March 08, 2012 05:23 ET

Keeping Watch: Security and Safety Sector Jobs on the Rise, Report

- Job opportunities in Security and Safety sector reach two year high

- Construction industry said to be creating majority of new jobs within sector

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 8, 2012) - The number of job opportunities created within the Security and Safety sector rose by a whopping 91% over the course of 24 months, according to the Job Index.

The job site's monthly tracker system, which measures the number of new job opportunities created within specific industry sectors, finished at 105 points in January for Security and Safety jobs - up a massive 50 points compared to figures first published in 2009. says this phenomenal rise has caused a reactionary upsurge in the number of applications received by interested jobseekers. The job site suggests more and more people are considering a career within the safety and security sector as typical roles include attractive training scheme opportunities and an ever-growing salary package - salaries in the past year alone have increased by 16%, according to the Reed Salary Index.

However, Industry commentators also believe pre-conceived perceptions of the sector are rapidly changing, helping stimulate interest amongst jobseekers- especially university levers searching for graduate jobs. Whereas before the work involved was thought of as somewhat boring and monotonous, with little chance of career progression, now such job roles offer amble opportunities working in various industry sectors, including finance and construction.

But what has sparked the sectors rapid resurgence? believes the construction industry has played a massive part in fuelling rapid demand, especially for safety-based management workers, as contractors and developers have to abide by ever-tightening health and safety legislation. Accelerated building projects, most notably found in London, have created thousands of safety and construction jobs, with personnel liaising with project managers to ensure structures and working conditions adhere to tighter laws.

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About is the UK's leading online recruitment service, featuring over 110,000 jobs in Manchester, Birmingham and across the UK from more than 8,000 recruiters across 42 industry sectors. is the UK's most visited job site and was named by Experian Hitwise as the Number 1 website for Employment & Training sites throughout 2010 and between January and June 2011.

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