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Infographic: top players in the UK labour market (Q1 2021)

This entry was posted in Infographics, JobisJob Data and tagged , , , , , , on by Andres Herrera.

According to Job Market Insights data, the UK labour market is showing signs of recovery: total job offers published in Q1 2021 increased by 27.6% compared to the previous period. Although there was a drop of 2.1% year-on-year, it was minimal versus the last three quarters of 2020. Good news for job seekers in the post-Covid era.

What were the most in-demand jobs, where were the locations and who were the recruiters? See the answer in the chart below. And don’t forget: Visit JobisJob to find all the jobs in one place!

Labour Market UK Chart - Q1 2021

Job Market Insights is our Big Data tool that provides a 360º view of the UK labour market for companies, job boards and recruiters. We analyse, organise and deliver data from all the jobs offers published across the web. And that is not all: our users have access to an incredibly granular vision to understand what is happening in a specific sector, city or position, who is hiring and what trends should we observe.

If you are a company, recruitment agency, job board, university or research centre, take up our offer for a free report and a product demo! Click here

Christmas Jobs: A Smart Guide to Find Temp Work

This entry was posted in Articles, Careers advice, Employment trends, JobisJob Data, New Year and tagged , , , , , , on by Andres Herrera.

Christmas is just around the corner and so are the seasonal jobs. And Christmas jobs are an opportunity to put some money into your pocket, acquire more experience and meet new people.

To make your temporary Christmas job search more efficient, we have selected the most in demand positions for you based on some key data and labour market trends in the UK.


Start your Christmas temp job search now!

Most companies start recruiting Christmas staff as early as October with a peak in November. The time is now! Browsing on many job boards and recruitment agencies can be messy. So to find all the available positions across different websites in just one place visit JobisJob.

Christmas jobs trends

Christmas jobs offers in the last 12 months (source: Job Market Insights).

Seasonal jobs created for you: Where, what and who

Search your Christmas job throughout the UK sorting by location or finding your town in the map. As usual, LondonManchesterBristolBirmingham and Leeds have the most job offers, but there are opportunities almost everywhere. Retail, logistics, and hospitality & catering are growing sectors these months. Do you want or do you have experience in one of the following industries? These are the ones most in demand:

And to make the search more specific, try with some of the job titles to be guided:

Top companies

Department stores and retailers are among the top recruiters in Christmas time. Debehmans and QD Stores are in the list. Delivery services, such as Royal Mail, and beauty stores positions are also topping the ranking.


And one last tip: start the search as soon as possible, be flexible, and prepare to start ASAP… Enjoy your Christmas job!

*Source: Job Market Insights

IT Sector analysis in the world: development and jobs

This entry was posted in Articles, Employment trends and tagged , , , , , on by Ixone.

Currently, the different areas of our day to day work, education, leisure and economy, are being fully digitalized and increasingly automated. The usual business models and their respective ways of working have been totally transformed at a global level by the irruption of technology and analytical processes that so characterize the IT Sector.

Growth of the sector

The Information Technology industry has been booming for years, and innovation processes have been helping the growth of this industry all over the world. The activities carried out by the IT sector have become a key factor for the differentiation of companies in a fast changing and competitive market. They are so much, that these work profiles are gaining importance within the organizations and have a significant influence on strategic decisions.

IT sector

According to CompTia’s statistics, the sector’s incessant global growth has meant that the IT Sector is on track to reach a value of 5 trillion dollars this year. Faced with this reality, the US is the most technological market in the world, reaching almost one third of the value of the sector. On the European level, in the year 2018 the technological sector in the United Kingdom stood out over the rest of the countries, reaching an increase in jobs in the sector by 20%, thus becoming the fourth most prosperous industry in the country.

IT sector jobs in the UK

Despite the growth of employment in this area in the UK, the sector continually faces the difficulty of covering vacancies in companies. This is due to the lack of professionals who meet the skills required by companies, as well as the great demand that exists for these very specific roles. IT is a very broad field, where we can find different professionals whose role in the company varies, as well as the necessary requirements to qualify for the position. To learn more about the development of the sector, here are some of the profiles which were the most in demand in 2019:

  • Machine Learning

The wide area occupied by this profile revolves around a phenomenon that appeared years ago: Big Data. All movements that occur on the Internet generate an infinite amount of data. These specialists are in charge of collecting data sources and transforming it through algorithms into useful information. Mainly, this profile requires analytical capacity and management of statistical programming.

According to data extracted from Job Market Insights, specifically in the UK, offers of employment for Machine Learning Engineers have grown by 93.7% in the last months compared to the same period of the previous year.

