Figures from the latest Monster Employment Index (MEI) show an increase in online activity during April 2011.
The MEI statistics indicate a one per cent rise in workplaces filling positions using the internet against the same figure from one month earlier in March. Against the same number from April 2010, this month shows a 14 per cent overall increase.
One of the most striking results was a 30 per cent rise in IT recruitment online during the last 12 months, which covers emerging sectors such as IT security jobs. The south-west and East Anglia recorded the greatest gains.
According to Monster UK & Ireland spokesperson Isabelle Ratinaud, this is partly due to an "upward trend" in the number of skills-based jobs in the IT sector. She also indicated that the MEI shows a sustained improvement across the entire UK job market.
She said: "Though public sector opportunities continue to decline in line with reduced public spending, there are many industry sectors that are demonstrating ongoing, increasing job demand."
The figures suggest good news for people looking for work within the technological sector, such as those eyeing IT security jobs and software development jobs, and is in-line with Europe-wide positivity in the market.
The Monster European Employment Index recently showed a 26 per cent annual growth rate. Alan Townsend, vice president of sales readiness and business operations for Monster Europe, called the rise encouraging.
Monster's index is an aggregate measure of changes in job listings across the industry, including online recruitment services.