In today’s Data Dabbling, we’re taking a quick look at our Job Postings Analytics to identify which jobs are currently the most sought after by employers. Just for fun, we’ve also done a comparison with the same period back in 2016.
The most noticeable thing about hiring activity when comparing the two years is the much higher demand in 2019 than in 2016. In the period January-June 2016, the number of unique job postings we captured was 4.3 million. Three years later in the period January-June 2019, the number has risen to 5.41 million. This is mainly due to May and June 2019 figures, which both show unique postings of more than a million — far in excess of the monthly average 0.8 million from January 2016 to June 2019.
In terms of actual job titles being hired, the chart below shows the Top 10 for the period January-June 2016:
Looking at the equivalent period this year, we can see clearly the difference in postings volume, with the top three job titles in 2019 all having more unique postings than the top job title in 2016. The majority of the jobs that appeared in 2016 are still making it into the Top 10 three years later, but what is perhaps most interesting is that Teaching Assistant, which was 10th back in 2016, is now the number one job title being requested by employers. Demand for Family Support Workers has also noticeably grown, with almost double the volume of unique postings than three years ago:
To find out more about our Job Postings Analytics, and how it can help your organisation understand employer demand, contact us today.