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UK's IT job vacancies by industry sector

Rebecca Thomson

While some sectors have been hit harder than others, 2008 saw falls across the board for IT jobs in all industries.

The public sector has so far managed to hold up the most, with falls of 11% between quarter 4 2007 and quarter 4 2008. And it’s well known how hard IT workers in the financial services sector have been hit. At the end of 2008, there were 45% fewer jobs in the sector than there were at the end of 2007.

This table gives the number of UK IT job vacancies advertised by industry sector  in Q4 2008.

This tables also gives the Q4 2007 advertised vacancies for comparison.

Industry sector
Q4 2008
Q4 2007
Electrics / comms
4,251
7,858
Software houses
42,744
62,919
Finance
19,814
36,085
Retail
2,672
4,307
Media
3,816
4,859
Manufacturing
2,540
3,344
Public sector
2,514
2,846

 

                2008                                                           2007

 


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