In our piece on 18th February, we delved into our data to show where the graduate level employment hotspots are likely to be over the next few years, firstly in terms of growth by Region, then at the County/Unitary Authority Level, and finally in some of the country’s biggest cities. One of the significant points shown in that piece was that demand for graduate level employees looks set to grow throughout all regions of the country over the next few years.
This is interesting as far as it goes, but what about the actual occupations themselves? Can we find out which graduate level occupations are going to be most in demand throughout the country? The good news is we can, and over the next few weeks we will be sharing some of our data to hopefully give you a better understanding of which jobs requiring a degree are likely to be most in demand over the coming years.
There are many different measures we could use to look at this including actual job numbers, absolute change over time, proportionate change over time, or openings. For the purpose of this exercise, however, we will be using the annual openings figure, which combines both occupation growth/decline with expected level of turnover or replacement (e.g. retirements, job leavers, etc.). As a result, although this figure doesn’t necessarily show which occupations are set to experience the most growth in terms of real or proportionate occupation change, it gives a far more accurate picture of where the graduate level job opportunities are likely to be in the coming years.
Each piece will simply feature a graph showing the top 15 graduate level jobs in terms of annual openings over the next three years. So to kick off the series, here is the picture for Britain as a whole:
If you would like more information about our graduate level data, contact jamie mackay at firstname.lastname@example.org