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 18th 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 588 chemistry jobs were published last week, with:
- 486 permanent roles
- 102 temporary or contract roles
This week there has been continued growth in the volume of analytical chemistry jobs with 13 new positions added. However, permanent roles have dropped by a 3% and contract roles have increased by 45%. Whether the increased demand for interim workers is preparation for the upcoming school holidays or a sign of a change in the market place we are unable to clarify.