LONDON (5 September, 2019) Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, today reveals its inaugural report on the UK’s most in-demand employers, with Amazon topping the ranking. Based on clicks from job seekers on open jobs between July 2018 and June 2019, The UK’s 15 Most In-Demand Companies list is dominated by companies within technology, consulting and finance.
Amazon beats second-placed Google to the top spot, with job seeker interest in the e-commerce giant remaining consistently high over the last 12 months. Amazon is also the most in-demand employer in Germany over the same timeframe, where Glassdoor ran the same report.
Technology and finance are increasingly hiring from the same talent pool, with both industries fighting for the best talent in roles such as analysts, engineers and developers. Glassdoor’s report indicates that technology is winning the popularity contest, with six companies in The UK’s 15 Most In-Demand Companies compared to just three finance companies.
Consulting is the most in-demand industry after technology, with four companies making the list. All of the ‘Big Four’ consulting firms are on the list, with EY placed highest at fourth overall. The consulting firms all have a peak in popularity in October, which is often when their ever popular graduate schemes are open to applicants. This indicates that job seekers are spending time finding out what others have to say about these businesses before applying.
The UK’s 15 Most In-Demand Companies:
Amanda Stansell, senior economic research analyst at Glassdoor, comments on the findings: “Technology and finance are both highly represented in the UK’s 15 Most In-Demand Companies, given their appeal to a wide pool of job seekers. In addition, both industries dominate the Highest Paying Companies in the UK for 2019. This indicates that, while not the sole motivation, salary and compensation is still an important factor during the job search process and can help get recruits in the door.
When looking at why some companies are more popular than others, a recent study from Glassdoor’s Economic Research team found culture and values to be the biggest driver of workplace satisfaction for UK employees. This, combined with the UK’s Most In-Demand Companies report, is proof that businesses must consider not only what they offer to job seekers by way of compensation, but also be clear in their values and what they stand for in order to win the best talent.”
This report was compiled using a sample of UK-based job seekers searching for jobs on Glassdoor between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019 to identify which employers received the most clicks on their open job postings.
Data from UK-based job seekers searching for jobs at specific companies on Glassdoor over the last 12 months provides additional trends.
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