Uganda National bureau of statistics recently released results of a survey carriedout between 2011 to 2015.
It looks at the demand patterns in the labour market focusing on job advertisements carried in the daily monitor and newvision papers.
This survey was the subject of a recent article by the Observer Newspaper that concluded – accountants, secondary school teachers and business administrators were the most sought after during the period of the survey.
Here’s a breakdown of the survey’s results as reported by the observer newspaper
– Jobs in the public sector accounted for 49-60% of all advertised jobs
– 18.4% of jobs were in health & education in 2015
– Going by education level, most jobs required diploma as a minimum with the accounting profession at 43% (5502)
34.1% (4331) needed degree as a qualification
Only 52 out of the 12687 jobs advertised in 2015 required a phD
– At graduate level, accountants, secondary school teachers and business administrators took 15.6%, the highest
Health professionals (doctors and nurses) came in at 5.8%
– And going by regional distribution, Kampala accounted for most (35%) of all jobs advertised
Western region (20.7%)
Northern Uganda (18%)
Eastern Uganda (16%)