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What are the UK’s Most Attractive Employers in 2014?

Following on from last year’s results, LinkedIn has unveiled this year’s top 20 in-demand employers. With more than 332 million members on LinkedIn worldwide, the data is gathered from its 17 million members in the UK.

The BBC climbed two places to make its first appearance in the top five, while Burberry entered the top ten for the first time, and Harrods made its debut in the top 20. John Lewis is making ground on competitors, jumping from 5th to 2nd. Over half of the top ten are UK-based companies, the UK home to 13 of the top 20 in total.

2014’s Emerging UK trends:

  • High-end and luxury retailers that dominate the InDemand rankings. John Lewis climbed three places to overtake Apple, while Marks and Spencer (9th, up one place), Burberry (12th, up two places), and Harrods (16th, new entry in the top 20) all climbed upwards.
  • Construction services firm Carillion (17th, up two places) and natural resources and engineering consultancy AMEC (14th, up six places) both improved on 2013’s debut appearances in the top 20, pointing to growing confidence in the sector
  • The BBC (5th, up two places) moved into the top five for the first time, while ITV (11th, non-mover) saw its progress up the rankings abruptly halted after climbing seven places to close the gap on its broadcasting rival in 2013

Here is the full list of the 20 Most in-demand Employers among UK LinkedIn members:

  1. Google (-)
  2. John Lewis (+3)
  3. Apple (-1)
  4. BP (-1)
  5. BBC (+2)
  6. Shell (-2)
  7. Microsoft (-1)
  8. Unilever (+1)
  9. Marks and Spencer (+1)
  10. Burberry (+2)
  11. ITV (-)
  12. (+1)
  13. Amazon (+5)
  14. AMEC (+6)
  15. BAE Systems (+1)
  16. Harrods (NE)
  17. Carillion (+2)
  18. Rolls-Royce (NE)
  19. Goldman Sachs (-2)
  20. British Airways (-6)

For a full list of all the companies in the LinkedIn inDemand rankings, view this page:

By Robbie Palmer