June 2014: New Vacancies up 25% in the first 6 months of 2014

The number of new job vacancies available in the UK from January to June 2014 grew by more than 25% year-on-year. The number of new vacancies across every industry and in every region of the UK stood at 213 for June 2014 – its highest level since the Index was set at 100 in December 2009. There were 30% more vacancies available in June 2014 compared to June 2013.

The fastest growing industries so far in 2014 include:

  • Construction and Property (+61% more vacancies year-on-year)
  • Motoring and Automotive (+51% more vacancies year-on-year)
  • Transport and Logistics (+45% more vacancies year-on-year)
  • Manufacturing (+42% more vacancies year-on-year)

Notable growths have also been seen in support services including:

  • Legal Sector (+66% more vacancies year-on-year)
  • Estate Agency (+42% more vacancies year-on-year)

Each UK region showed year-on-year growth during the first six months of 2014 – Wales had the largest growth with more than 39% more new vacancies than in the same period last year, whilst Northern Ireland saw the slowest growth at 17%.

In spite of encouraging jobs growth across almost every sector of the economy, salaries on offer remain flat.

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