A recent survey has looked into the most popular jobs that people have been searching for while the UK has been in lockdown.
The data, compiled by CV-Library, analysed job searches made on its site between March 23rd (the date that lockdown was enforced in the UK) to April 23rd and then compared them to findings for the four weeks leading up to the lockdown.
It revealed significant increases for key worker roles, including:
- Carer (239.6%)
- Delivery driver (150.6%)
- Driver (87.4%)
- HGV driver (62.8%)
- Electrician (57.2%)
- Van driver (47%)
- Plumber (40.6%)
- Store assistant (30%)
- Project manager (24.5%)
- Marketing manager (14.5%)
Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, commented, “During these challenging times, we want to give a real-time picture of how the UK labour market is being impacted by Covid-19 and understanding job hunter behaviour is a key part of this. Clearly, job seekers are reacting to market demand and searching for roles that they know are crucial right now; while searches for a number of office-based roles are other professions impacted by the lockdown have dropped.
“We know that there will be a shift in the labour market over the coming months, whereby demand from candidates may outstrip the number of jobs available.
“Hopefully in the coming weeks there will be more clarity on the UK’s exit strategy from lockdown, so businesses can start thinking about their hiring efforts again.”
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