3 Sectors for High Job Availability and Career Growth
For those looking for a new job or a career change, it is important to consider the sectors that are growing fast due to government investment or tech innovation. We have looked at the latest statistics to show you three areas where you may wish to focus your job search for the most rewarding career development and company perks.
The creative industries sector has been growing quickly for some time, with a 10% expansion being expected during 2015 if it repeats the growth seen in previous years. The most recent government figures have shown that year on year growth of the creative industries has been the largest of any industry sector in the UK. This means that there is a steady flow of new job opportunities and structured career progression in fields such as film, television and music.
£64.4 billion is expected to be invested in renewable energy by 2020 in order to achieve the Government’s targets of 30% renewable electricity and heat. The main contributions are to be from wind, biomass, solar power and energy from waste. There is already a visible increase with specialist vacancies such as solar jobs, and investment in the energy sector is already supporting a total of 110,000 jobs; predicted to increase to 400,000 by 2020.
According to Tech Nation, the number of jobs advertised in the sector in 2014 grew by 28% compared to the preceding year and there are currently over 10,000 jobs in IT currently advertised. The growth trend is set to continue for 2015 and the Barclays ‘Fast Growth Technology Survey’ suggests positive things for the entire sector during this year. The survey looked at CEOs and founders of UK technology firms, with businesses expecting to grow by around 11% on average over the course of 2015. 9% of those surveyed were even more optimistic, predicting growth of more than 20%, with the expectations being greater for 2016. The UK tech sector is concentrated within 21 clusters, with hotspots including Cambridge, Brighton and Edinburgh, which all have the highest density clusters outside of London.
For interesting reading, the Deloitte ‘Technology Fast 500’ has revealed the fastest growing tech companies of 2014, with an analysis of the most successful tech sectors. Unsurprisingly, the top sectors were software and internet, with trends such as Big Data, Internet of Things and Cloud Computing creating more demand in those areas. There were also many opportunities in the Biotechnical/ pharmaceuticals sector, which came in third, featuring 10% of the fastest growing companies on the list.