Construction jobs double year-on-year and a job application made every 1.2 seconds, as the UK job market shows significant signs of growth according to latest report from CV-Library.

First quarterly report of 2014 from the UK’s leading independent job board shows numbers of job postings, applications, job searches and CV registrations are up, and highlights impressive performance of key industries.

CV-Library released its first quarterly report of the New Year today, and signs of continued growth within the UK job market are clearly visible. In the first three months of the year, CV-Library saw more than 48 million job searches and over six million job applications made through their website, 856,000 new CVs registered, and over 300,000 jobs posted.

When compared to Q4 of 2013, there were 22.25% more jobs posted through CV- Library’s job board network, and the top five growth industries by jobs posted

were leisure and tourism (+91.98%), management (+49.91%), medical (+32.92%), art and design (+32.18%) and construction (+31.64%). The industry with the smallest increase, yet still showing positive growth and more jobs, was retail (+7.1%).

CV-Library Q1 Jobs Market Infographic

In terms of year-on-year growth in jobs posted, there were almost 44% more in Q1 compared to the same period in 2013, and construction has seen the biggest increase since Q1 2013 (+118.36%), whereas IT based roles showed the smallest growth (+5.41%).

When looking at job seeker activity, again the results are positive; job searches were up 51% compared to the same period in 2013, and the number of CVs being either newly registered or modified was almost 17% higher than the period before the turn of the year. Job seekers also showed greater versatility in terms of how they search and apply for roles, with smart phones and other mobile devices being used more frequently, it is little surprise that those visiting the CV-Library website via a smart phone or a connected device is up 10% since the turn of the year, and made up 32% of total traffic.

Lee Biggins, Managing Director of CV-Library commented:

These findings are really positive for the British economy. There are 22% more jobs posted compared to the final quarter of last year, and job seekers are using all available resources to find that next job. Key indicator industries such as construction are showing huge increases, and it is going to be fascinating to see if the market can sustain such growth going forward.

The full report can be viewed here.

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