Strength in numbers: the top ten fastest growing sectors for jobs

By J&C Team

As we’re halfway through 2013 it’s the perfect time to review the job market and take a look at what sectors are offering the most opportunities. CV-Library has over 70,000 live jobs on their site and the team work with recruiters from 70 different sectors. They’ve taken a closer look at which sectors are booming in 2013…

The demand for staff is at a three-year high, with vacancies accelerating, as highlighted in a recent report from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and professional services group KPMG. In fact permanent placements growth hit a 26-month high last month (June). This is positive news for the job market and hopefully the rise in jobs continues with more opportunities for job seekers throughout the UK.

Following the results of the recent REC report, CV-Library has analysed their own statistics and provided a run-down of the fastest growing job sectors to help you make your next career move. The job board has compared live job figures from Q1 (Jan – Mar) to Q2 (Apr – Jun) 2013.

The job sectors with the most live vacancies have remained the same throughout 2013; Engineering, Education and IT are the top three with Sales just slightly behind. These areas provide candidates with a huge array of career opportunities and with the current speed of technical innovation, Engineering and IT are fantastic sectors to join.

The top ten fastest growing sectors are*:

  1. Distribution
  2. Property Services
  3. Catering
  4. Hospitality/Hotel
  5. Medical/Pharmaceutical/Scientific
  6. Construction
  7. Media
  8. Arts/Graphic Design
  9. Manufacturing/Surveying
  10. Social Care

*Based on the live jobs advertised on in Q2 compared to Q1 2013.

The sectors listed above may not have the most live jobs currently, but they are the fastest growing sectors, which can highlight their stability. Joining a sector that’s growing is a great choice to make; with the competitive nature of the recruitment market at the moment job security is on everyone’s minds. advertises jobs from all sectors, you can search and apply for jobs for free and find your next job in just one click.