UK job market summary 1-28 February 2021

Data from Labour Insight


There were 612,998 jobs posted online in February (Change from January +4.1%)

Most in demand occupations (Change from January):

  • Software developer / engineer 29,142 (+12.8%)
  • Office / Admin assistant 15,431 (+6.7%)
  • Registered General Nurse 15,192 (-22.7%)

Top employers – employers with the most job vacancies advertised (Change from January):

  • NHS 34,286 (+12.5%)
  • Office for National Statistics 3,747 (+66.1%)
  • CeraCare 2,469 (+201.8%)

Top employment regions – number of jobs advertised in the following regions (Change from January):

  • Greater London 98,930 (+3.8%)
  • South East 84,403 (-5.2%)
  • North West 59,923 (+0.6%)

Average advertised salary (Change from January): £37,700 (+1.3%)

In demand skills. Jobs specifying the following baseline skills (Change from January):

  • Communication skills 134,960 (+7.6%)
  • Organisational skills 60,269 (+14.2%)
  • Planning 58,576 (+9.1%)

Data from Labour Insight – 1st-28th February 2021.

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Most in-demand occupations February 2021:

Top occupations

Top employers February 2021:

Top UK employers January 2021

Top employment regions February 2021:

Top regions for jobs January 2021

 Most requested baseline employment skills February​ 2021:

Top skills in demand January 2021

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