A survey has predicted the top 10 hot roles for the year to come. The list, compiled by recruitment heavyweight Hays, reveals the areas where skills are short and demand is high, and the roles which will consequently warrant higher salaries in 2018.
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The survey also found that 55% of the UK workforce plan to look for new job opportunities in 2018 and almost three quarters of employers are intending to hire during the year.
While this will mean a highly competitive market for jobseekers, it also means a wealth of opportunities for those with the right skills and experience.
Nigel Heap, Managing Director of Hays UK & Ireland, offered the following advice:
“Looking for a new job always features highly amongst New Year resolutions, but to keep those resolutions alive candidates need to understand how much demand there is for their skills and how likely they will be to secure another role. This will ensure it doesn’t just stay a pipe dream and can become a reality.”
He added, “It’s clear from looking at our top ten that professionals working within the digital technology, finance and construction industries can expect a positive outlook for 2018 in terms of salaries and job opportunities. We’re seeing continued investment in these areas across the UK. High on employers’ wish lists is candidates with experience in these areas, a willingness to work hard and the ability to get some great results.”
“However, that’s not to say that professionals outside of this list can’t expect to find good opportunities – it will vary according to location and industry so it is important to understand what your own situation is. If you’re looking for a new challenge in 2018, now is a crucial time to evaluate where you want to take your career, reflect on how your skills could benefit an employer and find out where your next role could be by looking at what jobs are available.”
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