The number of jobs in the UK's solar power industry increased by nearly a third during the first quarter of the year, new figures have shown.
According to Capital Green's UK Solar Jobs Index, 951 positions were added in the sector, representing a rise of 32 per cent, while there was a notable shift in the types of roles being created.
Sales positions fell by ten per cent while installation jobs increased by six per cent and project management positions by three per cent.
There was also a jump in the number of engineering and business development posts, which rose by three per cent and one per cent respectively.
The company said in its blog that the immediate future looks positive.
"While we don't need to wait too long for the government to put an end to all the uncertainty surrounding FiTs [feed-in tariffs] and whether we are looking at market beyond 50kW the UK solar industry from a 'hiring' perspective looks relatively healthy," the firm added.
Mark Tully, head of Roevin Engineering, said recently that the move towards more eco-friendly sources of energy is creating a number of roles for experienced engineers.
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