However, the picture on salaries is less positive, remaining the same as 12 months ago and four per cent below 2009.
Commenting on the latest figures, James Reed, chairman of reed.co.uk, says: “Our vacancy figures have indicated an improving picture of the state of the UK economy since before the beginning of 2013. This has been echoed by other industry statistics more recently. While previously growth was being driven by a handful of sectors and locations, encouragingly September saw jobs growth across the vast majority of sectors and across all regions.
“Amidst all the positive indicators, the absence of salary growth continues to temper wider optimism. Pay has remained static for the past three months now and our figures show that since the index began back in 2009 employees won’t have noticed an improvement in their pay packets. While it is clear that 2013 will be far more fruitful for jobseekers than 2012, there is still a sense that salaries aren’t going anywhere fast."