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With vacancies in the UK reaching record highs, a new report reveals which industries and sectors are proving most popular with jobseekers.

According to the Totaljobs data, the top 10 most popular industries with job hunters are as follows:

  1. Logistics (Jan-March 2022 applications – 700,405)
  2. IT (550,704)
  3. Catering (407,200)
  4. Administration (300,046)
  5. Management (247,515)
  6. Customer Service (244,916)
  7. Skilled Trades (195,200)
  8. Construction (179,136)
  9. Engineering (178,136)
  10. Sales (178,126)

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The report also shows that health, catering, IT, logistics and skilled trades are currently hiring the most people right now.

Totaljobs’ resident job market data expert Zoë Wilkins, commented, “As the UK learns to live in a post Covid world, companies are gaining confidence and budgets are coming back online that were paused or limited over the past few years.

“This is great news for jobseekers, because when you couple this heightened demand with very low unemployment rates, applicants have a lot of choice and flexibility to choose the right role for them.”

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