JOBLIFT ANALYSES THE UK’S GREEN JOB MARKET AND RENEWABLE ENERGY SUB-SECTORS

Berlin/Hamburg, 28 September 2017 – Coinciding with the end of UK Recycle Week 2017 and, after Prime Minister Theresa May’s climate comments and pledges at the United Nations general assembly and in Ottawa last week, renewable energy and the jobs associated with climate protection have taken centre stage. With this in mind, job meta-search engine Joblift has analysed the UK’s so-called green job market, looking closely at renewable energy sectors, and has noted a slow but sure increase of 1% in green job vacancies in the past 12 months.

GREEN JOBS INCREASE AT HALF THE RATE OF THE UK AVERAGE

According to Joblift, around 53,000 jobs associated with environmental and climate protection, particularly concerning renewable energies, have been advertised in the last 12 months in the UK. These job vacancies have increased by 1% on average each month, meaning green jobs are increasing at just half the rate of the UK’s job market as a whole (which has seen a 2% rise). Interestingly, these green jobs seem to be harder to fill, with vacancies staying active online for an average of 18 days – three days longer than the UK average.

BIOENERGY DOMINATES JOB VACANCIES BUT SOLAR POWER HAS SEEN THE LARGEST GROWTH

In terms of sub-sectors, jobs concerning bioenergy have advertised the most positions in the last 12 months. Of the 52,593 green jobs posted, around 4,483 vacancies concerned bioenergy, with these jobs accounting for 9% of all climate protection positions. Following bioenergy, solar power was the second highest hiring sector with a 7% share of all job postings, and around 3,763. Wind power, ranks in third place with 2,467 jobs and a 5% share of the green job market. These small percentages could potentially be attributed to many of the job descriptions taking a more general stance, just mentioning renewable energy instead of a specific sub-sector. However, when looking at the growth rates of these sub-sectors a different view can be taken. Solar power has seen a huge 22% average monthly increase in job vacancies in the last year, making this sector a huge contender in the climate protection job market. Bioenergy job vacancies have grown by an average of 6% each month, proving the top hiring sector is still extremely buoyant. Whilst, wind power keeps its third position in growth, as well as total jobs, with an average monthly increase of 3%.

LONDON HOUSES ALMOST A FIFTH OF ALL GREEN JOB VACANCIES

Joblift’s study highlights that London has hosted the most climate protection vacancies with a 19% share of the green job market since last September. Interestingly, Bristol ranks in second place with 4% of all green job vacancies, while Manchester comes in third position with 3% of postings.

About Joblift

Joblift is meta search engine for currently more than 1,000,000 jobs from over 100 partner job boards. Joblift’s customised search filters and email notifications allow users to personalise their search criteria. The company was founded in 2015 by Lukas Erlebach and Malte Widenka. At the two locations in Hamburg and Berlin, Joblift currently employs a team of around 50 employees.

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