Number of job vacancies in the United Kingdom 2002-2019 by enterprise size

In the United Kingdom, there were an average of 293 thousand vacancies originating from large enterprises that employ more than 2.5 thousand people in 2018, an increase when compared with 2002. Between 2002 and 2019 the number of vacancies in all enterprise sizes has experienced a net increase, but all enterprise sizes saw their number of vacancies decline significantly between 2008 and 2009, due to the outbreak of the great recession at this time.

Average number of job vacancies in the United Kingdom from 2002 to 2019 (in 1,000s), by enterprise size

Micro (0-9 employed)Small (10-49 employed)Medium (50 to 249 employed)Large (250-2,499 employed)Largest (2,500+ employed)
2019120121110182293
2018128122120170296
2017129116116150278
2016131108105140268
2015124110101134264
20141159391114245
201383687295215
201277616289192
201174575791191
201070575986197
200955465098202
2008937179146251
20071087681142255
20061007573127234
20051118375130235
20041148480133231
20031078274125204
20021238774128200
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Source

Release date

February 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2002 to 2019

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