Revealed: IT is one of the top industries for finding a job right now!


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Hampshire, 6th February 2019 - The traditional January jobs boom saw advertised vacancies in the IT sector soar by a staggering 72.5% last month, meaning there are plenty of exciting opportunities available to job hunters right now. That’s according to the latest statistics from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site.

The data revealed that jobs were on the rise across the nation, with advertised vacancies sky-rocketing in some of the UK’s key industries. The IT industry made it onto the list of the top 10, making it one of the best sectors for finding a job. The full list includes:

  • Design – vacancies up by 89.3%
  • Construction - vacancies up by 80.4%
  • Legal - vacancies up by 78.4%
  • Accounting - vacancies up by 75.9%
  • Sales - vacancies up by 73.4%
  • IT - vacancies up by 72.5%
  • Manufacturing - vacancies up by 70.5%
  • Social Care - vacancies up by 66.6%
  • Recruitment - vacancies up by 66.1%
  • Marketing - vacancies up by 65.8%

What’s more, despite pay being down month-on-month across the nation as a whole, IT was one of the key industries that saw salaries rising in January, making it the perfect sector to secure yourself a new job and a pay rise! The full list includes:

  • Social Care – salaries up by 6.4%
  • Automotive - salaries up by 5.6%
  • Agriculture - salaries up by 3.5%
  • Design - salaries up by 1.3%
  • IT - salaries up by 1.1%

Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, comments: “The first couple of months of the year are always a busy time for recruitment, with many businesses looking to expand their workforce and hire the best professionals. Because of this, there’s a huge number of exciting opportunities on offer in the IT industry right now.

“If you’re ready to take the next step in your career, spend some time perfecting your CV and be sure to make the most of last month’s jobs boom by kick-starting your search right away. You could even bag yourself a pay rise!”