Recruiting Trends in Engineering, IT, Science and Finance | April 2024

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We've tapped into the Totaljobs database to bring you up-to-date insights on recent recruiting trends in four specific sectors. From regional breakdowns to top job titles and average salary information.

Our clients, through Totaljobs, have full access to this level of data to inform their business strategies and contract negotiations. If you would like more information about your sector or a drill down into your specific location, we'll be happy to help and connect you with the right people at Total Jobs.

Sectors


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Engineering

Totaljobs-Engineering-CandidatesOf the 89,620 engineering candidates on Totaljobs active within the past 6 months 48% are in London and South East, with 10% in the North West. Of the most posted jobs Mechanical Design Engineers are commanding the highest salary at £45k, followed by Electrical Engineers. Whilst sub-disciplines of Project Management £57k, Aerospace £49k, and Electrical Engineering £47K are higher.

Top 5 Job Titles by Posted Volume & National Average Salary
Source: OTT data (aggregated from 125 UK Job Boards) from  Oct 23 - Mar 24

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National Average Salary for Engineering Sub-disciplines
Source: OTT data (aggregated from 125 UK Job Boards) from  Oct 23 - Mar 24

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IT & Technology

Totaljobs-IT-CandidatesOf the 156,530 IT candidates on Totaljobs active within the past 6 months 63% are in London and South East, with 8% in the North West. Of the most posted jobs Software Engineers are commanding the highest salaries at £52k and £66k for Seniors, while sub-disciplines like  Architecting at £71k and SAP at £59k are higher still.

Top 5 Job Titles by Posted Volume & National Average Salary
Source: OTT data (aggregated from 125 UK Job Boards) from  Oct 23 - Mar 24

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National Average Salary for IT & Technology Sub-disciplines
Source: OTT data (aggregated from 125 UK Job Boards) from  Oct 23 - Mar 24

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Science

Totaljobs-Science-CandidatesOf the 37,096 candidates on Totaljobs active within the past 6 months 58% are in London and South East, with 8% in the North West. Of the most posted jobs, Technical Managers have the highest average salary at £52k, with sub-disciplines of Consulting at £47k and Physics, Data Science, and technology achieving salaries over £45k

Top 5 Job Titles by Posted Volume & National Average Salary
Source: OTT data (aggregated from 125 UK Job Boards) from  Oct 23 - Mar 24

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National Average Salary for Science Sub-disciplines
Source: OTT data (aggregated from 125 UK Job Boards) from  Oct 23 - Mar 24

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Finance

Totaljobs-Finance-CandidatesOf the 40,010 candidates on Totaljobs active within the past 6 months 64% are in London and South East, with 9% in the North West. Of the most posted jobs, Head of Finance stands out with a high £67k average salary, however, sub-disciplines of Project Management, Reporting, and mergers 7 Acquisitions are all over £50k too.

Top 5 Job Titles by Posted Volume & National Average Salary
Source: OTT data (aggregated from 125 UK Job Boards) from  Oct 23 - Mar 24

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National Average Salary for Finance Sub-disciplines
Source: OTT data (aggregated from 125 UK Job Boards) from  Oct 23 - Mar 24

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About Kai Brewster

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Throughout Kai's career, he has worked across customer success and support roles within established businesses, start-ups, and recruitment agencies. Kai has experience in UK & EU recruitment across both permanent and contract recruitment.

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