  • Front-end Developer

The front-end developer is in charge of perfecting the visual appearance, the structure and the behaviour of web pages in order to provide the best possible user experience. For this, this person must have knowledge of structure moderation languages, such as CSS or HTML among others, and knowledge of frameworks for the respective languages ​​above all.

  • Back-end Developer

While the previous profile is responsible for developing the experience of the website, this position is responsible for the technology and programming of the web pages to make them operational. At the same time it is this person who usually solves the technical problems of the web sites. To qualify for a position of these characteristics, they must have knowledge of the factors named in the previous position, as well as orientation to the needs of the client and management of server configurations.

In reference to the last two profiles, in general, the Software Developer area has generated more than 40,000 job offers in the United Kingdom in the last year.

  • Business Analyst

This role involves being in contact with technology, managers and clients alike. Its objective is to identify opportunities for improvement in the business through data and technology. In the last twelve months a total of 60,000 job offers have demanded this role in the United Kingdom.

For all these reasons, the IT Sector is consolidating itself as one of the sectors with the greatest capacity to generate employment in the coming years.

Sources: Job Market Insights, Prospects.ac.uk, PagePersonnel, Digital Agenda of the European Commission.

Video Infographic | Labour Market Trends in the UK 2017

This entry was posted in Infographics, JobisJob Data and tagged , , , , , , , on by María Aragón.

2017 has been a busy time for the UK labour market. Discover what cities had the highest number of job vacancies, which sectors were most in demand, and the top job titles during 2017 in the UK. Our infographic summarises all of these market trends and more. Stay abreast in the era of Big Data with Job Market Insights, the only tool that offers knowledge for growth!

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Hard-to-Fill Positions Analysis in United Kingdom – October 2017

This entry was posted in Advice for recruiters, Employment trends, JobisJob Data and tagged , , , , on by María Aragón.

This article presents a brief summary of the hard-to-fill positions during October 2017 in the UK. To extract and analyse the data, we have used our big data technology tool Job Market Insights, which provides us with an in-depth picture of the job market trends and the hard-to-fill positions in the jobs market.

About Hard-to-Fill positions. Hard-to-fill positions are vacancies being posted multiple times on paid sites with periods of up to 2 weeks in-between.  These are hot leads, positions that are being paid for by companies and are in desperate need of qualified candidates.

Firstly, we are going to give details of the the hard-to-fill positions from a general point of view at a national level.  We will also show the characteristics of these types of vacancies based on the data from the city or cities that register a representative amount of job offers in each of the regions.


In October 2017, the total number of hard-to-fill positions (10,884) accounted for 1% of the total vacancies published. In the sections that follow, we are going to provide information from different perspectives, looking at: the most frequently requested job title, salary range, location and issuing company.
If we analyse in terms of the most frequently requested job title, we can see that vacancies from Social Services and Sales sectors come out on top. From a salary perspective, almost 55% of the hard-to-fill positions are in salary ranges of less than £40,000 and around 28% have salaries less than £20,000.  Generally speaking, these are vacancies that are demanding customer service jobs with low salaries.
London is the location with the significant majority of hard-to-fill positions, accounting for 21% in total. We can see that the company ranking is dominated by large companies and organisations from the commodities and Health sectors.

UK – Oct’17 Hard -to -fill positions by Job Title

UK – Oct’17 Hard -to -Fill positions by Job Title

UK – Oct’17 Hard -to -Fill positions by Salary.

UK – Oct’17 Hard -to -Fill positions by Salary

UK – Oct’17 Hard -to -Fill positions by Location

UK – Oct’17 Hard -to -Fill positions by Location

UK – Oct’17 Hard -to -Fill positions by Company

UK – Oct’17 Hard -to -Fill positions by Company




England maintains the total of 1% of hard-to-fill positions as a proportion of the total number of job offers in the market. The proportion of vacancies by location is similar both in terms of the global distribution of job offers and the distribution of hard-to-fill positions. The main yet subtle difference is in Birmingham, which is the third-placed city in England in terms of its total number of job offers published, but at the bottom of the top 5 in terms of its hard-to-fill positions.

England Oct ’17 – Distribution of Hard-to-Fill positions by Location

England Oct ’17 – Distribution of Hard-to-Fill positions by Location

England Oct ’17 – Distribution of total job offers by Location

England Oct ’17 – Distribution of total job offers by Location


London – Hard-to-Fill Positions in October’17

Around 24% of England’s hard-to-fill positions are concentrated in London. This percentage is significantly higher than that of the other cities that have published large numbers of job offers.  Manchester, Bristol, Leeds and Birmingham account for only 9% of England’s total number of hard-to-fill positions.

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