Which jobs are most in-demand? Where is demand the highest? These are just a couple of questions can now be answered quickly and simply with a couple of new reports that we have built in to the Job Posting Analytics section of our Analyst tool.
Job Postings Table enables users to quickly identify which jobs employers are advertising for, for any location in the country down to local authority level, with the search facility including by occupation (SOC code), job title, company, or skills and qualifications. Job Postings by Location answers the question of where demand is highest, allowing users to search for unique postings by location, and make comparisons with other areas of the country.
Unique job postings throughout Britain in 2017
In order to demonstrate this new functionality, let’s begin by looking at the number of unique job postings throughout the country this year:
As you can see, there has been a general upward trend throughout the year, with a couple of very noticeable spikes in March and June. Using the new Jobs Postings by Location function, what we can do is find out where the spread of these postings has been throughout the country. The interactive map below shows this at the local authority level, and as you’d expect the highest areas for job postings are in urban areas, with Westminster by far the biggest with an average of 110,936 unique postings per month, followed by Manchester (21,051) and Birmingham (21,049):
Which jobs are being posted and where?
Whilst the data above gives a broad overview, we can use the Job Postings Table function to delve deeper and identify which jobs are being posted. The graph below shows the top 10 unique postings in August:
Switching over to the Job Postings by Location function, we can then identify where demand for these positions has been highest. So looking at the job with the highest number of postings — HGV/ LGV drivers — we can see which areas of the country have seen the most unique postings. The graph below shows this down to the county/unitary authority level:
How can these functions benefit your organisation?
With all of the data presented above, it is crucial to remember that these figures are for job postings, rather than actual jobs, and therefore whilst they are useful as an indicator of employer demand, they should not be treated as employer demand itself. That caveat aside, the Job Postings Table and Job Postings by Location reports will prove highly useful to any organisation that wants to:
- Understand which jobs employers are looking to fill in their area
- Identify the skills or qualifications that are being sought after, and which companies are looking or them
- Compare the number of postings for any job title in their area with other areas of the country
If you would like to find out more about how our Job Posting Analytics can help your organisation understand employer demand, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org