Chemical Engineer Vacancy Market 28th July 2014

Is the summer ‘slow down’ kicking in?

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 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 week’s summary is for week commencing 28th 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 68 Chemical Engineer jobs were published in the last week, which sees a further drop, by 16% this week. Unlike last week all areas have seen a drop off, with temporary job postings declining 44% (down to 10 jobs, from 18 last week), while permanent postings only see an 8% drop (down to 58 jobs, from 63 last week).

Looking at the bigger picture to give some perspective (as the above numbers can give a skewed image), on current the permanent vacancies are running 23% below average based on the last 12 weeks of this study, while temporary is just 8% below average across the same period.

Has the summer period now kicked in? Is this now a lull until September? We will continue to monitor in coming weeks.

If you are interested in CK Engineers helping you find your next job as a Chemical Engineer please search our vacancies.

If you would like CK Engineers to help you find your next Chemical Engineer, then please get in touch.  


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