With new universities being created all over the world, there is increasing global competition for top academic, research and teaching talent. To meet ambitious visions for the future, many institutions put attracting the best people at the heart of their strategy. At jobs.ac.uk we recognise this vision, so earlier this year we carried out an in-depth study of all our job adverts placed by UK and Irish higher education institutions.
The reports enable recruitment teams in particular to plan for the future, benchmark salaries, and assess when it’s best to advertise and how long for.
So what research did we do?
The Talent Trends reports utilise data from 53,000+ job adverts placed on jobs.ac.uk by UK and Irish higher education institutions. The reports cover a wide range of roles across Academic, Research & Teaching, PhD & Masters, Technical, Craft & Manual, and Clerical, Professional & Management categories.
Highlights from the reports include:
- 48% of opportunities advertised were for academics, researchers & teachers.
- 4,393 single project or single funded PhD opportunities were advertised on jobs.ac.uk in 2015, accounting for 88% of PhD adverts placed on jobs.ac.uk in 2015.
- Compared to academic opportunities, professional and managerial opportunities were more likely to be permanent (66%) and full time (91%).
- Reader roles offered the most stability within academic roles with 96% offered on permanent contracts and 98% on a full-time basis.
The reports also reveal that academic roles are becoming less permanent, down to 40% in 2015 from a 46% high. Professional & Managerial jobs have a higher apply rate than for academic roles, and Craft & Manual jobs are a mix of full-time (62%) and part-time (38%).
Download the free reports to gain a greater insight into the latest recruitment trends.