Adzuna co-founder comments on ONS SET statistics
Hunter said, “Science, Engineering and Technology form the backbone of British production, but the number of skilled people in these industries continues to dwindle. Employers are responding by pushing up wages to attract UK and foreign talent. Salaries in science, engineering and technology roles are all at their highest to date this year – and look set to keep growing through the summer.
“Local business investment, fuelled by a revival in consumer spending power, and elevated economic confidence has transformed British production. Booming tech hub Cambridge is second to none as a nursery ground to nurture new business – helped by access to state-of-the-art facilities and a stream of talent from the University. Vacancies are building in all three sectors – with 214,718 vacancies currently on offer according to live Adzuna data. Cambridge is leading the charge in all three disciplines, while other hotspots include London and Manchester.”
View the ONS SET figures here.