More jobs for accountants and in the construction sector over the past year



Jobs for accountants and construction workers have increased by around a third in the past year, but there has been a fall in financial services and manufacturing roles, a new study has shown.

Jobs website totaljobs.com said there had been a three per cent increase in posts in 2013, but with wide-ranging differences between professions. Accountancy had the biggest increase in jobs at 36 per cent, with a 31 per cent rise in construction, while there were 15 per cent fewer jobs in manufacturing and a nine per cent decline in financial services.

The increase has led to a fall in the number of applicants per vacancy, down from 18 in 2012 to around 16 in 2013. John Salt, of totaljobs.com, said: “Our figures back up George Osborne’s claim that the economy is in recovery. More jobs and less competition is contributing to renewed jobseeker confidence.”




Back to the top of the page