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It’s your move. Engineering is one of the top 10 industries to find a job in right now

If you’re considering your next career move then now could be the perfect time!

New data from CV-Library, the UK’s independent job site, shows that the engineering industry experienced a job boom in the last quarter, suggesting that there are plenty of exciting career opportunities in the sector.

The study, which compared Q3 job market data with that of the same period last year, found that the engineering sector witnessed an 11.1% increase in advertised vacancies over the past 12 months.

The industry made the list of the top 10 sectors to find a job in right now. Others include:

Charity – 32.4%
Manufacturing – 24%
Automotive – 18.8%
Social Care – 18.4%
Recruitment – 12.9%
Construction – 11.1%
Engineering – 11.1%
Accounting – 8.8%
Customer Services – 7.8%
Retail – 7.7%



Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library comments: “It’s great to see that employers in the engineering sector are remaining positive in the face of uncertainty, and that they continued to drive their recruitment efforts in the last quarter.

“This is particularly good news for job hunters and anyone who may be looking for their next role. If you’re starting to get itchy feet and feel like it could be time to make your next career move, there are an abundance of great opportunities in this industry right now.”

And there’s more good news for job hunters.

Not only has the engineering industry experienced a job boom, but salaries in the sector are also on the rise.

In fact, advertised salaries saw an increase of 1.2% when comparing year-on-year data.

Biggins concludes: “It’s clear from the data that not only are businesses in the engineering industry continuing to invest in their workforce, but they also recognise the need to offer competitive salaries in order to attract talented candidates.

“If you are looking for a new role, this further confirms that now is the perfect time to do so, especially if you’re looking to boost your pay packet!”

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