I would say it is pretty competitive. I have 3 years teaching experience (as my last post was maternity cover) and have been unemployed since August. However, I do live in the SW where I think it is particularly competitive as no one ever seems to leave! I have been to a few interviews this year (in the SW and midlands) and the number of applicants seems to generally be around the 80+ mark I think. Although the English Bacc should help increase numbers, some schools now teach 'humanities' rather than georgaphy as a distinct subject, so history and RE teachers might be used to teach geography (and vice versa). Others may disagree but it my opinion it is a pretty competitve subject!