Changes in the UK labour market since the arrival of Covid-19 – total online job postings in the year to 30th May


  • Month on month, job postings have increased by 17.32% from April to May (308,251 postings up to 361,636 postings) – Figure 1
  • Job postings decreased by 19.49% in the week to 30th May – 68,213 jobs advertised this week – Figure 2
  • Job postings by top locations  – London: 11,029 job postings, Manchester 1,278 postings, Birmingham 1,247 postings for the week to 30th May – Figure 3
  • Job postings by top three occupations – for the week to 30th May there were 11,072 Healthcare jobs, 8,351 Information Technology jobs and 5,736 Business Management and Operations jobs advertised. – Figure 4
  • Job postings by top three industries – 14,456 Human health jobs, 5,806 Education jobs and 4,194 Manufacturing jobs were advertised in the week ending 30th May. – Figure 5

Data from Labour Insight.  Time Series Analysis reporting on 6,778,415 online job postings for the 365 days to 30th May 2020.

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Figure 1 – UK job postings – by month April to May 2020

Figure 2 – UK job postings – Last 365 days – by week

Figure 3 – UK job postings – Last 365 days – by Top locations

Figure 4 – UK job postings – Last 365 days – by Top occupations

Figure 5 – UK job postings – Last 365 days – by Top industries

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