If you’re weighing up a career change or just a change of scenery in the new year, you’re not alone.
More than half of Britain’s workforce will be looking for a new job in 2018, according to a new report.
It also found that three out of four employers plan to recruit next year, with computer security staff, data analysts, accountants and civil engineers in demand.
This is due to a shortage of qualified and experienced candidates in these sectors – which will also make payroll team leaders and building surveyors more valuable.
Recruitment firm Hays, which was behind the research, said competition for jobs would be high in 2018.
Nigel Heap, managing director of Hays UK and Ireland, said: ‘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.
‘It’s clear from looking at our top 10 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 get some great results.’
Hays surveyed 17,500 employers and workers to gain the research.
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