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 Wednesday 6th July 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 506 chemistry jobs were published last week, with:
- 418 permanent roles
- 83 temporary or contract roles
Scientific recruitment, despite last week’s glitch, really doesn’t seem to have been affected by the referendum results. Following last week’s decline there has been a 10% increase this week, with permanent roles growing by 11% and interim roles by 6%. Having anticipated a slow down in recruitment in response to the UK economic and political uncertainty, what has actually occurred has been small fluctuations but numbers not falling dramatically below this year’s average.