The recruitment market overview in March

The number of recruiters seeking jobs and job applications for recruiting roles fell across Greater London in March, according to recent figures from Recruiter’s job board.

The number of job applications was down 26% for the month and in a good news-bad news scenario for the recruitment industry, the number of job seekers decreased by 22%.

The number of recruiting jobs posted in the capital was up 12% in March.

In terms of specific roles, the majority of candidates in Greater London are searching for in-house positions. 34.6% of job seekers are searching for in-house recruitment roles, with a further 22.4% searching for a recruitment consultant opportunity.  Area/branch/sector manager is the third most popular search result (7%), followed by admin/PA (6.6%)

Although most candidates seeking jobs in recruitment were searching for an in-house position, only 7.6% of jobs available were actually in-house, meaning competition for jobs could be extremely fierce.

The most popular role advertised on the site for the period was recruitment consultant, which made up over half of advertised jobs (54.9%).

Although the capital is supposedly home to the UK’s wealthiest population, the largest share of jobs available were in the £20,000 - £29,999 (33.7%) salary bracket, followed by £30,000 - £39,999 (25%), and £40,000 - £59,999 (14.7%).

Recruitment sector wise, the most popular industries for recruiters seeking roles in Greater London were: IT (5.7%), HR/personnel (5.3%), and finance/banking/insurance (5%). At the opposite end of the scale, the least favoured sectors were industrial (2.1%), teacher/training/education (2%) and catering/hospitality (2%).

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