The top 10 industries to find a job in 2017

CV-Library reveals the best industries for 2017 to find a new job.

New data from the UK’s leading independent job site, CV-Library, has found that the design, leisure and tourism and catering industries are some of the top sectors to find a new job this year, showing great promise for job hunters looking for work in these areas.

The data, which analysed the average number of jobs in the UK’s key sectors in 2016, finds that the top industries for work in 2017 are design (up 43 per cent), leisure/tourism (up 33 per cent) and catering (up 33 per cent).

Legal (up 32 per cent), agriculture (up 32 per cent), automotive (up 28 per cent) and Social Care (up 27  per cent).

Propping up the table are manufacturing (up 26 per cent), marketing (up 25  per cent) and education (up 25  per cent).

And while there are more jobs available, there is also fierce competition for these roles, with applications rising by 31 per cent in leisure/tourism, 24 per cent in design and 13 per cent in catering.

Furthermore, other key sectors saw a substantial increase in applications last year, including agriculture (up 41 per cent), manufacturing (up 30 per cent) and automotive (up 23 per cent), with all figures expected to pick up substantially this New Year.

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, comments, ‘It’s great to see the job markets in these key UK industries performing so well, and it’s particularly good news candidates who are looking for work this January.

‘Applications are up, and this figure will inevitably rise this month as candidates embark on a fresh start in their careers. These sectors are some of the UK’s core industries and key drivers behind our economy, so it’s fantastic that there are some great job opportunities for candidates this New Year.’

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Owen Gough, SmallBusiness UK

Owen Gough

Owen was a reporter for Bonhill Group plc writing across the and titles before moving on to be a Digital Technology reporter for the

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