With more than a million people expected to have attended Pride in London this past weekend and festivals taking place across the world in support of LGBTQ+ community this summer, leading job search engine, Adzuna.co.uk, has revealed the UK regions and industries that are most inclusive for the LGBT+ community.
According to latest figures from Adzuna, which provides data from all available jobs in the UK, there has been a 20% increase in the number of positions that mention LGBTQ+ terms – either in the job title itself or within the role description. This includes roles that actively support the LGBTQ+ community or roles that promote LGBTQ+ inclusivity in the workforce.
Vacancies have increased from 3,301 to 4,121 year to date, showing a positive shift towards inclusivity and support for the LGBTQ+ community.
The South of England leads the way when it comes to the number of LGBTQ+ friendly employers. London tops the list with 400+ vacancies, followed by the South East at 308, led by vacancies in Sussex (168). The South West of England is also a prominent region for LGBTQ+ inclusivity with 216 roles. Bristol fuels this growth with 126 LGBTQ+ vacancies.
The number of roles currently live per region are:
|Regions||Number of LGBT vacancies|
|South East England||308|
|South West England||216|
|North West England||110|
|Yorkshire and the Humber||70|
The roles include colleges and universities that are focused on liaison with LGBTQ+ students and partners.
Healthcare and Engineering industries have also seen notable increases in LGBTQ+ inclusive roles, with both industries making a conscious effort to increase equality, diversity and inclusion in the workforce.
Adzuna’s salary database also reveals that roles with LGBTQ+ in the title or description have an average salary of £35,926, which is 6% higher than the average national salary (£33,991).
The sectors with the highest volume of LGBTQ+ friendly roles are:
|2018 LGBT+ vacancies||2019 LGBT+ vacancies||2019 salaries|
|Healthcare & Nursing Jobs||775||1185||£36,730|
|Charity & Voluntary Jobs||379||216||£34,106|
|Social work Jobs||376||156||£30,734|
|Trade & Construction Jobs||98||124||£34,000|
|Accounting & Finance Jobs||62||70||£27,743|
Andrew Hunter, Co-founder of Adzuna, said: “Discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community is still sadly alive in the UK, but the number of employers actively seeking or supporting employees from the LGBTQ+ community has increased notably, showing a welcome shift towards inclusivity and diversity in the workforce.
“A diverse workforce is a great opportunity for employers to find staff with a different set of experiences and perspectives and I hope to see this trend continue to grow year on year.”
To find out more about Adzuna, visit www.adzuna.co.uk.