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We’re counting the days to 2018, and what better way to welcome the new year than making the list of the most in-demand jobs in 2018, research from recruitment firm Hays reveals.

The recruitment firm carried out research to determine which professionals would be the most required during 2018 in order to establish which employers would be most likely to recruit next.

The outlook of the report is good as almost three-quarter of employers are planning to recruit staff in the next few months which helps determine company growth.

The top 10 jobs for 2018 are as follows:

1) IT security architects

2) Data analysts

3) Risk analysts

4) Part-qualified accountants

5) Civil engineers

6) Payroll team leaders

7) Java developers

8) Safety case engineers

9) Building surveyors

10) Project managers

Nigel Heap, managing director of Hays in UK and Ireland, told City AM,

“Looking for a new job always features highly amongst new year resolutions, but to keep those resolutions alive candidates need to understand how much demand there is for their skills and how likely they will be to secure another role. This will ensure it doesn’t just stay a pipe dream and can become a reality.

“We’re seeing continued investment in these areas across the UK. High on employers’ wish lists is candidates with experience in these areas, a willingness to work hard and the ability get some great results,” he added to City AM.

“If you’re looking for a new challenge in 2018, now is a crucial time to evaluate where you want to take your career, reflect on how your skills could benefit an employer and find out where your next role could be by looking at what jobs are available,” said Heap.

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