Skip navigation
Job Growth Expected to Continue Across The Top Metropolitan Areas in Great Britain, Finds CareerBuilder UK and EMSI Data
PR Newswire
LONDON

LONDON, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 Economic Modelling Specialists Intl. (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*.

"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," said Scott Helmes, Managing Director of CareerBuilder UK. "Great Britain saw jobs grow 4 per cent from 2010 to 2013, with London expanding by nearly 6 percent, 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:

1)      London

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

2)      Manchester

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

3)      Birmingham

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

4)      Glasgow

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

5)      Leeds-Bradford

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

"London receives the majority of attention around job growth but other regions in the country are experiencing encouraging growth as well," said Dr. Sanja Licina, Senior Director, Workforce Analytics. "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."

* CareerBuilder and EMSI used the ONS criteria to identify the built-up areas, which has also been the criteria used for the 2011 Census.

About EMSI
Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., a CareerBuilder company, turns labor market data into useful information that helps organizations understand the connection between economies, people, and work. Using sound economic principles and good data, EMSI builds user-friendly services that help educational institutions, workforce planners, and regional developers build a better workforce and improve the economic conditions in their regions. For more information, visit www.economicmodelling.co.uk

About CareerBuilder.co.uk
CareerBuilder UK is one of the most visited online job sites in the United Kingdom. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), Tribune Company, and The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI), CareerBuilder.co.uk powers the career centres for hundreds of UK sites that reach national, local, industry and niche audiences. CareerBuilder and its subsidiaries operate in the United States, Europe, South America, Canada and Asia. For more information, visit www.careerbuilder.co.uk.

Media Contact
Claire Jones / Olivia Calvert
01865 770 381
careerbuilder@bottlepr.co.uk