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CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Release Top Industries Where Information Technology Jobs Are Growing Fast

LONDON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's no secret that information technology is one of the hottest sectors for employment in Britain.  But, just where are those jobs growing the fastest?  CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) released a new list of ten industries that are leading in IT job creation post-recession. 

"Technology is an integral component to any business as companies look to innovate and expand and engage broader audiences," said Scott Helmes, Managing Director, CareerBuilder UK.  "IT employment has been on an upward trajectory for the last few years and is expected to continue to grow across a variety of industries and geographies in Britain." 

1. Activities auxiliary to financial services and insurance activities
This division includes the provision of services involved in or closely related to financial service activities, but not themselves providing financial services. The primary breakdown of this division is according to the type of financial transaction or funding served.*
     a. Industry employed 30,486 IT workers in 2013 
     b. Industry added 3,831 IT jobs from 2010 to 2013, a 14 per cent increase

2. Publishing Activities – includes the publishing of books, brochures, leaflets, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, atlases, maps and charts; publishing of newspapers, journals and periodicals; directory and mailing list and other publishing, as well as software publishing.
     a. Industry employed 21,407 IT workers in 2013
     b. Industry added 2,767 IT jobs from 2010 to 2013, a 15 per cent increase

3. Legal and Accounting Activities - includes legal representation of one party's interest against another party, whether or not before courts or other judicial bodies by, or under supervision of, persons who are members of the bar, such as advice and representation in civil cases, criminal actions, and labour disputes.  It also includes preparation of legal documents accounting and bookkeeping services.
     a. Industry employed 15,459 IT workers in 2013
     b. Industry added 2,639 IT jobs from 2010 to 2013, a 21 per cent increase

4. Services to Buildings and Landscape Activities - includes the interior and exterior cleaning of buildings of all types, cleaning of industrial machinery, cleaning of trains, buses, planes, etc., snow and ice removal, provision of landscape care and maintenance services and provision of these services along with the design of landscape plans and/or the construction.
     a. Industry employed 9,488 IT workers in 2013
     b. Industry added 2,278 IT jobs from 2010 to 2013, a 32 per cent increase

5. Advertising and Market Research - includes the creation of advertising campaigns and placement of such advertising in periodicals, newspapers, radio and television, or other media as well as the design of display structures and sites.
     a. Industry employed 13,729 IT workers in 2013
     b. Industry added 2,068 IT jobs from 2010 to 2013, a 18 per cent increase

6. Office Administrative, Office Support and Other Business Support Activities - includes the provision of a range of day to day office administrative services, as well as ongoing routine business support functions for others, on a contract or fee basis.
     a. Industry employed 23,713 IT workers in 2013
     b. Industry added 1,703 IT workers from 2010 to 2013, a 8 per cent increase

7. Real Estate Activities – includes acting as lessors, agents and/or brokers in one or more of the following: selling or buying real estate, renting real estate, providing other real estate services such as appraising real estate or acting as real estate escrow agents.
Also included is the building of structures, combined with maintaining ownership or leasing of such structures.
     a. Industry employed 7,193 IT workers in 2013
     b. Industry added 1,425 IT jobs from 2010 to 2013, a 25 per cent increase

8. Programming and Broadcasting Activities – includes the activities of creating content or acquiring the right to distribute content and subsequently broadcasting that content, such as radio, television and data programmes of entertainment, news, talk, and the like. Also included is data broadcasting, typically integrated with radio or TV broadcasting.
     a. Industry employed 3,415 IT workers in 2013
     b. Industry added 1,323 IT jobs from 2010 to 2013, a 63 per cent increase

9. Warehousing and Support Activities for Transportation - includes warehousing and support activities for transportation, such as operating of transport infrastructure (e.g. airports, harbours, tunnels, bridges, etc.), the activities of transport agencies and cargo handling.
     a. Industry employed 7,761 IT workers in 2013
     b. Industry added 1,126 IT jobs from 2010 to 2013, a 17 per cent increase

10. Employment Activities - includes activities of listing employment vacancies and referring or placing applicants for employment, where the individuals referred or placed are not employees of the employment agencies, supplying workers to clients' businesses for limited periods of time to supplement the workforce of the client, and the activities of providing other human resources.
     a. Industry employed 11,107 IT workers in 2013
     b. Industry added 939 IT jobs from 2010 to 2013, a 9 per cent increase

11. Architectural and engineering activities; technical testing and analysis - includes the provision of architectural services, engineering services, drafting services, building inspection services and surveying and mapping services. It also includes the performance of physical, chemical, and other analytical testing services.
     a. Industry employed 29,883 IT workers in 2013
     b. Industry added 846 IT jobs from 2010 to 2013, a 3 per cent increase

12. Motion Picture, Video and Television Programme Production, Sound Recording and Music Publishing Activities - includes production of theatrical and non-theatrical motion pictures whether on film, video tape or disc for direct projection in theatres or for broadcasting on television; supporting activities such as film editing, cutting, dubbing etc.; distribution of motion pictures and other film productions to other industries; as well as motion picture or other film productions projection. 
     a. Industry employed 3,851 IT workers in 2013
     b. Industry added 511 IT jobs from 2010 to 2013, a 15 per cent increase

"Our list shows the diversity of opportunities for those with IT skills," said Dr. Sanja Licina, Sr. Director, Workforce Analytics at CareerBuilder. "However, it is no secret that there is a skills shortage of tech workers, making it critical that the government, employers and academia all work together to help the future workforce prepare themselves for opportunities that will be available to them."

*This study features truncated versions of industry definitions provided by the Office for National Statistics. For complete definitions, visit

About EMSI
Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., a CareerBuilder company, turns labor market data into useful information that helps organizations understand the connection between economies, people, and work. Using sound economic principles and good data, EMSI builds user-friendly services that help educational institutions, workforce planners, and regional developers build a better workforce and improve the economic conditions in their regions. For more information, visit

About CareerBuilder®
CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping companies target and attract great talent. Its online career site,®, is the largest in the United States with more than 24 million unique visitors and 1 million jobs. CareerBuilder works with the world's top employers, providing everything from labor market intelligence to talent management software and other recruitment solutions.  Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI), Tribune Company and The McClatchy Company (NYSE:MNI), CareerBuilder and its subsidiaries operate in the United States, Europe, South America, Canada and Asia. For more information, visit

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