Gardeners are among the most in demand trade across the UK

There has been a massive shortage of skilled trade workers across the UK, leaving the demand for trade jobs incredibly high .  Brits have spent £110 billion on home improvements during the coronavirus pandemic, standing at £2,000 per person for home renovations  - creating a high demand for tradespeople with Gardening skills[2][3]

With this in mind, the business comparison experts at Bionic have created a UK Trade Index to help support the growing local trade economy - and mechanics are among the most in-demand.

The Bionic trade index looked at 10 of the highest populated cities in the UK outside of London, to find the trade jobs available and the average salary per trade in each city. London was omitted from the index to avoid skewing the results because of the sheer size and density of the capital’s population.

Northern cities Leeds and Sheffield rank highest in the UK for gardening roles outside of London

Ranking

City

Jobs

Salary

1

Leeds

28

£23,102

2

Sheffield

39

£22,046

3

Coventry

30

£21,583

4

Leicester

27

£20,794

5

Birmingham

46

£20,542

Leeds was the most fruitful for gardeners, offering an average annual salary at £23,102, the highest out of the cities analyzed. Sheffield comes in second place with an average annual salary of £22,046 and Coventry ranks in third with £21,583. 

Gardeners are in high demand mainly due to lockdown creating a new generation of gardeners, with Brits renovating their garden as well as their homes. This resulted in more demand for gardeners to help with renovations and keep on top of garden maintenance, from pulling weeds to mowing the lawn.  

Birmingham currently has the highest roles available for gardeners in the UK, with 46 roles open for brits with gardening skills! 

You can read the full report here.


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