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The UK firms staff most want to work for

Job search site Glassdoor has outlined the UK’s most in-demand employers as part of its inaugural report.

Based on the number of applicants clicking on an open job, between July 2018 and June 2019, The UK’s Most In-Demand Companies list is dominated by organisations based within the tech, finance and consulting industries.

Retail powerhouse Amazon has claimed the top spot this year, with candidate interest in the company remaining consistently high over the last 12 months. In addition, the firm was also the most in-demand employer in Germany over the same period, where Glassdoor completed the same report.

The technology and finance sectors are increasingly hiring from the same talent pool, as both fight for the best talent in roles including analysts, engineers and developers.

However, Glassdoor’s study suggests that technology is proving more popular as six tech companies made it onto the listing, including Google, Facebook, Siemens and Apple, compared to three finance organisations: Barclays, JP Morgan and UBS.

“Technology and finance are both highly represented in the UK’s 15 Most In-Demand Companies, given their appeal to a wide pool of job seekers,” said Amanda Stansell, Senior Economic Research Analyst at Glassdoor.

“In addition, both industries dominate the Highest Paying Companies in the UK for 2019. This indicates that, while not the sole motivation, salary and compensation is still an important factor during the job search process and can help get recruits in the door.”

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Meanwhile, consulting is the most in-demand industry after tech, with four companies making it onto the list. Three of the ‘Big Four’ consulting businesses were listed, with EY placed highest at fourth overall.

Glassdoor’s report discovered that the consulting firms all witnessed peak periods of popularity in October, which is when their graduate schemes are open to applicants.

Check out the full listing of employers below:

  1. Amazon

  2. Google

  3. Marriott International

  4. EY

  5. Barclays

  6. J.P. Morgan

  7. Facebook

  8. IBM

  9. Capgemini

  10. KPMG

  11. PwC

  12. Siemen

  13. Deloitte

  14. Apple

  15. UBS

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