers increased 31.8% over the same period, while CNC machinists – specialised roles for in making machine parts for industry – account for the fourth fastest growing job. Demand for mobile developers jumped by 28.2%.

Table: The 15 fastest growing jobs in the UK

Rank

Title

Average salary

Jobs per million (April 2017-18)

Jobs per million (April 2018-19)

% Increase

1

IT Engineer

£28,212

154

206

33.7

2

Salon Assistant

£16,029

172

230

33.6

3

Product Designer

£38,203

170

224

31.8

4

CNC Machinist

£27,881

121

159

31.2

5

Assistant Principal

£51,541

109

142

29.5

6

Recruiting Assistant

£22,352

72

92

28.5

7

Mobile Developer

£34,971

477

612

28.2

8

Designer

£32,638

67

85

26.3

9

Car Wash Attendant

£15,873

167

210

26.2

10

Conveyancing Assistant

£19,746

62

78

25.8

11

Payroll Officer

£24,656

131

165

25.6

12

Medical Receptionist

£16,868

293

365

24.3

13

Kitchen Supervisor

£17,882

81

98

21.3

14

Farm Worker

£16,419

128

155

21.1

15

Workshop Engineer

£25,605

106

128

20.7

These surges in employer demand come against the backdrop of the UK’s record low unemployment rate. The shrinking pool of available workers means recruiters are having to fight increasingly hard to attract staff across the board, but the challenges are particularly acute for those seeking to fill roles with such intense competition.

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