Demand in the UK has been at an all-time high lately, with unemployment dropping significantly as businesses across the country continue to hire more people to help support their growth.
According to new data, there are now more jobs than applicants to fill them, and top executives are having trouble finding candidates who are qualified and competent enough to fill the roles they need filled immediately.
This means that job seekers in the UK have more opportunities available than ever before, making it easier than ever to find work and make a good living. The top 10 jobs in demand in the UK right now are as follows
Number 10 – Bus and coach drivers
Bus and coach drivers are the tenth most demanded job in the UK. With a predicted shortfall of 65,000 bus and coach drivers by 2020, it is unsurprising that this is one of the most sought-after professions on this list!
The salary for this profession ranges from £16,000 to £38,000 per year (based on experience). Number 9 – Site Engineers: Site engineers take care of construction sites, making sure that all machines and workers are working safely together.
A shortage of around 50,000 site engineers has led them to rank as ninth most popular occupation in the UK. They earn an average salary of £34,500 a year (£18.93/hour) with salaries ranging from £20k to over £60k per annum.
Number 9 – Construction Project Manager
Construction project managers are responsible for overseeing and managing construction projects from start to finish.
They ensure that all work is completed on time and within budget, oversee day-to-day management of site operations, communicate with clients, subcontractors and suppliers, have knowledge of relevant legislation and liaise with planning authorities if needed.
Knowledge of office software including word processing, spreadsheets and presentation packages is also required as well as good organisational skills and an eye for detail.
A degree or diploma in a relevant subject plus membership of professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Building, Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors will improve your chances.
Number 8 – Plumbers
As a plumber, you will be responsible for installing and maintaining pipes that carry water and other fluids throughout buildings.You might also test and measure water pressure, temperature, and gas levels to ensure they are safe to use.
Plumbers work with many different types of materials, such as copper pipe and PVC pipe—so you’ll have to have at least a basic understanding of how these materials work in order to do your job properly.
Of course, you will also need to stay up-to-date with new plumbing technology as it is developed so that you can provide your customers with the most effective service possible.
Number 7 – Electricians
Electricians are responsible for installing and repairing electrical wiring and cables, as well as other aspects of the electrical system (i.e., power generation and distribution).
They also need to know how to read plans and make calculations before beginning a project, which requires math skills, among others.
The number of electricians is expected to grow by about 28% by 2020, resulting in about 70,000 new jobs for this occupation over that period of time. Electricians earn an average wage of £34,000 per year or $45,600 USD per year.
Number 6 – Carpenters & Joiners
Carpenters and joiners are skilled professionals who construct and install timber frames, door frames and windows to buildings, as well as working with a variety of other materials such as concrete, plasterboard and bricks.
They are also responsible for installing flooring, partition walls, skirting boards and ceiling tiles.
In order to become a carpenter or joiner you will need to complete an apprenticeship which takes four years to complete on average, before you can register with the relevant professional body or institute.
You will have to pass exams along the way so it is important that you study for these throughout your apprenticeship in order to be ready for when they come around again – this will help you stay on track towards achieving your goal.
Number 5 – Gardener/Landscape Gardener
Gardener/Landscape Gardener can be a challenging job, but it’s rewarding when you see how much of a difference you’re making to someone’s garden and home.The hours are usually long and hard work is required, but most people who do this job find that they enjoy it.
It also helps that gardening pays well, with an average salary of £25,000. Number 4 – Personal Trainer: What personal trainer does for clients, the following points about this profession say.There’s not one type of person who becomes a personal trainer.
But there are certain qualities all personal trainers should possess—a good understanding of human anatomy and physiology; good communication skills; empathy; patience; creativity; business savvy (many trainers start their own businesses); and people skills
Number 4 – Rail, Underground and Dockworkers
Dockworkers play an important role in loading and unloading cargoes, transporting goods by truck, rail, or ship and ensuring that cargo is safely stored and secured.
They also take care of ships while they are being unloaded and help with cargo handling, such as moving containers from the dock to storage areas.
Dockworkers typically receive on-site training from their employer before being allowed to work alone – it’s a physically demanding job where you need to be fit enough to move heavy objects and climb up ladders or stairs regularly.
Number 3 – Cleaners
2. Cleaners – current predicted percentage of growth: 26% average salary: £14,000
3,200 cleaners are needed to fill all current vacancies with as many projected over the next five years to keep up with growing population and expansion of industry.
Salaries can range from £8,000 to £15,000 based on experience level and location of position so make sure you take that into consideration before making a career change.
If you do not have any experience, then it is recommended to start at the lower end of this spectrum.
Number 4 – Dental Hygienists:
2. Dental Hygienist – current predicted percentage of growth: 24%
3,400 Dental Hygienists are needed to fill all current vacancies with more than 1/4th new positions projected by 2020.
Current hourly rate for dental hygienists is £16-£27 per hour depending on seniority and work setting so this could be a promising job opportunity if you want a long-term career without having to go back to school for formal training in dental hygiene.
Number 2 – Police Officers (well deserved)
This is a job where you are always on your toes and where you need to be ready to respond at a moment’s notice.
You will work under pressure, but will also have an amazing sense of satisfaction knowing that you are helping people every day and making their lives better, or safer.
There may be some tough days on the frontline but if you want to help make a difference then this is for you! The starting salary for police officers is £22,192, rising to £30,000 after two years – which is not bad considering all the training and experience that comes with it.
And finally… at number 1….. (look below)
Skilled trades – There’s a need for qualified construction professionals to help build Britain’s infrastructure, so expect an increase in demand for plumbers, electricians and builders over the coming months.
– There’s a need for qualified construction professionals to help build Britain’s infrastructure, so expect an increase in demand for plumbers, electricians and builders over the coming months.
Accountancy – The latest figures show that by 2020 there’ll be a shortage of around 190,000 skilled accountants across the country, making this one of the most sought after careers at present.
– The latest figures show that by 2020 there’ll be a shortage of around 190,000 skilled accountants across the country, making this one of the most sought after careers at present.