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UK – Job growth expected to continue across top metropolitan areas

18 February 2014

For those looking for jobs across Great Britain, the employment picture is showing signs of improvement, especially in large metropolitan areas, according to research by CareerBuilder UK and Economic Modelling Specialists Intl. (EMSI). CareerBuilder UK and EMSI compiled the list of five hot jobs that are expected to see the greatest growth in some of Britain’s largest cities and their surrounding areas.

Scott Helmes, Managing Director of CareerBuilder UK, commented: “Economic indicators both at home and across the Eurozone continue to suggest that the slow climb back from the recession is continuing and is supported by the positive hiring trends expected in Britain’s largest cities. Great Britain saw jobs grow +4% from 2010 to 2013, with London expanding by nearly +6%, even as the country dealt with a stalled economy. Now, as economic conditions slowly improve, job seekers can expect to see more variety in the open positions employers are looking to fill.”

The jobs to watch over the next three years by largest metropolitan area, include:

London

  • IT Strategy and Planning Professionals – expected job increase of +4.9% (2014-2017)
  • Finance and Investment Analyst/advisers – increase of +4.9%
  • Software Professionals – increase of +4.4%
  • Primary and Nursery Education Teaching – increase of +4.1%
  • Marketing and Sales Managers – increase of +3.5%

Manchester

  • Financial Managers and Chartered Secretaries – expected job increase of +4.6% (2014-2017)
  • Security Guards and Related Occupations – increase of +3.7%
  • Software Professionals – increase of +3.1%
  • Office Managers – increase of +3.1%
  • Nurses – increase of +2.6%

Birmingham

  • Property, Housing and Land Managers – expected job increase of +9.1% (2014-2017)
  • Chartered and Certified Accountants – increase of +6.7%
  • Medical Practitioners – increase of +4.7%
  • Care Assistants and Home Carers – increase of +4.7%
  • Office Managers – increase of +4.2%

Glasgow

  • Property, Housing and Land Managers – expected job increase of +6.6% (2014-2017)
  • Managers in Construction – increase of +5.4%
  • Solicitors and Lawyers, Judges and Coroners – increase of +5.1%
  • Call Centre Agents/Operators – increase of +3.8%
  • Housing and Welfare Officers – increase of +3.5%

Leeds-Bradford

  • Security Guards and Related Occupations – expected job increase of +6.5% (2014-2017)
  • Financial Managers and Chartered Secretaries – increase of +4.7%
  • Care Assistants and Home Carers – increase of +4.3%
  • Office Managers – increase of +4.3%
  • Information and Communication Technology Managers– increase of +3.6%

Dr. Sanja Licina, Senior Director, Workforce Analytics for Careerbuilder, commented: "London receives the majority of attention around job growth but other regions in the country are experiencing encouraging growth as well. The interesting part of our research is the occupations that will see the greatest increase in the future, are not necessarily the same positions from the past. This shows how the British economy is evolving and how important it is for organisations to keep a constant pulse on which positions will be more challenging for them to fill in the longer term.”

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