The 10 UK professions that are most likely to be headhunted

The 10 UK professions that are most likely to be headhunted

In skills short sectors retention is a number one issue for HR departments, and information compiled by Adzuna - provided to newspaper i - has revealed which sectors have staff that recruiters will be trying to poach.

Engineers came first on the list that revealed the most in demand jobs in the UK, followed by nurses and developers – particularly software developers.

The education and hospitality sectors also made the list, with teachers and chefs in short supply.

Speaking at the CIPD L&D Show 2016 earlier this month, restaurant group D&D London's Head of Talent & Learning, Jaimie Stewart, spoke about the challenges of recruiting chefs, especially Millennials.

"Chefs have been around since Ancient Rome," Stewart said, "and restaurants have been around since the 18th century. The only consistent is chopping things, and chopping them fast. How do you vary that?”

He then revealed the three things he learnt about recruiting Millennials into the hospitality industry. They can be found here.

The full list of in demand jobs (with their average salary in brackets) can be seen below.

  1. Engineer (£38,210)
  2. Nurse (£31,876)
  3. Developer (£43,305)
  4. Consultant (£35,813)  
  5. Recruitment consultant (£35,810)
  6. Teacher (£29,571)
  7. Administrator (£20,724)
  8. Chef (£22,394)
  9. Designer (£39,424)
  10. Sales executive (£27,965) 

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