Chemical Engineer Vacancy Market – 14th July 2014

Each week CK Engineers will be trying to give you a picture of the state of one of the disciplines we work with, the Chemical Engineers jobs market.  Whether you are a Chemical Engineer looking for a new role or an employer seeking new Chemical Engineers to join your team, keeping up to date with the industry news that impacts you is essential.

Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many Chemical Engineer jobs have been advertised within the last 7 days.  Please bear in mind that there is likely to be some repetition across jobs boards and some duplicate posting but our goal is to build up a picture of trends over time.

This weeks summary is for week commencing 14th July 2014 for the past week and relates to Chemical Engineer vacancies posted on:

  • CV Library
  • Monster
  • Reed
  • The Engineer
  • Just Engineers
  • LinkedIn.

Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 82 Chemical Engineer jobs were published in the last week, which sees a drop of 13% overall with:

  • a reduction in permanent jobs from 79 to 70 (11% drop)
  • a reduction in temporary jobs from 15 to 12 (20% drop).


However on a wider review, our figures showing a preference towards permanent recruitment has been mirrored in industry reports showing a shift in preference. Whether this is positive news or not depends on what side of the fence (employee vs. contractor) you sit, but perhaps more positively the same industry reports showed engineering as the fastest growing discipline area in the UK at present.

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