September figures: Steadying Jobs Market Still Outperforming 2011

The UK jobs market remains significantly healthier than it was this time last year despite monthly growth falling back slightly, according to the latest Reed Job Index.

Figures released for September show overall employer demand for new workers slipped back, giving a Reed Job Index reading of 134.

Job demand

Over half of the nation’s employment sectors are significantly healthier than they were in 2011, with several continuing to enjoy impressive month on month growth.

The most notable of these are the Training, Charity & Voluntary and Social Care sectors, which experienced 45%, 42% and 18% monthly growth respectively.

Overall, demand has risen 11 percent since September 2011.


Salaries for new jobs slipped back in September to give an overall Reed Salary Index reading of 96.

Salaries on offer increased across a range of areas, including Training (111) and Estate Agency (108).


Around the UK, every region continues to enjoy annual jobs growth, with the East Midlands, North West and West Midlands seeing the biggest increase in new


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