Each week, CK Science is providing a snapshot of the analytical chemistry jobs market. Over time, we aim to give you a picture of how it changes and evolves, and most importantly, how this may impact on you depending on overall demand and seasonal changes. So whether you are an Analyst looking for a new science job or an employer seeking new Chemist to join your team, we hope that this market snapshot helps you with your decision making.
Our tracking is based on each week screening some of the UKs leading vacancy boards for how many analytical chemistry jobs have been advertised within the previous week.
This summary was completed on 11th October and relates to adverts posted for Analytical Chemists on:
- New Scientist
- CV Library
- Willey job network
- Access Science jobs.
Our results showed that from these job boards a total of 575 chemistry jobs were published last week, with:
- 505 permanent roles
- 70 temporary or contract roles
This week we have tracked an unexpected and disappointing 25% decline in the number of analytical chemistry jobs advertised. Whilst temporary roles have maintained their numbers, permanent roles have been affected hugely with 201 fewer roles available this week. We do not currently have an explanation for this decline. However on investigating further, we have seen that job numbers behaved exactly the same this time last year. What is driving this annual pattern is unknown at this time but we will explore further.