Record number of new job adverts posted in mid-September

//Record number of new job adverts posted in mid-September

Record number of new job adverts posted in mid-September

2020-09-28T14:54:45+01:00 September 28th, 2020|All|

Last week saw the highest number of new job postings since the beginning of March, with almost 129,000 new adverts posted online between 14-20 September 2020. That’s 3.0% more than in the previous week.

  • Nearly 129,000 new job postings last week, the highest number since lockdown
  • Total job postings in the UK up to 1.21 million
  • Increase in adverts for school support staff like crossing patrols, childminders and teachers as more schools and workplaces re-opened
  • Notable growth in south Nottinghamshire and west London, while Scotland faltered

With many children having returned to the classroom, there was a notable increase in adverts for school support roles like lunchtime supervisors and crossing patrols (+17.1%) and school secretaries (+13.6%). There was also a smaller rise for both secondary and primary school teachers (+5.9% and +3.6%).

The rise in demand for childminders (+10.2%) and playworkers (+7.7%) is likely to be driven by more people returning to workplaces over recent weeks, either as workplaces re-opened or as term-time workers returned to work. The extent of the effects of the new work from home advice on this trend will be revealed by future editions of the Jobs Recovery Tracker.

Top ten and bottom ten occupations for growth in job postings:

Occupation Unique active job postings, 14-20 September Change in active job postings, 7-13 September to 14-20 September
School midday and crossing patrol occupations 2,057 +17.1%
School secretaries 1,735 +13.6%
Houseparents and residential wardens 456 +12.6%
Childminders and related occupations 3,212 +10.2%
Vehicle valeters and cleaners 473 +9.2%
Therapy professionals n.e.c. 369 +8.8%
Playworkers 462 +7.7%
Midwives 1,367 +7.6%
Pharmaceutical technicians 2,088 +7.4%
Health professionals n.e.c. 1,958 +7.3%
Crane drivers 300 -1.3%
Farm workers 364 -1.6%
Managers and directors in storage and warehousing 11,095 -1.7%
Assemblers (electrical and electronic products) 336 -1.8%
Parking and civil enforcement occupations 386 -3.3%
Hairdressers and barbers 1,307 -3.8%
Publicans and managers of licensed premises 325 -3.8%
Fitness instructors 3,224 -4.3%
Glaziers, window fabricators and fitters 673 -6.8%
Dental practitioners 1,248 -7.3%


Key indicator occupations

Occupation Unique active job postings, 14-20 September Change in active job postings, 7-13 September to 14-20 September
Metal working production and maintenance fitters 16,901 +1.4%
Carpenters and joiners 4,118 +0.2%
Large goods vehicle drivers 6,214 +1.0%
Sales and retail assistants 11,738 -0.7%
Waiters and waitresses 1,716 +4.2%
Bar staff 2,449 +0.2%
Chefs 15,297 +5.4%
Programmers and software development professionals 48,586 +4.3%
Chartered and certified accountants 3,478 +2.5%
Cleaners and domestics 17,976 +1.7%
Secondary teaching education professionals 8,491 +5.9%
Care workers and home carers 40,022 0.0%
Nurses 71,364 +1.7%
Fitness instructors 3,224 -4.3%
Hairdressers and barbers 1,307 -3.8%

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