Roles in HR, Recruitment and Sales among most in demand jobs so far in 2017

  9th February 2017       Private: Bond Williams
 Accounting & Finance, Employment, Executive Search, Human Resources, IT & Software Solutions, Office & Commercial, Recruitment

From a survey that analysed nearly three million job searches made on their website in January of 2017, Job site, CV-Library, has revealed that Sales, HR, IT, Marketing and Recruitment were among the most searched for jobs last month implying that these industries are the most in demand and sought after to work in at this time.

The top 10 most searched industries included:

Retail – 82,882 searches

Sales – 47,163 searches

Construction – 18,773 searches

Manufacturing – 18,768 searches

HR – 17,862 searches

Security – 17,337 searches

Marketing – 17,238 searches

IT – 17,002 searches

Engineering – 16,682 searches

Recruitment – 12,731 searches


These findings accompany recent data from CV-Library, which revealed an astounding 46.4% increase in advertised jobs in HR and Recruitment and a 67.3% increase in applications for roles within this industry in January 2017.

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, said:

 “It’s positive to see that candidate appetite is strong across the HR and recruitment industry and the findings are great news for many organisations that are continuing to search for the best talent to fill their roles. It’s clear that there are an abundance of fantastic opportunities in these sectors for job hunters right now, with last month’s data revealing that businesses have made a confident start to the year.”


Hannah Darby, Principal Recruitment Consultant at Bond Williams Professional Recruitment commented:

“We are seeing a number of clients who are becoming more active in the market place with a big focus on specialist HR roles. The market for the South of the UK is still busy with high demand for quality candidates and the ongoing war for talent across the UK means that candidates are finding the shift of power working in their favour. An even greater emphasis is being placed on the employee experience in 2017 because companies are increasingly required to focus more on corporate culture and values rather than salary in order to retain top employees.”



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