Almost 200,000 new UK job advertisements were posted in the last week of June, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).
The REC said demand for staff is now “buoyant” across the UK as the country’s post-Covid economic recovery picks up steam.
REC chief executive Neil Carberry said: “Rising job adverts for roles that require key skills to get hired – from IT to haulage – highlight the ongoing need to put the skills and job search support people need in place.
“Tackling this mis-match, in the context of a tightening labour market, should be a priority for government and businesses, working together.
“We need to act now to make sure we do the right thing for jobseekers and our economy. That means a plan that reforms the skills system by listening to business about what is really needed, like changes to the apprenticeship levy.”