The top 10 cities for career prospects

 The report, which analysed data from the beginning of 2018 and compared it with the end of 2017, found that job vacancies soared by 11.8% during this period.

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As job vacancies and advertised salaries rise across the UK, a report has listed the top 10 best cities to find a job.

It’s been a strong start to the year for the UK labour market, with job vacancies and advertised salaries seeing an increase last quarter. In fact, advertised salaries rose by 1% in the first three months of the year when compared with data from the last three months of 2017, according to CV-Library.

What’s more, the report, which analysed data from the beginning of 2018 and compared it with the end of 2017, found that job vacancies soared by 11.8% during this period.

Some of the nation’s key cities also saw impressive job growth. The top cities for finding a job right now include:

  1. Aberdeen – jobs up 22.2%
  2. Brighton – jobs up 18.2%
  3. Leeds – jobs up 18.2%
  4. Liverpool – jobs up 17%
  5. Manchester – jobs up 16%
  6. London – jobs up 15.1%
  7. Portsmouth – jobs up 14.7%
  8. Cardiff – jobs up 12.9%
  9. Southampton – jobs up 12.8%
  10. Edinburgh – jobs up 12.5%

 The report, which analysed data from the beginning of 2018 and compared it with the end of 2017, found that job vacancies soared by 11.8% during this period.

Some of the UK’s major industries also saw the number of job vacancies rising, with agriculture going up by 46.1%, legal vacancies up 42.8%, IT jobs rose by 27.6%, marketing by 23.3% and accounting up 22.9%.

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, said: “It’s great to see that businesses have remained confident in the first quarter of 2018, and many are still investing in their recruitment efforts.

“If you’re looking for a new role, right now could be the perfect time to land your dream job, with vacancies rising across many exciting UK cities!”

Furthermore, application rates saw an increase, rising by a huge 27% quarter-on-quarter. As a result, competition for roles could be hotting up this spring.

Biggins said: “The rise in application rates suggests that candidates were also feeling confident in Q1 2018. The increase in salaries could be a contributing factor towards this rise in applications, and is great news for job hunters. If you’re looking to boost your pay packet, now’s the time to do it.”

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