by Chris Taylor on February 25, 2011

posted on boyce recruitment updates,

Rise in sales jobs encouraging

UK employment in sales based-work has risen to 16 per cent, according to a survey conducted by a sales employment specialist, Journalism.co.uk reported.

The biggest sector increase was seen within IT vacancies, which rose by a massive 19 per cent in January 2011.

Manufacturing sales were also up, reporting a 1.7 per cent growth; and a 6.2 per cent rise was seen in for financial sales jobs. London in particular noted an increase in vacancies, particularly in the financial recruitment sector.

The UK sales workforce should be optimistic at the news, said Ian Harwood, a specialist in sales recruitment: “In more recent times we have been experiencing an increased volume of sales vacancies in business services.”

Harwood also said that the UK’s ripe stock of workers has been growing steadily, but admitted: “The research doesn’t really surprise me; we noticed this trend about three or four months ago.”

Business service companies in particular have done well, due to their increasing frequency of job creation and advertising.

Online recruitment industry expert, Geoff Newman, was also positive about the findings. He called them “a really positive sign of recovery in the UK.”

“More sales people will inevitably lead to more wealth and job creation, and shows confidence being restored amongst business owners.”