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Oxfordshire has a population in the region of 672,500. It has one of the strongest economies nationally. The largest industry group in Oxfordshire is Professional, Scientific and Technical. This sector includes legal, accounting, head office, architectural and engineering and advertising and market research.

Largest sectors in the area:

  • Professional, scientific and technical
  • Construction
  • Information and communication
  • Business administration and support services
  • Retail

Skills shortage occupations:

  • Construction roles
  • Manufacturing roles
  • Engineering roles
  • Science roles
  • Hi-tech roles

Cross-sectoral growth sectors:

  • Creative and Digital
  • Electronic – sensors and instruments
  • Advanced automotive and engineering
  • Space and satellite applications
  • Life science and medical instruments

Jobs in highest demand:

  • Programmers and software development professionals
  • Nurses
  • Other Admin occupations
  • Web design and development professionals
  • Business sales executives

Local employers – links to their careers pages:

University of Oxford
Ministry of Defence
Oxfordshire University Hospitals
Thames Valley Police
Oxford Brookes University
Oxfam UK
Fresh Direct

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Sources: LEPs, National Careers Service, Local borough councils.


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