The UK job market
ALL job sectors will be recruiting ...
... because many people will be retiring and some will change jobs
Source National Careers Service, April 2018, updated June 2018
Job growth includes:
|Find out what the key UK trends are in 15 different job sectors - click on the individual sectors to download an infographic about jobs and earnings, regional hotspots for that sector, and data about the top 10 occupations.
Source: Emsi economic modelling, updated April 2018.
Job losses include:
Top 10 occupations expected to recruit the most people by 2024:
- Managers and directors, such as chief executives, production managers - 1.89m
- Caring and personal services, such as care workers, nursing auxiliaries - 1.47m
- Elementary administration and service jobs, such as security guards, cleaners, shelf fillers, bar staff - 1.37m
- Business and public service associate professionals, such as accounting technicians, insurance underwriters - 1.3m
- Business, media and public service professionals, such as lawyers, accountants, surveyors - 1.04m
- Administrative jobs, such as finance officers, pensions and insurance clerks, sales administrators - 1.04m
- Teaching and education professionals - 920,000
- Health professionals, such as doctors, nurses, radiographers, pharmacists - 795,000
- Science, research, engineering and technology professionals, such as engineers, chemists, IT professionals - 747,000
- Sales - 639,000
All jobs sectors will be recruiting due to people retiring or changing jobs. The number of jobs in the UK is expected to grow each year by around 0.5%. Start by searching for local vacancies
The number of jobs in occupations that need a high level qualification, such as a degree or technician level qualification, is expected to continue growing but more slowly than between 2004 and 2014.
Page partly updated June 2018
Sources: UKCES: Working Futures 2014 to 2024; April 2016