[Infographic] The UK online job market in Q2 2016

Textkernel just published the infographic: The UK job market in Q2 2016, based on numbers from Jobfeed, the searchable job database for lead generation, competitive insight and labour market analysis.


For this report, Textkernel analysed over 8.3 million job adverts posted in Q2 2016 across the UK web found by Jobfeed. After identifying and removing duplicates as well as positions for franchises, internships/graduate positions, voluntary work, freelance jobs and apprenticeships, over 2.2 million jobs remained on which these analyses have been performed.

Sales and Trading overtakes IT and becomes the largest job category

Sales and trading has become the largest job category in the UK with 12.2% of all jobs. IT, who held 12.7% of all jobs last year, loses 1.6% market share and drops to the second position. Healthcare shows a very large increase in jobs. It gains 1.9% market share and climbs to place 3, at the expense of Administration and Customer service.

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The most requested professions also represent these job categories. in the second quarter of 2016, Sales manager is the number 1 requested job, followed by Nurse and the Customer service agent. Curiously, the Software engineer only appears on place 10.

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Jobs per country


While around 84% of the population lives in England, 91.6% of all jobs posted in Q2 are located in England. England even grew 0.6% in market share compared to last year. Scotland shows a loss in market share of jobs going from 5.4% to 4.5% market share. Wales remained stable while Northern Ireland also shows an increase (+0.4%) in market share. Unsurprisingly, the top 5 cities with jobs are all in England. Edinburgh (Scotland) follows on place 6.

About Jobfeed

Numbers come from Jobfeed, Textkernel’s searchable job database for lead generation, competitive insight and labour market analysis. Jobfeed offers a current and historic overview of online jobs in the UK as well as in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Austria and Belgium. Jobfeed is a valuable source of information and a unique analytical and acquisition tool for recruitment and staffing agencies, job boards, outplacement and research organisations. For more information or a free trial, please visit www.textkernel.com/jobfeed.