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LMI Fact of the Month – Careers in STEM

One of the objectives of The Skills Service is to improve the economic awareness of young people and increase their knowledge of the local labour market. We have access to a data tool which searches advertised job vacancies in real-time, providing crucial insights into the jobs and skills that are most in demand.

This month, we’re looking at the job vacancies in STEM industries over the last 12 months for each of our geographical areas

Peterborough:

1 – Electrical Engineer (161)
2 – Maintenance Engineer (156)
3 – Mechanical Engineer (123)
4 – Field Service Engineer (120)
5 – Sales Executive (111)
6 – Electronics Engineer (100)
7 – Civil Engineer (97)
8 – Mechanical Design Engineer (70)
9 – Software Development Engineer (68)
10 – Design Engineer (67)

Fenland:

1 – Maintenance Engineer (94)
2 – Welder (39)
3 – Electrical Engineer (33)
4 – Production Manager (23)
5 – Mechanical Engineer (16)
6 – Electrician (15)
7 – Engineering Manager (15)
8 – Pipefitter (14)
9 – Production Supervisor (12)
10 – Shift Manager (10)

Rutland:

1 – Maintenance Engineer (48)
2- Structural Engineer (25)
3 – Maintenance Electrician (13)
4 – Structural Technician/Draftsperson (13)
5 – Mechanic (12)
6 – Sales Executive (11)
7 – Electrical Engineer (9)
8 – HGV Technician (7)
9 – Information Technology Support Technician (7)
10 – Production Worker (7)

King’s Lynn & West Norfolk:

1 – Maintenance Engineer (28)
2 – Welder (22)
3 – Electrician (17)
4 – Electrical Engineer (15)
5 – Laboratory Technician (15)
6 – Maintenance Technician (15)
7 – Dental Hygienist (14)
8 – Mechanic (14)
9 – Production Worker (14)
10 – Bricklayer (14)

Source: Data for this analysis has been extracted using Burning Glass Technologies, Labour Insight tool that collects real-time information from over 20,000 sources including job boards, newspapers and employer websites.

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