Despite the furore surrounding feed-in tariff review, employment in the UK solar industry has increased by 32% in the first four months of 2011, according to figures from Capital Green.

While the majority of the 951 new jobs came in the sales sector, Capital Green’s UK Solar Jobs Index illustrates that there was a decrease in the relative number of these roles, with the percentage of engineering, installation and project management jobs in the workforce rising in accordance.

Capital Green outlines on its blog that, “Although sales positions still make up the largest majority of available positions it would appear that the UK is finally seeing ‘pipelines' converting and the roll out is beginning.

“While we don’t need to wait too long for the government to put an end to all the uncertainty surrounding FiTs and whether we are looking at market beyond 50kW the UK solar industry from a 'hiring' prospective looks relatively healthy.”