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Most In-Demand Jobs For 2018 - Here Are The Top 10

27 Dec 2017

Most In-Demand Jobs For 2018 - Here Are The Top 10

Recruitment firm Hays have revealed their most in-demand jobs for the coming year, with finance and IT featuring heavily in the top ten.

Their figures also reveal that 7 in 10 companies will be looking to hire new staff in 2018.

After surveying more than 17,500 employers and members of the current UK workforce, here are the top ten most in-demand jobs for 2018:

  1. IT security architects

  2. Data analysts

  3. Risk analysts

  4. Part-qualified accountants

  5. Civil engineers

  6. Payroll team leaders

  7. Java developers

  8. Safety case engineers

  9. Building surveyors

  10. Project managers

However, competition for the top jobs could be pretty fierce with Hays also saying that over half of the workforce in the United Kingdom (55 per cent) will be looking for a new job in 2018.

The reason why those top ten jobs are in such high demand is that there is a skill shortage of qualified and experienced applicants for finance and IT vacancies. On the other side of the coin, starting salaries for graduate jobs in technology and finance should be relatively high over the next twelve months.

Commenting on the findings, Nigel Heap, Hays’ managing director for the UK and Ireland, said: “If you’re looking for a new challenge in 2018, now is a crucial time to evaluate where you want to take your career, reflect on how your skills could benefit an employer and find out where your next role could be by looking at what jobs are available.”

“Looking for a new job always features highly amongst new year resolutions, but to keep those resolutions alive candidates need to understand how much demand there is for their skills and how likely they will be to secure another role. This will ensure it doesn’t just stay a pipe dream and can become a reality,” added Mr Heap.

As for the heavy weighting of finance and IT roles in the top ten, Mr Heap said: “We’re seeing continued investment in these areas across the UK. High on employers’ wish lists is candidates with experience in these areas, a willingness to work hard and the ability get some great results.”

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