Architecture & Interior Design Employment and Industry Review 2021

We are honoured in such difficult times, that so many people were willing to share their thoughts, feelings and stories to create the survey this year. 

We have created this unique survey to establish how the events of 2020 have impacted the UK’s Architecture and Interior Design recruitment market. This report aims to highlight and establish trends in employment rates, job seeking and retention, employee engagement, working styles, mental health and pay.

We look to uncover the changes that we have seen since our last survey and expose the good and the bad of the industry. Looking at employment from an employee’s perspective, discovering where the industry excels and where it falls short.

It covers areas such as: Who is unemployed? Have people had to take pay cuts? What working styles do people prefer? Do employees feel valued? Is management perceived to be making the right decisions? Who will be seeking new employment? Do people feel secure in their jobs? Has mental health been affected? These are just a few of the questions which are so unique to the industry and ones that only employees themselves will be able to answer.

We are excited to publish our 2021 Architecture & Design Employment Review. The full review is available to download (no registration required) here: 



I always welcome feedback on our findings and would be delighted if you would like to discuss any of the trends in further detail. Please contact me here.

Martin Bennell
Managing Director
FRAME Recruitment