January 2015 figures:
January jobs rush leads to busiest ever jobseeking season

  • Figures released for January 2015 reveal record breaking numbers of new jobseekers and employment opportunities for 2015. The Reed Job Index for January now stands at 232, with growth of 29.9% on an annual basis.

  • Sectors

    STEM sectors saw large increases in January, with job opportunities advertised in the IT and scientic sectors up 41% and 40% respectively, while the engineering sector rose by 20% year-on-year.

  • Salaries

    The Reed Salary Index for January now stands at 99, with growth of 0% on an annual basis.

  • Regions

    Each region of the UK experienced annual growth of 28% or more in January. The top year-on-year regions for job growth include South East (45.9%), North East (42.1%) and the West Midlands (38.0%).

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  • National Job Index in the last 13 months

  • January: Top 5 regions year-on-year

    • 1. South East England 45.9%
    • 2. North East England 42.1%
    • 3. West Midlands 38.0%
    • 4. North West England 37.3%
    • 5. Northern Ireland 35.6%
  • January: Top 5 sectors year-on-year

    • 1. Training 60.1%
    • 2. Customer Service 50.8%
    • 3. Strategy & Consultancy 50.8%
    • 4. Admin, Secretarial & PA 42.0%
    • 5. Manufacturing 41.9%