The Ins & Outs of Engineering Recruitment
A survey which analysed a search index of over 500,000 job vacancies has revealed the engineering sector has been buoyant during 2012 with average salaries increasing by 6% over the past 6 months.
Predicted to continue booming in the first half of 2013, the engineering industry has become a tempting choice for job seekers offering a diverse set of career paths in which you can pursue.
From aerospace, food production and beer brewing, to subsea, hydraulics and race engineering – there are great opportunities facing today’s engineering professional as a result of rapidly changing technologies.
But what engineering jobs were most in demand during 2012 and what’s in store for the year ahead?
Research conducted by webrecruit looked into all engineering vacancies worked on during 2012 compared to 2011.
Broken down into sectors covering everything from aviation, structural, CAD and controls to electrical, mechanical, hydraulics and sales engineering, here is what we found.
The engineering sectors that witnessed an increase in demand between 2011 and 2012 included:
– Aerospace & aviation
– Electrical design
– Oil, gas, utilities & energy
– Sales engineering
– Graduate roles
Engineering job sectors that witnessed a decline included:
– CAD (without mechanical and electrical)
– Civil, construction and structural
– Commissioning & installation
– Health & safety
– Maintenance & service
– Mechanical design
– Subsea & marine