LONDON, February 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent survey of over 550 scientific organisations shows a UK wide positive outlook for 2010 for recruiting specialist skills for this marketplace.

Although the UK science labour market had a tough 2009, shedding both permanent and contract staff, the outlook for 2010 is looking positive with nearly three times as many companies as 2009, across all regions of the UK, forecasting an increased requirement for permanent staff in 2010. This is one of the key findings in the latest SRG Science Labour survey. Particular areas where the increase is expected to be significant include both the biotechnology and oil/gas/petrochemicals sectors.

Now in its fourth year the 2009-2010 survey was completed by 554 UK employers of scientists, including food, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, oil, petrochemical, biotechnology and healthcare companies, research institutes and government departments. All were involved in recruitment and were mostly working in an HR or senior technical/scientific role. The results show both regional and sector specific trends.

See the full survey results and summary:

For further information please contact: Emma Mills Marketing Communications Manager, SRG Telephone: +44(0)1753-589-672 E-mail:


CONTACT: For further information please contact: Emma Mills, Marketing Communications Manager, SRG, Telephone: +44(0)1753-589-672,